There are so many reasons why we have gotten away from the truth of God’s Word. The Evolution issue is a big one.
My son worked very hard in high school to get his college tuition minimized. He is in his freshman year and is taking a Biology and Physiology class. Here are a few of the chapter titles in his text:
“How Populations Evolve”
“How Biological Diversity Evolves”
“The Evolution of Microbial Life”
“The Evolution of Animals”
Chapter 14 ( a favorite number of mine) begins with “The Origin of the Species.”
Anyone who has read this blog knows where I stand on this issue. The Bible says that “God created the heaven and the earth.” I believe it by faith. I also believe there is a great deal of evidence to back this belief. Evolutionists may not always admit it but they must come to their THEORY with a great deal of faith. This video shows several Biology students being asked very simple questions that they can’t answer. When they do answer, they have not really dealt with the issue.
This is very interesting interview. The entire movie “Expelled” has been put on YouTube by a Muslim. I had it here, but I don’t feel right about showing an entire movie without those who have worked so hard on it getting something from it. HERE is a section of the movie that I’ve shown in another post.
Here is a link dealing with “Intelligent Design:”
There are many other posts on this blog about this issue. To see them all, click on “creation” in the category section on the right side of this blog. Here a few of my favorites:
EVOLUTION CONTROVERSY’S OUTDATED ONE-SIDED EXPOSURE
IS THE AGE OF THE EARTH A SIDE ISSUE?
We need to give our young people the facts and let them come to their own conclusions. Listen to some of the students in the first video. They sound brainwashed to me. I think that man knows that there is a God, but rebellion closes one’s eyes to the truth.
This section of scripture From Romans 1 (Bible Gateway) describes the results of a continued turning away from the truth:
Unbelief and Its Consequences
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Hi Chris, wow, I am the first to comment, whew.
I believe the guy about 9 minutes in the video hit the nail on the head when he said Evolution is a “thought process.” I could not agree more, that’s all it really is. I have to wear my philosopher’s hat to explain, Chris, so please bear with me.
‘Evolution’ is not the same as ‘evolutionism.’ The video describes evolution-ism.
‘Evolution,’ as a simple thought process, makes sense to me for these reasons: The concept of evolution itself merely wonders about “how’ people and all living things undergo change over time. For example, our process of aging clearly shows us that we do change and ‘evolve’ so to speak. “Steve was created by God, lived, aged, had babies, and died one day,” and your title “God of Wonders,” are evolutionary statements. It simply tries to describe, in our very limited way, living , mysterious human creation and development in process as a part of God’s divine plan. It is a ‘thought process,’ nothing more, which does not violate God’s intervention in creation and has no ulterior motives to make science behave.
But Evolution-ism goes much, much farther and comes to irrational, unproven conclusions.
‘Evolution-ism’ is not stated but is packaged in the video as evolution. It is really a very old materialist, Creator-less philosophy expressed in modern terms with the intent to somehow make science back it up. These folks regard it as a religion, an outright attempt to explain the origin of all things without a supernatural Reality or “Intelligent Design”. The Darwinists have pushed out the God behind the ‘how” and said the real ‘what’ is other humans, apes, bacteria, whatever. And as the video pointed out, they cannot verify with observable data.
So ultimately I land in the same place you are, in that modern “evolution-ism” ideas are illogical and do not make sense. I wonder too, if the Origin of Species has supplied all of the answers to our ‘whats’, why is there any need to keep studying natural phenomena, or engage in any more studies like fossil excavation? Things just came into existence by chance and are changing, so why be interested in a ‘what’? Just sit back and observe.
Somehow, the acknowledgement that God created makes things more interesting and intriguing, yes?
For me I will continue thinking about the “God of Wonders.” Thanks for letting me share, and hope this makes sense, Kassey
I love it when you wear your philosopher’s hat, Kassey.
Everything you have stated makes perfect sense. I think that, when most creationists use the term “evolution,” they are referring to what you are calling evolution-ism. There are some terms that the Darwinists don’t like. These terms describe the distinction that you are making.
I think that micro-evolution takes place all of the time. The Steve you mentioned is a good example. We adapt to our environment. You would refer to this as “evolution.”
Macro-evolution would be the term that most evolution-ismists would be happy with. Like Ray Comfort said, it is a change in kinds.
There’s a reason that I like the term “evolution-ism.” This was my wife’s idea, but I may have gotten around to it eventually.
Evolutionism is an “ism”, which makes it sound like a belief system (religion). In my mind, there is nothing more “religious” than Darwin’s theory and how it has “evolved” over time. It takes a great deal of faith to believe in an ever changing theory.
I also think that “the acknowledgement that God created makes things more interesting and intriguing.” Sometimes I try to imagine what heaven is going to be like after looking at the creativity God used in creating the universe. I simply can’t grasp what it will be like, but I look forward to that day.
Thanks for sharing, Kassie. I don’t know where you got the term, but I like it.
May God bless the rest of your Labor Day, weekend.
Hi Chris. Thanks for catching me up about micro and macro evolution. I was not aware of these terms and your comparisons make perfect sense to me too. Btw, I got “evolutionism” from Dr James B. Stenson. he is the headmaster of Northridge Preparatory School in Des Plaines, Illinois, and is a specialist in the history of evolution science.
I’m not sure if he invented the term or got it elsewhere. But it does stand out that when we use terms like this, Darwinists turn and run. They are so hungry for evolution to be an exact science
I love the look on their faces in the video when Ray told them “it takes alot of faith to believe in what you can’t prove!) Priceless.
Again, thanks for a great conversation!
You’re welcome, Kassey.
My guess is that Dr. Stenson taught in a private school. Or, maybe it was before creationists were silenced.
It is a good term and I’m sure I will use it in the future.
Thank you for the conversation we’ve had. I always enjoy hearing your view of things.