Just Who Is Pushing Religion Here?

Whilst some people would like us to think that science is firmly on the side of evolution, that simply isn’t true. The evolutionary hypothesis has more holes than a political manifesto; it contradicts itself and relies on a religious belief system to survive. Whilst Christians who accept evolution can easily answer how everything started, it is my opinion that in this area they also are misguided, both scientifically and theologically.

This is my last post in this series and there is no attempt here to be the definitive document on the science behind the creation story. Instead, I just want to promote a few ideas to encourage people not to be intimidated by the claims of so called science.

Evolutionists and Eternity

One of the reasons people reject the existence of God and therefore the creation account is because they cannot accept that God has always been. To their mind, for God to be self-sustaining without a creator is absurd. But wait a minute; that is exactly what they believe about the universe! The universe we are told exploded out of nothing, life started spontaneously and then developed into what we see today. Seems to be a problem there…

 We have a choice:

‘In the beginning God created…’ or ‘In the beginning nothing exploded and made the universe…’ We all believe one or the other.

 The fossil record

For the fossil record to truly ‘prove’ evolution it would need to show a myriad of in-between species as life crawled further from the primeval gloop. I am not the only one who would think this…

 “Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory. The explanation lies, as I believe, in the extreme imperfection of the geological record.” Darwin, C., Origin of Species, 1859, ch. 9, p. 280, Darwin online.

I fully am aware that many modern scientists and individuals claim that the fossil record proves evolution, but in spite of all the research and excavation nobody has ever produced an intermediate species. Without this evolution is still imaginary.

 The earth’s magnetic field

Simply put, the magnetic field around the earth is decaying, and this decay is fully measurable and asks some difficult questions of the old earth theory. It is being suggested that at the current rate of decay the earth would have been a magnetic star, unable to support any form of life, just 20,000 years ago. For an in-depth article go to http://creation.com/the-earths-magnetic-field-evidence-that-the-earth-is-young

 Science or religion?

Michael Ruse is an ardent atheist and has committed his life to disproving the creation story, but listen to what he says.

‘Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, …the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.  … Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity.’ Ruse, M., How evolution became a religion: creationists correct? National Post, pp. B1,B3,B7 May 13, 2000.

History shows what a powerful and dangerous animal religion is, and one of evolutions leading proponents freely admits that we are not dealing with ‘mere science’.

It’s all about what you believe

Evolution, ancient earth, God calling evil good is not based on pure science but presuppositions. If we take them away the arguments collapse beyond repair; I have written this so that believers can be encouraged to trust the creation account and to not be intimidated by the pseudo-science that is being popularised in the media. What’s more, I would encourage you to read around, do a bit of homework. It is amazing what is going on.

Go well my friends 🙂

 Helpful links

http://creation.com/

http://answersingenesis.org/

http://www.creationtoday.org/

 

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About Mark Neale

Husband to Sandra, dad, grandpa, Christian educator, and a John Maxwell Team Member.
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4 Responses to Just Who Is Pushing Religion Here?

  1. To call it pseudoscience is very strong, Mark and I’m not sure you can back that claim up. A good place to get some informed perspective on the debate is the Bio logos website, maintained by Christian scientists and theologians. It’s well worth a look.

    • gotbygrace says:

      If I have caused you offence I am sorry – perhaps I used the wrong word, but it is the attitude often used against those of us who reject evolution.

      I do however still challenge calling evolution a genuine science. In my understanding, for something to be science it has to be observed, demonstrated and repeated. Non of this is possible in this case, the science only makes sense when we presuppose evolution to be true.

      I will go back to the site you recommended as I am haven’t given them the chance to shopw how they resolve their beliefs theologically.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Go well my friend.

  2. I would say that there are a few things that are either misguided here or misinformed.

    First,

    Macro-evolution is not supported because the fossils shows direct transitions, they do not. But Macro evolution is the best model to explain the diversity that exists. Without evolution we can not explain a lot of things. Lets say its the best hyporthesis out there and none other comes close to explain extinction and other diversities of life as we find.

    It is not simply the evidence for evolution but the lack of explanations without it that forms a problem. That is why Christians like me support the evolutionary model. We can discuss this further if you’d like to.

  3. mybroom says:

    Hey Mark, you doing ok, cheers G

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