The Natural View and the Spiritual View #7

Saturday, February 15, 2014

“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7 KJV).

We continue addressing the associated objections and misconceptions concerning the recent Ken Ham/Bill Nye Creation/Evolution online debate….

As a scientist (geologist, Earth scientist) and a Bible student and teacher, I have discovered in conversation and literature that very few professing Christians ever grasp the overall scope of the Creation/Evolution matter—they neither fully understand the Bible’s creation account nor man’s evolutionary theory.

For instance, while I have never personally heard the first two chapters of Genesis taught in science class in any public school I have attended, I have heard many professing Christians say “God used evolution” and “Scripture and evolutionary theory are compatible.” Or, consider what one Roman Catholic priest told me when I asked him to clarify paragraph 390 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church, “That is right, Genesis chapter 3 is not literal but figurative [allegorical/symbolic].” (One can only wonder if he was deliberately attempting to blend Scripture and evolutionary theory.)

The aforementioned statements from professing Christians demonstrate the ignorance we hope these studies are addressing and suppressing. Saints, my desire—yea, God’s desire—is for you to have a firm grasp of other views before you reject them. While space limits us, our goal here is to delineate the major tenets of evolutionary theory and compare them with the Bible. If someone were to ask you why you reject evolutionary theory, “the Bible does not teach it” is too shallow and insufficient a reply: you must be armed with specific examples (facts!).

When our Apostle Paul confronted pagan Greek philosophers in Athens, he reminded them, “For in him [God] we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring” (Acts 17:28). Paul demonstrated he was familiar with the poetry/writings/speeches his critics esteemed. Likewise, we too must be familiar—not necessarily experts—with evolutionary literature to reach them. We need their quotes and we need God’s Word; oftentimes, one is lacking in such a discussion.

Let us proceed to deeper discussions….

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Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux)

Grace and peace! What a privilege to be an ambassador for the risen Christ here on WordPress! I am a Pauline dispensationalist Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus plus nothing! My goal is to "have all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3,4). I seek to preach Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried, and raised again for our justification as the only way to salvation. Also, I seek to edify and perfect the saints using dispensational Bible study and the Authorized Version King James Bible!

2 thoughts on “The Natural View and the Spiritual View #7”

  1. I too am a scientist, chemist. I am amazed that so many can believe evolution when it doesn’t have any legs to stand on. When I took a biology class for my degree, I was a little nervous about reading the section on evolution, but when I read it there wasn’t a shred of proof given for evolution, it was all “now let’s imagine”, just so stories. The science in the text actually refuted evolution: like begets like; genetics, etc. In my studies, biochemistry lately, I am amazed at the intricacy of the human cell, and how anyone in their right mind could believe that non-directed impersonal forces brought about such amazing organization and complexity is beyond me. Of course, it all originates in the sinful nature. God bless you:)

  2. Thanks, Eliza, for your input. It’s nice to have another Bible-believing scientific mind with feedback here.

    Evolutionists have closed their ears to the truth, so all they have is their “vain imaginations.” The internal vacuum brought on by lack of truth just sucked in anything it could, and even if it doesn’t make sense, they know their speculation is more comfortable than the truth of a righteous God and their sin debt!

    In my biology and geology college textbooks, they attempt very hard to convince doubters of evolutionary theory, but of course, they freely concede they are “speculating.” If that’s what they want to believe, they may do so and we will not bother twisting their arms, but let us be willing to talk to those who do want to know better. 🙂

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