Nature abhors a vacuum. Since the early Sixties, Bible reading and classroom prayer were expelled to protect students from religious indoctrination. What filled the vacuum? A different religion. Secularism had one overarching goal: to counter the teachings children received at home and in churches or synagogues. The Evo-angelists preached a different good news for the ages, based not on the Bible, but on “science” that wasn’t scientific but magical.
We’re encouraged to question how Noah crammed every species on earth into an aircraft-carrier size wooden boat. But, we were not permitted to make inconvenient queries about how the eye evolved. Evo-angelists preached amphibians not capable of sight nevertheless can see today because of the miracle of evolution.
A freckle on the amphibian’s head may have basked in the sun’s energy, and over millions of generations that spot complexified into a fully functional organ that transmits visual impulses along a like grouping of nerve fibers between the lens and the brain. To question how that’s even possible is not encouraged, however. You might be labeled an ignorant backwoods, right-wing, Bible-thumping fundamentalist.
The Evo-angelists did their work well, and I became a proselyte, a true believer. I believed in science, not religion. Faith in God was a disproven construct, and I accepted evolution as fact despite all the anomalies and contradictions I recognized even as a thirteen-year-old.
Let’s avoid the bait-and-switch arguments here. By evolution, I mean one lifeform transitioning into more complex lifeforms over millions of generations. I do not mean adaptations like the beaks on finches, heavy coats on Huskies, or minimal ones on Chihuahuas. Those are merely adaptations in relationship to changing environments.
Evo-angelicals claim these micro-changes prove the “Law” of Evolution, but how different are they from cultists who knowingly deceive to convert the unsuspecting?
In my 6th grade World Cultures class, I learned scientists had discovered Nebraska Man and dated it at 1,000,000 B.C.E.
Proof of evolution, Mrs. Gordon said. What proof? Shame on us for daring to ask. Someone found a single tooth. Naturally, I inquired how one went from a tooth to a drawing of a fully grown ape-like humanoid covered in thick hair and seated near a fire—like the drawing on the front cover of a popular news magazine from the 1920s and reproduced in our textbooks?
I was told that scientists could calculate the placement and pitch. They could deduce the jawbone’s shape and how it attached to a skull. I wasn’t a scientist, and therefore incapable of understanding the complexities of the laboratory.
Yet, according to my textbook, all anyone knew for sure was a single tooth had been found. Didn’t Clarence Darrow make William Jennings Bryan look foolish after beating him over the head with Nebraska Man way back in the Scopes Trial?
What Bryan and most everyone else did not know was that one year after the tooth was discovered in Nebraska, a second tooth was found, but that tooth was connected to the jaw of a pig now extinct in North America. Yet, well into the 1960s, Nebraska Man was still being held out as proof of evolution.
But, does every scientist, everyone with a masters or doctorate in biology or geology, among other disciplines, believe in evolution? Over 500 degreed scientists signed a statement over a decade ago publicly expressing their skepticism about Darwinian evolution.
The Scientific Dissent From Darwinism statement reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”
Naturally, the Evo-angelicals claim to have debunked this list of skeptics. You can judge for yourselves, but remember, Evo-angelicals are not above destroying evidence that casts severe doubt on their scientology. Richard Dawkins, for example, claims credit for the sledgehammer destruction of dinosaur and human footprints found in the same rock strata near the Paluxy River in Texas. Of course, Evo-angelicals dispute that humans could have made footprints at the same time since we’re told dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.
Make no mistake, Evo-angelicals like Richard Dawkins no longer attempt to deny design. Now, they say appearance of design; that is who are you going to believe, them, or your lying eyes? They’ve been reduced to claiming design is merely illusion. They will never believe life on Earth was engineered. Professing themselves to be wise, these Evo-angelicals exist to proselytize our children. And, they have been largely successful.
When Christian universities and schools of theology teach evolution is truth and the Bible is a myth, why be surprised when children reject the Bible? I once believed Darwin and denied the existence of our Creator, but God, in His grace and mercy, saved me from myself. As Christians we know the Great Deception is coming, a lie so pernicious that the whole world is deceived. Some think that deception will be little gray men with big black eyes. I believe it came as the two prophets, Darwin and Lyell.
After centuries of Christian scientists outnumbering skeptics, when most of the Western world accepted Genesis, a-theists struggled to create a competing theory about life’s origins. Charles Darwin focused that theory and gave a-theists the opportunity to deny that life exists because life was created. But, they all know the truth and admit, “Evolution is unproved and unprovable We believe it because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable.”
Television’s Genesis Science Network, the Creation Research Society, and Answers in Genesis have a great deal of information that casts serious doubt on evolution as a scientific theory. For additional information, visit ICR.org/homepage. Do so before censors delete these sites.
Do we believe what God Said, or what Man said? Evo-angelicals say if God did not exist, Man would invent one. But, conversely, if Man did not exist, God would create one (and did).
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Prov 4:13