Chapter 20 of Evolution, the Big Bang, and Other Fables, by A N Mack MD
Many millennials are lost. According to an article in the Huff Post entitled “Millennials: The Lost Generation”, “Today we have a whole group of young people that we call millennials – men and women ages 18-33, who have higher rates of depression, stress and suicide, than any generation before them.“(1) An internet search on “millennials the lost generation” reveals scores of hits. But one naturally wonders, why is this generation lost?
Perhaps they are lost because they have no strong sense of personal identity. Perhaps they are lost because millions of their parents were more interested in being drunk or high than being parents. Perhaps they are lost because they are misled by politicians whose only concern is power, not Truth.
Or perhaps, as I am prone to believe, they are lost because they have no foundations on which to base their lives. They are lost because they have no moral compass, no set of coherent eternal truths, no absolutes. They are lost because they have been taught in the halls of academia that there is no such thing as absolute truth.
Moreover, they are lost because academia has told them they cannot believe the Bible. And they fell for it, hook line and sinker. Why did they believe such a lie? Because atheistic scientists said it, and so it must be true.
But think about this! Atheistic scientists would say the Bible is false even if Jesus himself healed a withered hand or restored sight to a blind man in their presence! They are atheists! Everything they say, do, predict or interpret is seen though their atheistic world view! Therefore it is no surprise that atheists say the Bible is not true. But what does the Bible say about atheists? It says they are fools. Psalm 14:1 reads “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”(2) Who then should we believe? Will you believe the atheists or the Word of God?
Few have considered, as written by Matt Slick, that atheism is in itself ultimately self refuting. “A materialist atheist has no intellectual justification whatsoever to trust his own thinking because his physical brain cannot exceed the limits of physics and chemistry. Therefore, there’s no reason for him to conclude that his rationality is correct since his brain is acting “mechanically.” (3) In other words, every response by a materialistic atheist to any argument, including belief or disbelief in God, is by their own definitions a mere random, pre-programmed chemical reaction. It has no merit, no basis, no meaning!
Unfortunately, Millennials have been given a choice of believing science, or believing the Word of God. Such a forced choice is irrational, and unnecessary because science and God’s word are not contradictory. (See Chapter 13, Science vs Reason.) But Public Education has failed them, because they took away even the possibility of Biblical truth. Instead they filled their heads with diagrams of an outdated and scientifically discredited evolutionary tree of life, fraudulent Piltdown man, and imaginary monkey to man diagrams. Consequently, an entire generation has lost faith in the Bible due to the atheistic, secular agenda in our schools.
We trusted the government to teach our children. But as stated by Mary Nutting at Answers in Genesis, “Many families today are in deep trouble because they have not been “diligently teaching” their children. Instead, they have left it to the schools, media, museums, national parks, and others to do the job.”(4) And the government trusted the textbooks, and the textbooks trusted the atheists. But why did the texts use atheistic presuppositions to program our children against belief in God, or the Bible? Perhaps because some of the arguments for an ancient universe seem so logical, at least on the surface. Like Deep Time.
The strongest atheistic arguments against the Bible are those rooted in Deep Time (for example light travelling across the universe). The atheists have convinced most of the world that Genesis cannot be literally true because of the long ages they claim are shown by geology and astronomy. Deep Time is the foundational belief that undergirds atheistic arguments against Biblical truth by suggesting everything about the Bible timeline is impossible. According to the internet dictionary, deep time is: “the multimillion year time frame within which scientists believe the earth has existed, and which is supported by the observation of natural, mostly geological, phenomena.” It will exceed the scope of this post to instruct the reader fully as to why Deep Time is an unreliable concept, but suffice it to say that as with all other scientific conclusions reached by atheists, the science is subject to the ideology.
In other words, when an atheistic scientist makes a choice to absolutely rule out any possibility of God the Creator, this choice influences and pervades and contaminates all their other research and conclusions. No matter how clearly the scientific evidence might be in pointing to a Creator, the avowed atheist will not see it. The simple fact is that the existence of the universe, and the existence of life itself are miraculous. Atheists choose their explanations for the miracles, a “Big Bang” for which they have no proof, followed by life randomly creating and advancing itself out of nothing. Bible scholars and scientifically oriented Christians choose another explanation.
Deep Time was a concept well fitted to evolution. The theory of evolution required time spans of hundreds of millions of years to be at all believable. Of course open-minded scientists now know that evolution cannot occur no matter how many millions of years one postulates. Deep Time is no longer relevant. (Watch for future blogs on the scientific evidence against Deep Time, you may be surprised.) In the near future, as the house of cards called Evolution continues to collapse, we may see thousands more open minded scientists, biologists, and astronomers addressing the concept of deep time as well.
My hope is that very soon, as a result of these advances in scientific understanding, Millennials will not remain lost. They will have hope. They will find the gospel. They will seek and find the Bible, and they will find the vast amounts of scientific and archeological evidence that supports the Bible. They won’t find it, of course, in the halls of atheistic, anti-God, anti-Christ academia. But you can find it, even now, in places like Answers in Genesis, Evolutioncreation.net, and Creation.com.
(2) Psalms 14:1 KJV