WWJS (What Would Jesus Say)

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To many modern Christians (apparently including even the Pope) evolution “must be accepted” because atheist scientists say it is true. Most of this site is dedicated to addressing  the scientific reasons that evolution cannot be true.  Scientist have had to make great leaps of faith in order to believe in evolution.  In fact some would say (this author included) they have had to abandon the scientific method.  (See Evolution… Just the Facts).  But that is not the point of this post.

There is another equally important point, at least equal to the ethical, scientific, and religious costs of believing in evolution. What is the scriptural cost of believing in evolution?  The first, and clearest example is the need to toss out the entire first chapter of Genesis. We must change our view of scripture, from God’s Holy Word, to mythology and allegory. We must in essence assume that the Bible is not True (capital T). We are then soon prone to toss out the Flood, the Ark, and all the those bothersome unscientific miracles in the New Testament. But at least we still believe in the Beatitudes, and in love you neighbor, we say.  At least we still believe in Jesus.  Or do we?

1 John Chapter 4 reads, “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist.”  Atheistic evolution excludes the possibility of the Creator God and his Son Jesus Christ. So by definition, the theory of evolution seems to clearly fall under the definition of antichrist.  Why are atheist professors so adamant that their young wards accept evolution?  Could it be because they themselves have accepted the religion of the antichrist?  Based on 1 John Chapter 4, one would have to believe this is possible.

Another fact often lost on those Christians who “choose” evolution, is that we must also call Jesus a liar.  In Matthew 19:4 Jesus describes the creation, and how God Himself created man, and woman and marriage.  In Matthew 25:34 Jesus describes a kingdom “prepared from the foundation of the world” for those who minister to the poor, and naked, and hungry. In Mark 13:19 he talks about the creation which God created.  In Matthew 24:37 Jesus discusses the Ark.  He talks about the event as if it were an established fact. He talks about Moses.  He mentions the prophet Elijah and Jonah.  He even mentions Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah. He clearly accepted the OT, and treated the events recorded there as historical facts. Not only that, but nearly all Bible scholars accept that the Theophanies (times when God appeared in the OT) were actually appearances of the Pre-incarnate Christ.  So when God told Moses that He created the world in six days, it was actually Jesus, the Pre-incarnate Christ, who spoke.

It seems easy for us to ridicule the beliefs of ancient Baal worshipers and their orgies and human sacrifices.  It seems absurd when we view the polytheistic pagans of Greece and Rome, who seemed to have a different quirky god for every day of the week. How unscientific, we say.  But someday soon, will a future generation look back at a naive and scientifically illiterate generation of Christians in the late 20th century, saying “How could anyone actually have accepted the blathering unscriptural and unscientific idiocy of supposed scientists like Hawking and Dawkins?  The virtual black holes in their theories were so vast they swallowed up all vestiges of sentience and reason.”  God’s Word was clear. And science was clear as well. I believe that day will come, and soon.

 Put no more confidence in mortals. What are they worth?”  Isaiah 2:22 Good News Translation

Exodus 20:11 “In six days I, the Lord, made the earth, the sky, the seas, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested.”

Evolution will one day be shown to be the greatest hoax in the history of science.  ANM

 

Unethicalists

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Evolutionists and atheistic scientists have an ethics problems.

First, and simplest, it has been pointed out many times by many authors that if we humans are indeed the product of molecules to man evolution, then there is no substantive or foundational reason that we should be ethical.  If we are merely the product of a billion generations of survival of the fittest, then our only ethical and moral imperative is to survive at all costs.  We may steal, rape, kill, abuse, and destroy, as long as it makes ourselves or our offspring more likely to survive.  That is the real true state of ethics for evolutionists.

Second, if atheists are correct and we are all here as the result of some cosmic accident, then there is no moral authority to our choices and decisions.  One moral choice is just as good as another.  Each person can argue for their own moral choices in the public square, but in reality, not one can claim to be “truth” and not one can be claimed to be false. If there is no first cause (God) for all things, or if the first cause of all things is an accident, a fluke, a meaningless big bang, then all subsequent choices are equally meaningless as well.

However (and even more importantly) I believe that atheists also have a very real and present ethical problem with today’s cosmology, because they have become such proponents for their latest viewpoints that they tell our youth that they “know” the universe is 14 billion years old.  They say they “know” evolution is true. The National Academy of Sciences states evolution is a fact. (1) Stephen Gould and others insist it is an established incontrovertible fact. (2)  Many modern Zoologists will tell anyone willing to listen that evolution is a firmly established fact.

Yet tens of thousands of scientists and educated persons see things differently.  The fossils that some use to “prove” evolution are just as easily used to prove creation.  The geological strata that some scientist say are “proof” of evolution, are seen by some other scientists as being far better evidence for a cataclysmic flood as described in Genesis.  So when you hear an atheist or evolutionist professing loudly and dramatically that we “know” the earth is 4.5 billion years old and “evolution is a proven fact”, it begins to appear that they are more interested in propaganda than in science.  They prefer talking points to honesty.

In fact, if we are open and honest, the unbiased discussion of scientific exploration of the universe that began under notable Christians such as Galileo, Newton, and Keppler, has been hijacked and side-tracked by modern atheists.  The six principles of scientific study have been violated on numerous fronts by atheists who place their distaste God above their scientific integrity. Why, because they have stated a priori, that they disavow any possibility of a Creator.  But what about their version of “creation”?

Lets examine the Big Bang in light of the Six Principles of Scientific Thinking.

  1. Have important alternatives for the finding been excluded?  No one has, (or at least in this life) is ever capable of excluding the possibility that God Created the universe.
  2. Can we be sure that A causes B?  No honest scientist is SURE that the big bang occurred, or when or how or why it might have occurred.  In their own writings we can find much evidence to support this. So we cannot  be sure that the Big Bang caused the formation of the universe.
  3. Falsifiability.  Can the theory be disproved?  Since the Theory of the big bang is purely hypothetical, and was not seen, and cannot be proven or measured, it is also true that it cannot be disproved.
  4. Can the principle be replicated in other studies.  Of course not.  No one can replicate the Big Bang.  If it occurred (and I will later illustrate why this was impossible) it occurred once only.  Never again to be “recreated” by humankind.
  5. Is the evidence as strong as the claim?  The Big Bang Proponents claim that nothing existed (not even the concept of existence, or time or matter) and then there was some sort of a quantum fluctuation in the nothing, and “bang” everything appeared.  Nonsense. Nothing plus nothing or multiplied by nothing equals nothing.
  6.  Occams razor. Does a simpler explanation fit the data just as well.  Yes.  God created the heavens and the earth.  Simple.

So on all six principles of scientific study, it can be argued that the Big Bang fails!  It turns out you have to accept either viewpoint on FAITH.  And at least to my relatively unbiased interpretation of the facts, it takes a lot more FAITH to believe the atheist story, than the Bible story.  And yet the atheists persist in their propaganda campaign to brainwash an entire generation of youth.

 

Hebrews 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

(1) Is Evolution a Theory or a Fact? US National Academy of Sciences 2018

(2) Stephen Jay Gould, “Evolution as Fact and Theory,” Discover 2 (May 1981): 34-37

(See also blogs on “Differing with Dawkins” and “Bang… and Nothing”)

Scoffers

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Did you know that the Apostle Peter, nearly 2000 years ago, predicted what Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking would say today?  He predicted the evolutionists who say everything created itself and the naturalists who believe everything just “goes on as it always has”, while denying the miracle of Creation and the God of the Bible.

To quote Wikipedia, Uniformitarianism, also known as the Doctrine of Uniformity, refers to the invariance in the principles underpinning science, such as the constancy of causality, or causation, throughout time, but it has also been used to describe invariance of physical laws through time and space.  Though an unprovable postulate that cannot be verified using the scientific method, uniformitarianism has been a key first principle of virtually all fields of science.

2 Peter 3:3 states,  “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. ”

You see, the foundation of all the old age earth systems is called Uniformitarianism.  That’s a really long word that means things “go on as they have since the beginning of creation”.  In Geology it means that the layers of dirt/soil/rock/ we call Strata must have all been laid down at the same rate throughout all of the past “hundreds of millions of years” of history.  Or in chemistry and physics, if we see a certain rate of decay of any isotope in a lab today, it must always have been present at that rate, and behaved in exactly the same way, since the “big bang” occurred. Because if everything has behaved similarly and the rates of decay of uranium to lead, and potassium 40 into argon 40 have never changed, and if our measurements are accurate, then scientists believe that they can predict the age of the earth. In fact they say their measurements come up to be in the Billions of years old.

We can address the absurdity of the belief in Uniformitarianism at another time.  But isn’t it interesting that the very words of today’s atheist scoffers are foretold by God in His Holy Word 2000 years ago?

Psalm 1:1   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in  the seat of scoffers;

Lemmings

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Modern atheistic scientists behave in a manner that is a lot like the stories told of lemmings.  What does a lemming do when you tell it there is a cliff? It keeps going. What does an evolutionist do when he finds abiogenesis (life magically appearing from non-life) is impossible?  He makes up a scientifically and statistically impossible story about lightning and “pre-biotic soup”, and keeps believing in evolution.

What does a lemming do when he sees the ocean?  He keeps going, runs over the edge, and into the ocean. What’s an evolutionist do when he finds the geologic strata are much more readily explained by a Global flood and are NOT by theories of hundreds of millions of years?  He doubles down on “his side” of the evidence, and keeps on believing in spite of the facts.

In all the old stories,the lemming keeps on running to its own death and destruction, in spite of evidence it may see directly in front of its own eyes.  In the same way the evolutionist keeps on believing that his way is the only way to interpret the facts, even when the Bible often provides a better explanation for the findings in geology, biology, astronomy and physics than uniformitarian assumptions (the belief that all rates of biological, geological, and chemical change have remained constant) .

How does an evolutionist explain the origin of the universe?  He makes up a term he calls a “quantum fluctuation”.  (There was nothing, then for some reason something happened to nothing and everything appeared.)  Now I challenge any “scientist” to explain what that is, where it came from, and why anyone should actually believe that over the Biblical account of creation!

The one thing that unifies “modern scientists” (except for the tens of thousands of creation scientists who research with eyes open to other possibilities) is their complete refusal to accept the possibility of a Creator God.  So is it any wonder that their often irrational, unscientific, biased studies always support the outcome that there was a Big Bang and suddenly “it just happened”.  They believe there was no God, no Creator, because human scientists in their pride have said so.  And so we have believed, at least until the facts about the earth and life and genomics and geology began to show HUGE holes in their logic.

Stephen Hawking said, “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge” (1)  And he also said, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” (2)  Yet atheistic scientists for the last 100 years have consistently turned away from any new knowledge, fact or scientific finding that does NOT support their presuppositions about the origin of life or the Universe. In this, modern scientist has condemned itself, by not applying the scientific method fairly and rationally to all areas of study.

I would think Hawking’s seemingly rational quote “One can’t predict the weather more than a few days in advance,” would have attributed a little more humility to the man.  But instead he pretended he KNEW when and how the universe began, and postulated in grandiose fashion that “There is no heaven or afterlife” (as though he KNEW this)  He bragged, “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” (3) And this is one of the men modern scientists consider a hero?  Does the reader know that NONE of Hawkings predictions have been verified?  None of his black hole radiation has been measured. The explanation from the Guardian, in bold headlines is this:

We still don’t have the technology to verify Stephen Hawking’s big ideas.”

And yet like lemmings, professors at colleges and universities gleefully follow his inane and unprovable “scientific discoveries” as though they are “the gospel Truth”… and sadly, perhaps to the atheist community they are.

 

(1) https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/stephen_hawking_447556

(2) https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/stephen_hawking_378304

(3) https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/stephen_hawking_124516

 

 

 

Spontaneous Generation?

Spontaneous generation = life from non-life = abiogenesis = the evolutionists theory of the origin of life = absolute nonsense.

Every attempt at creating life from non-life has been a complete, absolute, utter failure.

Even with the assistance of modern scientists, who have tried to create optimal circumstances and all the necessary components, life has not been created.  The Pre-biotic Soup that evolutionists conjectured about never existed.

Every logical approach to the statistical probabilities of “life from non-life” has shown that such a thing is beyond vastly and utterly improbable. It is completely impossible.

Even famed atheist proponents themselves admit it must have been an astounding and “miraculous” event.  In fact, in The Greatest Show on Earth (p. 421) Richard Dawkins conveniently concludes, “We don’t actually need a plausible theory of the origin of life.” (1) Since he is an atheist, and refuses under any circumstances to even consider the possibility of a Creator God, his answer is that it simply must have happened.  How’s that for scientist.

Dr. Paul Giem, an Emergency Room physician who has an MA in Religion and an M.D. from Loma Linda University decided to put this to the test in his senior chemistry seminar.  He examined the experiments that had been done relating to the origin of life.  In his words, “I was stunned by the one-sidedness of the evidence I found.  In fact, the evidence seemed (and seems) overwhelming that spontaneous generation did not happen… from that time on I never doubted that there was a God… and (that) science can support theology.” (2)  He goes on, “When properly understood, nature testifies to the trustworthiness of God’s Word. (3)

Dr Johnathan Sarfati states there are many examples of chemical processes which make evolution impossible.  He notes that the polymers required by life cannot be formed in a “prebiotic soup” for chemical reasons.  He notes that proteins require all left handed or all right handed amino acids.  But the evolutionists “prebiotic soup” would by definition produce equal amounts of left and right handed amino acids (if it could produce any). He also notes that the fatty acids required for cell membranes and many other vital processes would immediately be destroyed and precipitated by the calcium in the oceans. In addition, the genetic code itself has vital editing functions that are encoded in the DNA itself showing that “the system was fully functional from the beginning”. (4)

 

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

 

(1)Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth, p. 421.

(2)Dr Paul Giem: in six days, New Leaf Publishing, 2001, p. 58.

(3) Ibid, p. 60.

(4) Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, in six days, New Leaf Publishing, 2001, p. 81.

Differing with Dawkins

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For most of my adult life, I have avoided the writings of Richard Dawkins.  Starting in college and subsequently, in grad school, I was exposed to his atheist views, and as a Christian, I was repulsed by them.  It is necessary, however, for the sake of the many souls suffering under his sphere of influence, to puncture the grandiose bubble of his atheist delusions and reply scientifically to his pseudo-science.  The scientific language barrier that exists for many in society can be a source of intimidation.  It may in some cases cause those who are not trained in the scientific method to retreat and concede ground needlessly to those in positions of “scientific authority”.  A man who is a skilled and gifted plumber, artist, or administrator might drift into a fog of oblivion when the doctor comes in and rattles off a string of medical, surgical, or pharmacological terms.  In the same way many people “give up” and assume that a scientist who can insert terms into a long and technical equation must “Know what he is talking about.” I believe such is the case with the writings of Richard Dawkins and some other prominent atheists.

For now, I will address some of his more popular philosophical statements.  Of course, I will agree with Dawkins on some topics and vehemently disagree on other.  For example, Dawkins wrote:

#1 “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism because we are born selfish.” Who could disagree with this? Psalm 51:5 agrees, saying “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.” I would also heartily agree with his statement. I wonder how he could stomach being in total agreement with the Bible.

#2 “Natural selection is anything but random“.  You see, he is again himself agreeing with the Bible, and creationists.  It is true that natural selection is not random.  It only occurs within a species already created by God and it never occurs as a result of some accidental or random point mutation in a strand of DNA. Furthermore, his statement requires the presence of a higher power, or directive force.  If it is not random it is directed.  He can call it anything he wants. I call it God.

In another quote, intended as a slam dunk insult against Christians, Dawkins approaches the truth when he states:

#3 “Nothing is wrong with peace and love. It is all the more regrettable that so many of Christ’s followers seem to disagree.” Of course this is true.  See as proof quote #1. Everyone, Christians included, is born into sin.  Everyone has a fallen sin nature.  Of course I would add that as our society has gotten more secular over the last few decades, we have certainly NOT gotten more peaceful and loving.  And I would also note that our prisons are not populated primarily with those who attended church regularly and professed their love of Christ. But of course there are indeed evil persons in our churches as well.  2 Corinthians 11:13-15 reads, “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”

And who could disagree with this:

#4 “Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose.”  True. They certainly do appear that way. Because they were designed with a purpose! Psalm 19 :1 says the same thing.  “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”  Job Chapter 12 adds “7 But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

But in his desire to worship his own intellect instead of his Creator, Richard Dawkins also wrote:

#5 “My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence, but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans.” Extraordinary indeed.  Only a fool could not see the Creator’s hand in all this. Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” and Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

#6 “You can’t even begin to understand biology, you can’t understand life, unless you understand what it’s all there for, how it arose – and that means evolution.”  And upon what is this based?  The word of an avowed atheist who has never even considered seeing the magnificence of creation through the lens of scripture! A man who can explain neither the origin of life nor the complexities of biology except to say it must have been a gigantic, meaningless cosmic accident!

#7 “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”  And how then does our great scientist explain Mozart’s Symphony #40 in G minor? How does he interpret the actions of Mother Theresa? Whence comes the universal appeal of the Mona Lisa, or van Gogh’s Starry night?  Why are we all dumbfounded and starstruck at a beautiful sunset? Or even more perplexing, why should we be almost universally repulsed by the murderous actions of a Hitler, Stalin or Pol Pot. Such actions should, after all, fit seamlessly into the evolutionary world of “blind, pitiless indifference”! They are actually at the apex of “survival of the fittest!”

#8 “A universe with a creator would be a totally different kind of universe, scientifically speaking, than one without.”  Now here is a glaring example of hubris if ever there was one.  A mere man, one who by his own testimony wasn’t very good in school, one who has never created anything but words on a page, pretends to know how one type of universe would differ from another.  A mortal with such limited comprehension that he cannot even explain the difference between time and eternity, or how a thing becomes alive, or what is the source of gravity, passes judgment on how an almighty God chose to order His creation!  Proverbs 26:12 “Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”

 

Romans 1:20  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

“Just the Facts Ma’am.”

For generations now a debate has raged between the so called “scientific community” and those who believe this universe, and we ourselves, are not an accident or cosmic mistake.  For all these years we have seen a creeping, insidious indoctrination of all areas of society.  It started with the “academics” and infiltrated the schools, and it was aimed especially at our children.  They are told that evolution is an established fact, solid science.  But nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, most of the examples I was given as proof of evolution during my education in the 1960’s and 1970’s have been proven to be either mistaken, or outright fraudulent in the decades since.  Nebraska man, Piltdown man, Haeckel’s embryos, Java man, Lucy, and more recently Paderborn (Sande) man, and Archeoraptor to name a few.  Archeopteryx has been shown not to be an evolutionary intermediate, since it occurs in strata much later than modern fully formed birds appear (thus making it impossible that it was the missing link between dinosaurs and birds).  Nevertheless, the indoctrination continues.  Textbooks continue to be printed, approved, and distributed to our children, showing texts, tables, pictures, and diagrams that are known to be FALSE.  Why?  Because the alternative is admitting that evolution is NOT a fact, but rather a scientifically unsupportable theory.

Let me establish one thing first.  Some critics will infer that I (in fact anyone who believes in creation) is foolish, juvenile, unscientific, or a Bible-Thumper.  But this site is not about bragging or name calling,. It is about the scientific facts.  Neither is this site primarily a discussion of philosophy, or opinion, or even evangelism, although there will be instances of such. There are many other sites more qualified than this one for extensive conversations on the interpretation and meaning of scripture, or the social implications of Christianity vs atheism.  Each of these is certainly of great importance, but they are not our primary goal here.

This site is dedicated to the evaluation of the scientific underpinnings of evolution.  In light of that fact, and to that extent, all opinions pro, con, or otherwise, are welcome.  Please feel free to comment.

 

John 4:24  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.

Job 17:14 If I say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ And to the worm, ‘You are my mother and my sister,’ Where then is my hope?