As the battle for the hearts and minds of men wages, it often gets pretty ugly.
“After the release of ‘Evolution vs God’ it energized the hatred that many atheists have for me. …Darwinian evolution is a hill upon which atheists and evolution believers are prepared to die. It says that we are primates, that there are no moral absolutes, and there’s no God to whom we must answer.” – Ray Comfort
In this struggle for worldview supremacy, everyone has some skin in the game. There are four major camps competing for recognition. Not surprisingly, scientific and religious allegiances are at the center of each of these groupings, which include: non-believing atheists/secular humanists, theistic evolutionists, intelligent design advocates, and creationists.
I will reveal my bias right up front. I fall somewhere between the last two categories. I am of the popular opinion (among Christian orthodoxy) that although the Bible is not solely documented history, it is totally reliable nonetheless.
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My interest in the battle for worldview supremacy became a personal and a spiritual one. I was sick and tired of getting intellectually ‘slapped around’ and mocked for ‘not understanding the science of evolution.’ Determined to do my best to understand the ‘science,’ I decided that if evolution is true, I would give up the ‘fairy tale.’ [Note: Individuals who see themselves as a member of the ‘Theistic Evolution’ camp see no conflict with the science of evolution and the truths of the Bible and consider any possible conflict a matter of flawed Biblical interpretation].
I tried to objectively consider the genetic mutations and proposed transitions/intermediaries that have been presented by the scientific establishment to promote evolution of the species from a common ancestor. I also considered some of the other physical, psychological, and social variables that define the human experience. I tried to consider every domain of human experience that would lend itself to scientific inquiry (as per the dogmatic naturalist).
In doing so, I’ve come to the realization that the evidence for evolution has not really advanced in any substantial or meaningful way. New considerations (and maybe even a few exciting proposals) may develop; but overall, the same barriers remain and continue to be reaffirmed (although not publicly of course).
Admittedly, I have a more skeptical, big picture approach. An ardent and faithful supporter of evolution often finds himself harping on some ‘suspect’ evidence dependent upon unsound variables to advance the reliability of a proposed ‘find’ or ‘evidential proof.’ However, a just case can be made for the belief that evolution was (at least partially) founded and heavily promoted with purposefully hostile motives toward God. I’m not convinced it was conceived on the evidence. I firmly believe that if the science community actually followed where the evidence leads, ‘molecules to man’ evolution would be swiftly denounced.
Regardless of what we’re told, the unfortunate truth remains – evolution is merely ideology in disguise.
Evolution has less to do with empirical evidence and more to do with ideology. The promotion of evolution as scientific fact enables a humanistic form of secular elitism to dominate the culture and determine societal laws for the masses. The infiltration of secular humanism into our legal system, natural sciences, history books, and public opinion ensures a nationally established bias that honors political correctness over objective, existential reality…
Darwin’s War on Equality
Christianity, in its purest, untainted form, sees everyone as equal, with special gifts and vital strengths. In Christ we are different, equal and restored. Charles Darwin never came to comprehend this. He exhibited various racist, sexist, and pessimist sentiments in his published theoretical works that gave justification and inspiration to various forms of social, political and economic tyranny.
A right understanding of Christianity does not place anyone above another. Women are not unequal, neither is one race superior to another. We are all wholly unique in our personal identity and have been created with a special purpose in mind.
We are also equal in the minds and hearts of the sincere believer. It is the Lord’s desire that we all come to a saving knowledge of Him and walk in newness of life. Despite our rebellion, the day of grace is here.
We need each other. A man will hardly get by in this life without a loving, supportive wife. A woman is to be treated with dignity and respect. She is to be loved and cherished.
The mother and child need a faithful father to be the head of the household and provide loving guidance, protection, discipline, and sensitivity unto the family. They in turn will be his comfort and motivation to fight through adversity and seek the wisdom of God.
Despite our cultural, ethnic and social distinctions, we are bound by our humanity and a spirit-led concern for the natural and spiritual health and well-being of our neighbor. The biblical mandate to make loving disciples breaks down barriers. Even when our good-will message is deferred by the recipient, a mutual admiration and kinship may still be maintained until a day of greater understanding. God willing that day will come!
Ultimately, when self interests destroy national interests the line has been crossed. In America, too many lines have been crossed for far too long. There was a time when self interests and national interests were more aligned (or at least the correlation between individual vitality and national vitality were respected). Now self interests are aligned with what Sigmund Freud called the ‘Id’ (the part of personality made up of unconscious energy that focuses on fulfilling urges). And today our id is king!
My prayer this day is for Israel – a nation under the constant threat of annihilation.
My heart also goes out to the Palestinian child placed in harm’s way and for all those who have no voice.
I weep for the persecuted Christians everywhere who are martyred for their faith.
We bleed, we suffer, we die….
To whom shall we go? Where will we go? Who sees us through in times of undeserved blessing and bitter strife?
In the Darwinian worldview lies a Hunger Games-style fight for supremacy and superiority. Marxism, in particular, ultimately produces equality in bondage, misery and tyranny.
Christianity offers dignity, vitality and restoration. The gospel responders will come from all corners of the globe. You may not be desirous of such a way this very day, but it may surely come.
He came for me…
He came for you!
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