January 12, 2012
Christian ‘intellectuals’ turn against the Bible
St. Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, “[L]et God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4). In other words, folks, who are you going to believe—God, or a human being infected with Original Sin, possessing incomplete and only partly accurate information filtered through his personal prejudices, and subject to every temptation in the world?
Thanks to a heads-up from General T.C. Pinckney’s Baptist Banner, we have heard of a number of “Christian intellectuals”—why is it that every time you hear the word “intellectual,” you know the next thing you’re going to hear will be something really stupid?—who have decided that “science”—another badly abused word—is right, and Evolution is the truth, and that the Bible is hopelessly, totally wrong about the origin of the human race.
As Calvin College theology professor John Schneider put it, before the college sacked him, there never was an Adam, no Eve, no Garden of Eden, no serpent, and no Fall of man. “Evolution,” he told National Public Radio, invoking the magic word, “makes it pretty clear that in nature, and in the moral experience of human beings, there never was any such paradise to be lost.”
Don’t let the door hit you in the can on your way out, professor.
There are, of course, just a few little bitty things that Evolution does not make clear at all.
*How does non-living material suddenly start living in the first place? This has never been observed in nature, and although scientists have tried innumerable times to make it happen in the laboratory, all of those attempts have failed.
*If evolution is a force or a pattern permeating all of nature, why do so many forms of life—most of them, if you count bacteria—never seem to evolve at all? Horseshoe crabs, ferns, cockroaches, etc., have all had, supposedly, jillions of years to evolve into intellectuals, and yet stubbornly persist in being horseshoe crabs, ferns, and cockroaches. (And please, no nasty cracks about intellectuals evolving into cockroaches…)
*As, say, an animal’s forelimb gradually “evolves” into a flipper, at what point does it become useless as either a foreleg or a flipper? Wouldn’t such “halfway-there” animals be gravely handicapped? And if the change happens all at once, how does the mother animal with legs raise a bunch of baby animals with flippers? And where do they find mates so they can reproduce? Really, the whole thing is just too silly for words.
Meanwhile, Christian theology professors seem to be evolving into all sorts of foolish things—goddess worshippers, gay activists, and pathetic creatures who court the world’s approval by taking sides with Darwin. All they have to do, to win the esteem of “scientists,” is to jettison their Christian doctrine.
They call this “reconfiguring” the Christian faith—they have to make something up to replace the Book of Genesis. The reward is, you get to be on NPR and they don’t laugh at you until after you leave the studio. There may be another kind of reward waiting for these persons a bit farther down the line, but we’ll leave the wailing and gnashing of teeth till later.
At least Esau got a bowl of soup when he sold out his birthright.
Who is more likely to be telling the truth—Eternal God, or some guy who wants to be an intellectual? But you can’t be an intellectual if you believe in Adam and Eve! They’ll laugh you off the stage.
I will not stoop, here, to debate the truth of the Bible. I presuppose it to be the Word of God, and therefor true. I believe that God created Adam and Eve and housed them in a paradise, until of their own free will they chose to disobey Him—by which act sin and death came into the world, and from which curse we are redeemed by Jesus Christ the Son of God. These are truths, from which I reason downward and outward. They are true because God says they are, and God Himself is truth.
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What is to be gained by selling out to a 19th-century scientific theory that’s only kept alive because an ungodly world has such a huge political investment in it? Darwinism made godlessness respectable—so much so, that today, Christian intellectuals try to win respectability by hopping into bed with Darwinism.
But they will never win this world’s unqualified approval until they stand in front of God’s people and declare, “There is no God, no Christ, no resurrection, no forgiveness, no commandment, no law, no eternal life, no answered prayer, no hope!”
They’re already halfway there.
© 2012 Lee Duigon - All Rights Reserved
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com