Saturday, January 16, 2010

Genesis Chapter Two

After some debate and prayer about the matter, I decided to insert this prologue for the study of Genesis chapter 2. I know there is heated debate, as there has been for many years concerning the topic of Evolution verses Creation, or Intelligent Design, if you prefer. I know there are men such as Mr. Richard Dawkins who speak with great vehemence and authority about their belief that there is no God, no guiding force that began life, and ultimately the causation of all the universe is unknown or self-caused. Minnesota’s own Mr. PZ Myers went on record about the fallacy of religion, declaring that if you removed the ethical content of the Bible you would only be left with fairy tales. A good number of Evolutionary apologists (such as the men named above) would quickly go on record to say that religion is evil, that there is no God, and Evolution is an irrefutable fact. These are men with extensive scientific credentials, men who have years of learning and experience under their belt. They are some of the most prominent minds of the scientific body today. Yet we are clearly warned in Scripture that there are many men who are, “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth,” 2nd Timothy 3:7. This same apostle, inspired by the Holy Spirit, warned his disciple, “Avoid profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called,” 1st Timothy 6:20.
Evolutionists would lead us to believe that science has proven there is no God, no Heaven, no life after death, no absolute morality. Yet none of these conclusions are in any way scientific, but rather philosophical and metaphysical; realms which science can not breach. The scientist adopting this world-view is holding to the assumptions which tend to walk hand in hand with Evolution. If the universe created itself, and living matter sprang from non-living matter, then there is no need, or room, for God. But the Law of Biogenesis, which simply states that only life begets life, flies right in the face of Evolution’s very foundation: the assumption that non-living material begot living organisms. Non-intelligent material somehow, by pure chance, manufactured intelligently encoded cells and DNA within those cells. How does something nonliving and unintelligent produce life and coded instructions, which imply intelligent manufacturing? Furthermore the first and second laws of thermodynamics disagree with Evolution. The first law of thermodynamics is the law of conservation of energy, and states that the quantity of energy in the universe remains constant, yet its quality diminishes over time. For a universe evolving from primitive and inferior, to complex and superior forms of life, this seems highly counterproductive to Evolution’s goals. The second law is the law of increasing entropy, which tells us that all things are breaking down, wearing out, in short: dying. Joshua, Moses’ successor, seemed to understand this universal scientific law when he declared in his farewell speech: “Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth,” Joshua 23:14. If things are truly wearing out, then mankind and the universe at large are on a scale of downward regression, not upward Evolution! The conclusion being, when a scientist inclined toward Evolution begins to speak about God, eternity and related topics, they are no longer teaching science, but preaching religion. It is the religion of Evolution and Atheism. Yes, Atheism is a religion; and Evolution tends to become its doctrine.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Trendsetting in the Church

Oxford defines a “trendsetter” as, “a person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.” But what then is a trend? A “trend,” again defined by Oxford, is “#1 A general direction in which something is developing or changing. #2 A fashion.” Apparently our English word “trend” is derived from the old French, and originally meant “to revolve or rotate.”
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