Thursday, February 12, 2009

Church Compromises! – Lets Celebrate Darwin

Just read this article on Christian Today. This is my view is one of the single biggest mistakes that the Christian Church is making today. I am in now way denying the huge impact and importance of what Darwin wrote. Just not in the way that the secular scientists and humanists would describe it.

I am not going to detail why this is such a tragedy as there are plenty of websites that do that significantly better than I can, eg: Click Here. However I will say that I believe this is one of the reasons why the Church of England and other denominations are in decline. They compromise and undermine the truth and authority of scripture interpreting it in the light of humanistic beliefs. Once you start doing that then no passage of scripture can be taken as an absolute truth. You fall into the modern quagmire that is moral relativism. The compromises on Homosexuality, sex outside of marriage and dare I say it, women priests and Bishops are other examples.

I am sure not all Anglican or other Denomination members are in support of the Darwin Worship and I would not like to make such sweeping statements. However when the Top leadership of such organisations come out in support of placing Darwin on the pedestal he is being placed on then it is a sad indeed. Belief in Theistic Evolution is a compromise and weakens every biblical and moral argument you subsequently make. Darwin knew this and Dawkins knows this and almost has more contempt for those that compromise what scripture teaches, than the Creationists he so violently and unflinchingly opposes.

If you are blown by every change of what society accepts and absorb it into your own worldview then how do you stand out from the world. How are you salt and light to a dark world. If there was no fall as described in Genesis and we evolved from pondscum then there is no sin, there can be no explanation of suffering that doesn’t make God out to be at best uncaring and at worst hateful, mans glorious standing as being made in the image of God is reduced to our existence having no meaning or purpose, there is no need for Christ to have come to redeem and save the lost. There is no Gospel!


Colin said...

I think Darwin's theory is that we and pond scum have a common ancestor rather than that we have evolved from it. That may not seem like a big difference, but when you think it over it is quite important.

Pond scum is actually quite amazing stuff when you get to know more about it. The ability of micro-organisms to evolve to adapt to almost any environment is wonderful.

I think you should have a closer look at evolution. It is a marvelously beautiful theory that explains so much about the world. You are missing out by dismissing it.

Andrew said...

Colin, thank you for your comment and welcome to my Blog. Also thank you for the tone with which you made your comments. It is refreshing to have a Darwinist leave polite responses.

I was using the term Pond Scum in a slightly glib manner and was referring to the supposed primordial soup from which, in the Darwinian model, life first arose.

I have read fairly widely on the subject of Evolution vs Creationism and have found nothing to convince me that Darwinian Evolution can explain a fraction of what it is claimed to be able to.

The ability of an organism to adapt to its environments is not disputed by creationists and is in fact one of the foundations to creationism. By adaptation I am assuming you mean natural selection acting on genetic mutation. However this mechanism cannot account for the complexity of life we see around us.

The process of life adapting and evolving within the boundaries of its kind, because of the process of Natural selection acting on the the genetic information already in that particular organism, is indeed marvelously beautiful and designed by God.

I believe you are missing out by dismissing the notion of the existence of God, if indeed you are!

God Bless!

Alicia said...

Excellent post! Well said!
This reminds me of a scripture in the Book of Mormon:

"And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away.
And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon." 2Nephi 2:13-14