I read with interest your article on David Attenborough’s evolutionary beliefs (Jan 27th). Interestingly he said ‘Evolution is not a theory; it is a fact” Which of course is true. It can be scientifically proven that variations can occur within a species over time (Micro evolution). However followers of evolution then take a huge step of faith and claim that over time species have changed into something completely different and have over eons of time eventually become a new species (Macro evolution). If this is true we should have evidence of trillions of transitional forms, not just a handful of doubtable ones. Even Darwin admitted "Not one change of species into another is on record ... we cannot prove that a single species has been changed." (Charles Darwin, My Life & Letters).
David Attenborough is well respected in his field however in the scientific community there are many macro evolutionary dissenters. Unfortunately when discovered they often find there funding reduced or at worse they loose their position. This has been particularly highlighted in the recent US Documentary by Ben Stein called ‘Expelled.’ This excellent film highlights the negative effect evolution has had in history.
Adolf Hitler for instance believed he was doing the world a favour by ridding the planet of the weak and ineffectual. Modern racism also has its root in the theory of evolution in that there are perceived weaker and less evolved races. Many of the early settlers of Australia considered the Australian Aborigines to be less intelligent than the “white man,” because aborigines had not evolved as far as whites on the evolutionary scale.
Abortion and euthanasia are also tolerated because of the belief that man came about by random acts of nature and therefore is expendable. Many will remember being taught at school that as an embryo develops in its mother’s womb it goes through a fish stage with gill slits, etc., and other evolutionary stages until it becomes human.
Shockingly this theory was later proven to be a fraud and yet is still taught in schools and universities. The result being as people were told that the child growing in a mother’s womb was just an animal reflecting its evolutionary ancestry, there was less of a problem about destroying it.
Paradoxically schools will continue to teach children they evolved from pond scum, are here merely by a freak of nature, and then wonder why they suffer from low self esteem.
Charles Darwin undoubtedly handed the Humanists and Atheists followers a perceived weapon in which to attack faith in God. However the selfish and uncompassionate use of that weapon is now evidenced in the downfall and folly of many. As we remember Charles Darwin’s legacy, I for one shall not be celebrating.
Monday, 26 January 2009
I recently visited the new 'Vatican' channel on 'You Tube' in the hope I would be able to leave a comment. It would seem comments are not allowed which shouldn't suprise me. I watched one video and was enraged that the commentator kept referring to the Pope as the Holy Father. This is the comment I would have left if I had been given the opportunity.
I protest most strongly that the Pope is not 'The Holy Father.' God is the Holy Father, see John 17:11 and many other scriptures that declare him as Father. The Pope is neither The Head of The Church. That position is owned by Jesus Christ himself, see Ephesians 5:23. The Pope is nothing more than an evil usurper who seeks to rob God of his authority on earth. He has also taken the title 'Vicar of Christ' which was a name reserved solely for the Holy Spirit and him alone. This wicked man stands before the world declaring himself to be the physical incarnation of the God head.
The title anti-Christ in its simplest form literely means, instead-of Christ. And Jesus said there will be many. And we have had many Popes. As a Protestant by way of historical tradition I will protest at every given opportunity against this man and the pseudo religious system he heads up.
President Obama on Friday lifted a ban on federal funding for international groups that promote or perform abortions, reversing a policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush. This means that US taxpayers money will now be funding abortions in other countries.
Anti-abortion groups criticized the move. "President Obama not long ago told the American people that he would support policies to reduce abortions, but today he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control," said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.
Republican lawmakers were critical of the new president's action. "Just a day after thousands of Americans came to Washington to celebrate the principle of life, President Obama has made it clear that reducing abortions is not one of his priorities."
Obama, a Christian? Highly unlikely. No Christian I know would ever legislate to kill a child.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Stranger evangelism. This is the idea that you purposefuly approach a complete stranger and share with them the gospel message. But is it Biblical? It would seem so. In fact Jesus regulary witnessed to people he had never met before. I've been hard pressed to find anyone Jesus is recorded having witnessed to who he had met before. What about the apostles? It is recorded they met with a lady called Lydia at a river bank. They had never met before and they shared the gospel with her. She was converted and baptised there and then. We read of Philip who was sent by the Holy Spirit to witness to an Ethiopian eunuch. They had never met before however the eunuch believed and was baptised. In fact the New Testament is full of such encounters. Suprisingly I cannot find evidence for the modern method of evangelising the lost called 'Friendship Evangelism.' It is true the mad man of Gadarene wanted to follow Jesus but was instructed by Our Lord to stay and tell his countrymen, but he was a citizen of Ten Cities! "And he departed and began to publish in Decapolis the great things Jesus had done" Mark 5:20. It would seem the Biblical model is to go to complete strangers and witness to them. Every Christian will testify to the fact that sharing the love of Christ with those closest to you has never been easy. For most they cant get passed who you used to be and are pretty much blinded to the new creature you are now in Christ. It is my conclusion after regulary witnessing over a seven year period that strangers are far more easier to share the gospel with. If every Christian witnessed regulary to complete strangers eventually, my unsaved family members and friends would be all reached. Perhaps it may catch on!
Monday, 12 January 2009
Prince Harry's off the cuff remark shows people judge our words. If people judge our words how much more will God! "But I (Jesus) say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement" Matthew 12:36.
Harry apparently made racist comments on film about a fellow soldier when he called him my 'Paki friend.' Ironically we are taught that we all originated from pond scum and some races are more advanced than others. AKA the theory of evolution. The Bible teaches we all originated from one man and one women and we are all inter-related into one big 'family.' Interestingly when this belief is held a brotherly jibe would not offend anyone. I would certainly not take offense if someone referred to me as their 'Cornish friend.' God pre-ordained to whom I would be born and were I would live. If I am submitted to his authority, which I am, how could I ever doubt that he knows best. There are many in the media who are stretching Harry's mistake to ridiculous levels obviously in the hope of selling more papers. However those who are profiting from his error would be horrified I am sure to discover even five minutes of their conversations recorded for the whole world to hear!
Sunday, 11 January 2009
A visiting street preacher from Australia has remarked on the dreadful apathy toward the preaching of the Gospel in the UK. Sometimes you need someone from outside to highlight what's going on under your nose. apathy n want of feeling; indifference. apathetic adj indifferent. He is so right. Its so refreshing when you see someone reacting to the gospel message. An evangelist once said mad, glad or sad, any one of those will do, but not apathy we dont want that! Its making we think. Sometimes you just get used to things being as they are. On Saturday my brother Michael was approached by a very angry man who reacted badly to his preaching. His mother had died a year before and he was angry with God. Another guy selling balloons nearby objected to the message on hell. We see the odd one but it would be great to see the kind of conviction which fell upon the lost in the time of Wesley. By faith I believe a obedient servant will be rewarded. This is what sends me out and keeps me going, that I can and have played a part however small in the work the Lord has called the church to do, and that is the proclamation of the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Monday, 5 January 2009
In 1859, from his home near the small village of
Downe in England, Charles Darwin wrote The Origin
of Species. This book popularized the idea that life
could be explained by natural processes, without God.
A few years later Darwin published the book Descent
of Man, applying his evolutionary ideas to the origin
of man and postulating that mankind evolved from
ape-like ancestors. From this house spread a philosophy
that attacked the authority of God’s Word in Genesis—
the foundational history for all Christian doctrine
(including the gospel), and, in fact, for the entire Bible.
This fact is clearly illustrated by a quote in the home’s
final exhibit, which is mounted on top of the
silhouetted text of Genesis 1. It reads: Many
Christians believed that the world and everything in it,
including mankind, had been created by God in the
beginning and had remained unaltered ever since … .
Darwin’s theory made nonsense of all of this. He said
that the world was a constantly changing place and all
Living creatures were changing too. Far from being
created in God’s own image, Darwin suggested that
human life had probably started out as something far
more primitive—the story of Adam and Eve was a
myth [emphasis added]. The quote above sums up the
legacy of Darwin. His ghost has spread around the
world, and it is totally consistent with what Darwin
himself wrote in his autobiography: I had gradually
come, by this time, to see that the Old Testament from
its manifestly false history of the world, with the
Tower of Babel, the rainbow as a sign, etc., etc., from
its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful
tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books
of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian.
Darwin, Charles, The Autobiography of Charles
Darwin, 1809–1882, Norton, New York, pp. 85, 1993.
Written by Ken Ham www.answersingenesis.org