Monday, 5 January 2009
Darwins Legacy-The Betrayal Of God
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