Monday, October 26, 2009

It's more important than Christians think

I've heard people say it. I've read it on blogs and articles.

"It's just a side issue." "It's not that important." "As long as you believe the words that Jesus said, you don't have to worry about that other stuff."

What side issue or unimportant thing or other stuff might these people be talking about?

Biblical Creation as described in Genesis.

Can someone be a Christian and not believe in the Genesis account of creation and the the worldwide flood? Absolutely. However, I am trying to persuade them with love and compelling evidences, there are close friends of mine that do not believe in the creation as described in Genesis.

If it's not required for salvation, why is it so important?

Read this excerpt from an interview of Richard Dawkins by Hugh Hewitt:

HH: Did you ever believe in God, Richard Dawkins?
RD: Of course, I was a child.
HH: And when did you put off your foolish belief in God?
RD: When did I put away childish things?
HH: Yes.
RD: At the age of about fifteen.
HH: And under who’s influence was it?
RD: I suppose it was the influence, not of Darwin directly, but of the education in evolution that I was receiving.
HH: And did you just up and one day declare that’s it, no God?
RD: No, it was a more gradual process than that, as it was with Darwin himself. I mean, he gradually lost his faith.

Public educators get the current generation of youth for about 30 hours a week. Nearly 100% of the science/worldview teaching is favorable or indoctrinating regarding the teaching of evolution. If today's youth spend 1-2 hours a week in Sunday school, are they getting enough information to counter the humanistic/materialist dogma of the atheists?
In the media, TV shows, internet, radio, etc...our youth are exposed to the poisonous attitude of our culture regarding the Bible. The most potent toxin in this poison is evolution.

When looking at the evidence with Biblical lenses rather than atheistic lenses, the creation account in Genesis is perfectly fact, likely. Likely? Can it be proven 100%?

That's where faith comes in (Hebrews 11:1). Faith in the reliability of God. Nothing in God's Word has ever proven to be false or wrong. The opposite is true...the more scientists/scholars learn and uncover, the more reliable God's word is proven to be.
Creation is not a side issue, because when our youth (and even adults) are not exposed to a Biblical worldview starting in Genesis and prepared for the atheist's attacks, they will be ripe for crashing hard and leaving the church forever.


Anonymous said...

A literal 6-day creation is the foundation of all Christian theology. Without is there is no sin problem from which to be saved. "all things were created by Him and for Him" becomes meaningless

All of observable science points to a Designer - not randomness.

Jonathan Mitchell said...

I think you over-estimated the time a student is presented with evolution-based teaching and underestimated the time he/she is presented with creation-based teaching. School-aged children might spend 30 hours in school per week, but how much of that directly concerns the teaching of evolution? 3 to 6 hours tops. Other topics discussed will consist of math, history, physics, english, athletics, and more. I agree that biology and perhaps chemistry will unfortunately be used to propagate the dangerous theory, but a majority of their class time will be evolution/creation free. On the other hand, Sunday school need not be the only time one hears of creation truths. Hopefully, at home as well, where a child spends MOST of their time (even if it's sleeping and eating bon bons). In any case, when sending your kids to school, competing with false doctrine is not as hopeless as you make it seem. Look at us. We went to public school, heard about evolution, and still turned out alright. Well, YOU turned out alright :-)

Historicus said...

Hyperbole is one of my strong traits. :-)

Math and physics are free and clear, but the other subjects are consistently used to further the idea of an evolutionary materialism. IF you are interested in discussing back, and I'll explain.

However, you have spoken rightly that many subjects are creation/evolution free, and I think you are particularly insightful to point out the parent's responsibilities in the education of their children.

Children are being indoctrinated in evolution at school (and through the media), and parents should take the time to discuss this topic, so that the kids can have a chance to recognize the difference between science and materialistic dogma.

I did not mean to give the impression that it's intent was to convey urgency. It is vital that we as parents, church leaders, and sentinel citizens not let this generation be lead astray by the mantra of scientific confirmation of evolutionary origins. ALL of the freedoms we now hold as precious are built on the foundations of these words: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Take the Creator out, and without this key cornerstone in the foundation, our freedoms are precariously balanced on empty hope and short-lived good will.

Historicus said...

My intentions were also not meant to implicate all public school teachers in the the indoctrination efforts of the state. There are some fabulous school teachers and they deserve our support and prayers. Keep up the great work, super teachers!

Anonymous said...

As a Creation speaker, I give a presentation called Textbook Lies in which I show actualy images from public school textbooks and show how they indoctrinate kids into evolution. Would it interest you to know that English Lit and Math DO teach evolution? Math and science education are often cross-taught in textbooks. One example I give is how math texts will teach kids how to use a number line and then, as a project, ask kids to make an evolutionary timeline! In English it, kids are prepped for evolution by being taught that some people believe science has replaced mthological beliefs about our origins - after giving myths a definition that would include Biblical Creation.

I applaude you for noting that this is not a side issue. I hadn't ran across the Richard dawkins quote before, but when I get time, I'll include it in my Ex-Christians: The Evolution Factor resource on my website. I would also strongly encourage interested parties to check out these books on the subject:

Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer, with Todd Hilliard

Evolution Exposed: Your Evolution Answer Book for the Classroom by Roger Patterson

Rev Tony Breeden

Historicus said...


Good stuff. We must continue to fight the heresies that are slowly creeping into the church. God's word is accurate and we can trust it completely.