Does modern ‘science’ erode your faith?

According to polls the Christian faith has lost ground in the Western World. 1, 2  Let us look at the BioLogos Foundation as one reason for the erosion of biblical faith.  The purpose of BioLogos is, ‘to invite the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. 3     

#  Genesis 1 is the proof that God is real.

Genesis 1 is the most fundamental and important doctrine in Scripture.  God created in six days and therefore He is all-powerful and will establish His Kingdom on earth.  Without Genesis 1 the whole Bible tumbles like a house of cards.

#  Biblical faith stands on the foundation of Genesis 1. 

Darrel Falk says, ‘It is a travesty that young people who begin the journey of following Jesus are told that they have to believe something which a little science education makes clear cannot possibly be the case.’ The science he refers to is definitely not operational science.  What happens is that people realize that if Genesis 1 is about an evolved creation, there is no reason to believe there is a God.  They just discard their faith in God.

#  To change Genesis 1 requires major changes in Scripture. 

BioLogos has to adapt the Bible to fit evolution.  The inevitable conclusion is, ‘At the end of the day, the theological modifications required by the acceptance of evolution are vast and utterly disastrous for biblical Christianity.’ 5   Scripture is composed of 66 interlocking ‘pieces.’  If you change one you have to change all the others.  That erodes faith eventually.

#  Evolution does not stand on a scientific foundation.

Science is an investigation into the workings of nature and is based on testable, observable, repeatable experiments.  Logic tells us that evolution, an idea of where life came from, cannot be tested repeatedly, neither observed, nor measured.  Creation is a past event, not open to scientific investigation.  It is a lie that science proved evolution true.

#  Science leads to technological advances.

Scientific innovations (TV, cellphones, electricity, et cetera) are based on laws of nature discovered by scientific investigations.

  • To prove that the idea of evolution is useless for that, do a search on the most well known evolutionist, Richard Dawkins.
  • Skip past all his accomplishments, the books he wrote to trash the Bible and promote evolution, and see if he has any scientific patents to his name?  Has he formulated any significant laws of nature and patented innovations based on them?  After all, he calls himself a scientist.  We could not find any evidence of his prowess as a scientist.
  • With all his active ‘research’ into evolution, he should have earned at least one or two Nobel prizes.  None are mentioned. 6

Conclusion

BioLogos is part of the propaganda machine to destroy people’s faith in the Bible.  ‘Normal’ thinking people realize that if evolution is true, God is not.  This is a massive modern lie: ‘Science has proved evolution.’   

References

  1. Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, More Americans now believe Bible is a book of fables, not literal Word of God: Gallup. May 16, 2017
  2. Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, Dramatic Fall of Christianity in UK continues: 26 Christians abandon faith for every new convert. May 15, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia, BioLogos FoundationJohn UpChurch, The Danger of BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, October 1, 2011.
  4. John UpChurch, The Danger of BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, October 1, 2011
  5. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ibid.
  6. Richard Dawkins, Wikipedia.

The danger of Biologos

The apostle Paul warned us, ‘Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise Biologosand distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.’ 1

Do we have evidence that it happens today? Yes.  Biologos is an organisation that invites the Church to see the harmony between science and biblical faith through an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. Why is it wrong?

Creation in six days by an omnipotent God can never be reconciled to what Biologos erroneously calls ‘science,’ meaning ‘evolution.’  Either God/Jesus is the Creator, or not.2  If all of nature evolved, then obviously God is not omnipotent; then He has no authority to call people to prepare for eternal life through obedience to Him. Not only that, if God is not the Creator, who will prepare the new heavens and earth, and the New Jerusalem? Who will resurrect the saints?

Jesus warns, ‘If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.’ 3 People who change God’s Word, sin. The Holy Spirit never gave man the right to change the inspired Bible.

God gave man the science mandate in Genesis 1:28, ‘Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’  Man can investigate how nature functions. Based on that, he can develop technological applications. However, God never told man to investigate nature’s origins. The reason is very simple: God created it and the information is in the Bible.

To replace creation by God with evolution, means man has given himself the right to decide that the Bible is wrong. That is rebellion against God. Man has no interests in the origin of the world besides what the Bible reveals, namely that God created it. There is nothing else to say about it. Evolution, as taught by Biologos, even contradicts the words of Jesus, ‘…at the beginning the Creator made them male and female.…’ 4  

What is the agenda of Biologos? It is to distort the truth and eventually confuse and destroy people’s faith in the Bible. The reason is that any person who believes that Scripture is wrong about the origin of the universe and life on earth, can have no assurance that the rest of the Bible is true. Why would one part be wrong and other parts true? Who knows which parts are true, if Genesis 1 is not? If the Holy Spirit was wrong about Genesis 1, what about salvation and that Jesus is the Son of God?

The moral of the story? Watch out for savage wolves that are dressed like sheep. They destroy, and their destruction is eternal. Rather believe the Bible, because there is enough scientific evidence about the miracle of creation. We don’t have to be ashamed of the Gospel.

References

  1. Acts 19:28-30
  2. Genesis 1:1, John 1:3
  3. Mark 8:38
  4. Matthew 19:4