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.

Take Bible criticism with a pinch of salt

When you accuse God that the Bible is full of errors or that He is a cruel tyrant, there is a very important principle to remember.  In everyday life, countries cannot charge somebody for a misdemeanour if there is no law book or constitution to base the charge on.  The same applies to the Constitution of God, the Holy Scriptures.  If you do not know the Law Book of God, the Bible, your accusations are baseless.  This brings us to the very significant problem that God’s Law Book, the Scriptures tell us about:

#  The Bible has an invisible Counsellor, the Holy Spirit.

‘…the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.’ 1  People who do not have the Holy Spirit are at a tremendous disadvantage because they don’t have a Guide to explain the Scriptures.

# No Holy Spirit, no comprehension

Scripture declares, ‘The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.’ 2  Nobody who attacks God or Scripture has the Holy Spirit. 3   The reason is simple:

#  The Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit.

‘Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation.  For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.’ 4  The Holy Spirit inspired Scripture and He helps those filled with the Holy Spirit to understand the Bible.

#  Conclusion

Be very careful when you hear agnostics, skeptics, humanists, atheists or ‘theologians’ claim that the Bible is wrong.  Without the Holy Spirit (which they definitely do not have), they will jump to the wrong conclusions.  Whether it is Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Bart Ehrman, Dan Barker, or whoever, if we scrutinise the passages they quote, we will see the flaws in their arguments.  However, they do us a service.  Their criticism forces us to study the Bible more closely.  The end result is that our faith is immensely increased because we understand how wonderful Scripture is. 

References

  1. John 14:26
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:14
  3. 1 Corinthians 12:3
  4. 2 Peter 1:20-2

Bible bashing proves God is real

The attacks against God, based on an old historical document (the Bible) prove that God is real, very real.

Followers of Jesus base their faith in God on the evidence of Scripture.  Skeptics and atheists use the Bible to convince themselves and others that God is a myth.  The apostle Peter has an insightful remark, ‘Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you.  I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.’ 1  The emphasis is on wholesome (logical) thinking: 

The attacks on the Bible prove its value.

The attacks on the Bible are very interesting.  Nobody attacks a dead duck.  The ruler of this world hates God. He influences people to do the same.  He knows that God and Scripture is true, and he does his best to try to change that.  If God was not real, the devil wouldn’t waste his time influencing people to attack God and evangelise for hell.

The Bible is a timeless book.

It is miraculous that an ancient book (around for almost 2,000 years) never faded from sight.  Today it is as relevant as a thousand years ago.  We see how people like Richard Dawkins and the many unbelievers use Bible information as their basis for rejecting God.

#  The Bible is a historical document.

How do we know that historical data is true?

  • For example, did Napoleon Bonaparte really live long ago?  Many historical documents report the wars he fought, the countries he conquered and the changes he instituted.  The countries he fought against, like England and Russia are not mere figments of the imagination.  They are real.
  • Similarly the Bible is a historical document that testifies to an invisible omnipotent Creator God.  The history of the Romans, the Greeks, the Assyrians are well attested to.  Israel where most of the events of the Bible took place, is real.

#  The theme of the Bible is universal

God reveals His plan for man in the Bible.  The devil tries his best to keep people from discovering that glorious hope.

Conclusion

The attacks against God, based on an old historical document (the Bible), prove that God is real, very real.  It should be an encouragement to believers that this fight against God is so fierce in our times.  We have reason to trust Scripture, and to glorify our Lord Jesus.

References

  1. 2 Peter 3:1
  2. 1 John 5:19