Sunday, July 20, 2008

just bad science

today in sunday school, we studied God as creator.
one thing that i thought was quite interesting is the complete title of charles darwin's work outlining evolution. although the "origin of species" is still given significant classroom time in science classes all around the country, i wonder if it would be given the same consideration if it were to be combined with darwin's racist views that are reflected in the title: "on the origin of species by means of natural selection OR on the preservation of favored races in the struggle for life."
seriously. putting aside all arguments for God as our creator, the second law of thermodynamics, the lack of any fossils reflecting the evolutionary process, i find it hard to take the works of this man as truth. he outlines his belief that whites developed over blacks as superior, as implied by the title. if he holds the white race as highly superior over any other race and considers this as fact along with his other presented theories, can his work really be considered as truth?
as mark driscoll said in the teaching today, it is "biased and just bad science."

i think what the creation v. evolution debate really comes down to isn't whether God is our creator or not.
what it really comes down to is what God as our creator implies for our lives.
it means that we are not free to do whatever we want.
it means we were placed on this earth with a purpose.
we are responsible for our actions.
we are held accountable for them to God himself.
to accept the truth that we were created, means that we must worship our creator.
as was said today, the question is never "will we worship?"
we're all worshippers.
the question is "who will we worship?"

"they exchanged the truth about God for the lie,
and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. amen." -romans 1:25

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