Francis Bacon and most of the founders of modern science clearly understood that science could not replace faith in Christ. They realized that without an acknowledgment of God, the present could not be adequately explained. Furthermore, these outstanding scientists had confidence to proceed with scientific inquiry because of their knowledge that an orderly universe had to have a designer. This trust in the existence of a personal God, who fashioned an intricate, interwoven universe, provided the foundation to proceed with scientific inquiry.
Today’s intellectuals have lost this foundational understanding of the purpose of science. The very definition of ‘science’ has been altered from “acknowledged truths and laws, especially as demon-strated by induction, experiment, or observation” (1934 edition of Webster’s New School dictionary) to “knowledge concerning the physical world and its phenomena” (1983 edition of Websters Collegiate dictionary). This definition removes the idea that “truth” exists and emphasizes natural phenomena. By this modern definition God’s intervention cannot even be considered because science has been defined to exclude this possibility.
Truth operates regardless of the opinions of man just as gravity will operate independent of belief, understanding, or interpretation. If the universe and mankind are direct creations of a personally involved God, then man’s opinions and interpretations do not diminish the truth of creation.
The reason that the evidence for creation is not commonly known is because our public school system has become increasingly dominated by the philosophy of humanism. The very basis of humanism is that man, not God, is the center and measure of all things. Evolution serves as the primary justification for this belief system. Thus, evolution is presented as fact in the public school system and only evidence supporting this concept is shown to students. Yet, evolution stands in sharp opposition to a Biblical world view in the following ways:
– The Bible states repeatedly that life reproduces only after its own kind. This is certainly true as we observe the biological world around us. Dogs stay dogs, and people stay people. Yet evolution preaches that all life is a blurred continuum.
– The God of the Bible demands unselfish sacrifice for the good of others. “…whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (Matthew 20:27) Would this same God use a method of dead ends, extinctions, and survival of the fittest to make us?
– Belief in evolution justified the the excesses of the industrial revolution, the Nazi elimination of the Jews, and the rise of Marxism & Communism. It also serves as the justification for disbelief in God. Although modern evolutionists try to distance themselves from the consequences of taking their theory into a social realm, these historical atrocities are the result of taking evolutionary philosophy to its logical conclusion. If we are a product of biological forces why not extend these forces into our dealing with other humans? Animal groups do not lament wiping each another out in order to survive. Why shouldn’t we do the same if we are just part of an evolutionary process which formed us? Creation is the event which ultimately gives life value because it links every human’s value to their Creator who loved him enough to die for him.
There is abundant scientific evidence that macro-evolution has never taken place. The fossil record shows no credible links between major groups of plants & animals; the chemical structure of DNA contains useful information which could not have developed by natural processes; and there is abundant evidence for a worldwide flood which contradicts evolution. Evolution is a philosophy unsupported by the majority of scientific observations. However, its power to influence the mind has been a detriment to society and true scientific advancement.