Western civilization was founded on the realization that an infinite creator God exists. It was upon this basis (that the universe was the orderly product of an intelligent being) that the founders of modern science had the confidence to develop the scientific method and modern science. However, in recent years, this open acknowledgment of a personal creator has been replaced by science as the source of ultimate reality. This shift of viewpoint is primarily justified by the acceptance of evolution (both biological and cosmic) as fact. The late Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer put it best, “Modern man has two feet firmly planted in midair.”
In essence, modern man has put science in place of God as the foundation for understanding reality. Instead of a starting point of, “In the beginning God created…” we now have “In the beginning hydrogen gas…” However, science can never define reality because it is merely a tool which organizes observations in such a way as to help explain the physical world. Current observations are extrapolated to explain the past (which can no longer be observed) or to predict the future (which also cannot be observed). As more observations are gathered, predictions of science (known as hypotheses, theories, and laws) constantly change. For example, the universal laws of motion developed by Newton in the 1600’s have been expanded by Einstein’s theory of relativity in the 1900’s. This in turn has been expanded to include other discoveries of modern physics.
The realization that science discoveries are ever changing has been incorrectly extended to all areas of life leading to the conclusion that there is no absolute truth. However, just because scientific interpre-tations are ever changing does not prove that truth does not exist. Science can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God. Furthermore, what we believe about the existence of God has absolutely no bearing on the reality of His existence. If we only know a fraction of all reality, why would we assume the knowledge of God does not exist in the areas we have not mastered?
If God does exist, and has interacted with mankind in the past, there should be some physical evidence of both his existence and this interaction. The quantity and quality of this evidence is the subject of these articles.
Is it possible to discover objective truth? Is there sufficient evidence to support belief in the existence of a creator God? Is this God an impersonal force or a personal God who has interacted and communicated with humans? These are the questions that will be addressed. The foundational assumption of every article is that truth does exist. Jesus Christ repeatedly claimed to be God.1 Either he is the creator of the universe or He is not. The Bible claims to be inspired by God.2 Either this is true or the Bible is just a compilation of men’s ideas. The Bible describes as factual events an instantaneous creation of separate plant and animal types and a worldwide water catastrophe. Either these events happened or they did not. If they did, there should be evidence supporting these events. These articles will examine all areas of science to determine just what is the truth of our past.
1. The Bible – John 8:19, John 8:58 John 1:1-17, John 5:34 – 39,
2. The Bible – Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 5:18, 2 Timothy 3:16
Biography of Bruce Malone
Bruce Malone has taught at Baptist, Assembly of God, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Evangelical Free, and many independent churches; bringing both seminars and Sunday morning messages. He has traveled to Ottawa, Canada and Durban, South Africa on creation lecture tours and spoken on creation during mission trips to Lithuania and the Philippines. Bruce has been a speaker at national bible conferences such as Steeling the Mind of America and numerous youth events and college campuses. Contact him at (989) 837-5546 to arrange a speaking engagement at your church or organization.
Mr. Malone has been lecturing on the scientific evidence and relevance of creation at churches, colleges, schools, and conferences for over 15 years. After encountering resistance to allowing the evidence for biblical creation, even in many churches, Bruce started purchasing space in public newspapers to present the evidence. This lead effort resulted in the formation of Search for the Truth Publications which has published four books on the subject of creation, absolute truth, and the reliability of the Bible. These books currently have over 40,000 copies in print. Permission is granted for reproduction of almost all materials produced by Search for the Truth Ministries at no cost.
Bruce was born in 1957 and has been a Christian for approximately 20 years. He works as a research leader for Dow Chemical where he has worked on new product developments for 24 years. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and holds 19 patents with Dow. Bruce and his wife, Robin, have been married for 23 years and have 4 children – Michael, Marc, Margaret, and Matthew. The Malone’s have been in Midland for 10 years and attend the Christian Celebration Center.
How we deal with creation is the pivotal issue that will determine the future direction of Western civilization. Understanding the biblical worldview (that creation, the fall, and a global flood are real events of the past) gives a factual foundation for dealing with every other social issue including homosexuality, abortion, and euthanasia. Search for the Truth Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the relevance of creation understandable and motivational to the typical “man on the street”.