Monday, April 30, 2007

Through Rose Tinted Glasses

So, who is right? Christians with their pious views of how one should carry out an existence on this planet? Or, Secularist/Darwinist with their lack of a view altogether? Was the world created by a God or did it just explode into existence? Did life find itself here through the divine caress of a loving creator? Or did it just happen through survival of the fittest out of whatever escaped unscathed from the explosion?

If one is to ask them self, does Darwinism undermine the biblical teaching of creation, it is important to consider the presuppositions one starts with. The evidence used to support either argument is after all the same evidence regardless of its assessor it and is seen through the eyes of the examiner to support their presuppositions.

Let's take history itself as an example. Those arguing from a Darwinist position look at all of history through the eyes of men and without any consideration of God claim the universe was conceived of its own devices. A Christian however takes all of the same evidence and then through the looking glass of Scripture says, "See, my God created all of this."

They each have the same data or material to work with but different ways of examining the data. Everything the Christian sees and speculates upon is through the authority of the Scriptures while the same data in the eyes of a Darwinist is seen without any authoritative construct.

It is for this reason that I cannot support an argument purporting Darwinism's superiority over Creationism based on the same evidence. Neither Darwinist nor Christians can recreate what God has done with the evidence in support of their beliefs. However, I will say that it takes just as much conviction of ones presuppositions based on the evidence we have to believe in the Darwinist theory as it does to believe in Creationism. But then isn't that what Christianity argues from the outset? Some things a man must have faith in while others we can know with certitude.

Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

1 comment:

David said...

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