The Chocolate Moose leaves tasty tracks downtown
October 14, 2016
Talkback – 10/14/16
October 14, 2016

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As human beings, we like to pride ourselves on being innovative.

We like to pride ourselves on how far we have come as a society and how many primitive ideas we’ve left behind.

No human element is more receptive of praise for its modernization than science.

Through science, we have discovered how to prevent illness from laying waste to our societies.

We have discovered how to combine metal and energy in order to create machines that can drive, fly and sail at great speeds.

We have created a global communication network that stores an almost infinite amount of knowledge.

Unfortunately, through science, some have attempted to create a world devoid of God.

Upon the release of Darwin’s book, The Origin of Species, man had a way of answering the question “where did we come from?” without having to credit the answer to a creator.

Man created a human-
centered attempt to answer life’s biggest question without God.

Since the 1960s, evolution has been regarded by the majority of the scientific community as ironclad truth.

To be anti-evolution is to be anti-science. To be anti-science is to be ignorant.

And to be ignorant is to be a Christian creationist.

At least, that’s what scientists like Stephen Hawking or Richard Dawkins would like you to believe.

This creates a very dangerous view of Christianity.

By painting Christianity as an outdated religion that has been defeated by science, people write off the validity of Christianity before even looking into it.

To combat this, Christians must actively involve themselves in having a deep understanding of their creationist worldview and an understanding of the evolutionary one.

Christians have the great responsibility of proving that the biblical account of how the world came to be is truth.

Christians must step out of their comfort zone by understanding and being able to articulate what evolution is.

To have credibility in a society that holds science above all, we must show that our disagreement with evolution does not stem from ignorance but out of factually based concerns and our view of Scripture as God’s inspired Word.

When evolutionists point us toward Kettlewell’s study of the moths as evidence for natural selection we are prepared to point out why this is insufficient evidence in proving natural selection.

The answer of the earth’s origin must come directly from the Bible or faith falls flat.

If we reject one part of the Bible, the entire book becomes null.

This should be the driving force behind forming counter arguments against evolution.

Knowledge can be a powerful tool.

By breaking through the preconceived barrier that Christianity is anti-science or dangerously dogmatic, we can plant a seed of curiosity.

The ability to articulate your point of view and not just rattle off a scripted argument against evolution or atheism but also show competency in understanding this false theory, could inspire an unbeliever to look a little deeper into Christianity.

Our culture holds knowledge and science in the highest esteem, and we should not waste our scientific knowledge when we can use it as a tool to open someone up to the Gospel.