CREATION SCIENCE QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Charles Darwin is considered the father of evolution. Many people don’t know that he believed in God. Why do you think many of the scientific community leave this information out of the conversation?
I personally believe the secular scientific community leaves God the Creator, the God of Christianity, out of their written and spoken discussions, because of two things. One, they do not want to be held accountable. This would include any reference of belief in God in regards to Charles Darwin.
Let me explain farther. If evolution was indeed true, (no creator, no supernatural, being, and no intelligent designer), and we humans were truly just another animal, then it would be fine – and natural – to do as we please. There would be no morals or integrity. Survival of the fittest would reign. And we would wind up with a society much like how the Waodani tribe in Ecuador, South America used to be.
Notice I say used to be. Jim Elliot, the missionary who dared to bring the good news of the bible to this warring tribe, along with several of his colleges were killed by the Waodani. His wife and later his son, as well as other missionaries, returned to the jungle and continued to bring the good news. The Waodani were so impressed at the love of these strangers, the tribe received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Because of this they are no longer a warring tribe. For the first time in anyone’s memory, there are grandfathers and grandmothers amongst the Waodani people. Why? Because survival of the fittest did not work. They were killing each other off, and fear ran ramped. If you have not watched the movie, “End of the Spear” I highly recommend it. It is a testimony to Jim Elliot’s life and to the power of God.
The second reason the secular science community does not want to believe Charles Darwin could have believe in God is fear. To those who have not chosen Jesus as their Lord and Savior there is real reason for fear. As Darwin himself stated in regards to the bible, “…for if so, the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother, and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished.”
So many people want to believe in a kind and loving God and stop there. Our Creator is a kind, loving and very patient God. But there is more. Just as there is a real loving God, there is real evil presence. And that is what God wants to save us from.
Charles Darwin himself stated that if a transitional form was not found within 50 years of the date of the release of his book The Origin of Species, then the theory of evolution would be wrong. It has been well over a hundred years since then, and there are no, I repeat, no transitional animals (or humans), except in our imaginations.
If the secular scientific community cannot even admit to the possibility of intelligent design, and a real evil, how are they to acknowledge that Charles Darwin might have believed in Him. It runs completely contrary to what they are trying to prove.
Digging in deeper:
So where do our morals and integrity come from? From God! Not only has he given us written instructions, but he has written them on our hearts. Every one of you can remember a time when you have done something wrong. Without anyone telling you, you knew it was wrong. But, we obviously couldn’t help ourselves at the time.
And, therein, is our great need for a Savior. For we cannot save ourselves. No matter how hard we try, we are not perfect. And God (and heaven where He dwells) is. So how do we get to this perfect place when we have already done wrong? We need someone to take away our wrongs. Someone to take our place because we are guilty (as we all are [did you ever tell a lie, even a ‘white’ lie, steal some money from your parents, cheat…or worse?]). We need a Savior. God loves us so much, that even with all of our faults, He gave us one; Jesus.
Till next week,