I just wanted to take a moment to ask a genuine question.
As a Christian I have found that pretty much most, if not all, Christians will agree that the bible is the truth. These same bible believing Christians will also agree with one another regarding the creation account (to an extent… which is what brings up my question).
What I mean by that is this.
Most Bible believing Christians will agree that God created man, placing him in a real garden. He then put man to sleep so as to take a rib to create woman. Eventually, they sinned against God and were kicked out of the garden. With that, the concept of evolution is thrown out the window. Most Christians that I meet will instantly agree that Darwin, the Geologic column, and the theory of evolution are totally bogus. This theory defy the bible and the creation account (no question about it). When we look deep enough at evolution one can quickly see the lies.
For example, everyone has heard of the missing link. If we came from primates, then where is the link between us and them? But it doesn’t stop there. If a rock turned into a fish, and a fish turned into a lizard, then show me a missing link there. If a lizard turned into a cat, show me the missing link there. And honestly, you can’t (the reason why is due to the fact that there is a missing link between every kind of species… which is why evolution is still just a theory in the eyes of most Christians).
And since evolution is piggybacking on the geologic column, so many Christians are quick to point out the fact that there are major issues with it as well while defending their faith in the validity of scripture. For example, if those layers were formed over long periods of time, then why are there trees protruding through different sections into other sections? Or, why does carbon dating seem flawed after going back only a few thousand years? You can record the fur on an animal against the skin on the same animal and come up with a different set of numbers by thousands of years.
And when it comes to the Galapagos Islands and Darwin, Christians are so quick to band together regarding the difference between adaptation within a species and evolution itself. There is a difference for sure. So, here is a total side note that is separate from my upcoming question. The two men who popularized a philosophy that is considered a direct attack on the foundations of the church are both honored by being buried in the foundations of a church (just look up Westminster Abby).
So, here is the question I am asking in part…
If we as Christians are so quick to defend our faith and the Bible when it comes to the creation account of Adam, Eve, and the other variations of life… then why are we so quick to jump on the bandwagon of cosmological evolution by standing up for the very same set of philosophers of today who have their foundations in the works of people like Darwin and Arthur Holmes (the very people we are fighting against)?
Because, at the end of the day all of this stuff is piggybacking off of one another. You don’t get evolution without the Copernican Principle. You don’t get the Copernican Principle without the Big Bang. If you take away the Copernican Principle (which in my eyes is an absolute disordered account of the creation story in the Bible) you will have automatically removed the Big bang theory. If you remove the Big Bang, then evolution is obviously a lie.
I just don’t understand it.
We as Christians agree that evolution is not true. But on the other hand we are so quick to agree with the scientific community regarding their discoveries of distant galaxies, other habitable planets orbiting gas giants, and the ever expanding reaches of space.
How is it that we have missed this one?
Everything that modern astronomy is focused on today comes down to the Big Bang theory (which is at the end of the day, the foundation of the Copernican Principle… which feeds into the Geological Column… which feeds Darwin). When you hear of a planet being discovered, or that nebulas are were stars are born, or that the galaxy is slowly moving away from itself… all of those things are based on the Big Bang theory.
Why then, are we so quick to get excited and agree with man regarding creation when the foundations of mans interpretation of creation itself defies scripture?
My Bible doesn’t say that the stars are born in clouds of gas. My Bible says that the stars are the angels of heaven and that they have all already been numbered and named. My Bible doesn’t say that the sun is also a star. No, it says that the sun is separate from the stars. My bible doesn’t say that the sun was created first (which is how it would have to be under the Copernican Principle). No, my Bible says that the earth was made first. My bible doesn’t say that the earth is moving. No, it says that the sun is moving.
With all of that said, let me ask my question one last time.
Why are we as Christians so quick to defend the idea of Cosmological Evolution while in the same breath agreeing that the Big Bang is not how it happened?
But, who are we kidding… right?
I clearly am just ignorant and we really do exist in a world where it is okay to agree while simultaneously disagreeing. On one hand, we as Christians agree that the biblical account of Adam and Eve was real. But then, on the other hand… perhaps the creation of time, space, and matter itself was all just metaphorical. Because, you know… the wisdom of modern man supersedes scripture by placing scripture more and more into the realm of allegory rather than truth.
If the Christian world has already done enough homework to realize that Darwin, Holmes, and the Big bang are nothing more than the delusion of an Anti-Christ spirit, then why have we stopped there? As a Christian, if you actually stop and do the same type of homework regarding the cosmos, you will find the same line of reasoning that favors evolution coupled with a string of lies told by man.
I think it is time we stop trusting in the wisdom of man and actually dig into the scriptures to determine what the word says regarding the cosmos. The thing that I find ironic is that some Christians actually use scripture to defend the Big bang.
“Well, God said let there be light… and bang, it happened.”
As cool as that sounds… it is the very thing that feeds the fact that we are still to this day fighting against the foundations of Darwin and Holmes.
You can’t have one without the other.
And if we agree that they forged lies regarding evolution, then as Christians why believe the very same set of people regarding the cosmos?
I just don’t get it.
With that in mind, why do we so quickly side with those in opposition of scripture?