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CCL - Alb - Introduction - English

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In the debate about origins, Christianity is pitted against science. This has not always been so, however, there has always been a tension between faith and unbelief and now that the new-Darwinism treats Charles Darwin as a messiah, this tension has broken out into “war”. One only needs to listen to the comments of leading atheists and academics like professors Steve Jones and Richard Dawkins – to mention just two – to realise their profound esteem for the naturalist and their intense disrespect for all things Biblical. They are not alone. Darwin’s marble statue has now replaced that of Sir Richard Owen (founder of London’s Natural History Museum) on the landing of its Central Hall because their hero is now regarded as the one who has delivered science from the “tyranny” and perceived ignorance of the Holy Scriptures and the Christian Church. That Charles Darwin is esteemed today as the saviour of science and sage of modernity is of course nonsense, but to listen to his disciples one would think that evolution was unknown and unheard of before the book On the Origin of the Species was printed and that Darwin received his ideas from heaven (if they believe in heaven) like some esteemed prophet of old. If they are right it would make Charles Darwin greater than Jesus Christ, the founder and prophet of Christianity, who obviously accepted the Genesis account of Creation as true.

This book happily accepts the usefulness of empirical science in all scientific disciplines but rejects the approach to science that is more “faith” based than evidence based using the scientific method for its results; as one author has said, “It is fundamental to realise that science cannot prove how the universe began. Human observation, either directly through the senses or indirectly through scientific instruments, is the foundation and prerequisite for establishing scientific proof”. For this reason creationist evangelicals treat the evolutionary hypothesis as having no verifiable scientific basis. Creationists and evolutionists have the same evidence, neither can go back and scientifically repeat the origin of the universe in a laboratory, all they can do is look at the evidence and depending on their worldview make a conclusion. Either view must be accepted on faith. We admit that the views expressed in this small book are grounded in the belief that the 66 books, which make up the Bible, as given by divine revelation and transmitted to the Church, are without error (2 Tim. 3:16).

Evolutionary naturalists like David Attenborourgh have tried to convince us that animals and plants, large and small – whether evolved or created- have the ability to change themselves into survivors. Species do change, but it is biologically impossible for the “kinds” created by God to change and become another species because the genetic information is not present to do so. Paul Garner has said, “Darwin corrected a popular misunderstanding. Species do change. Since Darwin’s day many observations have confirmed this… [and] contrary to the accepted wisdom of Darwin’s day the Bible nowhere teaches that species are fixed and unchanging (in fact it does not even use the word species). Rather, the Book of Genesis refers to “kinds” (Gen. 1:11, 21,21) and suggests that living things have their own dynamic history. While Darwin was right to argue that species change, he went too far. He should have gone back to Scripture to see what it really said”. Evolutionists fail to see that this ability to survive, and change within kinds was in God’s plan all along so that life could cope with the harsh conditions that would result as a consequence of the fall in the Garden of Eden.

Believing the earth and the universe are several thousand years old is not fashionable today but as evangelical Christians we are committed to trusting the Bible from the very first verse in Genesis chapter one. We know that many in the institutional churches are falling under the sway of naturalism and the new Darwinism. This includes the Roman Catholic Church which has now succumbed to the view that a theistic evolutionary hypothesis is acceptable. The Roman sea should know better, but it appears to have repeated the errors of its past and is continuing to place Roman Tradition and Dogma before the Holy and inerrant Scriptures. Creationists believe that God created a mature universe ex nihilo (out of nothing).

The culture of teaching evolution in our schools as fact has resulted in the church’s children being stolen from them through unbelief; even at the young age of 10 years old this is a reality. With this in mind and with the knowledge that the national culture is changing under the influence of Atheism and Secularism and because of the failure of the Churches to teach and preach the Word of God as truth for every generation, we write this book with the prayer that it will contribute to the reviving of true religion in the UK and beyond. What needs to be grasped by Christians is that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers… against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places” (Eph. 6:10)..................

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