We see in the Scriptures that there are three forms
of leaven, or teaching, that can corrupt the truth, cause us to move
from the doctrine of God to the traditions of men, and thereby make the
Word of God of none effect. There are many such forms of this Mark
7:13, of which "Creation Science" (false knowledge, 1
Tim 6:20) is one. It has fostered a heresy, or schism, among
Creation Science is a particularly invidious leaven,
masked as orthodoxy by its proponents. It is the result of even more
than a lifetime of men of ability and arrogance. It has its appeal to
the popular pseudo-intellectualism that is so rampant in this century,
foisted upon so many of us at the Babylonian universities of this
present, evil world.
It is a curious amalgam: at its core is the leaven
of the Sadducees, but it rides to prominence amongst Godís
people through the leaven of Herod. The great impact of this
error is that it moves Godís people from dependence on and inquiry
into Godís Word to the same clerisy of dependence on and inquiry into
the thoughts of mere men.
The Errors of "Creation Science"
"Creation Science" is a
contradiction in terms.
"Science" - properly defined - addresses
only the way things go on and NOT the way things originate. This is
something well understood by those Bible students who were well schooled
not only in science, but in semantics, that is, words and their
Humble and intelligent men given to the
transformation of their minds by the Scriptures reject the false
intellectualism of the world. They know, for instance, that proper
science hypothesizes (theorizes), and tests its hypothesis empirically,
that is, by what is seen. And whatever is seen is not faith.
They realized Ė as we should Ė that it is
mysticism to infer an origin from a finished work.
So, what of origins? We have the Inspired Account and
Science" is of the leaven of the Sadducees.
Sadducees believe in neither resurrection nor spirit
being Acts 23:8. So it is no wonder that, as
Christianity was leavened thoroughly Matt 13:33,
Christian theological descendents enthroned the worldly viewpoint
heralded by this sect.
This leaven characterized those who rejected the
unseen realities, especially the angelic conflict. It impacted Godís
people because it made them regard only what they could see with their
eyes, and shut them off from the world of faith as it pertained to the
revealed realities in which they lived, and moved, and had their being.
As effective as it was against the Jews, Godís
earthly people, it is even more effective against the heavenly citizens
of this present time, for the angelic conflict is that with which we are
to be preoccupied.
Therefore, it is no surprise that as these zealous
pseudo-intellectuals press any and all to adopt their unbiblical view,
entirely left out of their considerations is the ancient enmity of Satan
against God, his position prior to his fall, the reason for his enmity
against man, and, indeed, the angelic history itself.
Ask a "creation scientist" when Satan fell
and how and when angels fit into the creation of God, and they will
insist that the Bible is entirely silent in the matter. A Bible student
will tell you otherwise, as outlined later when we see a true account
for what the Bible teaches, not only about the six days of creation, but
the angelic conflict as well.
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high [places]."
The battle being waged by these
"scientists" is ostensibly against those evolutionists who
deny a specific creation. Yet, according to the Inspired Account,
evolutionists themselves are those who deny in themselves the eternal
power and Godhead of God, despite the FACT that it is clearly manifested
in them by the creation itself Romans 1:20.