There is absolutely no mandate to engage one who
refuses to acknowledge what is evident to him. In fact, when one refuses
evidence that he himself knows, it is the end of all rational discourse.
"Creation Scientists" would have us believe
that it is this irrational discourse which constitutes the ground of Godís
earthly testimony to man. And so they lead us into endless drivel about
whether dinosaurs were on the ark ("Could they fit?" "Of
course!"), and interest our children in vile representations of
those reptilian creatures whose lifespan (and thus size) God has seen
fit in this age to limit.
They lead us into discussions of the fossil layer,
and theories of origins involving electromagnetic energy and all manner
of other considerations, which draw us earthward and away from the
Scriptures. And to what end?
To the end all Nicolaitains desire! To the
establishment of a pseudo-intellectual clergy: an intelligentsia that
presides over the Scriptures, and over whom no Scripture presides. They
elevate their own minds and studies to be equal Ė and therefore above
Ė the Scriptures themselves.
One should despise their deeds, and reject their
doctrine. Rev. 2:6, 2:15
Science" is of the leaven of the Herodians.
The Herodians were an interesting bunch, only
loosely wedded to doctrine so their expediency could get full play. They
were comfortable attaching themselves to Pharisees and Sadducees alike,
if it would suit their purposes.
Having reduced our warfare to the earthly sphere,
advocates of this pernicious teaching place their agenda before the
gatherings of Christians to - through the use of political power -
require their teaching in the state schools.
And not only the state schools, but in every church,
gathering unto themselves especially vulnerable young people from the
college years who would like to give themselves off with varying airs of
intellectualism by talking "knowledgeably" about
"science". "Weighty" matters like "fossil
layers" "electromagnetic energy" and the "young
earth," none of which are in the context of the Scriptures.
This effort to enforce a political agenda is nothing
other than the leaven of Herod, just as are the various and constant
political programs propounded by earnest, persistent, and misguided
believers who, if they were earthly ambassadors, would certainly be
withdrawn by their nation for misfeasance of office.
This leaven advances the earthly view, generates an
earthly hope, and at once defeats separation from the world and
adherence to the Scriptures.
We ought to remember that it was an arrogant Herod
who was eaten of worms. Acts 12:23
Science" slanders Biblical views.
Just as we are warned about the natural man in Romans
2:1, these co-called-scientists judge others as doing what
they themselves do.
It is a common approach by them to accuse those
viewing the Scriptures properly of twisting the Inspired Account to
answer those who deny the Godís deity. Yet the audience of
"atheists" ought not even be in view by those who teach the
Word of God in truth, in order to avoid giving that which is holy to
These "Creation Science" teachers
continually portray those who rightly divide the Scriptures as being
unable to answer evolutionists (when in fact, the Scriptures tell us NOT
to answer them).
2 Timothy 2:23
But foolish and unlearned
questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
Answer not a fool
according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.