|Using Stories Versus Revelation: Evolution|
All of these fabricated stories (evolutionism, old-Earthism, big-bangism, relativism, bibilcal-erroism, etc.) that are based on arbitrary assumptions (naturalism, materialism, uniformitarianism) and rationalizations are without any basis. If you poke at them, they crumble. They are lies.
The term, "arbitrary assumptions," is actually an over-simplification. These three arbitrary assumptions have morphed into a worldview, or paradigm. A worldview/paradigm is a fake reality that becomes more real than real reality to the person who sees life through the filter of the worldview. Worldviews tend to be shared. The current shared worldview in the scientific community is that of naturalism/materialism/uniformitarianism. All data that conflicts with the worldview is disallowed and must be either discarded, discredited, or explained away. This creates something called confirmation bias. So all observations are used to confirm the current worldview--this is true even when the observations absolutely destroy the worldview, which is confirmation bias. Currently, the naturalism/materialism/uniformitarianism worldview struggles against reality, yet it is defended vigorously to the point that people who question it are persecuted, lose jobs, miss promotions or tenure, etc. Unfortunately, this same false worldview has crept into society at large and even into churches. Two of the assumptions include the assumption that God doesn't exist and the other one assumes that the great catastrophic flood of Noah never happened, which is why it is so destructive to the church. Many people have become so hypnotized into this worldview that hearing anything that conflicts with the worldview is jarring to them. They can hardly believe that there are people who are not captivated by the no-God, no-Flood worldview. However, this worldview is a lie. You will even run into Christians who are totally under the direction of this massive lie.
The simple way:
Whatever they come back with will consist of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). This is true whether they say "Evolution is science," "There is no God," "God doesn't speak to you," "You are stupid," "You don't understand science," "I don't have enough evidence to believe," "There is no evidence for God," "The Bible has errors," or any other thing, so just say some variation of the following:
The more complex way:
They will come up with something, but they will have personally seen no proof that it actually happened. They will not come up with anything that makes sense. They will probably tell a story about how some part of it might have happened or how some obvious problem with the evolution story is not a problem by some rationalization.
Don't get side-tracked into a "'tis so-'tis not," argument. Focus on proof that it actually happened, that it actually took place. They may ask you what evidence would be acceptible to prove evolution.
They may come up with a story that they have observed evolution in the present but the entire process is just to slow to watch. This is an argument without evidence, and it is a way to cause confusion using two of the meanings of the word, evolution. See In Search Of A Mechanism For Evolution. The fact that no information is ever added to anything by random processes is key to understand. They will claim that it is. The story they tell is that duplication happens, then mutation changes the duplicated DNA and natural selection selects for it. Answer briefly and then proceed. Example: "That's just a story based on imagination. Mutation has never been observed to create new information which would be necessary for molecules-to-man evolution. Mutation never creates new information. It always destroys information." Then continue:
Ask them this question:
They will come up with some answer. It will not be conclusive, absolute proof or even compelling evidence.
Turn about is fair play. They may ask you what conclusive, absolute proof you have personally seen for creation.
They may ask what those means are.
They will say that you are not experiencing what you are experiencing.
They will not be able to give a rational answer.
They will want to drag this out, but just return to your first question in every response. Answer briefly and tag it to the bottom. Pray about it. If the Holy Spirit lets you know you are casting pearls before swine, do what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
They will want to establish scientism--only natural science is allowed. This is a demand that naturalism and scientism are the only ways to find truth. If they go there, they are changing the subject. Note that they are changing the subject and ask the same questions. See Scientism/Naturalism.
(Read the latest science on the subject: Without Excuse by Werner Gitt, a description of the scientific Laws of Universal Information. See also: Information Theory Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Here is another interesting article.) More is constantly being learned about information and about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolutionists tend to hide in the weeds of the unknown with an argument from ignorance: "If you can't prove, by empirical science, that evolution is impossible, then it happened." By empirical science alone, we can only prove probabilities. The probabilities show the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story to be a bazaar hypothesis, a story that is so improbable that it should not be considered. However, empirical science is not a tool that can prove anything to be true or false absolutely. For absolute proof, we have revelation. (See Basic and Concise Guide to Practical, Useful Logic and Reasoning). God says that He created everything. He is the One Who enforces the laws of nature. He is the One Who will judge all of us in the end. We know that because we know Him presonally through the indwelling Presence of Jesus Christ and the moment-by-moment instruction of the Holy Spirit.
Last updated: Sep, 2013
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