Thursday, September 21, 2006
Digging Out From Under
Kevin Eigelbach of The Cincinnati Post neatly skewers Answers in Genesis in this article entitled "Answers in Genesis raises questions."
Eigelbach notes AiG's quote mining of the Bible:
In 2 Peter 3, Peter warns us that in the last days, "scoffers" will come, saying that all things continue as they did from the beginning of creation. Evolutionists teach this when they say that the processes of nature have virtually been the same from the supposed beginning billions of years ago.
Eigelbach sensibly replies: "One obvious answer is that this Bible passage doesn't concern evolution at all." However, as Eigelbach points out:
The AIG article doesn't answer the question it poses, except to claim that the theory of evolution didn't originate with Darwin.
It goes on to discuss the warning given about the last days, and it picks up on the phrase about things continuing as they have since creation.
Evolutionists tell us the same thing, the article says. They say that natural processes have remained virtually the same for billions of years.
Without explicitly saying it, the article links evolutionists with people who scoff at something that Christians hold dear.
It's a beautiful piece of guilt by association.
The park rangers will tell you that the layers of rock in the Canyon are the result of slow processes that have been going on for millions of years.
But the evidence from the rock layers fits with what the Bible tells us concerning the judgment of the Flood. It is obvious these layers were laid down catastrophically, not slowly.
But then again, who am I to speak, since in AIG's view, the devil has blinded me to the truth and I refuse to submit to God?
Now, what could be more insulting than to say the reason you don't agree with me is because you refuse to obey God? You can't really win an argument like that. If you don't take AIG's position, you're on the devil's side, like it or not.
AIG founder Ken Ham has told me he thinks belief in evolution doesn't preclude one from believing in Jesus.."I'm not saying that such people aren't Christians," he said. "Just because you believe in millions of years (of natural history) and so on."
The author of the Sept. 2 newsletter must not have gotten that memo.