Evolution and the Sum of All Fears
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
Perhaps you remember the story of Chicken Little, the hen who got excited when an acorn fell on her head. She began running around hollering, “The sky is FALLING! The sky is FALLING!” On the way to tell the King about this catastrophe, she met her friends – a rooster, a duck, a goose and a turkey – who then became seized by fear, achieving a kind of mass animal hysteria. By the time they all met the fox, their judgment was essentially consumed by the mania, and they fell for the fox’s deception about a shortcut to see the King. So they followed the fox right into his den where they became dinner for the Fox family.
When people are fearful, they are more easily deceived, controlled and oppressed! This is why the Bible says in many places to “Fear not.” Because we can put our trust in our great and loving Creator, the Bible says to “abide under the shadow of the Almighty”, to “say of the Lord ‘He is my refuge and my fortress’ and “Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler” (Psalm 91:1-3). When preoccupied by fear, we can’t discern truth and think as clearly – hence, the critical importance of abiding in God and Christ!
Faith in the law-giving, principle-giving Creator God of the Bible is the foundation for true “science” (the Latin word for “knowledge”). This is why the scientific revolution, the foundation of modern science, came from countries that had a biblical worldview – and on the heels of the protestant reformation and the printing and publishing of the Bible in the common languages. The development of true science required faith in the law-giving Creator of the Bible, who thus must also have created principles which the Bible said were there for mankind to discover. Cultures which believed the Bible thus sought and discovered the scientific laws. And the scientific laws are, in turn, proof of the law-giving Creator of which the Bible speaks!
When science is divorced from its Creator, as it is with evolution, it is open to all kinds of error and pseudo-science. One such error has been the so-called “scientific justification” for racism and for eugenics. Prolific writer, philosopher and lay theologian G.K. Chesterton wrote about the degrading effects of this kind of science: “The thing that really is trying to tyrannize is Science…That creed is the great but disputed system of thought which began with Evolution and has ended with Eugenics”.
Chesterton predicted tyranny from this kind of “science”, forecasting what later unfolded with the Nazis in Germany. Eugenics, including the ranking of people based on skull shapes and sizes, is now almost universally recognized as a pseudo-science … though Communist China revived it for its one-child abortion policies and racial-cleansing efforts.
Divorcing science from the God of the Bible through evolution promotes tyranny. It encourages the deconstruction of divine principles such as the sanctity of life, private property, and liberty. This is because social principles can be deconstructed or debunked if they do not carry the authority of our Maker. Chesterton points out, for example, that a godless science can argue, “After all, what is human life? Brief at best, sad at the brightest, it is itself but a disease from which, etc, etc.” So why not kill?
Or it can say, “After all, what is property? Why should material objects be artificially attached, etc, etc.” So why not steal? Or “After all, what is liberty? Man must live as a member of a society, and so must obey those laws which etc, etc.” So why not totally regulate and tyrannize individuals?
Today, science is so divorced from God through evolution that we are allowing biological men to compete against biological women in sports! And deconstruction of the great divine truth that God created them “male and female” (Genesis 1:27) is so entrenched through the deception and intimidation of pseudo-science that otherwise perfectly smart people capitulate to and join with this grand deception, daring not even to debate it!
Fear, indeed, accompanies godless evolution. For if we accept evolutionism, we accept that God is unnecessary or impotent or completely absent from the created order. And God the Creator gets replaced by Chance and Survival of the Fittest. We all become vulnerable to the whims of Chance – the impersonal, uncaring, fickle, capricious, merciless “god” who keeps us in fear.
Like island dwellers sacrificing their children to the volcano god to keep it from erupting by appeasing it, we might sacrifice our freedoms in fear to a culture of deception and death, including lives of the unborn to appease the enforcers of conclusions from godless science. We must be careful that we are not led into a trap as were Chicken Little and her friends!
As always, the answer to the dilemma of mankind is found in believing the Bible for all that it has to say, including, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains fall into the midst of the sea” (Psalm 46:1-2).
In many ways, our culture is based on modernized witchcraft. We are really no better than the ancients. Control, domination and manipulation – the ancient practice of shamans and witches over people to help them “avoid disaster” – is, in many ways, the practice of today’s rulers.
“Trust the science,” they tell us, except that such science is based in godlessness, with plenty of dishonesty, corruption, deception and deconstruction of divine truth along the way. “To avoid disaster, switch to electric cars, keep wearing your masks, and vaccinate your kids!” they say. “And teach them Critical Race Theory (CRT)”, thus reviving evolution-based racism, mixed with evolution-supported Marxism. “Oh and by the way, if you resist what we tell you to do, WE’RE COMING FOR YOU!” Godless science will try to work in the fear-factor in many ways.
Won’t you join me in prayer? Thank You, Lord, that the promise of the gospel is that we need not be in bondage to fear because in You we have everything to gain in spite of and even because of this world’s tribulation! We are adopted as Your beloved children such that we can address You as “Abba Father.” Because of this, we face the future unafraid, knowing that You love us and protect us in every situation. In Your precious name, amen.”
Dear friend, the promise of biblical faith over a fear-filled, pseudo-scientific-oppressed world is a promise we are proclaiming to many of the peoples and nations all over the world! I personally want to thank you for helping us reach far more people than ever! So I ask for your continued prayers and support in these troubled times. God bless you immeasurably!
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