1 Kings 18:21
“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long shalt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
In 1969 Dr. Dean Kenyon, then professor of biology at San Francisco State University, published a book that left him recognized as one of the leading evolutionary scientists. His book, Biological Predestination, tried to explain how simple living things could, over millions of years, become more complex, and finally evolve into human beings.
When Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith, a biochemist with a world-wide reputation and a creationist, wrote his book, The Creation of Life, he carefully showed what was scientifically wrong with Dr. Kenyon’s evolutionary explanation. One day, one of Dr. Kenyon’s students gave him a copy of Dr. Wilder-Smith’s book.
After reading Wilder-Smith’s scientific arguments, Dr. Kenyon said, “I found myself hard-pressed to come up with a counter-rebuttal.” This was a turning point in Dr. Kenyon’s personal search, as he learned that “it is possible to have a rational alternative explanation of the past.” Dr. Kenyon came to believe that creation better supported all the scientific facts. He eventually became an international spokesman for creationism.
Too many people stand before the truth in silence, hoping they won’t have to give up their own ideas. May God make all of us as honest with the truth as Dr. Kenyon!
To be honest, dear Lord, there are indeed times when Your truth shakes some of my pet ideas, too. I pray that You would grant me Your Holy Spirit so that I may always receive Your truth with thanksgiving, even when I must change my thinking. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Photo: Biological Predestination. Published by McGraw-Hill.