“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:”
Evolutionists never seem to tire of taunting creationists with such words as: “If creationists were real scientists, their papers would be published in secular scientific journals.”
But Dr. Brandon van der Ventel, professor of physics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, doesn’t allow such statements to go unchallenged. “Creation scientists,” he said, “have published many articles in secular journals.” He adds, however, that papers from many creation scientists “are ignored and rejected” not because they are faulty, but because they reject “the evolutionary (or billions-of-years) paradigm.”
Though this professor once believed that “somehow God must have used evolution”, he now rejects that. “If the story of the fall of Man is ‘mythology’,” he says, “then there is no need for a plan of salvation. This is ultimately an attack on the personage of our Lord Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on the cross.”
Though most of his fellow academics reject a worldwide flood, he says that “Jesus explicitly refers to Noah’s flood…. This raises the question: If the Lord’s statement about Noah’s Flood is false, then why should we believe His statement concerning eternal life?”
Dr. van der Ventel turned away from evolution when he realized that the Bible is authoritative even on scientific matters. Doubting Genesis, he said, often leads to “a slippery slide to unbelief, where we can end up questioning the inerrancy and infallibility of the entire Bible.”
Heavenly Father, I pray that many other scientists in academia will turn to You in faith and that they will inspire others to turn away from evolution. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
J. Sarfati, “Nuclear physicist embraces biblical creation,” Creation Ministries International. Photo: Brandon van der Ventel, Ph.D.