“And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
Many scientists have rejected the idea that man has a spirit – that we are no more than simply material organisms. After all, they reason, man evolved, but a non-material thing like a spirit cannot evolve.
Evolution is completely materialistic in its outlook. Nineteenth-century promoters of evolution admitted that they devised the idea of naturalistic evolution to get rid of the idea of a non-material, spiritual dimension.
That’s why it is noteworthy that, in 1983, Nobel prize-winning scientist George Wald announced to the scientific community that he had found evidence of a non-material aspect to life. Wald called this non-material part of life consciousness and concluded that our consciousness exists outside of space and time.
Evolutionary scientists quickly treated Wald as a heretic. Suddenly evolutionists attacked one of their own with the same ferocity they had previously reserved for creationists. They offered no argument against Dr. Wald’s science – they simply refused to even look at his evidence because they just knew that he had the wrong conclusion.
The lesson we learn from this is that evolution is a faith – a faith that competes with Christianity. Another lesson is that there is real scientific evidence that supports the Christian view of life and reality.
Dear Father in heaven, I thank You that You have revealed the truth about who and what we are in Scripture. Help me not to be intimidated by those who promote a competing faith as science. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Photo: George Wald (1906-1997).