Daniel Dennett, an American philosopher, wrote, “Evolution is a universal acid that dissolves every ethical and moral system it encounters.” The extent evolution is indeed such a “universal acid” helps in explaining our societal decay.
Evolution teaches nature selects those organisms which leave more offspring; and the more sexually aggressive a person, the more offspring he would usually produce.
In addition, Jerry Bergman, in The Darwin Effect, says eugenics — selective breeding and sterilization to create a superior race — which the Nazis adopted and attempted to put into practice, was birthed from evolution. Hitler made it clear in his writings and speeches he believed in evolution and the survival of the fittest. That was why he had millions of so-called “lesser persons” murdered.
Evolution removes man’s need for God. Evolution gives the human being freedom of choice since the right to choose has now become a greater moral right than the right to life.
Evolution has gripped our world view. Man becomes the center of his existence, and whether or not they admit it, the majority of Christians accept evolution. We Christians do not know why we must reject it. We question how God created man. Is man made in God’s image? Can we honestly believe God created all things in six literal days? Did God actually create something out of nothing, since evolution tells us there must be a “Big Bang?” I had coffee with an agnostic college student who told me, “It’s a fact that all men come from Africa.” He genuinely believes man came from monkeys.
The Bible tells us God instructed Noah to bring two of every kind of animal into the ark. How could this boat be big enough to hold dinosaurs? If they fit into the ark, how did Noah feed them? What kept them from killing the other animals? Some people conclude the dinosaurs died off before the flood, while some people even discount a great flood. People have so many questions about dinosaurs, and they seldom find sound answers to their questions.
The Bible says in Deuteronomy 29:29, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the word of this law.” Is it enough to conclude the dinosaurs are one of the secret things of God? Should I not just accept the mystery of the dinosaurs?
On Sunday, national speaker, Keaton Halley, will be at Silver Hills Community Church addressing the subjects of dinosaurs and evolution. Keaton will be speaking at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. Keaton is a speaker with Creation Ministries International.
Ben Fleming is the pastor of Silver Hills Community Church.