For the message about Christ’s death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God’s power. The scripture says,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”
So then, where does that leave the wise? or the scholars? or the skillful debaters of this world? God has shown that this world’s wisdom is foolishness!(1 Corinthians 1:18-20) Good News Translation
There were two horses on Noah’s ark but now there are at least seven species in genus Equus. That’s speciation or macro-evolution. It’s not a problem because the process of evolution has a scriptural context.
Let’s turn to the dictionary for a reminder of what we have decided “evolution” means:
“The theory, now generally accepted, that all species of plants and animals developed from earlier forms by hereditary transmission of slight variations in successive generations, those forms surviving which are best adapted to the environment.”– The theory and process of Evolution
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
If only the best adapted did survive then may be evolution would stand a chance. Unfortunately, chance can cut down the best, brightest, strongest of any kind, leaving the rest to make do as best they can.
Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.– Devolution, definition
Only it’s not evolution, it’s devolution. The process in nature that we observe is one of continual genetic degradation, not advancement. This definition fits the premise that evolution isn’t an entropy-defying source of new variability but the opposite. Mainstream science (SciPop) has even figured it out.
Evolution: That Famous ‘March of Progress’ Image Is Just Wrong
New research shows animal evolution often involves losing genes and becoming less complex.
If we believe that the Earth is about 6000 years old, then it’s obvious that genetic decay, or devolution, has rapidly destroyed genetic variability making the remaining species less adapted to survive as they fall before waves of human destruction. God created all the animals and plants. Since the appearance of modern man, extinction has been wiping them out.
Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.– Faith, definition
The history of China is commonly supposed to extend back to gray antiquity.– Immanuel Velikovsky
But in reality the sources of the ancient period of the Chinese past are very scanty, for they were destroyed by the Emperor T sin-chi-hoang (246-209 before the present era).
Not only do genetics fit within the last 6,000 years but so do human cultures. Atheist science trolls (ASTs) instinctively deride the name of Immanuel Velikovsky like Pavlov’s dogs. Sadly, he was the last halfway decent scholar of our time. He made an objective evaluation of evidence and asked a lot of hard questions about how THE NARRATIVE has been developed.
For instance, most people believe that the Chinese have a well documented history that goes back far beyond both Noah’s flood and the creation. Unfortunately this is propaganda that the peer review folks want you to believe.
Velikovsky was determined to discount the divine nature of the Bible but yet he still managed to prove it scientifically. SciPop rejected him and it became obvious that the only way to survive in SciPop is to gain the acceptance of peer review. We decided to ignore SciPop and peer review. Here’s the Biblical context of evolution:
Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animal kinds saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the current distribution of biodiversity.– Devolution, context
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13 Replies to “Evolution Needs a New Name: Devolution”
The conscience is what distinguishes us from the animal kingdom. A tiger or a crocodile cannot be guilty of murder but a man or woman can because they have consciences.
On the conscience is built the law and every human tribe or nation will have laws to guide its citizens and maintain a fair and just society. The conscience by judging ourselves makes us sensitive to the feelings of other humans and animals and it is the origin of religion. It is depicted in the old testament when they ate of the tree of knowledge and the conscience was awakened. Darwin tried to explain it as the growth of mutual benefit from certain types of behaviour but more modern thinkers like the evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker believes it was developed in the human brain as we moved from Hunter gatherers to crop growers.
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Would you be surprised to know that the conscience is one of the two witnesses we have of the truth about God?
The first witness is the creation itself. The second is our conscience which is the result of God writing his law (moral code) on our hearts.
As a result of this it is accurate to say that the truth about God has been shown to everyone, and thus no one has an excuse.
Disbelief is active, not passive. It is not the default state.
Modern science has filled our minds with layers of obscurity such that we have to appeal to “experts” to unravel the secrets of the universe. But there really are no dark secrets.
The dominant paradigm of modern science is based on several assumptions, all of which are in fact leaps of faith.
Science can’t prove that the earth orbits the sun, that radioactive isotopes have always decayed at a constant rate, or the evolutionary origin of mankind.
The reason that most people choose to believe those things is an attempt to relegate God to the state of irrelevant/optional for the purpose of carrying out sinful immoral lives other no guilt or fear of judgement.
It doesn’t work.
We still have guilt for our unconfessed sin no matter what modern science has to say about it.
The only hope for forgiveness and salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ.
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I will be frank you are misjudging your fellow man not everyone is desperate to lead a sinful life. The apostle Paul did not do what he wanted to do and that applies to many of us today. Human goodness is a graduation of saintly behaviour down to evil depravity as the witness of the world shows us. The only real proof of science is the fact that it works and has explained much of the natural world. There is still much debate about absolutes some believing much is in the mind. We have to be pragmatists and take what is good and use it for the well-being of our fellow man. Today we are surrounded by experts both practical and theoretical ; do you repair your own car , wire your own house? We have to trust experts or drop out of civilised life. Likewise theoretical experts explain the turning of the earth and the effects of gravity or magnetism.
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Proof of science is that it works? My naive friend, the fact that science works doesn’t prove anything other than the internal logic of a false paradigm is consistent.
Most people take the fact that we landed a space craft on a comet as proof that science is right about heliocentricity. However, because of the way math works, specifically Newton’s law of gravity and the inverse square law, the gravitational calculations involved in the space flight are still accurate whether the earth orbits the sun or the sun orbits the earth.
In the alternate paradigm, of the sun orbiting the earth, the mass of the sun is a fraction of what it is thought to be, but the masses of all the other planets are relatively smaller also. Mathematically the two models are the same except on completely different scales. The gravitational interaction between the planetary bodies and our satellites are no different.
Heliocentricity is a concept we us to understand our observations but it doesn’t define the cosmos.
Your simplistic attitude is very common. Pretty much everyone these days thinks that the iPhone is so cool that they couldn’t possibly be in danger of hell fire. It could be said that the success of technology has allowed us to abdicate the responsibility of our spiritual lives, figuring that science has eliminated spiritual problems.
And yes I do fix my own car and house.
Civilized life? Don’t kid yourself that it has dispelled the spiritual danger we all face.
Let me straight away confess my background is not an educated one and all I have learnt is self taught . I’m a layman in nearly all subjects and my IQ is about 105 which is slightly above average. So you see I’m rather obliged to be simplistic doing the best I can to make sense of the world. As you know intelligence gives a bell curve and 50% of us are below 100, so yes simplicity is quite common you no the parable of the talents. To me your sense of the world is a sheep and goats one , saved or unsaved, black or white , good or evil, true or false. I think you are seeking perfection and a system that puts us all in one of two pigeon- holes. ‘ It could be said the success of technology has allowed us to abdicate our responsibility of our spiritual lives or it could be said it has given us tools to take greater responsibility for what we do and how we live.
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I really appreciate the discussion that we are having, and thank you for your patience and time.
I’m not here to judge you or anyone else, I don’t know what is in your heart: only God does.
My concern is that death is not the sweet nothingness that modern science wants you to believe: the karmic return of our molecules and energy into the environment.
Death is just a physical one of the body, and our soul has to continue for ever. If we knew Jesus Christ during our lifetime then we are purified, placed into a new body and we go on into eternity in the presence of almighty God. The sheep, as you correctly put it.
The goats, those that rejected Christ will pass through death and awake to the horror of torment in hell.
It’s not a pretty picture. There are times when I feel like apologizing for even writing the words. However the burden has been placed on me to want to reach out and deliver this message.
If I know the truth and I have the ability to warn people but don’t do it: their blood will be on my hands.
If I warn people and they reject me then I am not responsible for their outcome.
Yes, it’s bleak, but you would be well served by reading in the Bible the last two chapters: Revelation 21 & 22. The glory that awaits us is beyond anything we can imagine ?
Well I did read those chapters and they are not completely new to me. The book of Revelation is a minefield full of difficulties for all the churches , the trouble being everyone has their own view of its various meanings, but ‘ wipe away all tears no more death or sorrow , and no more pain ‘ is surely a desire of all good men even if sometimes they fail to make the grade. You are right we must try not to judge but to encourage those who have fallen into evil ways. I’m 75 now but I still remember my old fathers words ‘ there but for the grace of God go I ‘, he died in 1995 aged 81 of a heart attack. I don’t doubt for one second your genuine honesty and desire to do what you think is right.
As you well know the internet is full of all sorts just as the world is , but I make an effort to talk to anyone no matter how cutting they may seem. I do my very best to avoid confrontation but I do question some ideas and beliefs , trying to remember people are more important than what they claim to believe. Although being retired and having time to blog I do still read and listen to music. I live within a stones throw of the sea and just to walk and watch the waves lifts my spirit tremendously.
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Yes I do understand your position but it is a very harsh and unforgiving one. You need to think again and come to terms with the modern world.
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God will forgive you any time you ask. Jesus Christ will wash your sins away and give you everlasting life. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. The modern world hasn’t changed anything.
The modern world has changed things enormously , that is why we know so much more about the natural world and medicine has leapt ahead. We are ethical beings with a conscience that we often ignore but the voice of conscience is always there judging us.
I know very few can turn the other cheek but we can aspire to ‘ do as we would be done by’.
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What is our conscience?
Matthew Christians are a very broad church there are many believers who accept the theory of evolution even the Pope is among them. There is a site run by scientists called Reasons to Believe which believe in the latest scientific discoveries. The group of young earth believers is much smaller. Fortunately religions are moving with the times and in this the Christian Religion is one of the leaders. Many accept same sex marriage and women priests.
Do you know what “compromised,” means?