Bible and History
Why It Matters! - God Hates Compromise
In the September 2006 edition of the evolutionist magazine Discover is a book review of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins.
There is nothing new in this book, it is an all too familiar rehash of theistic evolution. Collins repeats the familiar refrain of compromisers that it doesn’t matter how God created, only that He did it. One thing that is somewhat different about this author is that he simultaneously seeks to wrap himself in the Bible, while at the same time repudiating it. Stating that his own spiritual awakening came from reading C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, he then writes of the Biblical history that the world was created a few thousand years ago as “Its persistence is one of the great puzzles and great tragedies of our times.” He then turns around and names his philosophy BioLogos, Bio for life, Logos for the Word of God, meaning the Creator as outlined in the first verses of the Gospel of John.
Collins, like all compromisers, is picking and choosing what he wants to believe is from God, but what is in reality that which fits in with his secular beliefs. Jesus tells us in Luke 24:27 “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for error in the Old Testament.
Gary McCaslin, one of the apostate pastors who participated in evolution Sunday, preached that “I will not rely on the Bible for accurate science” and “when every single story in the Bible was written, everyone thought the Earth was flat”, both of these statements are false. The Bible makes factual statements about both science and history that are objectively true. In Genesis 1 God tells us that He instantaneously created every creature and plant “after their kind” and He says it ten times. Here God is not only making a statement about an historical event; He is also giving us a lesson in biology.
All of biological science tells us the same thing, that plants and animals cannot change from their created kind, they are capable of only minor variations. Isaiah 40:22 tells us that the earth is a sphere “the circle of the earth” and Job 26:7 tells us that God “hangeth the earth on nothing”. Evolutionists and their compromising allies deliberately ignore the historical and scientific facts in the Bible. One of their favorite tactics is to create a false conflict between Biblical Creation and science, which does not in reality exist. There is not and never has been a conflict between the Bible and true science, the conflict is always between the Bible and some person’s opinion.
God hates compromise. Those who seek a compromise between the Bible and evolution would do well to remember Jesus’ words in Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” No matter how compromisers attempt to make evolution seem acceptable, it is an anti-God religion. Those who seek a compromise by saying that it doesn’t matter how or when God created are ignoring what the fundamental question is, and has always been, is the Bible truly God’s Word or just a collection of ancient man-made stories. How you answer that question will determine everything about your life, now and forever.