Education and Current Events
Why Won't They Listen!
by Sean Meek, Director of Project CREATION
The above is the title of a recently published book but it also represents a widespread sense of frustration among many Christians. Many pastors and Christian leaders feel frustrated because so much of society sees the Church as outdated and irrelevant. The irony of this situation is that many of these same people either do nothing to strengthen or in many cases actually damage the foundation of the very message they are preaching. I was recently talking with a pastor about speaking at his church, but the pastor decided not to invite me because "that is not something that we would normally do at a Sunday morning service".
Surveys have shown that over half of the children currently attending churches will be unchurched by the time they are 25 years old. Part of the reason for this very disturbing trend is that too often children and their parents do not receive the information they need to oppose the religion of evolutionism that saturates the world today because "that is not something that we would normally do at a Sunday morning service". What this pastor did is an error of apathy, pretending that by burying his head in the sand, the problem will just go away. Even worse then this are the many Christian leaders who give aid and comfort to those who seek to destroy the very foundation of the Gospel, the truthfulness and authority of the Bible. An example of this is a man and ministry that I respect in many areas, but that has done great harm to its own and other ministries by encouraging Christians to interpret the Bible to find a compromise with evolutionist invented stories. The ministry I am referring to is Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family .
In a recent article on the ministry Focus on the Family, Time magazine reported that "even after Focus has spent $1.5 billion to promote his (Dr. Dobson's) version of biblically based parenting practices, other forces have prevailed". The article goes on to state: "Dr. Dobson says the ministry has little to show for its long-running opposition to abortion, pornography and gay rights". Dr. Dobson agrees with this sad assessment saying that "Wherever you choose to stick the thermometer, you can see that we are a nation in a great deal of trouble". Dr. Dobson and Focus on the Family and many other ministries are not succeeding because they are destroying the foundation of their work, Biblical authority, at the same that they are promoting its values. There is no doubt that Dr. Dobson is a Christian, the problem is, that like so many Christians who seek a compromise with the world, he is an inconsistent and illogical Christian.
Dr. Dobson boldly proclaims the truthfulness and authority of the Bible when it speaks on moral issues such as abortion, homosexuality and pornography, but then tells the world that they can interpret the Bible any way they wish to when it speaks about Creation. Dr. Dobson does this by endorsing an evolution-based story called "Progressive Creation". Progressive Creation is the belief that God created the Universe using a Big Bang billions of years ago, imposed death on the world for millions of years and made and destroyed millions of animals. He has had Progressive Creation's chief spokesman, Hugh Ross, on his radio program and promoted his books.
What is horribly ironic is that Dr Dobson is helping to destroy the foundation that Biblical morality is built on. Jesus spoke about people like this in John 3:12 "If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things." Dr. Dobson, Hugh Ross and many other Christian leaders want us to believe the Bible in spiritual and moral matters, but ignore its clear teachings regarding Creation and the history of the earth. The world understands this situation very clearly, if you can't believe the Bible in Genesis, you can't believe it anywhere else.
It would be fascinating to ask Dr. Dobson if he would like people to interpret the Bible's moral code by the same standard he endorses in interpreting Biblical history. By that standard it's acceptable to murder, if the victims are young and inconvenient (abortion), it's all right to steal, if the victim has more property than you (liberation theology) and homosexual behavior is just fine, if you are committed to your partner (justice love). People and groups that call themselves Christian promote all of these ideas and began their slide into apostasy by denying the truth of Genesis and Creation.
Why won't the world listen to the Church?, because so many in the Church make it clear to the world that they don't completely trust their own book. Project CREATION exists to help you, your family and your church in what is a spiritual battle opposing ALL who seek to compromise God's truth in the Bible with any man made idea. The world will begin to listen to the Church when the Church truly begins to listen to God.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
2 Timothy 3:16