Education and Current Events
A House Built on Shifting Sand
One of the best known parables in the Bible is about the foolish man
who built his house upon the sand and when the flood and wind came it
fell and great was the fall of it, Matthew 7:26-27. What is the sand
that Jesus is talking about? The sand is anything that does not conform
to the teachings of Jesus. The foolish man of the parable is one who
ignores God’s Word. This world’s belief systems are built on the
shifting sand of man’s opinion rather than the rock of God’s Word.
Unfortunately, within the Church are many that have aped the world’s
ideas and have brought all sorts of compromises into the Church.
What happens you when try to mix the shifting sand of man’s opinions with the solid rock of God’s Word? A quote from self-described skeptic Michael Shermer, “If faith is tethered to science, what happens when the science changes?”, shows one result of this mixing with regard to the issue of string theory. Briefly string theory is that there are 7 dimensions beyond the 4 dimensions we can see and measure. The whole idea of string theory arises out of problems with the general theory of relativity. Even though there is absolutely no evidence that these extra dimensions exists, Progressive Creationists like Hugh Ross have built their theology upon string theory and other man-made ideas and these ideas are now beginning to crumble away. In the same issue of Scientific American quoted earlier, evolutionist physicist, Lawrence Krauss drives one nail into the coffin of string theory when he says, “I’d also bet that the solution to these problems (in physics) is not going to resemble anything being done now, including string theory.” “But I do think its (string theory) time may be past.” Ideas develop a momentum of their own, even as they are being discarded by the science establishment, you may continue to see stories in the popular media about things like string theory. One of the many nice things about being a Biblical Creationist is that the truth in God’s book doesn’t change. Evolutionist stories come and go, but God’s Word endureth forever. But what will happen to the compromisers when the man-made ideas their theologies are built upon are discarded by the very evolutionist scientists that they have put their faith in? It is interesting to consider that someday we may see the absurd situation in which the last defenders of the Big Bang and string theory are those compromisers within the Church.