Church column: Christians don’t believe in science?

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 14, 2016

I recently saw a Facebook post, with an accompanying video, making the claim that one of the candidates on the ticket in the presidential election this year is, in fact — gasp! — a Creationist.

The article was reporting this news as though it was some awful revelation about the candidate that should disqualify him from public office. In one video, a so-called reporter was demanding to the candidate that if he believed in special creation then he didn’t believe in science.

Evolution, after all, is “established” science, right? Well, actually, no — it is not at all “established” science.

There is not one single piece of definitive evidence for the “theory” of evolution at all! None! No, not one! Yet if someone expresses even the slightest doubt over the truthfulness of evolution, they are labeled a “religious nut” that doesn’t believe in science.

And we certainly wouldn’t want someone like that leading our nation. OK, every single one of the Founders believed in special creation as the origin of life, but that was a long time ago. We’re better educated now and edgamucated folks don’t believe in such “fairy tales” any more.

Actually, I don’t have any problem at all with a national — or local, for that matter — candidate that openly professes belief in special creation as revealed in the Bible. I would be more likely to support such a candidate, not less.

My only problem is that the candidate in question didn’t boldly inform the so-called reporter that there is no proof for evolution and the actual weight of demonstrable proof is much, much more in favor of special creation.

When Christians, and spiritually minded people, are called out as “science deniers,” wouldn’t it be nice to hear them boldly reply with some actual scientific facts? Evolution is much more of a “leap in the dark” blind faith than Christianity has ever been. The Bible actually defines biblical faith as being based on evidentiary facts.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,” (Romans 1:20, NKJV).

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1, NKJV).

These passages, among many others, show that God doesn’t expect people to believe in Him just because He said so. He says that there is evidence that leads one to believe in Him. The fact that there is something here now means that there has to be a first cause that has always been.

Something cannot come from nothing! Nowhere in creation would we look at something with evident design and say it just happened — it came from nothing.

We rationally and logically understand that it came from an intelligent designer. But we are supposed to believe, rationally and logically, that our universe, solar system and earth just happened?

Everywhere we look in creation we see purposeful design and order. The rotation of the celestial bodies can be measured and predicted with mathematical precision.

We see purposeful design in nature all around us. Plants breath carbon dioxide and expel oxygen. People breath oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Animal life is nourished by plant consumption and plant life is nourished by animal consumption — that is, animal waste and decay fertilizes the soil for plant nourishment.

We see amazingly intricate design in our bodies. The way our respiratory system feeds oxygen into our circulatory system that then carries it throughout our bodies.

The way our nervous system caries input to our brain and then our brain sends signals back to the muscles based on that input. Amazing design!

Who would look at an amazingly designed machine and proclaim that it just happened by accident? No! They would praise the brilliance of the mind that came up with such an amazing design. That’s what the Psalmist said God’s amazing design in creation should cause us to do for Him, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14, NKJV).

So, who is a “science denier” in this scenario? is it the person who holds to a belief in complete “blind faith” without one shred of evidence for what they believe? Or, is it the one who has evidence for what they believe and can intelligently explain why they believe what they do?

Certainly, we would say the former is the “science denier.” I have already said that evolution has zero evidentiary proof to support its claims. Where biblical Christianity has a great deal of evidence to supports its claims of special creation and intelligent design.

For example, evolution claims that life “evolved” — referring to macroevolution, i.e. molecules to man evolution — over “billions of years.” The current theory for the age of the earth is 4.5 billion years.

However, if you extrapolate that many years back, based on current scientific fact, you would have the earth being inside the sun. At the current rate of the sun’s shrinkage, the surface of the sun would have been touching the surface of the earth 20 million years ago.

Evolutionists say that macroevolution began somewhere around 500 million years ago, some say long before that. Those early molecules must have been pretty hot!

“It takes but one proof of a young age for the moon or the earth to completely refute the doctrine of evolution. Based upon reasonable postulates, great scope of observational data, and fundamental laws of physics there is proof that the moon and the earth are too young for the presumed evolution to have taken place.

“The present speed of recession of the moon is known. If one multiplies this recession speed by the presumed evolutionary age, the moon would be much farther away from the earth than it is, even if it had started from the earth.” (“Young Age for the Moon and Earth” Thomas G. Barnes, D.Sc.).

If you think of that another way, extrapolating backwards at the current rate of the moon’s recession would put the moon touching the earth in a fraction of the years evolutionists claim for the age of the earth.

This is barely scratching the surface of all the evidence for special creation and intelligent design. Yet, somehow, those claiming belief in the biblical account of creation are science deniers and those claiming belief in evolution — despite the total lack of any evidence at all — are “scientific.” Absurd!

Norm Fields

Contributing columnist

Norm Fields is the minister for the Church of Christ Northside meeting at 1101 Hogansville Road in LaGrange. He may be reached at 706-812-9950 or