In Steve Crawford’s article, “GOP beliefs seem to be evolving,” January 15, 2014, he makes an assumption, which is not correct. He states, “I know many reject the idea that humans and other creatures have evolved and changed over time, based on their religious beliefs.”
At one time, it was true that our rejection of evolution was based upon our religious faith alone; but today we have scientific facts that support creation, the Biblical record, and not evolution. We now know the evidence used in the 40s and 50s was false! The tooth of a pig, the mixed fossils of Java man, the fragments of a skull of the Piltdown man, the Neanderthals, Lucy, and Ardi; all failed to prove any transition to human beings. In fact, much of that evidence was falsified to deceive the public into believing evolution!
There is no fossil record showing the transition of one species into another species. Today we know that DNA supports creation; that all offspring receive their DNA from their parents, 50 percent from each. If there is no DNA for feathers in the parents, then there will be no DNA for feathers in the offspring! This makes evolution impossible!
Mutations within the species may change; but that will not change the “Kind” of that species. For example, dogs with short or long hair remain dogs. On the DVD Evolution vs. God, college students and college professors are asked if they could name one scientific fact that proved evolution and they could not give an answer!
Richard Dawkins was asked in a debate if he could name one single case where a new species was formed by mutation and he could not! This is in keeping with Charles Darwin’s writing where he asks the question: “Why is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links?” The answer is that there are none!
Evolution is prevalent today, not because evidence supports it; but because in our educational systems no other information or evidence is allowed. Therefore, we have years of indoctrinated students exposed to this controlled teaching that evolution is a proven scientific fact and that the Bible is a book of myths.
What is additionally sad is our ministers have gone through this same indoctrination, and no longer believe and preach the complete Bible. This has weakened our society through the years and now we have no accountability to God and no restrictions on how we live.
At one time, America’s pulpits were our source of education in the Word of God and they were an influence for righteousness in our society.
Today, the Church has lost its power and respect! The basic truths about sin, hell, and judgment are not presented; but in not doing so, makes us feel better and makes the church more acceptable. The Church needs to wake up or it will sleep through the rapture!
Gil Ward, Evans