Pastor Don Wolan

Pastor Donald Wolan
Downriver Christian Community Church
Melvindale, Michigan

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pat Thetic!

The creation debate last week between Bill Nye and Ken Ham sparked enormous controversy not only in the religion/science communities, but also in every cultural sphere one could imagine. It is never surprising after such debates that each side rallies around its spokesman and offers reasons why its candidate won or lost the debate. These defenses are mostly based on emotional religious commitments rather than on the weight of the evidence or exploration of it and usually produce far more smoke than fire. It never ceases to amaze me that two people can look at the same piece of evidence and come away from it with two totally different interpretations of what it represents.  The debate last Tuesday night was no exception.

What puzzles me even more is when supposedly "Christian leaders" side with the enemy on topics they know nothing about but chastise other Christians who are making a defense of the Bible as God's Holy Word! As Christians, we hold to the belief that the Bible is God's Word to mankind inerrant in all its teachings.

2nd Timothy 3:16 says:
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Scripture is our source book for everything we believe about God, reality, ethics, morality, history, and everything else. God has given us a book that plainly tells us where we came from, why we are here, what God is like, and what he expects from all humans. Although it is not a science book, it lays out the presuppositions that are necessary to do science. For example, Genesis 1:1 says:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

From this statement in scripture, we are told a couple of very important things. First of all, we are told that there is a God! This is stated as a matter of fact and is a starting point for all that follows. Secondly, we are told that this God existed prior to the creation of the heavens and the earth. He is outside the created order and is the reason for it. Thirdly, we are told there was a beginning to the created order. It is neither eternal nor self-created, and there is a cause outside of it responsible for its being. 

Science now believes that there was a "beginning" to the universe and the cause for this beginning was "outside" the created order. I could go on and on about the different assumptions that the Bible provides for the basis of science and the meaning for life. Without these foundational assumptions, mankind is left to drift aimlessly in search of meaning and truth. This is why the Biblical account of creation is so important for understating everything about our lives.

I can well understand atheists and secularists not believing the Bible and looking for their answers about life and the universe somewhere else. What I can not fathom is professing believers in Jesus siding with the opposition when they have failed to even investigate the evidence for themselves. Pat Robertson who is a very influential "Christian television personality" came unglued once again and undermines the reliability of the Biblical story and message. By questioning the chronological and genealogical record as recording in the book of Genesis, ole Pat has helped chip away once again at the very foundation on which the rest of the entire Bible rests.  Watch the following video clip for someone who has gotten off the steady ship of inerrancy and is now sinking in the seas of relevance, worldly acceptance, and so-called scientific authority.  

Psalm 11:1-3 says:

In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
if the foundations are destroyed, 
what can the righteous do?”

The foundations of our nation are quickly being destroyed through humanistic and evolutionary teachings. These ideas rule the universities, media, entertainment, and political worlds, and their logical out workings are reeking havoc on our children and nation. To question the validity of these ideas is blasphemous to the secular crowd and punishable by disdain, ridicule, exclusion, and banishment from the public marketplace of ideas. We don't act surprised when the world treats us this way. What is pathetic is when we are sold down the river by those supposedly on our side.  Pat, your credibility and counsel to us Bible-believing Christians is no longer relevant. You encourage us to flee to the mountain of "science" for safety and truth, but we will take refuge in the Lord knowing that His word is truth and that it endures forever - no matter what you or any "scientist" says!

Stay holy, my friends!

Pastor Don

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Pat Robertson needs to retire! Sincerely, it is very sad that that he has taken to Satan's lies, and he needs to do more research in Science and how you could tell how old the earth is.


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