William B’s response to Dr David Catchpoole’s article No fence to sit on raised many substantial issues. CMI-Australia’s Dr Carl Wieland responded as follows:

Dear William,

Thanks for your comments. You wrote (replies interspersed below in normal email fashion):

Whilst I believe that evolution poses difficult questions and seems to assume so much that evolution takes on the appearance of an intelligent personality; I struggle with other problems with the Christian position.

We certainly would not want to give the impression that Christianity has no problems that need answering, or that it is all a ‘walk in the park’. God seems to acknowledge in His Word the need for (and commends) such things as searching the Scriptures diligently (Acts 17:11), study and effort as part of seeking to ‘rightly divide’ the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15), reasoning together (Isaiah 1:18), being prepared to give an answer (1 Peter 3:15), and demolishing anti-Christian arguments (2 Corinthians 10:5). But often the problems are more apparent than real, and it helps to step back and look at the ‘big picture’. See further on.

For example , what is reality?

This is a question that has plagued deep thinkers who have expended rivers of ink on the question, even though at first glance it seems self-evident. Indeed, in some Eastern worldviews, such a question is pressing and puzzling, since they deny objective reality. But the Christian worldview derived from the Bible teaches an objective and orderly reality, which historically and logically gave rise to modern operational/experimental science. And modern science works; one of its core assumptions is the biblical one: that there is indeed a reality ‘out there’. This reality by definition is independent of what we might say or think about it. One of the biblically derived assumptions/axioms on which modern science depends is that this reality is one which we are in principle capable of experiencing with our senses, and understanding with our reasoning. The Fall didn’t destroy this reasoning ability, but marred it; the cure is reasoning according to God’s revelation in Scripture. (See later in this response for references to articles about how those sorts of axioms in science came from a biblical worldview.)…

Continue Reading on creation.com