From: David B.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Yes……this is critical….be honest to yourself. Your rejection of Scientific truth and replacing it with pseudo-science is NOT being honest to yourself.
As a critically thinking society, we should demand from the scientific community that they keep their incorrect assumptions and faulty interpretations to themselves, and simply report the “facts.” We are reminded of the admonition to “test all things; hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Distance does not equal age, similarity does not equal relationship, and the Big Bang theory and evolution do not equal good science.
David, thank you for your response, but I have to admit that I am somewhat befuddled by it.
At first you accuse me of rejecting scientific truth and replacing it with pseudo science and then in the last part of your comment you state that the Big Bang theory and evolution do not equal good science. From this it appears that you are accusing me and Creation Revolution of supporting evolution and the Big Bang. If that is so, then you cannot be farther from the truth.
We have repeatedly stated that evolution and the Big Bang are not good science. In fact, we have repeatedly stated and demonstrated that evolution is not science at all, but a belief system.
We openly embrace scientific truth. We also make no apologies when we base scientific truth on the Word of God. The Bible is the basis for our presuppositions. From there, we look at good science and interpret it according to those presuppositions. On the other hand, evolutionists do the same thing. They interpret science based upon their presuppositions of a Godless history of billions of years of random chance.
An example is the geology of the Grand Canyon. Science defines what the various layers of rock are composed of and what fossils are found in which layers. Evolutionists interpret the layers as being laid down over millions of years and the fossils as those animals that lived at different periods of time. We would interpret the same layers of rock as proof of the Genesis Flood and the fossils as those animals that existed at the time of the Flood but lived in different habitats. Good science interpreted by two completely different presuppositions.
People have to learn to discern what actual science is and what the interpretation of the science is. The interpretations are NOT science. They are the opinions of those looking at the science.
I pray this helps address your concerns.
This is something I never even concern myself with. I just assume that the Almighty put forth a plan of His own to deal with the logistics, and it isn’t for us to understand. He willed it, and it was.
Nancy, we appreciate you sending in your comment.
I wanted to take this opportunity to address something you said in your comment about it isn’t for us to understand.
God did not want man to be mindless beings like all of the creatures He created on Days 5 and 6. In Genesis 1:31 God gives Adam the Dominion Mandate: And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
To subdue and have dominion over God’s creation required Adam and his descendants to not only work at keeping the creation in order but it also required us to study and learn about His creation. No one can adequately manage or maintain anything without having gained some knowledge about what they are managing.
Since God instructed us to learn as much as we can about His creation, it IS for us to understand as best we can.
From: Looking for truth
Tell me why Texas decides what textbooks are used and what information is in those books in the first place?
Looking for truth, thank you for your question about Texas and why they seem to be so important concerning textbooks.
I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage that everything in Texas is big. Well, there is some truth to that as Texas has a large student population distributed over the largest area in the continental United States. This means that Texas is one of the larger purchasers of public school textbooks. Additionally, a number of the states surrounding Texas use the same textbooks as Texas does. As such, publishers of textbooks listen to the requests made by Texas.
Within the past 2 years, the Texas State Board of Education passed new standards requiring the teaching of problems with evolution such as the sudden appearance of species in the fossil record and the stasis of so many other animals, among others. None of the new material promotes creation or Intelligent Design, all it does is raise a number of questions that evolution cannot or has not been able to answer. Basically, they are teaching their students to not accept evolution blindly, but to question those aspects that contradict the theory.
As you can imagine, many evolutionists fought the new textbook standards and are continuing to fight them. This should make one wonder what they have to hide or are afraid of. The very premise of science is to question and seek answers and explanations. Yet, evolutionists spend a great deal of money, time and energy to block students from questioning the teachings of evolution. Most universities advocate the open search for knowledge, but again, they will purposely fail a student who questions evolution or advocates any other option such as Intelligent Design or biblical creation. There are numerous examples of students being failed or denied degrees because of their creationist beliefs.
This is why the issue with the textbooks in Texas has been so important and news worthy. The Texas State Board of Education needs our prayers and support in their efforts to teach their students the basic concepts of science and questioning what you see, hear and are taught.