by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
The growing field of biology—including biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences—is becoming more prevalent in our world and more relevant to our daily lives. This field is dominated by a strong philosophical component that plays an important role in our lives. That component is worldview. The worldview of evolutionary naturalism impacts the moral fabric of our society, and we encounter its influences on a daily basis.
The majority of the scientific establishment is sold on the belief that there is no God or Creator and that life developed spontaneously and randomly. On the other hand, many Christians are unaware that recent scientific discoveries in the area of biology actually support an opposite worldview, one that validates special creation as recorded in the Bible. Despite the predominance of evolutionary thinking in education and science, Christians can have confidence that what God said about creation, and particularly about life, is absolutely true.
Although the scientific establishment has sought to suppress much of the evidence for creation, credentialed scientists within the creation and intelligent design (ID) movements have successfully brought this evidence to light. For instance, the book that started the modern creation science movement in 1961—The Genesis Flood by John Whitcomb and Henry Morris—demonstrated the geological evidences that confirm the historical global Flood account of Genesis. A number of recent popular books that incorporate new biological discoveries have made The New York Times bestseller list, such as Signature in the Cell by science philosopher Stephen Meyer.
The bottom line is that understanding the basics of biology and its support for the biblical account of creation will not only build your own faith, but it will also provide a powerful tool for evangelism and the defense of the faith….
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