It’s very important for us as Christians to know that SCIENCE will never solve the origins debate.
Because we all have ONE body of evidence but TWO different conclusions: Creation or evolution, Common Designer or common ancestor, God or no God.
What is the inconsistent variable? It’s MAN.
EVIDENCE doesn’t say anything without an interpreter and so it’s the interpreter of the evidence we need to look at – his WORLDVIEW. Everybody has one.
ORIGINS is a PHILOSOPHICAL issue. Science came from philosophy. Where would science be if no one ever had a deep thought about something? Behind bad science is bad philosophy and believing that life comes from non-life or that everything came from nothing is bad philosophy [Psalm 139:13; Genesis 1; 4:1].
It’s a LOGICAL issue. Time, space and matter were created at the Big Bang. Therefore, the Cause of time has to reside outside of time, space and matter [Hebrews 11:3]. There can never be a natural explanation.
Most importantly, it’s a MORAL issue. People don’t want to be accountable to their Creator. They reject Him from the start [Romans 1:18-25]. We all did.
It is within this framework that we can engage in more fruitful outreach and discussion and it’s up to you to bring them here. And who will they discover? The Creator and Savior, Jesus!
We all have the same body of evidence but our presupposed worldviews bring us to different conclusions [Romans 1:18-25]. There’s nothing wrong with discussing science but science will never solve the origins debate. Evidence always needs an interpreter. Therefore, we need to examine the worldview of the interpreter who is interpreting the evidence. We need to bring them face-to-face with their own worldview [Proverbs 26:4-5].
This is why origins science is not objective and is historical at best.
~ Applies to both Creation and evolution:
Worldview – the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world; a collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group
Presupposition – a belief that is accepted as true and is foundational to one’s worldview
Faith – belief in things that cannot be directly known or observed
Religion – a cause, principle or belief system held to with zeal and conviction
One of the most helpful and important things you can remember when talking with someone is that both God and human evolution lie outside the realm of science because both are beyond human observation and, therefore, cannot be proved by science. Don’t let your conversations get sucked down into a microscope while missing the bigger picture.
- Christ’s resurrection is all the proof we need of a literal, 6-day Creation
- Definitions of the 2 worldviews: Creation (God) and evolution (no God)
- Evolutionary Science: On Foundations of Sand