Summary: The life and predictions of Charles Darwin teach us alot about the mindset of modern science
11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
1859: A book came out that changed the landscape of science, religion and the world. It was a book that one atheist said, ‘gave us a seat at the intellectual table’. This book put in print the reason why people could begin to act and continue to act like they wanted to.
• Statistics show that 75% of kids in church youth groups will leave after high school and never return to the church even after having children. Our culture bombards them for years with a theory that attacks belief in God and the church has been doing very little to protect our kids.
• Christians are too busy arguing about how long creation took while the theory of evolution is not primarily about time but about God or no God.
IMPORTANT DATES TO CONSIDER
FEBRUARY 12th 1809: Two men were born that day. They shared the same day and year of birth. Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Many recently celebrated the 200th birthday of Darwin and the 150th year of his book.
1831: Darwin graduates from Cambridge with degree in theology to pursue career as pastor in Church of England. Instead takes a trip on HMS BEAGLE as a Naturalist. (Which is worse? A bad scientist or a bad preacher? Close call) Both are Self-serving rather than honest.)
1859 – Book ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES published:
1835-1837: A series of articles were published in the Magazine of Natural History (22 years before Darwin published his book) Darwin had copies of these magazines and parts of his book are nearly verbatim’ The articles were not written by Charles Darwin but by a man named EDWARD BLYTH. Darwin borrowed ideas that he eventually popularized. The difference is that Blyth believed in God as the Creator rather than blind forces of nature. He believed God created original species and that modern species descended from those kinds. Blyth also believed that man was a separate creation from animals and made in God’s image.
A DEADLY THEORY:
• Darwinism has provided the scientific substructure for some of the most significant atrocities in human history.
Slavery, war, abuse of human rights, racism, prejudice, sexism, immorality….all suddenly became acceptable as various out workings of a concept called ‘survival of the fittest’.
Many people loved this book: People like Adolph Hilter, Joseph Stalin, Mao in China., Karl Marx…
WW2 might not have happened without Charles Darwin because Adolph Hitler wrote in his book 1924 MEIN KALMPF his reason for the HOLOCAUST:
‘If nature does not wish that weaker individuals should mate with the stronger, she wishes even less that a superior race should intermingle with an inferior one…. the strongest and best who must triumph and that they have the right to endure. He who does not wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist’. Adolph Hitler
Sir Arthur Keith(militant anti-christian): ‘The German Fuhrer, as I have consistently maintained is an evolutionist; he has consistently sought to make the practices of Germany conform to the theory of evolution’.