Secularism is the new religion taught  and worshipped at the highest level in our land.


Are you willing to learn how to dismantle these high places?


Secular Humanism is the religion of atheism.


Its doctrine of Origins is now being enshrined in our Laws, our Politics and even our Churches.


Let God be true and every man a liar!


The error: its effects and solution

Breaking the Power of  Secularism

Scripture condemns the

Method

of evolutionary ideas of creation.


For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened …. they became fools refused to give thanks to the Creator and became vain in their reasonings … their senseless heart was darkened and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God, shaping their idea of God’s creation and power and methods based on what they observed of things that died ie humans, birds, and of four footed creatures, and of reptiles.  

Romans 1v21-23 (expanded)


The Results: God is attributed with creating by an unjust cruel method ie cancers, bloodshed, survival of the fittest


People often say that Scripture does not deal with the topic of evolution. How wrong they are!

But God is wise not to use a word which can be changed at any time to hide its history and how the scripture deals with it. Instead the Holy Spirit inspired Paul in this instance to deal with the method which lies behind evolutionary ideas and theory.


That method is one of death.  The key operational method of evolution is death. Only death can ultimately remove the inadequate creature and make way for the new improved more complex version:

“Death is the creator of life: The anti-biblical character of evolution becomes quite clear when its advocates elevate death to be the creator of life. Microbiologist R.W. Kaplan explains this as follows [K1, p. 236]:

For bisexual organisms this pre-programmed death has an additional function: The limited life expectancy and the limitations of sexuality prevent the interchange of genes between successive generations, that is, between “obsolete” predecessors and “progressive” descendants. Aging and death prevent backward fertilization and thus promote evolution. For the individual, aging and death is unavoidable and distressing, especially in the case of human beings, but it is the price that had to be paid for our existence, through evolution.


But in Romans 1v23 we see that the Holy Spirit identifies the particularly offensive and foolish attitude of those who will not acknowledge God, “they exchange”   This lies at the core of the problem.  God is good and immortal. Death is not in Him.


The mistake they make is to look at the things which die examine them to find out what is happening and read this back as the method of creation.  This is the method of evolution.

It ignores the revelation of scripture as to the origin of death ie the fall and instead makes up a process which is offensive to the Life-Giving Loving Jesus.


Keep in mind to read the earlier part of this section of scripture Romans 1 which is all about Creation and then the thinking which is going on in the ungodly mind.  The idolatry is in the thought processes and the conclusion they come to.  This is the method of evolution.  It is abhorrent to God.  


Moses was warned when up the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments that he must not look to animals or humans or stars etc when trying to understand God and his ways. This is described as worshipping these things. He had only to listen to what God said to him. Deuteronomy 4


One of the saddest aspects of this thinking is that it has thoroughly infected the church. This is partly because we have entrusted the teaching of our children into secular hands.  We have valued the educational and career benefits of a secular approach to life rather than holding to the Word of God.


Now our theological teaching institutions are thoroughly permeated with this idolatrous approach and is passed of as truth.


The secular degree awarding institutions are happy to give degrees and therefore money and loans to Bible Colleges and Theological Colleges which teach and will not challenge this ungodly doctrine.





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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1v1-3


A direct statement which mirrors the first statement in Genesis 1.  As we read further in John 1 we see that this WORD is JESUS.  Here we have the heart of the nature of God.  He not only created us by the power of His WORD but when things went wrong (our fault) he did not leave us to lie in the bed we had made.  

Crucially  there is nothing made without Jesus. This leads us to think in terms of how Jesus would have created.  The New Testament is very specific about the character and power of Jesus. When a Christian thinks of how Jesus would have created then it has to be consistent with all that is revealed of his character in the New Testament.  Consider this statement by Jacques Monod:


“selection is the blindest, and most cruel way of evolving new species, and more and more complex and refined organisms. . . .The more cruel because it is a process of elimination, of destruction. The struggle for life and elimination of the weakest is a horrible process, against which our whole modern ethics revolts. An ideal society is a non-selective society, is one where the weak is protected; which is exactly the reverse of the so-called natural law. I am surprised that a Christian would defend the idea that this is the process which God more or less set up in order to have evolution”  Creation 3(2):18–19, May 1980


Rather sets the seal on the idea that Jesus used evolution in order to create. The Gospels of course give a very specific idea of how Jesus would have created.  He spoke. Occasionally Jesus touched people but he still spoke: the water to wine, the bread and fishes to feed five thousand, the sight to the blind man, the healing to the leper and resurrection to the person who was dead. Genesis and the gospels completely consistent.  A level of technology at which we can only marvel at and perhaps copy poorly: like sending code to a 3d printer or creating a virtual world in a computer gaming environment through millions of lines of code.

 

the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Genesis 2v7


So very simply stated and the technology of which we are not even near grasping.  

The stupid claims which were made a few years ago that we are 98% the same as apes.  A child of five years old could have told them they had made an error.  But such is the arrogance of humans who don’t want to believe in a Intelligent Creator but insist on having a mechanistic system of materialism to be their creator instead that the obvious is overlooked and they become foolish and darkened in their thinking.

The biggest problem however are people who say they are Christians but want to believe every story made up but not the one revealed in their own Book.

Notice here that the man only became a living being/soul once ‘spirit/breath’ was put into his body.

 

but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." Genesis 2v17


One of the great questions in Biology!  What is death?  Is it natural?  The secularist position assumes it is natural and works back from that integrating the concept of death into their understanding of the origin of life.  It is so tightly integrated that Hans Mohr, a biologist from Freiburg, says

 “No life could have existed if there were no death. Death as such was not caused by evolution. Rather, the death of individuals is required to ensure the development of the tribe. There is no way past this precept, this axiom of the doctrine of evolution. Without the death of individuals there could have been no evolution of life on this earth. If we regard the evolution of life as a positive result, as ‘the real creation,’ then we accept our own death as a positive creative factor.”


But this verse in Genesis reveals something quite different. A completely different world view. Death was the aberration of purpose not the method by which we came about.  The secularist viewpoint makes nonsense of the Biblical injunction of death as judgement and therefore ultimately the death of Christ.  Even the modern day evangelical redefines death according to the secularist and emphasises that it is spiritual death which is spoken of in scripture the separation from God.   They are completely befuddled by the verse which follows below because as soon as we mix the ideas and concepts of the world and our own perceived wisdom then we end up in the most utter mess.

Remember what was spoken to Moses when he was face to face with God.  “Listen to my  words, do not be tempted to worship (learn from) the things you see and observe around you and so shape my actions and character (do not make idols of the things which have been created). Paul reinforces the same thing in Romans 1 highlighting the difference in things that die as opposed to God who is immortal.



“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." ….he must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live for ever." ….. He placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3v19,22,24.


Now we can understand more fully the Biblical understanding of death. It is important to note that this is not just the death of the body.  Scripture speaks of it as the death of the person..you.   This particular emphasis will be explored more fully in the next section on judgement.

The verse reveals that it was God’s intention that humans would be able to live for ever.  The design of the body is such that many parts are still self healing and recover astonishingly well from injury etc.  But the ability to overcome the aging process and ultimately the corruption of the original code written to control the form and the function of the body is irreparable because we have been barred from the tree of life.  We require a body to live and so ultimately the spirit given to animate (the breath of life) is withdrawn from the slowly corrupting (dying) body to ensure mercy in the finality of God’s judgement.  The person is returned to dust!


What a dramatically different picture from the secularist/ evolutionist.  Death is something to be valued in their system to remove the unwanted and weak elements.  Hardly a surprise then that in our society in which we teach our children of the necessity of death in order to form and shape us, that now they advocate and legislate for death to be allowed and applied at what they deem an appropriate time…abortion, assisted suicide etc.  


We have even got into the position now where we encourage and facilitate the death of the truly innocent but will not allow the death of the truly evil and guilty person (capital punishment). The prophet Isaiah said, “Woe to them who call good evil and evil good.”

Haven’t you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’

Matthew 19v4,5


Here is the end game with respect to Darwinian evolution.  As Darwin’s Bull Dog commented that he liked evolution because “it allowed him to indulge his sexual preferences”

Keep in mind that we are not talking empirical, experimental, repeatable, observable, testable science here when it comes to Darwinian evolution.  It is the answer to the existence of all of the complexity of life as we know it and seeks to write history according to its own ideas.  It does not claim normally to explain the origin of life (though evolutionists think this is only a matter of time) but aggregates ideas to its own view which cannot be tested because they are historical in nature.  

So now we have the implications of evolutionary theory being taken as more authoritative than the words of Jesus when it comes to the biology that matters to most people. Marriage.

The words of Jesus are dismissed by most evolutionists because they understand only a mechanistic system based on laws instead of the powerful designer words of creation from a Creator operating in love and grace.


Since evolutionary believer’s sights are set too low being governed by things which are dead and are doomed to die (their understanding of Creativity) they cannot understand the limitations which are set upon their behaviour for their own good.

Listening to what dead and dying things tell you ie fossils, dead planets, about how and when God created is termed idolatry.  God has already revealed his methods and his timing in Scripture.  Science without unwarranted assumptions confirms that revelation.


In the case of the words above humans that is Adam and Eve were created at the beginning of Creation.  Jesus here endorses the six day creation of Genesis. Which is why we have deal with the cosmology and geology first.


“It may come as a surprise to most people, but Darwin did not discover natural selection. A creationist, Edward Blyth, discussed the idea 24 years before Darwin published Origin of Species. Although he did not use the term, Blyth rightly understood that natural selection is a conservative process, allowing the created kinds to adapt to changing environments, food supplies, etc., but not changing one kind into a different kind. Further research has demonstrated that natural selection can only act upon genetic information already present. It can never add any new information. But Darwinian evolution would require that organisms somehow gain new (previously non-existent) genetic information (new instructions in their DNA) in order to evolve from single-celled organisms to people. Overall, natural selection results in a net loss of information; it goes in the “wrong direction”"

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/oect/defense-local-flood


Fascinating history of the story of evolution.  This is the recent stuff but there are many references to the principles of evolutionary theory in ancient literature.  Some have been traced back to some of the early forms of Hinduism and the group from which Hitler took inspiration for his logo the swastika.  

But probably the most famous is the seminal poem ‘On the Universe’ by the Epicurean Lucretius who published his work in 95BC.  So influential that the Guardian newspaper in 2012 serialised his work over a period of weeks. This was the man of whom John Wesley said had a ‘black heart’.

But the story told and the way it is told is often more influential than the facts.  If Darwin was anything it was a master of rhetoric carefully constructing an argument using some factual material and lots of carefully place and worded speculation.  

But of course it was soon understood that Darwin’s system was unworkable, its mechanism did not work.  But the story which had persisted for millennia was too good to let go.  So this turned into Neo Darwinism where the agent for new information which would allow ever more complex development of functions from the simple cell (not simple at all) was mutations.  

This is unproven.  Everything we know of genuine mutations (not the switching devices in the dna code which are often called mutations) reveals that mutations are degenerative in nature losing, repositioning, corrupting or copying existing code.


Most mutations end up being neutral in effect because of the existing redundancy and repairing systems built into the DNA code by a wise and good Creator.  A very occasional few end up having a beneficial effect in an existing organism but NONE end up adding genuinely new information into the DNA.


Biblical Revelation about Biology Background Information  about  Evolutionary Biology


The offence caused to God by humans ignoring

 the teaching of Jesus in Genesis


The above graphic illustrates perfectly the difference between a Biblical approach and that of human reason.


“Now when a Christian believes that the death, bloodshed, disease, suffering and violence in the fossil record represents millions of years of history as God ‘created’, then what did sin do to the world?   What did the Curse do?  Why does death have anything to do with sin?   Why does God describe this as very good?   Does this mean that violence and disease are ‘good’ in God’s eyes?   Is it any wonder young people today have no sense of sin and the holiness of God? “

Why Won’t they Listen? Ken Ham p84


If you have already seen this quote you are right it is a repeat.  The reason?

This quote reveals the effect of the secular approach to history.  Their assumptions are ungodly because they deny the power of God and ultimately shape a creator (whether personal as in Christianity or materialstic as in evolutionary theory) to their own limitations and understandings.  The result for materialism is nihilstic without hope and devoid of reason and purpose which will ultimately lead people into confusion and behaviour based solely on their passions. For those who believe in a personal Creator this is devastating.  It changes the nature of his character and method.  It turns him from good into hideous.  It turns his judgements to powerlessness, fickleness and ultimately pure evil as even in our fallen condition we know this to be wrong.  See the next quote for a fuller explanation biologically and the section on judgement regarding the final situation.




Jaques Monod evolutionist and atheist said,

 “selection is the blindest, and most cruel way of evolving new species and more and more complex and refined organisms, .. the more cruel because it is a process of elimination, of destruction.  The struggle for life and the elimination of the weakest is a horrible process, against which our whole modern ethic revolts.  An ideal society is a non- selective society, it is one where the weak are protected; which is exactly the reverse of the natural law. I am surprised that a Christian would defend the idea that this is the process which God more or less set up in order to have evolution.”  See this link for fuller details: https://answersingenesis.org/theistic-evolution/jacques-monod-and-theistic-evolution/


Again a repeated quotation because it is so vital.  How can the Christian teachers and theologians not see what is obvious to the blinded evolutionist. Our spiritual enemy made it quite clear where the battle lines would be drawn.  On death.  Yet we have accepted his version of death ‘surely you will not die’ when it comes to judgement and his version of death :process of elimination, of destruction as being necessary for the creation of life.

What a successful lie amongst those who should know better!

This cartoon highlights the essential point which Dr Andy McIntosh made a number of years ago in written debate with Richard Dawkins and has since written a peer reviewed paper on the topic. See this link  Gas doesn’t do anything useful unless it is worked upon with machinery and most important of all information.  He was absolutely right. But what a storm came his way because he spoke with authority in his specialist area of thermodynamics.


Intelligent design is perfectly obvious in living things and basic material things eg the atomic structure of elements.  But that creates all kinds of problems for people who do not wish to admit that.  They have already signed up to a version of science which is purely materialistic in nature; that everything can be produced through natural processes.  Their idea is a bit like going into a modern automated factory and observing that there are no people around, examining the details of the machinery and the processes which are taking place, eventually discovering the computer code which is controlling everything and saying that it happened by chance through natural selection.  That would be a wrong conclusion.  They would not be acknowledging the idea in the brain, the enterprise, the talking, the planning, the writing, the finance, the market research,the hiring, the building, the administration, the coding, the assembly line, the machinery, the robotics,etc etc. In other words the intelligent design at every stage of the operation.


Those evolutionists and sometimes the Christian variety too want to say that introducing a God stops enquiry.  But history is not on their side.  A great deal of the early scientific discoveries were made by Christians who believed in a short age of the universe and earth and a six day process for that creation. See this link.

“Cain was in the first generation of children ever born. He (as well as his brothers and sisters) would have received virtually no imperfect genes from Adam or Eve, since the effects of sin and the Curse would have been minimal to start with. In that situation,  brother and sister could have married (provided it was one man for one woman – which is what marriage is all about [Matthew 19:4-6]) without any potential to produce deformed offspring.”

http://www.answersingenesis.org/assets/pdf/media/radio/cains_wife.pdf


A very important idea here to answer the common question,” where did Cain get his wife from?” It takes a little bit of biblical investigation to realise that Adam and Eve had many more children than the ones given names in the scriptures:”After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died. Genesis 5v4,5.

So with a combination of virtually perfect genes having no health implications at this point of marrying close to you then there is no problem with Cain getting a wife.  



The graphics used in this section were purchased from the

Creation Resources Trust based in Yeovil Somerset

Used this particular cartoon in school on the outside of my classroom.  Got the children’s attention but really spoke to the teachers in the school.   Suddenly they saw something of the folly of what passes for a scientific approach.  The universe and everything in it is obviously designed and the cartwheels we have to perform in order to deny it are as complex and stupid as our sinful lives.

Jeremiah 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Review what was said about death earlier.  You can see from this chart some of the main views held by Christians on the matter of how God created.  The crucial one which affects our understanding of the death of Christ our Lord and also the nature of judgement is how we understand the method by which God created … was it really good as he says or did the Fall not actually affect anything since death was already in the world through the processes which God used to create.  The question is vital and one of the most effective evangelists in history, John Wesley was quite clear on this matter:

“God Almighty, whether you know it or not, did not make it as it is now. He himself made it better, unspeakably better, than it is at present. He made it without any blemish, yea, without any defect. He made no corruption, no destruction, in the inanimate creation. He made not death in the animal creation; neither its harbingers, -- sin and pain” God's Approbation of His work. Sermon 56 1782 John Wesley.

The above diagram also shows something else which is vital.  That God is truly powerful and able to be a creator worthy of worship if He created in six days! The current emphasis in most churches and theological colleges on theistic evolution fails desperately, depicting a god who is powerless …. constrained by his own limitations to billions of years of creating by the most hideous method causing untold suffering, and thus evil.   No wonder we are powerless in the face of secularism… at least they don’t try to call the system good, rather just describe what they understand has happened.  

Christians by contrast have a book which claims to say exactly what happened in the beginning and its story is what supports the rescue mission which was mounted by God through Jesus. Many Christians have committed apostasy by choosing to believe the pagan view of what happened at the beginning thus changing the God whom they worship and making nonsense of their holy book.


Darwins Black Box


Most reviewed book on Amazon, led to some of the most amazing religious comments by learned editors of respected scientific journals and kickstarted the modern debate on Intelligent Design.  The premise was very simple and has been acknowledged for thousands of years as self obvious but has been submerged in our era due to the religion of ‘naturalism’.

What is the premise?  The mousetrap illustrated above has to be designed and manufactured complete as a working piece for it to be of any value.  Even one piece missing renders the device useless.  In practise Michael Behe the author is a microbiologist specialising in blood.  It was his first hand knowledge of the complexities and interdependencies of the system which led him to consider the idea of irreducible complexity and therefore the existence of  a designer.  

A development which we are all familiar with is the irreducible system.  A simple illustration of  this is a coin.  If you reduce it to its elemental parts it cannot tell you anything about its value.  It has information contained in its form which gives it its value.  Such are the created things given value and meaning by an intelligent and loving Creator.

Biology

Bombardier Beetle

A boy’s delight!  A beetle which fires superheated steam from its backside! This is its defence mechanism in a fallen world.

Fulfilling in the most amazing way the concept above of irreducible complexity. This little fellow has two main liquids available to him for producing his trick. Hydrogen Quinone and Hydrogen Peroxide.  Two main ingredients of rocket fuel.  It holds these in muscular sacks which have a non returnable valve, squeezes just the right amount into the horny combustion chamber which is lined with over twenty catalysts which promote and control combustion.  This combustion product (super heated steam) is then directed out of the combustion chamber through a ducting system. The directable nozzle on the end fires this through its legs up to a distance of 30cm scaring off any predators.

What a joke to imagine that these necessary interdependent systems could occur just by accident or hold the code in some way until all the other bits were in place.  But the evolutionist tries with the usual story telling techniques about, “could” “perhaps” “likely” etc in the middle of big biological words which are traps for the unwary to think that they are doing science and not rhetoric (preaching).

There are many variations of the bombardier beetle which reflect the words of scripture.. “after their kind” and the clever coding which God initially wrote. The variations do not substantiate evolutionary concepts of gradually building complexity since each variation is a complete and fully functioning beetle.  None show trial and error and partially formed systems but each one is optimally designed as a unit.

Dinosaurs are used more than almost anything else to indoctrinate children and adults in the idea of millions of years of earth history. However, the Bible gives us a framework for explaining dinosaurs in terms of thousands of years of history, including the mystery of when they lived and what happened to them. Two key texts are Genesis 1:24–25 and Job 40:15–24. In short summary dinosaurs were created on the sixth day along with the other major land animals and man.

They would have flourished in the preflood era and the mass dinosaur graveyards indicate their vast numbers.  Those graveyards and their situation also indicate that their end was generally catastrophic which is being acknowledged generally today.  The largest catastrophe of course was the flood but others in a post flood world may have contributed, along with inhospitable conditions, to their general demise.  But check out the links below which show the long observation and interaction of humans with descriptions of creatures that we now call dinosaurs.  

https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/when-did-dinosaurs-live/what-really-happened-to-the-dinosaurs/


Radioactive Dating of Rocks


“We have known for some time that radiometric dating methods are unreliable. They often disagree between methods (this was quantified by RATE geologist Dr. Steven Austin and Dr. Andrew Snelling) and can produce vastly inflated age estimates for rocks that are known to be recently formed. However, RATE scientists have attempted to answer the question of why the radioisotope methods are giving the inflated ages. One of the profound results of the RATE research is the exciting evidence of accelerated nuclear decay in the past.

All radioisotope dating methods assume (among other things) that the decay rate of a given isotope (an atomic nucleus with a given number of neutrons) is constant-that it has always been what it is today. Only if nuclear decay rates have always been constant can the method be used to estimate a reliable age. After all, a clock would not give the correct time if it were to dramatically speed up or slow down. The RATE researchers have uncovered several independent lines of evidence that strongly indicate that nuclear decay was much more rapid in the past.”

Rate Project (http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2005/11/07/rate-research-results)


This is an important creationist group who have experimentally and at considerable cost identified accelerated decay rates in the past giving the lie to the present age of the earth etc. Worth looking into the details of this and particularly the work done on rates of helium escape from granite zircons.  

Although this group do not endorse the work of Barry Setterfield at this time I believe his work gives the most credible accounts for starlight in a young earth and universe and for decay rates much faster in the past.  

I await a convergence of these two as they pursue the same aims.

What is not Jesus’

 teaching on Geology?


“Now when a Christian believes that the death, bloodshed, disease, suffering and violence in the fossil record represents millions of years of history as God ‘created’, then what did sin do to the world?   What did the Curse do?  Why does death have anything to do with sin?   Why does God describe this as very good?   Does this mean that violence and disease are ‘good’ in God’s eyes?   Is it any wonder young people today have no sense of sin and the holiness of God? “


Why Won’t they Listen? Ken Ham p84


Here is the core problem with the assumptions which are made with regard to the earth’s age.  It affects directly the character and integrity of God.  It also affects the history of the Fall and subsequently the reason why Jesus had to die.  Those who sign up to millions of years of history, thus setting aside Biblical History, logically will end up in a place where death suffering disease etc are the result of God’s good handiwork.  That is a serious maligning of God as they are consistently embracing and teaching this concept, and I believe it is resulting in the church in Britain and Western Europe being rejected by God.

The lamp stands are being taken away. Revelation 2





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