Walter Hicks wrote:
> Science does not have the authority that the Bible does, so why should a
> YEC -- or anyone else -- take such a flawed activity as warranting
> greater belief that the teaching of the Bible?
If this was just an issue of what I or you or someone
else _prefers_ to think on some matter, I would probably
more or less agree with you. After all, I'm sure I have
some strange ideas of my own, and I need to grant that
grace to others than I've also granted.
However, it is YEC folk who seem to insist on me accepting
*their* views on what is THE truth. WHO claims the monopoly
on the truth here? The truth was revealed to us, maybe so,
but we are all on the long road to salvation, and part of
that long road is learning to understand what that Truth
By turning to politics, rhetoric, polemics and accusations of
heresy, instead of DEMONSTRATING that THEIR SCIENCE gets the
results, YECs folk have made their science unbelievable, and
therefore, to those who are outside the faith (who hear that
calling from Christ) Christianity is unbelievable. It is extremely
difficult for people like myself to even broach these matters
with the lost, the blind, the lame, and the sheep who have gone
astray working in the field of science (particularly biology).
The real message of the Bible is soiled by the opinions of
people who are all (Christians included) sinners who sin more
by arrogantly proclaiming that they have THEEEEE truth. WHO may
I ask, has THEEEEE truth? Even atheist scientists who talk that
way are eventually shot down (irrespective of the faith of
any other scientists involved) because it is just plain
silly to think that way.
by Grace alone we proceed,
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