There is a term that should be used for such un-belief. It is blasphemy. To believe that the Sinless Savior sinned is Pure unadulterated blasphemy. The Only One who could declare that He always did those things that pleased His Father was the sinless One the Lord Jesus Christ. The Only One who had infallibly written of Him that He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin was the sinless One the Lord Jesus Christ. All that Barnaâ€™s poll shows is that there are blasphemous unbelievers misusing the name Christian because the ministry of the regenerating Holy Spirit is to reveal the truth about the immaculate Christ to those He laid down His sinless life for.
The fact that the United Council of Churches would list the followers of Russell and Smith as "churches" in their yearbook of churches shows that the United Council of Churches does not know what the church is!
The paradigm I use is what the Lord Himself says in His infallible and inerrant Written Word, the Holy Bible: Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. The Lord uses the â€śstandard or general meaning of the word dayâ€ť as the reason for the establishment of the weekly Sabbath of His people in the Old Testament. Plus, the opening chapters of Genesis, chapters 1 to 11, are not being read literally, i.e. how they were intended to be read, unless one reads them as the accurate narrative record of the beginning of human history that God intended them to be.
The heavens do not declare that the universe is older than 6000 years they declare the Glory of God, Psalm 19:1. To determine the age of the universe and the earth we donâ€™t go to fallible science, which is always changing its opinions, we go to the only accurate book of science or history that we have the Holy Bible. Scientists can prove nothing about the age of the earth or universe as seen by their constantly changing ideas about how old it is! The Lord who made the earth and the universe has no hesitation in telling us when He made it: Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Declaring the truth that the Bible is inerrant and infallible is not a circular argument. It is an argument based on the wonderful gift of faith. I have been given the gift of faith, something non-believers do not have, to understand not only Who created the universe and the world, and when He created it, but also what His Written Word is, namely infallible and inerrant. ( Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.)
Premise 1: There is only one infallible and inerrant book of human history: the Written Word of God the Holy Bible. Premise 2 The Bible clearly teaches that there was a world wide flood in the days of Noah. Conclusion: Therefore any so called evidence be it â€śarchaeological, linguistics or even historicalâ€ť that disagrees with the Bible is wrong regardless of how popular it is. Archbishop Ussher should be lauded and not maligned because he sought to determine the age of the earth using the only infallible and inerrant history book we have. It is sad how many who profess to be Christian dishonor the One they say they believe in by agreeing with the false age of the universe popularized by unbelieving scientists. Jesus Christ warned us that we were not to be ashamed of Him or His Words. He clearly teaches Adam and Eve were made at the beginning of creation, Mark 10:6, and not millions of years after the â€śBig Bangâ€ť of godless scientists.
Premise 1: The first time a word is used has a standard or general meaning before it is used symbolically. Premise 2: The first time the word day is used in the Bible is in the Book of Genesis. Conclusion: The days of Genesis are literal 24 hour days. Plus, if the days are incorrectly interpreted symbolically what does one do with the word years with reference to the age of Adam, Seth etc? They are built on the foundation that these years are built on the literal days that make up these literal years. Unless you are going to say "years" refers to something else. What that is I know not what. Genesis is written as narrative human history. And taking it any other way is not rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
When I understand by Godâ€™s gift of faith that the universe was not created by anything that is a part of this creation but by His all powerful and sustaining Word, Hebrews 11:4, I do not need to assail my soul with the false ideas of non-believing evolutionary scientists. Since they do not believe the truth of Hebrews 11:4 or Colossians 1:17 â€śAnd he is before all things, and by him all things consist.â€ť they are trying to explain the universe without reference to the One who created and sustains the universe and all that is in it. This is a foolâ€™s quest. The Lord who is the light, the creator of light and dwells in unapproachable light, without any difficulty could have illuminated this earth for the 3 days before He created the Sun which was for our benefit and His Glory. The Lord created the sun, moon and stars for the benefit of man upon the earth, not for evolutionary scientists to treat as play-doh for their unbiblical ideas. (Genesis 1:14-19) Why do believers think they have to cringe and bow before the unbiblical writings and ideas of non-believing evolutionists? The Bible clearly defines those who deny the true God as fools not wise.(Psalm 14:1; 53:1) I do not need to listen to fools. I have the truth of the infallible and inerrant Written Word of God.
Creation and evolution are mutually exclusive because: Premise 1: The infallible and inerrant written Word of God, The Holy Bible declares that God spoke the universe, the earth, and all that is on the earth, except for man, into existence over the space of 6 days. (Ex. Genesis 1:3,6,14) Premise 2: The animal and plant kingdoms were specifically created by God according to their kind. (Genesis 1:11,12,21,24,25) Premise 3: Man was created by the unique activity of God on the sixth day. (Genesis 1:26-27) Premise 4: The lies of evolution teach that the universe â€śexplodedâ€ť into existence billions of years ago, (lie 1), when animals finally made their appearance on the earth they kept changing into other animals, (lie 2), and that man finally made his appearance, not as the unique and special creation of God, but as a result of the meaningless word chance. (lie 3) Conclusion: Therefore, just as 2 + 2 = 4 and 2 + 2 = 5 are mutually exclusive, because 4 is the correct answer and 5 is the incorrect answer, creation and evolution are mutually exclusive because creation is correct, the truth, and evolution is incorrect, the lie.
It is not children who are bad for this earth, since I do not believe that the earth is a planet, it is men spouting their foolish ideas that conflict with the Word of God! It is not the debatable theory of global warming that is a threat to the nations of the world. It is lack of population, i.e. children, as Proverbs 14:28 clearly teaches: "In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince."
Premise 1: The Bible is the infallible and inerrant Written Word of God. Premise 2: The Bible infallibly and inerrant teaches creation and not evolution. Premise 3: Jesus Christ, the Truth, affirms the fact that the Word of God is True: John 17:17 Conclusion: I will never be endangered by the lie of evolution because that which is a lie can never be true.
A "Christian evolutionist" is the same thing as a square circle or a round triangle! You can put the two words together but they are nonsense. A true Christian is to strive to bring every thought into captivity to Christ. (2 Cor. 10:5) Christ clearly teaches when man was created: "But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female." Mark 10:6 True Christians listen to the Lord, Who is the Truth, and not the father of lies!
It does not surprise me that non-believers are planning protests at this Creation Museum. They are simply displaying the truth of the Bible! Godâ€™s inerrant and infallible word declares that unsaved men labor to suppress the truth of God that they are constantly confronted with and surrounded by. (Romans 1:18ff.) So what should you see them doing when a Museum is built that directly assaults their futile efforts to suppress the truth? Exactly what they are planning to do: Protest.
As a saved sinner and believer in my only hope the Lord Jesus Christ I am to strive to bring every thought into captivity to Christ. Did my Lord and Savior say anything about when man was created? Yes He did: â€śBut from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.â€ť Mark 10:6 All I need is this one verse from the infallible and inerrant Written Word of God, reinforced by many others, to know that evolution is a lie of the father of lies.
The problem with the majority of people in the west is they have embraced, and are being presented with, a false view of Islam and Mohamed. All a person needs to do is read "The Truth About Mohamed" by Robert Spencer to see that the pamphlet title "The Deadly Threat of Islam" was not hate speech but the truth!