Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Faitheist

"Life forms change over time and given enough time they can and did change dramatically. GET OVER IT! No one is ever, ever going to go back to the idea that species were created fully developed at a specific point in time. NEVER. The details of the theory may change but not the framework. There is no faith involved. Move on. Evolution happens." Milo

You have said, "Life forms change over time and given enough time they can and did change dramatically." This is what you believe. Its a statement that is based on faith. You weren’t there when the life forms were created, and you didn't see them change. You don’t know how life began; you simply believe that what you have been told actually did happen. Like it or not, you are a "believer" in the theory of evolution.

If you have faith in ever-changing science, you can’t "know" anything for certain. You have to trust that what you believe is the truth, because science is forever gaining new knowledge and upgrading its beliefs. What you believe to be true today may be laughed at in a 100 years time. That’s the truth. History attests to it.

The fact of faith is often shunned by atheists and skeptics, because the word has "religious" overtones: "Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits." -- Dan Barker, former false convert, author, critic

Of course, the Christian lives by faith also. We weren’t there "in the beginning" when God created the Heavens and the earth. But our trust is in Him who is utterly faithful (trustworthy), unchanging (unlike science), and infallible. That's the big difference.