The Battle of the World Views

The Battle of the Worldviews: Part 2


By Clint Bishard

Jesus Created Ministries


In part 1 of this article, I discussed the creationist/Christian worldview and contrasted that against the naturalist/evolution worldview that is dominating our culture more and more.  I stated that I believe the propagation of the naturalistic worldview is the greatest contributor to our culture rejecting biblical truth, and therefore the message of Jesus as savior.  I noted that much of the church seems to be asleep concerning the critical nature of the creation/evolution issue and is even compromising and accepting naturalistic teachings that undermine the creationist/Christian worldview.  Now I would like to show that the naturalists are not asleep and are even planning an increased effort to promote evolution as fact to our culture.

The world’s largest scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recently met in St. Louis for their annual meeting.  Their meetings included a number of special sessions focused on the creation/evolution issue and how to defeat the creationists.  Dr. Menton, a respected scientist and speaker for Answers in Genesis attended these special sessions and stated the following: “What I heard and saw is of great importance to all who are concerned about biblical Christianity and the future of education in America.”  He summed up their strategies presented in these creation/evolution sessions as follows:

1.      They must enlist the “clergy” or “people of faith” to help promote evolution.

2.      Evolutionists must strive to convince Americans that our competitiveness in the world will be at risk if evolution is not taught.

3.      They must introduce evolution earlier – as early as the first grade!

4.      Evolutionist will use “bait-and-switch” tactics with redefinition of terms.  When dealing with the public, evolutionists must make sure they use terms like “science” or scientist” instead of “evolution” or “evolutionist.”

5.      Evolutionists must recruit lawyers to work hard to ensure that public schools are “God-free zones.”[1]

Now that we have seen what the evolutionists are planning, the real question is how will the church respond?  Will it actually become a propagator of evolution and promote the naturalistic worldview that is undermining the creationist/Christian worldview (much like what happened in England)?  Or will it stand up and affirm the supernatural creation of the universe as stated in Scripture and the judgment of the world by the Genesis flood (laying down most of the fossil record over a one year period and not over millions of years)?  May God move us to stand on His Word!  “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” Proverbs 30:5




[1] From the Answers in Genesis April 2006 newsletter

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