Wednesday, March 1, 2017

THE BIOLOGOS FOUNDATION, EVOLUTION, AND THE CULTS





Biologos, a foundation committed to promoting evolution to the Church, claims:

·       “Our worldview is based on a belief that the Bible is true – cover to cover, from Gen. 1:1 to Rev. 22:21.” - http://biologos.org/blogs/guest/a-geological-response-to-the-movie-is-genesis-history#sthash.236Kfu7b.W5Nmw0I7.dpuf

Similarly, Mary Baker Eddy and a long series of cult leaders have also claimed this. However, they had claimed that Scripture couldn’t be understood as it appeared. Why not? Because Scripture is allegorical! Instead, only they had the key to understand the Scriptures. Thus, these leaders effectively built a wall between the Scriptures and the faithful.

Biologos has done the same thing. They too have built an insurmountable wall between Scripture and the Christian by claiming Genesis 1-11 to be allegorical and non-historical. Why have they done this? Because if Genesis is not historical, then they have succeeded in making room for evolution in a Bible that can no longer contradict its claims.

However, to remove the historical context is also to remove any clarity about interpretation. Perhaps even worse, denying the historicity of Genesis contradicts the rest of the Bible.

There are many evidences that the Bible regards Genesis as historical. The various genealogies extending back to Adam attest to its historicity. Even the words of Jesus:

·       Matthew 19:4-6 (ESV) He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has [historically] joined together, let not man separate.”

Augustine warned about the possible effect of the pronunciations of the pundits of science of his day upon the faithful:

·       Some of the weaker brothers and sisters, however, are in danger of going astray more seriously when they hear these godless people holding forth expertly and fluently on the “music of the spheres,” or on any questions you care to mention about the elements of this cosmos. They wilt and lose heart . . . and can scarcely bring themselves to touch the volumes [Scripture] they should be devouring with delight . . . [because] they have no time to be still (Psalm 46:11), and to see how sweet the Lord is (Psalm 34:8). And that is why they are too lazy to use the authority they have received from the Lord . . . . (Augustine 2002b, I.20.24).


9 comments:

  1. If they are abiding on the vine the Father will prune them and they will bear much fruit. If not they will wither and be cast into the fire. (John 15) np

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    1. The only fruit I see is of deception.

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  2. Jesus also spoke the phrase "the blood of Abel". np

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  3. I haven't thought of deception as a fruit. I'll check Strong's when I get home. np

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  4. Book, chapter, verse ? np

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  5. Matthew 7:15-18 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.

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    1. Do you think we can still pray for their repentance? np

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    2. Of course, and I have been praying for just that.

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