Friday, March 24, 2017


Biologos does not interpret Scripture through the lens of Science, as they claim, but through THEIR interpretation of science. This is very different.

Christian growth requires that we identify and leave behind our own personal lenses in order to see Scripture for what it really teaches. This, of course, is a very gradual process and requires years. It took me years to even identify my own biases, and the process goes on.

However, Biologos takes us in the opposite direction by IMPOSING an additional set of biases upon how we read Scripture. We are told that in order to understand Scripture, we have to read it as non-science and non-history, even in light of the fact that the rest of the Bible reads Genesis 1-11 as history. Just look, for example at the genealogies which go back to Adam! By doing this, Biologos tells us that we cannot read the text as it seems (and how Scripture requires) but as Biologos instructs us to read it.

This is just what many cults do. For example, in The Divine Principle, Sun Myung Moon has written that he had been given the key to understand the Scriptures:

·       “The Bible is not the truth itself but a textbook teaching us the truth.” [What is needed] “is a new truth that can elucidate the fundamental contents of the Bible so clearly that everyone can recognize and agree with it.” “This new truth has already appeared. With the fullness of time, God sent His messenger to resolve the fundamental questions of life and the universe. His name is Sun Myung Moon. For many decades, he wandered in a vast spiritual world in search of the ultimate truth…He came in contact with many saints in Paradise and with Jesus, and thus brought into light all the heavenly secrets through his communication with God.” (James Sire, “Scripture Twisting,” 117)

Biologos has done the same thing. In order to remove any contradiction between the Bible and the theory of evolution, Biologos has taken the position that Genesis 1-11 should not be taken as history but, instead, as mere theology. To support their claim, they denigrate the teachings of the Bible as errantly influenced by the “science” of their day, the Ancient Near-Eastern cosmology.

Biologos has violated the numerous Scriptural injunctions to not tamper with Scripture:

·       You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Rev. 22:18-19)

While Biologos claims that Genesis 1-11 is not an historical account, taking away from the Word, the Bible provides no hint of such a thing. Instead, the Bible generously quotes Genesis as history, for example:

·       For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. (1 Corinthians 11:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:13)

In most instances, the NT derives theology from the history, showing that history and theology are inseparable, contrary to the assumptions of Biologos. Therefore, where history is denied, so too is theology.

Consequently, where Biologos and theistic evolution have tread, the Church has suffered. In Bruce Malone’s DVD, “Explosive Geological Evidence for Creation,” he claims that 81% of church youth do not believe in moral absolutes. From 65 to 95% of these youth leave the church entirely by the end of their fourth year at college. Perhaps even worse, 63% of the youth attending Christian schools do not believe that Christ is God; 58% believe that there are many ways to God; 65% don’t believe in Satan! Malone understandably laments:

·       “By not emphasizing the creation, the Fall, and the Flood as real historical events; the Bible has lost all credibility to the world when it relates to anything dealing with the physical world.”

Even worse is its impact on the Church. Malone further claims:

·       “When you throw out what the Bible has to say about the physical world, the world will throw out what the Bible has to say about the spiritual world.”

Sadly, theistic evolutionists have brought this into the Church with disastrous results.

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