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Creation: Proposition 4

The evolution/creation debate is not about religion. Rather, it demonstrates that most of the public has a poor understanding of how science operates.

Response

Dr. Vogt: In fact the controversy isn't due to a lack of understanding about science. It is due to a lack of awareness about the spiritual world. Unregenerate scientists who subscribe to materialism assert that all observable phenomena can be explained in terms of physical processes. In doing so, they actually deny the existence of the spiritual world. Romans 1:19-22 tells us the following, ". . . that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."

When a scientist chooses to deny the clear evidence of God's creative handiwork, he or she becomes spiritually blind. I Corinthians 2:14 says, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." Spiritually blind scientists are incapable of understanding and finding the real truth. And as such, they will not recognize God as their Creator unless they become born-again believers. At its core, the evolution/creation controversy is a spiritual issue.

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