Posted on April 27, 2013
Solving the Mystery
We are back in the court room, that we discussed six weeks ago in the post, “A Curious Case”. The day for the decision has arrived and you are the judge. There is a lot at stake; it’s a decision that will make an impact into eternity. Each one of us has the responsibility to find the truth and act upon it. What will you do with the information you have? What about the information you don’t have; are you willing seek the answers to your questions? And who are you going to trust?
Ichnofossils have been the primary focus of this Clue series, but there are all kinds of evidence we could go into – there is evidence regarding our origins all over every field of science, philosophy, theology, literature, art, and even music. However, evidence is always interpreted by a person, and it does not speak for itself. Although strong and convincing evidence for creation, a young earth, and the global flood are out there, that does not guarantee I can convince anyone of my view because they rely on a different set of assumptions – basic ideas that most people don’t even realize they have, but that change the way we look at everything.
Ultimately, it’s not about the evidence. Creationists and evolutionists use basically the same evidence, it is simply interpreted differently. Since all evidence is interpreted, one might conclude that it does not matter what interpretation someone takes, since they are all based on assumptions. However, not all assumptions are reasonable; many come down to circular reasoning, which is when a person is assuming what he or she is trying to prove.
Science relies on observations, people, and the conclusions those people come to in regard to the observations. Observation relies heavily on our five senses, but evolutionists have no logical reason to trust our five senses or believe that the world will function as it has in the past. Furthermore, in order to come to a conclusion from an observation a person must use logic. Outside of the Bible, there is no reasonable foundation for logic, and therefore science is not logical under the evolutionary worldview. Science makes sense as Christians because doing science is a way of fulfilling God’s command to Adam to take dominion over His creation.
Never forget that scientists are people, and people make mistakes. We make mistakes, other people make mistakes that cause trouble for us, we don’t know everything, and some things are beyond our reach, strength, and understanding. We are not perfect. However, there is One Who never makes mistakes, is perfect, and loves you so much He died for you. In this world that is so full of things like fear, hate, war, turmoil, pain, uncertainty, separation, and death, the only thing we can truly rely upon is God and His infallible Word.