A Fair Response to the Fair (Part 2)

   Last month we began a brief commentary in response to a letter submitted to the West Bend Daily News which implied that there is no conflict between belief in evolution and God (or the Bible).  Before we continue with further comments, I wish to remind the readers that when I refer to “evolution” I mean “molecules-to-man” evolution, as opposed to simple variation within a specific “kind” of creature, which is observable but is the wrong kind of change and is incapable of accumulating to produce large-scale changes from one kind of animal into something completely different.

   The first phrase from the respondent’s letter that I will address in this column is “I wanted to know the truth, so I took biology, geology, anthropology and physics courses in college.”  What’s the assumption here?  That truth can only be ascertained from science.  In reality, all of our scientific conclusions are tentative, especially those regarding events in the distant past and are subject to revision.  That’s why we have to update our science textbooks continually and it is to be expected.  The Bible, on the other hand, is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and is a perfect record of history from the one who is the author and creator of all of history, who was there in the beginning and who does not lie (Numbers 23:19).  Although the Bible was not written with the inte ...

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