Monday, November 26, 2012

The Descent of Darwin - Pastor Joe Boot - Creation Super Conference 2011

See Joe Boot's article on this topic on page 9 at or down below.

Darwin was a product of his time, nurturing, at best, a deistic conception of God and a naturalistic view of mechanical

laws operating on the world. Second, he presented what we might call an evolution theodicy, which distanced a Creator from natural evil. Darwin, consequently, accelerated a movement rather than starting one. God is simultaneously absolved and made irrelevant by being reduced to a cause of causes or first cause, remote, unknowable, a God who has not spoken nor revealed Himself.

This self-regulating universe operating in terms of impersonal laws in a chain of being was a revival of Gnosticism. God's work and His words are separate; the moral and the physical are completely independent -- alien to one another. Thus religion and "science" are to be kept separate: the evolutionary worldview deals with the problems of moral and natural evil by having God appear and disappear as required.

Go to the 10th page of the PDF below for Pastor Boot's article on this topic.