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1 WORLDVIEW: WHAT IS IT? Dr. Jobe Martin

2 PROVERBS 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (DECEPTION)

3 The worldviews of Satan’s World System are all based on deception!

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5 1 CHRONICLES 12:32 “... the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were 200; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” KJV

6 COLOSSIANS 2:8 “BEWARE LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT, AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN, AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD, AND NOT AFTER CHRIST.” KJV

7 There is Biblical Christianity and then there are various worldviews. The study of worldviews ends up a comparison and contrast of true, Biblical Christianity against all of the deceptive choices of worldviews that Satan’s world system has to offer. What do I believe about life and all of its basic building blocks? Where can I find the Truth?

8 Who determines what is true: ManOrGod?

9 JOHN 8: 32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

10 JOHN 17:17-19 Jesus said: 17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.” 17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”

11 PSALM 119:11 “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”

12 EPHESIANS 6: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;…

13 SWORD OF SPIRIT = WORD OF GOD The word “sword” of Ephesians 6:17b is the word for the offensive and defensive weapon of the powerful Roman soldier. The word for “word” (of God) is not “logos” it is “Rhema” which literally means the “sayings.” God’s spoken Word is our offensive and defensive weapon in the midst of the supernatural battle surrounding us. We are to speak God’s Word into the fabric of life—that means we must hide it in our hearts first.

14 CREATION EVOLUTIONDATA:FOSSILS, LIVING THINGS= SAME FOR BOTH THEISM God of the Bible: Creator, Inventor, Designer, Sustainer, RedeemerATHEISM No God: Accidental, Non-directed, Random, Chance, Mindless processes WORLDVIEW GLASSES DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS

15 “Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic.” Scott C. Todd, (Kansas State University Immunologist): Nature, September 30, 2000, Letters to the editor.

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17 THE BATTLE OF CREATION VS EVOLUTION IS REALLY THE BATTLE FOR THE GOSPEL. G. Richard Bozarth writes (“The Meaning of Evolution”, American Atheist, Sept. 20, 1979, p. 30): “Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the [S]on of [G]od. …

18 If Jesus was not the [R]edeemer that died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing.” G. Richard Bozarth Atheist Bozarth understands this issue much better than the average Christian!

19 See: The Defender’s Bible, Dr. Henry Morris

20 Everyone believes by FAITH in something eternal!!!!! ~ ETERNAL GOD GOD ~ ETERNAL MATTER MATTER (energy) (energy) BY FAITH BECAUSE NO ONE WAS THERE!

21 SO WHAT ARE THE BIG ISSUES? Where do matter and energy come from? How did reproducing life appear? Do mutations generate new life forms? What does the fossil record prove? Evolution: Does fossil man exist? Is there evidence for a global flood? Are transitional forms still “missing”?

22 SO WHAT ARE THE BIG ISSUES? Is radiometric dating based on facts or assumptions? Do animals display morals? Do animals possess the ability to talk, write, create, invent, sin, possess virtues, worship, pray, serve God? Where do music and harmony come from? Have you gone to the zoo and seen three chimpanzees singing in harmony?

23 Is It the Bible or Evolution? BIBLE God created all - inorganic + organic All created in 6 days Creation is completed Oceans before land 1st life on land EVOLUTION Godless chance processes did it all Millions of years Unending Evolution Land before oceans 1st life in ocean

24 Do you believe the Bible or unproven evolutionary theory? BIBLE Earth before sun and stars Fruit trees before fish Birds and fish created on the 5th day Birds before insectsEVOLUTION Sun and stars before earth Fish before fruit trees Fish evolved millions of years before birds Insects before birds

25 Deep inside do you believe God or evolutionary theory? BIBLE Birds before reptiles Man before rain Man before woman Light before sun Plants before sun Man from dustEVOLUTION Reptiles before birds Rain before man Woman before man Sun before light Sun before plants Man from primate

26 Do you trust God’s Word or man’s evolutionary theories? BIBLE Gen 1:29 Man originally a vegetarian Gen 1:29 Fixed, distinct kinds of plants and animals Adam’s sin the cause of death Romans 5:12 Romans 5:12EVOLUTION Man originally a meat eater Plants and animals are constantly evolving Death existed long before man ever evolved

27 The way of evolution seems so right to so many people, but it begins and ends by, with and in death. We Christians must submit so-called science to the Bible and not submit the Bible to so-called science. Our ideas do have consequences. Our assumptions really do determine our conclusions. Both Creation and Evolution are faith-based religious systems.

28 ATHEISTIC EVOLUTION ASSERTS BY FAITH THAT: There is no Creator/Designer God,There is no Creator/Designer God, And, therefore, that purposeless,And, therefore, that purposeless, Non-directed,Non-directed, Accidental,Accidental, Mindless, Chance, Random processes over millions of years produced the universe and everything animate and inanimate in it.Mindless, Chance, Random processes over millions of years produced the universe and everything animate and inanimate in it. The “Big Bang” created space and time?The “Big Bang” created space and time?

29 What shall we name this one?

30 What is the most accurate way to believe within the realm of the visible and the invisible, the temporal and the eternal, the seen and the unseen? Which worldview deals with reality with the most accuracy?

31 WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW? Your worldview is your basic belief system. Your worldview is the position you take regarding the answers to the major questions in life such as: Does God exist and is He Good? What can be known for sure? Who am I; why am I here; where am I going? What do I value; what is important to me? Is there purpose and direction to life?

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33 Values Values Respect for lifeWealth Truth“Fruit of the Spirit” Happiness HealthLoyalty Worldview A set of beliefs or ideas / a system of thought EthicsBiologyPsychology PhilosophyTheology PoliticsEconomicsHistory Law Sociology “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7Behavior Summit Ministries Manitou Spgs. CO

34 www. Summit.org Secular Humanism Marxism/ Leninism Cosmic Humanism Biblical Christianity Sources: Humanist Manifestos I, II Writings of Marx and Lenin New Age writers: Ferguson, Bailey Bible Theology Atheism PantheismTheism Philosophy NaturalismDialectical Materialism Non-NaturalismSupernaturalism Ethics RelativismProletariat MoralityRelativismAbsolutes BiologyEvolutionEvolutionEvolutionCREATION Psychology Self-actualizationBehaviorismCollective Consciousness Mind-Body Dualism Sociology Non-Traditional Family Abolition of Home Church and State Non-Tradition Home Church and State Traditional Home Church State Law Positive Law Self-LawBiblical Law Politics World Gov. (Globalism) New World Order (Globalism) New Age Order (Globalism) Justice, Freedom Order Economics Socialism Enlightened Production Stewardship Private Prop. History Historical Evolution Historical Materialism Evolutionary Godhood Historical Resurrection Postmod Islam

35 EVERYBODY HAS A WORLDVIEW Your worldview is your basic set of beliefs.Your worldview is your basic set of beliefs. Your worldview is the position you hold in the foundational issues of life.Your worldview is the position you hold in the foundational issues of life. What are the issues that construct the basic building blocks of life (and your worldview)?What are the issues that construct the basic building blocks of life (and your worldview)? TheologyPhilosophyEthicsBiologyPsychologySociologyLawPoliticsEconomicsHistory

36 TheologyTheology PhilosophyPhilosophy EthicsEthics BiologyBiology PsychologyPsychology SociologySociology LawLaw PoliticsPolitics EconomicsEconomics HistoryHistory All of these 10 areas are sacred! All are Biblical!

37 TheologyTheology PhilosophyPhilosophy EthicsEthics BiologyBiology PsychologyPsychology SociologySociology LawLaw PoliticsPolitics EconomicsEconomics HistoryHistory All 10 areas are perverted and twisted to some extent in Satan’s world system.

38 ART, MUSIC, CULTURE TheologyTheology PhilosophyPhilosophy EthicsEthics BiologyBiology PsychologyPsychology SociologySociology LawLaw PoliticsPolitics EconomicsEconomics HistoryHistory ART, MUSIC, CULTURE EMERGE OUT OF THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE WORLDVIEW.

39 MATHEMATICS TheologyTheology PhilosophyPhilosophy EthicsEthics BiologyBiology PsychologyPsychology SociologySociology LawLaw PoliticsPolitics EconomicsEconomics HistoryHistory ALL OF THE BUILDING BLOCKS ON THE LEFT HAVE THEIR OWN SYSTEM OF MATHEMATICS.

40 TheologyTheology PhilosophyPhilosophy EthicsEthics BiologyBiology PsychologyPsychology SociologySociology LawLaw PoliticsPolitics EconomicsEconomics HistoryHistory ARTMUSICMATHEMATICS PUT ALL OF THIS TOGETHER AND YOU HAVE: CULTURE of a WORLDVIEW.

41 Culture is the corporate display of the predominant worldview of a group of people. This can be shown at the national or state or city or village or school or church or family level of society.

42 THE CULTURE OF A WORLDVIEW INCLUDES: ArtArt MusicMusic FoodsFoods ClothesClothes ReligionReligion EntertainmentEntertainment Etc., etc,. etc., etc.Etc., etc,. etc., etc.

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44 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5 “CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS (arguments, speculations), AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALTETH ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.” KJV

45 1 PETER 3: And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

46 ACCORDING TO JOSH McDOWELL, BARNA RESEARCH GROUP, PEW RESEARCH CTR. : We are witnessing “The Last Christian Generation.” (Josh McDowell)We are witnessing “The Last Christian Generation.” (Josh McDowell) Only 1/3 of “church-going” teenagers say the church will play a role in their future lives.Only 1/3 of “church-going” teenagers say the church will play a role in their future lives. According to pollster George Barna: 63% of teens do not believe Jesus is God’s Son.According to pollster George Barna: 63% of teens do not believe Jesus is God’s Son. 60% believe all faiths teach equally valid truths.60% believe all faiths teach equally valid truths. 51% do not believe Jesus rose from the dead.51% do not believe Jesus rose from the dead. 66% do not believe Satan or the Holy Spirit exist.66% do not believe Satan or the Holy Spirit exist.

47 93% of all youth have lied to a parent. 75% of Christian and non-Christian youth have cheated on a test. 66% of all youth have physically hurt someone. 70% of churched teens believe there is no absolute moral truth. [This is called “Moral Relativism.”][This is called “Moral Relativism.”] Barna research reports: 98% of professed born- again youth “…do believe in Christ, but they do not reflect Christ-like attitudes or actions.” Does Satan believe in Christ?

48 THE VALUES OF YEAR OLDS: 81% say getting rich most important goal in life81% say getting rich most important goal in life 51% say becoming famous most important goal51% say becoming famous most important goal 30% say helping people in need is a goal30% say helping people in need is a goal 22% say goal of becoming a community leader22% say goal of becoming a community leader Only 10% say goal is to become more spiritualOnly 10% say goal is to become more spiritual So what is the goal of most of today’s younger generation in USA? They want to become rich and famous!

49 In other words, for the Christian youth there is a “disconnect” between “knowing Truth” and “practicing Truth.”In other words, for the Christian youth there is a “disconnect” between “knowing Truth” and “practicing Truth.” John 3:21:John 3:21: “But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

50 WE ARE LOSING 57%-88% OF “CHRISTIAN” YOUTH AFTER FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE! (published figures) Friends with Campus Crusade for Christ tell me, “If we don’t get the Christian kids within the first six weeks of their freshman year [of college], we’ve lost them to the competing worldviews.” How do we lose them?

51 WE CANNOT DEFEND THE FAITH! Where did Cain get his wife?Where did Cain get his wife? How did Noah get all the animals on the ark?How did Noah get all the animals on the ark? Aren’t Christians really polytheists?Aren’t Christians really polytheists? Wasn’t the Flood of Noah a local flood?Wasn’t the Flood of Noah a local flood? Aren’t the days of Genesis long periods of timeAren’t the days of Genesis long periods of time Hasn’t science proven the universe is billions of years old?Hasn’t science proven the universe is billions of years old? Isn’t starlight millions of years old?Isn’t starlight millions of years old? Didn’t dinosaurs go extinct 60 M. years ago?Didn’t dinosaurs go extinct 60 M. years ago?

52 WE CANNOT DEFEND THE FAITH! The Council of Nicaea altered the Bible.The Council of Nicaea altered the Bible. Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. Jesus and Mary had children.Jesus and Mary had children. King Constantine removed the references to goddess worship from the Bible.King Constantine removed the references to goddess worship from the Bible. The Bible has been translated so many times there is no way it could be the Word of God.The Bible has been translated so many times there is no way it could be the Word of God. Who made your God, Where did your God come from?Who made your God, Where did your God come from?

53 THE EVOLUTION OF MAN

54 WORLDVIEW THINKING IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S.A. Christian Theism: Personal God Young Universe Creation Traditional Deism: Reduced God Old Universe Theistic Evolution Secular Humanism: Dead God Darwinian Atheistic Evolution I am God/All is God/There is no GodPagan Mysticism/Metaphysical Naturalism I am God/All is God/There is no God Evolution is ‘god’, Harry Potter is GodEvolution is ‘god’, Harry Potter is God

55 ARE WE SUBMITTING TO THE AUTHORITY OF GOD’S WORD? For example: Harry Potter is a wizard. Leviticus 19:31 wizardsLeviticus 19:31: Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

56 DEUTERONOMY 18:10-14 witch wizard For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

57 Are we submitting to the authority of the Bible in every area of our lives?Are we submitting to the authority of the Bible in every area of our lives? Or are we submitting to, and incorporating into our lives, more and more of the folkways and mores of the false, anti-God and popular worldviews of Satan’s deceptive world system? Or are we submitting to, and incorporating into our lives, more and more of the folkways and mores of the false, anti-God and popular worldviews of Satan’s deceptive world system?

58 ROMANS 12:1, 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

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60 HOW DID WE GET TO NOW? Acts 17 to 1636: read Faith and Freedom by Ben Hart and Understanding the Times by Dr. David Noebel 1636: John Harvard and Thomas Sheppherd founded Harvard University as an Evangelical Christian College 1691: John Locke, Essay on Human Understanding (Root of French Revolution)

61 1805: Harvard goes Unitarian (Jesus is. not God = denial of the Trinity) 1805: Harvard goes Unitarian (Jesus is. not God = denial of the Trinity) 1839: Horace Mann (a Unitarian) establishes government-sponsored education (Public Education) in Mass.1839: Horace Mann (a Unitarian) establishes government-sponsored education (Public Education) in Mass. 1848: Karl Marx publishes the Political Economy. Main idea is Socialism and Private Property is Evil.1848: Karl Marx publishes the Political Economy. Main idea is Socialism and Private Property is Evil. 1859: Charles Darwin, Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races1859: Charles Darwin, Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races

62 in the Struggle for Life = (EVOLUTION = 1859!) 1859: Marx and Engels, Das Capitol = ( Socialism and abolition of private property)1859: Marx and Engels, Das Capitol = ( Socialism and abolition of private property) 1859: Richard Wagner, Tristan and Isolde = (Immorality and Materialism)1859: Richard Wagner, Tristan and Isolde = (Immorality and Materialism) : Nietzche, (God is Dead, Nihilism: no meaning to life) : Nietzche, (God is Dead, Nihilism: no meaning to life) IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES! IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

63 1925—SCOPES TRIAL Atheist Clarence Darrow gets William Jennings Bryan to admit that he did not know where Cain got his wife and that he did not know how long the Genesis 1 days were, but they could be millions of years. Darrow’s question: “You think those were not literal days?” Bryan’s answer: “I do not think they were 24 hour days.” [Bryan departed from Biblical authority and students now reap the penalty.]

64 1925—SCOPES TRIAL BIBLICAL AUTHORITY1925 opened the floodgates of “popular opinion” (evolution and millions of years) versus BIBLICAL AUTHORITY and the Humanists came out of the closet. By 1929 the first Humanist church was established and America was into the Great Depression! BIBLICAL AUTHORITY?Could the God of the Bible have been judging America’s departure into evolutionism from BIBLICAL AUTHORITY?

65 1929: First Humanist Church of N. Y. City established by Charles Francis Potter 1930: John Dewey = Atheist, Humanist, Pres. of The League for Industrial Demo., Public Education = Secular Humanism 1933: Humanist Manifesto I 1934: A Common Faith, John Dewey, Pub. by Yale U. Press = Humanism is a RELIGIOUS FAITH!

66 THE 1960’S Mad Magazine and Johnny Carson: There is nothing sacred!!!! Frank Sinatra: “I did it my way.” “How can it be wrong when it feels so right?”Debbie Boone: “How can it be wrong when it feels so right?” Invictus: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

67 1961: (Torcaso vs Watkins) Humanism a ….. religion protected by 1st amendment (AHA is a 501c 3 religious tax exempt non-profit ) 1962: (Engel vs Vitale) Prayer banned 1963: (Abington vs Schempp) Bible reading forbidden in schools 1968: (Epperson vs Arkansas) Laws against teaching Evolution now unconstitutional (ABORTION IS IN!)1973: Humanist Manifesto 2 + Roe v Wade = (ABORTION IS IN!) 1980: (Stone vs Graham) Ten Commandments out of schools

68 1982: (McLean vs Arkansas) Law mandating creation and evolution banned 1987: (Aguillard vs Edwards) God Himself is out of the U.S.A.! 2003: Supreme court throws out Texas sodomy law and homosexuality is in. 2005: Court mandated murder (euthanasia) is in (Terri Schaivo).

69 TheologyTheology PhilosophyPhilosophy EthicsEthics BiologyBiology PsychologyPsychology SociologySociology LawLaw PoliticsPolitics EconomicsEconomics HistoryHistory ARTMUSICMATHEMATICS PUT ALL OF THIS TOGETHER AND YOU HAVE: CULTURE

70 SATAN’S WORLD SYSTEM SAYS: There is no right or wrong!There is no right or wrong! There are no absolutes!There are no absolutes! Everything is relative!Everything is relative! Who’s to say!Who’s to say! Whatever!Whatever!

71 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG!THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG! The major assumption behind this sentence is that the person saying it is claiming he or she is right in saying that there is no right or wrong! We have a statement that negates itself.The major assumption behind this sentence is that the person saying it is claiming he or she is right in saying that there is no right or wrong! We have a statement that negates itself.

72 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES!THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES! This sentence is intended to be an absolute statement. If there are no absolutes, then this sentence is not absolute and it negates itself and means nothing!This sentence is intended to be an absolute statement. If there are no absolutes, then this sentence is not absolute and it negates itself and means nothing!

73 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! WHO’S TO SAY?WHO’S TO SAY? This sentence intends to silence someone who is taking a position. In other words, “You have no right to say that!” This negates itself, if no one has a right to take a position, then no one has a right to say “Who’s to say?” because that is taking a position!This sentence intends to silence someone who is taking a position. In other words, “You have no right to say that!” This negates itself, if no one has a right to take a position, then no one has a right to say “Who’s to say?” because that is taking a position!

74 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE!EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE! The authorial intent of this sentence is that it is an absolute statement. If everything is relative, then this sentence is part of everything and is itself relative. Then it negates itself.The authorial intent of this sentence is that it is an absolute statement. If everything is relative, then this sentence is part of everything and is itself relative. Then it negates itself.

75 WORLDVIEWS CLASH The ethics of Christianity teach moral absolutes. Some things are always right and some things are always wrong.The ethics of Christianity teach moral absolutes. Some things are always right and some things are always wrong. The ethics of the Humanist worldview is called Moral Relativism. Nothing is always right and nothing is always wrong. It all depends on the situation.The ethics of the Humanist worldview is called Moral Relativism. Nothing is always right and nothing is always wrong. It all depends on the situation.

76 EXAMPLE: ETHICS OF HUMANISTS IS MORAL RELATIVISM “Moral Relativism” is the idea of the Humanists that there are NO ABSOLUTES If a professor teaches that there are no absolutes, a pertinent question is: “Are you sure there are no absolutes, Professor?” Professor: “Yes, there is no such thing as an absolute, everything is relative.”

77 Student: “Are you absolutely sure, Professor?” Prof.: “Well aren’t you a clever student! I will admit that there is one absolute and that is that there are no absolutes.” Student: “Could there be two absolutes?” Prof.: “NO!” Student: “Are you sure?” Prof.: “Yes, of this I am sure!” Student: “Are you absolutely sure?”

78 MORAL RELATIVISM Some things to as the Professor: “Is it a moral absolute that it is wrong for a student to murder their professor?” “Is it a moral absolute that the mass killings of Hitler were wrong?” [911] “Is it a moral absolute that we should not torture babies for fun?” “Is it a moral absolute that the murder of young at T. Sq., in China was wrong?”

79 MORAL RELATIVISM: HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE WHAT DOES THE GOD OF THE BIBLE SAY? Fellow Christians have you become confused on this issue? There should be no confusion here! Genesis 13:13Genesis 13:13, Homosexuality is sin and wickedness! Genesis 18:20Genesis 18:20, Homosexuality is grievous sin! Genesis 19:7Genesis 19:7, Homosexuality is wicked!

80 Leviticus 18:22 Leviticus 18:22, Homosexuality is an abomination. Deuteronomy 23:17-18Deuteronomy 23:17-18, Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord of Hosts. 1 Kings 14:241 Kings 14:24, Homosexuality(sodomy) is an abomination. Romans 1:24Romans 1:24, Homosexuality dishonors your own body. Romans1:26, Lesbianism is a “vile affection.

81 Romans 1:26bRomans 1:26b Lesbianism “...is against nature.” Romans 1:27Romans 1:27, Homosexuality is unseemly Romans 1:28Romans 1:28, Homosexuality is the fruit of a “reprobate mind.” 1 Corinthians 6:91 Corinthians 6:9, Effeminate (“male prostitutes” NIV) and abusers of them- selves with mankind (homosexuals NAS) “shall not inherit the kingdom of God”

82 WORLDVIEW IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES AND ITS ASSUMPTIONS DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS You interpret what you see based on what you already believe (assume).

83 ASSUMPTIONS DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS When talking with an atheist, don’t tell him/her how stupid they are for not acknowledging the existence of God, but ask him/her “Why do you believe in Atheism?” What evidence did you find that convinced you that God does not exist?

84 Is there any kind of evidence about the reality of God that I might share with you that you might consider? You do not claim to know everything about everything, so could God possibly exist in the sphere of things that you do not know? This same Atheist may tell you that language has no inherent meaning. This is called POSTMODERN DECONSTRUCTIONISM.

85 DECONSTRUCTIONISM Simple Def. = Language means what it means to you=no absolute meaning.Simple Def. = Language means what it means to you=no absolute meaning. Ask a Deconstructionist: “Well, if language has no inherent meaning then do your statements mean anything?”Ask a Deconstructionist: “Well, if language has no inherent meaning then do your statements mean anything?” “Prof., if words have no inherent mean- ing, then why should I buy your textbook or listen to your lectures? Does a red stop sign have any meaning for you, Professor?”“Prof., if words have no inherent mean- ing, then why should I buy your textbook or listen to your lectures? Does a red stop sign have any meaning for you, Professor?”

86 DECONSTRUCTIONISM IS A PART OF POSTMODERNISM Postmodernism is a worldview. Postmodernists believe that truth is created by the life story of the individual. A Postmodernist might say, “I have my truth and you have your truth.” In other words in a certain sense you create your own reality. No absolute truth. Quite similar to New Age in this respect.

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88 Humanists, Marxists, etc., say: “God is dead,” or “Man is God.” Postmodernists agree with Humanists and Marxists that God is “dead,” but go one step farther and say of any piece of literature, art or music “The author is dead!” If the author is a product of his/her time, culture, language, etc., and he/she is dead—then it is impossible for the reader of their text to get into their head and understand their intentions. There is then no authoritative interpretation of any text. The meaning is determined by the reader of the text!

89 Bill Honsberger, “What then replaces the author’s intent, unknowable to us all? Well what is left is different versions of what is called “reader” response theory. What this means is that the reader of the text brings to the text their community’s values, language games, experiences, ethical concerns or lack thereof….

90 Bill Honsberger, The question then for example is not “What was the Apostle Paul trying to say when he speaks about propitiation in Romans 3?”, but rather “What do I/we think Paul was saying based on our community’s values and concerns. So one might answer (and they have) that as a lesbian, feminist community our understanding of the Bible is based on our values and understanding and we say that Paul is a homophobic, sexist, patriarchal evil white man, who was seeking power over us with his claims to ‘truth’.”

91 Bill Honsberger, I think there is a direct connection between Nietzsche’s death of God and the Pomo writers death of the author. In both cases there is a denial of any authority (no truth giver) which or who sits above that of the autonomous human (the singular man in Existentialism and the community of humans in PostModern circles) and therefore all we are left with is the much tamer opinion or perspective. This is easily dis- missed since all have perspectives and no per- spective is any closer to an alleged “truth” than any other.

92 THE BIBLE IS OBJECTIVE, CERTAIN TRUE TRUTH! Postmodernists claim that there is no objective, certain, clear, authoritative truth. Notice that they must use words that are clearly understood and objective and authoritative to make their claim. Postmodernists disconnect from reality. The ultimate end of postmodern thought is that the Bible has no meaning of its own.

93 POSTMODERNISM PENETRATES CHRISTIANITY VIA: THE “EMERGING CHURCH.” The “Emerging Church” movement (and Emergent Church, USA) claims to be exiting “Modernism.”The “Emerging Church” movement (and Emergent Church, USA) claims to be exiting “Modernism.” Modernism is seen as a synonym for the Enlightenment thought of 17 th -19 th century Europe.Modernism is seen as a synonym for the Enlightenment thought of 17 th -19 th century Europe. Enlightenment, now called “Modernism” has been an “obstacle to church growth,” so says the “evangelists” of the Emerging churchEnlightenment, now called “Modernism” has been an “obstacle to church growth,” so says the “evangelists” of the Emerging church

94 The Emerging Church claims that Modernism (European Enlightenment Thought) was concerned with: –Truth –Certainty –Individualism –Colonialism –Objectivity –Ethical absolutes –And a host of other “evils.” Postmodernism rejects all of the above!

95 The Emerging Church is rapidly moving toward the “Mother Catholic Church.” Communion is now called the Eucharist. Incense is burned to enhance worship. Stained glass is projected for mood. Lights are dimmed. Candles are lit. The Bible is de-emphasized. Techniques of Pagan mysticism are promoted.

96 HEBREWS 13:8-9 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines.

97 GALATIANS 6:7-8 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

98 The cure for the problems in The Church (of historical Christianity), according to prominent “Emerging Church” writers, is to adapt to and accept the worldview and values of the predominant postmodern culture. In other words, to minister to the postmodern culture we Christians must, to a great extent, live out the postmodern value system ourselves. We must become “…all things to all people.”

99 HANG ON A MINUTE…. 1 Corinthians 9:22 “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” Is the Apostle Paul saying in this verse that he would live out the Postmodern lifestyle to win postmodernists to the Gospel?

100 I am made all things to all men, Is Paul saying, “I will become an alcoholic to minister to alcoholics?” “I will become a drug addict to minister to drug addicts.” “I will become a fornicator to minister to fornicators.” “I will become a heretic to minister to heretics.” “I will deny the absolute Truth of the Bible to minister to Postmodernists.”

101 It is unfortunate that the phrase “all things to all men” (1 Cor. 9:22) has been used and abused by the world and made to mean what Paul did not intend for it to mean. Paul was not a chameleon who changed his message and methods with each new situation. Nor was Paul a compromiser who adjusted his message to please his audience. He was an ambassador, not a politician! Wiersbe, W. W. 1996, c1989. The Bible Exposition Commentary. "An exposition of the New Testament comprising the entire 'BE' series"--Jkt. Victor Books: Wheaton, Ill.

102 1 Corinthians 8:8-13 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. 9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; 11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

103 The primary purpose of Paul’s not taking full advantage of his Christian liberty was that [he] might win the more. He deeply believed that “he who is wise wins souls” (Prov. 11:30) and was willing to do anything and to sacrifice anything to win people to Jesus Christ. As far as his rights were concerned he was free from all men, but because of his love for all men he would gladly limit those rights for their sakes. He had, figuratively, become a slave to all. He would modify his habits, his preferences, his entire life–style if any of those things caused someone to stumble, to be offended, or to be hindered from faith in the Lord. MacArthur, J. 1996, c Corinthians. Includes indexes. Moody Press: Chicago

104 “I am made all things to all men,” What Paul means by this statement is that he will voluntarily restrain himself from certain freedoms he has in Christ so as to not offend a weaker brother! He is not saying that he would become a Postmodernist in order to witness to a Postmodernist! Paul would not support the Emerging Church.

105 POSTMODERNISTS CLAIM: There are no “truths” which apply to all of us. There are no absolute moral standards. There are no absolute ethical concerns. There is no God. There are personal opinions. There are personal perspectives. See the writings of Nietzsche, Derrida, Lyotard, Ricouer, Foucault, Rorty, Baudrillard, etc. Most Postmodernist thinkers are/were disillusioned Marxists.

106 POSTMODERNIST RICHARD RORTY: “I might have written an account of how even atheists like myself are impressed, improved and morally instructed by reading Pilgrim’s Progress.”

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108 Disillusioned Marxists became PostModernists and now gain strength through Multiculturalism and its stepchild, Political Correctness, which is rightly labeled, “Cultural Marxism”. Marx and Lenin taught that, given the chance, European workers would overthrow capitalist governments and replace them with communism. But after the Russian revolution of 1917 the Western European workers did not support the Communist revolution or ideas. Why not?

109 Christianity and its moral and ethical absolutes was the roadblock to the expansion of Marxism. This roadblock was noticed by two Marxist theorists in 1919: Italian, Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian, Georg Lukacs. These two men decided that the spread of Communism could only be accomplished if Western Christian culture was destroyed. Rev. Jesse Jackson “Hay, hay, ho, ho Western Civ. has gotta to go!”Rev. Jesse Jackson “Hay, hay, ho, ho Western Civ. has gotta to go!” So Lukacs introduced sex education into the public schools of Hungary,1919, believing that if children knew more about [those things] their lust for it would overpower their Christian morals!

110 So Gramsci and Lukacs laid the groundwork to change communism from economic terms (ownership of private property is evil) into cultural terms. (tolerance, sex ed, drug ed, etc.) Then in 1923 at Frankfurt University in Germany the Institute for Social Research was established=The Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School moved to New York City in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Theorists like Wilhelm Reich, Eric Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, etc.

111 The Frankfurt School invented “Critical Theory” which had the goal of demonizing all traditional institutions such as family, fatherhood, patriotism, Bible-believing churches, etc. The Frankfurt School published “Studies in Prejudice” which taught that anyone who believes in traditional Western Christian culture is prejudiced, a “racist” or “sexist” or “fascist” or is mentally unstable. Mixing Freud with Marx, they perfected the technique of psychological conditioning—thus, for example, TV shows Homosexuals=normal. TV=Christians are crazy, intolerant fools

112 For example see: The Humanist magazine, Nov/Dec 1987 Featured cover article: “Christianity and Mental Health: A Psychotherapist looks at how Christianity may harm mental health,” by Dr. Wendell Watters.Featured cover article: “Christianity and Mental Health: A Psychotherapist looks at how Christianity may harm mental health,” by Dr. Wendell Watters. The picture on the cover is of a church with a person on the psychiatrist’s couch and an all- wise-looking psychiatrist doing the counselling.The picture on the cover is of a church with a person on the psychiatrist’s couch and an all- wise-looking psychiatrist doing the counselling.

113 Herbert Marcuse, working with Hollywood friends, became a leading “evangelist” of Cultural Marxism (Political Correctness) especially on the university campuses of USA. “In his book Eros and Civilization, he argued that by freeing sex from any restraints, we could elevate the pleasure principle over the reality principle and create a society with no work, only play (Marcuse coined the phrase, “Make love, not war”). Marcuse also argued for what he called “liberating tolerance,” which he defined as tolerance for all ideas coming from the Left and intolerance for any ideas coming from the

114 Right. In the late 1960’s Marcuse became the chief “guru” of the New Left, and he injected the cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School into the baby boom generation, to the point where it is now America’s state ideology. The next conservatism should unmask multicul- turalism and Political Correctness and tell the American people what they really are: cultural Marxism. Its goal remains that Lukacs and Gramsci set in 1919: destroying Western culture and the Christian religion. [see: Wm. Lind, “Cultural Marxism” The Schwarz Report, vol. 46, No. 4, p 4.

115 PSALM 19:7-9 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes.The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

116 PROVERBS 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (DECEPTION)

117 ACCORDING TO BARNA: “Teenagers are only mirroring adult attitudes, 96% of whom do not reflect the attitudes or actions of Jesus. We are not living the faith we profess.”“Teenagers are only mirroring adult attitudes, 96% of whom do not reflect the attitudes or actions of Jesus. We are not living the faith we profess.” So what do we all need to do?So what do we all need to do?

118 2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 KJVKJV 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? NASNAS Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?

119 So what do we all need to do? Romans 10:9 We need to examine ourselves to see if we are truly in the Faith (saved by faith in the shed blood and death of Lord Jesus and His bodily resurrection from the dead, Romans 10:9). Examine ourselves to decide what is the predominate influence in our lives. Is it the way of the world or the way of the Word of God? What worldview do we actually live out in our normal, daily lives and routines?

120 WORLDVIEW GLASSES DETERMINE CONCLUSIONS The worldview ideas of Creation or Evolution have certain inherent consequences.The worldview ideas of Creation or Evolution have certain inherent consequences. The assumptions behind the Creation/ Evolution controversy determine the conclusions you come to regarding the origin, purpose and destiny of life in general and your life in particular.The assumptions behind the Creation/ Evolution controversy determine the conclusions you come to regarding the origin, purpose and destiny of life in general and your life in particular.

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122 According to the Bible in the Beginning everything was very good. According to the Bible in the Beginning everything was very good. Adam was given dominion over the earth. Then came sin and the curse. Dominion over the earth was taken from Adam and given to Satan (Matt. 4:8-10)

123 John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

124 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

125 1 John 5:19 KJVKJV 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. NASNAS 19 We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.19 We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

126 Ephesians 2:1, 2 prince of the power of the air1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

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131 SCOPES “MONKEY” TRIAL Darwin’s theory of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life) 1859 Scopes Trial 1925: William Jennings Bryan: Could not defend Faith—literal days of Genesis 1. Backlash of his unwillingness to submit to the authority of Scripture = God and Creation ultimately out of the classrooms of the world!

132 QUOTES FROM THE SCOPES TRIAL Darrow: Question—Mr. Bryan, do you believe that Eve was the first woman? A—Yes. Q—Do you believe she was literally made out of Adam’s rib? A—I Do. Q—Did you ever discover where Cain got his wife? A—No sir, I leave the agnostics to hunt for her.

133 Q—You have never found out? A—I have never tried to find. Q—You have never tried to find? A—No. Q—The Bible says he got one, doesn’t it? Were there other people on the earth at that time? A—I cannot say. Q—You cannot say. Did that ever enter your consideration? A—Never bothered me.

134 Q—There were no others recorded, but Cain got a wife? [Gen. 5:4]A—That is what the Bible says. [Gen. 5:4]

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136 QUOTES FROM THE SCOPES TRIAL Darrow continues—Where she came from you do not know. All right. Does the statement, “The morning and the evening were the first day,” and “The morning and the evening were the second day,” mean anything to you? Bryan—I do not think it necessarily means a twenty-four-hour day. Q—You do not? A—No. [Ultimately God and Creation out in USA schools!]

137 HOW DID WE GET TO NOW? Acts 17 to 1636: read Faith and Freedom by Ben Hart and Understanding the Times by Dr. David Noebel 1636: John Harvard and Thomas Sheppherd founded Harvard University as an Evangelical Christian College 1691: John Locke, Essay on Human Understanding (Root of French Revolution)

138 1805: Harvard goes Unitarian (Jesus is. not God = denial of the Trinity) 1805: Harvard goes Unitarian (Jesus is. not God = denial of the Trinity) 1839: Horace Mann (a Unitarian) establishes government-sponsored education (Public Education) in Mass.1839: Horace Mann (a Unitarian) establishes government-sponsored education (Public Education) in Mass. 1848: Karl Marx publishes the Political Economy. Main idea is Socialism and Private Property is Evil.1848: Karl Marx publishes the Political Economy. Main idea is Socialism and Private Property is Evil. 1859: Charles Darwin, Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races1859: Charles Darwin, Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races

139 in the Struggle for Life = (EVOLUTION = 1859!) 1859: Marx and Engels, Das Capitol = ( Socialism and abolition of private property)1859: Marx and Engels, Das Capitol = ( Socialism and abolition of private property) 1859: Richard Wagner, Tristan and Isolde = (Immorality and Materialism)1859: Richard Wagner, Tristan and Isolde = (Immorality and Materialism) : Nietzche, (God is Dead, Nihilism: no meaning to life) : Nietzche, (God is Dead, Nihilism: no meaning to life) IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES! IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

140 1925—SCOPES TRIAL Atheist Clarence Darrow gets William Jennings Bryan to admit that he did not know where Cain got his wife and that he did not know how long the Genesis 1 days were, but they could be millions of years. Darrow’s question: “You think those were not literal days?” Bryan’s answer: “I do not think they were 24 hour days.” [Bryan departed from Biblical authority and students now reap the penalty.]

141 1925—SCOPES TRIAL BIBLICAL AUTHORITY1925 opened the floodgates of “popular opinion” (evolution and millions of years) versus BIBLICAL AUTHORITY and the Humanists came out of the closet. By 1929 the first Humanist church was established and America was into the Great Depression! BIBLICAL AUTHORITY?Could the God of the Bible have been judging America’s departure into evolutionism from BIBLICAL AUTHORITY?

142 WORLDVIEWS CLASH The ethics of Christianity teach moral absolutes. Some things are always right and some things are always wrong.The ethics of Christianity teach moral absolutes. Some things are always right and some things are always wrong. The ethics of the Humanist worldview is called Moral Relativism. Nothing is always right and nothing is always wrong. It all depends on the situation.The ethics of the Humanist worldview is called Moral Relativism. Nothing is always right and nothing is always wrong. It all depends on the situation.

143 1929: First Humanist Church of N. Y. City established by Charles Francis Potter 1930: John Dewey = Atheist, Humanist, Pres. of The League for Industrial Demo., Public Education = Secular Humanism 1933: Humanist Manifesto I 1934: A Common Faith, John Dewey, Pub. by Yale U. Press = Humanism is a RELIGIOUS FAITH!

144 THE 1960’S Mad Magazine and Johnny Carson: There is nothing sacred!!!! Frank Sinatra: “I did it my way.” “How can it be wrong when it feels so right?”Debbie Boone: “How can it be wrong when it feels so right?” Invictus: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

145 1961: (Torcaso vs Watkins) Humanism a ….. religion protected by 1st amendment (AHA is a 501c 3 religious tax exempt non-profit ) 1962: (Engel vs Vitale) Prayer banned 1963: (Abington vs Schempp) Bible reading forbidden in schools 1968: (Epperson vs Arkansas) Laws against teaching Evolution now unconstitutional (ABORTION IS IN!)1973: Humanist Manifesto 2 + Roe v Wade = (ABORTION IS IN!) 1980: (Stone vs Graham) Ten Commandments out of schools

146 1982: (McLean vs Arkansas) Law mandating creation and evolution banned 1987: (Aguillard vs Edwards) God Himself is out of the U.S.A.! 2003: Supreme court throws out Texas sodomy law and homosexuality is in. 2005: Court mandated murder (euthanasia) is in (Terri Schaivo).

147 “Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic.” Scott C. Todd, (Kansas State University Immunologist): Nature, September 30, 2000, Letters to the editor.

148 THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IS OUT! “It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but on the contrary, that we are forced by an a priori [up front] adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mys-

149 tifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a divine foot in the door.” Dr. Richard Lewontin, “Billions and Billions of Demons,” The New York Review, Jan. 9, 1997, p. 31 Total intolerance for even the idea of God the Creator. The issue is GOD!

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151 ROMANS 1:28-32 they did not like to retain God in their knowledge And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient [not proper]; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

152 When we as a nation, a people, depart from the authority of God’s Holy Word, the Bible, starting with the book of Genesis, and we accept evolutionary thought and theory (matter is all there is, we are evolving animals, the earth is billions of years old), all manner of mischief and evil creep into our country and into our culture! IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES

153 AMERICA: We must return to our loving Heavenly Father and submit to the truth and authority of the Word of God: The Bible!

154 JOHN 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved [discovered, exposed]. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

155 GENESIS 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

156 REVELATION 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

157 SATAN’S DECEPTION Replace Biblical Creation with millions of years and evolution, and, next, it is easy to get God out. (Evolution = we can be here via evolution with no need for God.) When evolution is in and God is out, the world, the flesh and the devil rule and Satan’s deception is complete, in all its rebellion. The rebellion begins in the home: Pride and selfishness rule (example: husbands don’t lead, children know better than parents how to run their lives, etc.).The rebellion begins in the home: Pride and selfishness rule (example: husbands don’t lead, children know better than parents how to run their lives, etc.).

158 SATAN’S DECEPTION If evolution is true then Jesus is not the Creator. If Jesus is not the Creator then He does not have the authority and right to be the Savior. If Jesus is not the Savior, then the Bible is not true.If Jesus is not the Savior, then the Bible is not true. If the Bible is not true, then let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. If tomorrow we die, then all we have is the “lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life…which is of the world.” 1 John 2:16

159 WHEN GOD IS OUT, ATHEISTIC HUMANISM IS IN! “Education is the most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American school is a school of Humanism. What can the theistic Sunday Schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?” Charles Francis Potter Humanism: A New Religion, (New York: Simon and Schuster), 1930

160 “A RELIGION FOR A NEW AGE” public school classroom The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom

161 rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery humanism will emerge triumphant. It must if the family of humankind is to survive. instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level—preschool day care or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new—the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never real- ized Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will finally be achieved….humanism will emerge triumphant. It must if the family of humankind is to survive. John Dunphy, The Humanist, (Jan. 1983, pp )

162 RELIGIOUS HUMANISTS TEACH EVOLUTION IN OUR SCHOOLS! The American Humanist Association is a religious, tax-exempt organization. At last notice the AHA was REGISTERED WITH THE IRS as a 501(c)3 just like our churches! Evolution is the faith-based religious foundation of Humanism.Evolution is the faith-based religious foundation of Humanism. [For more see Clergy in the Classroom: The Religion of Secular Humanism, David Noebel]

163 If we call ourselves “Christians” we must submit to the authority of God’s Word, the Bible, and it is absolutely true when it says:If we call ourselves “Christians” we must submit to the authority of God’s Word, the Bible, and it is absolutely true when it says:

164 Psalm 121:2“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 Psalm 124:8“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:8 Psalm 134:3“The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.” Psalm 134:3 Jeremiah 32:17“Ah Lord God! Behold. Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” Jeremiah 32:17

165 “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3 “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth….For he spake and it was done.” Psalm 33:6,9a

166 WHY WOULD A TRUE CHRISTIAN BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION? “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” John 5:44 “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” John 12:43 “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” John 12:43 PRIDE?PRIDE?

167 PROVERBS 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

168 REMEMBER REVELATION 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

169 GOD WON’T SHARE HIS GLORY! “[A]nd I will not give my glory unto another.” Isaiah 48:11c Evolution robs God of His glory! Evolution steals God’s praise! Christian: Are you believing the words of men (evolution) or the Word of God? If you accept evolution, is it because of pride?

170 1 PETER 5:5-7 for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

171 The God of all creation cares about us! The Creator-Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, loves us and wants a relationship with us. Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with our loving Lord.Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship with our loving Lord. Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

172 ISAIAH 40:28 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”

173 Where is the evidence that slime plus time produces music?

174 ASSUMPTION: ASSUMPTION: “Something taken for granted and supposed to be true” (Webster) ~ Evolutionist, Dr. G. A. Kerkut lists the assumptions (GUESSES) of macroevolution:  1st: Spontaneous Generation occurred.  2nd: It only occurred once: (non-life to life).  3rd: Viruses, plants and animals are all related. [Because all come from that 1st speck of life in that primordial sea. QUESTION: What did the 1st speck of life eat?]

175 Macroevolution is not scientifically testable, verifiable, reproducible. –The 4 th assumption: Protozoa [one cell] gave rise to Metazoa [multiple cells]. –The 5 th assumption: All invertebrate [no backbone] phyla are interrelated. –The 6 th assumption: Invertebrates gave rise to the vertebrates [backbone]. –The 7 th assumption: Fish to Amphibians to Reptiles to Birds and Mammals.

176 The 7 th assumption in the words of evolutionist Kerkut: –“The 7 th assumption is that within the vertebrates the fish gave rise to amphibia, the amphibia to reptiles and the reptiles to birds and mammals.” [evolution in totality] 1 Corinthians 15:39 –The Creator says, “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.” 1 Corinthians 15:39

177 ARE EVOLUTIONARY ASSUMPTIONS VALID? WHAT DO WE SEE? WHAT DO WE SEE? We see discrete entities = no duckie-chicks or horsey-cows.

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180 ARE EVOLUTIONARY ASSUMPTIONS VALID? WHAT DO WE SEE?WHAT DO WE SEE? We see extinction of present life forms—not the emergence of new life forms. We see each life form producing after its own kind in the fossils and in living things. It is quite unmistakeably obvious that the missing links (code named “transitional forms”) are indeed nowhere to be found—the missing links are truly missing! All life reproduces its own kind.

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182 ROMANS 1:16, ff 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.

183 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 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:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 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:

184 21 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. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.21 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. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

185 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

186 COULD A CHEMPEDAK TREE EVOLVE? Science News, March 3, 2000, p.182

187 COULD A GIRAFFE EVOLVE? COULD A GIRAFFE EVOLVE? The Evolution of a Creationist, p.131

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192 IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEXITY A giraffe and a Chempedak tree are irreducibly complex.A giraffe and a Chempedak tree are irreducibly complex. In reducing fractions—you reduce them down until they can be reduced no farther.In reducing fractions—you reduce them down until they can be reduced no farther. Only the Creator could make a giraffe!Only the Creator could make a giraffe! Only the Lord Jesus could make a Chempedak tree.Only the Lord Jesus could make a Chempedak tree. Lord Jesus is the Creator:Lord Jesus is the Creator: John 1, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1.John 1, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1.

193 Psalm 1 tells us there are two paths to walk on. One of the most controversial issues today in the schools and even in the church is that of origins. Was it God creating or was it the big bang, or was it a hybrid of both? Even Hollywood asks the questions: –Where did I come from? –Where am I going? –How much time do I have left? The Bible tells us the answer to those questions. Since no one was there when this universe came into being, then it is a matter of faith: Faith in Eternal God Or faith in eternal matter In this series on the creation/evolution controversy certain facts will be addressed that will enable us to better understand the issues. It’s a battle of worldviews: Our ideas DO have consequences~

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195 Dr. Carl Sagan: “The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” Cosmos, page 4

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197 PROVERBS 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (DECEPTION)

198 In the Creation/Evolution controversy the main issue is God! If there is a God then He is my Creator and Judge. The only way to intellectually get rid of God is to accept worldviews that are built on evolution.In the Creation/Evolution controversy the main issue is God! If there is a God then He is my Creator and Judge. The only way to intellectually get rid of God is to accept worldviews that are built on evolution.

199 JEREMIAH 10:10-12 “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.” “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”

200 ISAIAH 53:5-6 Isaiah 53 speaks of Messiah Jesus: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him [Jesus] the iniquity of us all.”

201 ISAIAH 44:24 “ Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”

202 The Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Redeemer!


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