Why Do The Heathen Rage?
Vol: 21 Issue: 20 Wednesday, April 20, 2016
My good friend Terry James asked me some months back to write a chapter for an anthology he’s working on, together with some other prophecy teachers.
My assigned chapter topic is about humanism and its role the devolution of society.
In researching the subject, I stumbled across a 1987 article in a publication called “The Probing Mind” entitled,”Creation Science and the FACT of Evolution.”
In reading through the article, it occurred to me that everything necessary to link evolutionary thinking with social devolution was contained in Frank Zindler’s various arguments.
“Because any intelligible use of the term creation must imply the existence of a creator, and because the creator of all of nature must be, quite literally, super-natural, we see that the fundamental force operating in “creation science” is a super-natural force – which is a polite term for magic. Science, however, involves the study of natural forces only, and ceases to be science when it attempts to explain phenomena by means of super-natural forces.”
So when science attempts to explain how the human mind works, has it ceased to be science?
A brain can be explained by empirical study — a mind cannot. Mr. Zindler’s ability to reason comes from that supernatural, unrecreatable, inexplicable and mysterious consciousness that according to his worldview cannot exist.
There are no ‘natural forces’ to explain human consciousness. The effort Zindler expended to disprove the existence of God in his column is itself inexplicable if his theory is correct and that there is no God.
There is no such similar organized and sustained effort to disprove the existence of the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. Why do you think that is? Obviously, because it is unnecessary because they really don’t exist.
“Creationism, far from being a science, is actually a special department of fundamentalist apologetics. Its commission is to defend the biblical book of Genesis, which posits the magical and sudden creation of all forms of life on the planet just a few thousand years ago.”
It is worth keeping in mind that Zindler’s cause is evolution — a theory requiring endless faith in the theory of accidents without cause.
Evolution posits that something came out of nothing and then began to systematically improve itself — in defiance of all known laws of science and physics.
All empirical observable phenomenon supports the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics — which says the exact opposite.
Evolutionary theory rests on the Big Bang theory of the universe. The Big Bang posits that the universe came into being from a single cosmic explosion.
During this explosive expansion, all the matter of the universe supposedly expanded outward from a tiny pinpoint. All modern cosmological models start with the assumption that the universe has neither a center nor an edge.
When these assumptions are plugged into Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the result is an expanding universe which is billions of years old at every location.
“[The creationist] “evidence” for creation is really nothing more than intentionally or unintentionally garbled evidence against evolution – as if they could prove the Genesis mythology by disproving Darwin!
As a matter of fact, most creationists are so devoid of any understanding of logic that it is not at all rare to hear one claim, “If I can disprove Darwin’s theory of natural selection, the only thing left is the biblical theory.”
First off, Zindler rests his argument on disproving Creation. His ‘logic’ rests upon faith in the theory of the “Big Bang” — before which there was nothing. Then came the Big Bang, and in an instant, all the matter in the universe suddenly existed.
How did that happen? If there was an explosion, Who lit the fuse? Zindler doesn’t know.
What he KNOWS for a FACT, however, according to the title of his argument, is that Genesis 1:1 isn’t the explanation.
That is just ignorant, primitive superstition devoid of understanding.
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” – (Psalms 2:1)
My book chapter assignment was to link secular humanism with the steady erosion of the most powerful society the world has ever seen.
Draw an imaginary line in your mind around that part of the world traditionally dominated by Christianity.
Now draw another imaginary line one around that part of the world traditionally dominated by pagan religions or are officially atheist.
Now, draw a circle around the traditional Islamic world.
One world lives in the 21st century. One world is emerging from the 19th.
(I read recently that there are millions of Indians, Africans and Chinese alive today who have never seen either a light bulb or a flush toilet.)
The third is still trapped somewhere between the 6th and 14th centuries where the penalty for adultery is death by stoning.
In the middle, surrounded by 14th century warlord societies, is cutting-edge 21st century high-tech Israel where its Western-style representative democracy is a perfect fit to its historical religious faith in the God of the Bible.
The social differences are staggering — yet we all occupy the same planet. The ONLY common denominator is religion. Where Christianity dominates, society flourishes. Consider Israel, America, Australia, Canada, Europe, etc., during the 20th century.
Where paganism and atheism flourish, society stagnates and collapses. Witness Russia, China, the Communist world, the ‘Third World’, the Islamic world, etc., over the same period.
Zindler’s polemic was penned some 23 years ago. I chose it for discussion because it reflects the secular humanist thinking that has dominated institutions of ‘higher learning’ for decades.
One needn’t be a social scientist to track the corresponding devolution of Western society. The Apostle Paul explained it almost two thousand years ago and the formula remains valid to this day.
“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; 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.” (Romans 1:28-32)
The attack on God and Christianity and the rise of secular humanism have brought us to the point of bankruptcy, alone and virtually friendless in an increasingly hostile world, under attack by enemies from within and without, while a raging internal culture war tears at the fabric of American society.
What is coming upon the earth, the Lord predicted, in Luke 21:24-26, will shake the foundations of heaven. It will so terrify and confuse the nations that men’s hearts will fail them for fear.
To the world, it is chaos and confusion. But to the Christian, it is confirmation that God remains on the Throne and that He will do all His pleasure (Isaiah 46:10).
It’s coming, there is no longer any question about that. Our society is as solid as our retention of God in our collective knowledge. Which explains why it’s crumbling before our eyes.
Now to the central question I want you to ponder over the weekend. Are you scared? Think about why.
Because if you’re scared, then here is a followup question I leave you with.
Do you trust Him? I mean, really trust Him?
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Trust Him — and allow Him to transform your fear into awe. He’s coming soon!