Saturday, October 2, 2010

*BEST OF DTB #24* The Catholic Defender examines Evolution

In our day and time, we have once thought concrete beliefs questioned, and today there seems to be no moral or doctrinal absolutes commonly excepted.

The golden rule appears outdated after watching the news or reading the daily newspaper.

Humanistic religion (Secular Humanism) seems to be the infiltration of mainline denominations offering mere human explanation to the important miracles and signs Jesus performed.

There is everything from 'Black' liberation theology, liberation theology, to this 'Humanist theology' leading many away from traditional teaching. Jesus died on the cross shedding his blood liberating us from sin and death. What has been the most prevalent tool used to spring secularistic reasoning among even member of the Catholic Faith is modernism?

All the 20th century Popes have condemned liberalism and modernism many times. How is there such wide spread rebellion and open dissension from official teaching of the Church? To identify the problem, one needs to observe and study the deserters of the faith, those who challenge the teachings of the Catholic Faith.

Some interesting clues ring out loud and clear. The false theory of evolution becomes uncovered. There are well meaning Christians who have accepted this as true. Some attempt to compromise Church teaching and rationalize it to fit evolutionist theory.

Yes, it is true that Pope John Paul II recognized an 'evolutionary' process in creation since the beginning. Where does Evolution differ from accepted scientific reasoning taught in public schools and even some private schools. There are two principle views in debate on Evolution are Micro, the Catholic version, and Macral, the Darwinist position.

Is the Genesis account of creation literal? Were the days truly 24 hour periods, or can they represent a period? St. Peter writes, "But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day". God is not bound by time.

He is Lord of it! The point is, Micro Evolution can fit here and the Biblical account is not compromised. The significance of Adam is not lost. Why are Americans generally larger today than the average Chinese. It is because of diet, this is Micro Evolution.

The cross breeding of animals within their respective family or world is again Micro Evolution. Through cross breading, we have seen evolved faster horses, larger horses, shorter horses, even dancing horses. The same can be said for dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, and anything you can imagine. This is micro Evolution!

This differs greatly from Macro Evolution which is the teaching that life evolves from one life form to another such as; man grew from apes, and ultimately evolved from some lower life formed from the oceans.

To say that creation is an accident is like comparing someones tennis shoes believing they in time evolved to fit my feet. Macro evolution challenges many doctrines such as Original Sin. If Adam and Eve did not exit, then Marriage would have no divine relevance. The overall facts point to God as Creator.

St. Paul writes, "The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse, for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkend. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes".

If anyone should be sitting on the fense, deepertruth wants to encourage you to run to the Lord, and come home to the Catholic Faith. May the Lord show you His path!

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