You Do Not Need to be a Scientist

There is the idea that for anyone to discuss evolution one must have scientific degrees after their name. That concept comes from the unbelievers who think they get to set the rules for any debate on origins and life.

The comments we are going to discuss come from this post- Evolution Played No Part in My Loss of Faith, Despite What Evangelicals Say over at the BG website. We know evolution played no part in his quitting Jesus. We know he listened to the wrong people.

But that is not the focal point of this post. There are comments in that post that try to shield that author and other unbelievers from the truth.

#1. David, as many Evangelicals do, conflates atheism with acceptance of evolution as the best explanation of the natural world.  (Not us)

He is wrong here. If Evangelicals and other Christians make this mistake it is because most atheists have adopted or accepted the evolutionary theory as the right explanation for our origins. Or they will quote it and use the evolutionary in their rejection of the truth (6-day creation).

The confusion comes from the atheist as Christians only have the word of the atheist to go by. This confusion is spread further due to the famous atheists who champion that false theory over Biblical creation.

A word on the ‘best explanation’ phrase- Christians are to go for the truth, not the best explanation. The truth is found in Genesis 1 & 2, not with secular science. The best explanation concept is a means to hide from the truth.

#2. I am not a scientist and neither is David. Neither of us is qualified to speak authoritatively on evolution. 

This is the main point we want to discuss. It is a false restriction trying to keep people from learning the truth. This kind of mindset helps blind people and opens the door for unbelievers to have a monopoly on scientific discussions.

The truth is, you do not have to be a scientist to be qualified to speak on evolution. One reason is that evolution is not scientific. As we have stated in many of our articles exposing evolution as a false theory, there has not been one true scientific experiment that can be described as being evolutionary.

Every scientific experiment has been non-evolutionary. The second reason why non-scientists are qualified to speak about evolution is that it is false teaching. Every Christian who knows the truth can pick out the false elements of evolution and expose it for what it is. One does not need to be a scientist to do that.

They just need to know the truth and stick with that. The Bible has taught everyone about false teaching, false teachers, and false prophets, and how to spot them. There is no better teacher than Jesus or God.

Here are some Bible verses to help you learn the difference:

Matthew 7:15
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

Matthew 24:11
and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

Matthew 24:24
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

2 Peter 2:1
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

One of the key signs to spotting these people is found in the following verses:

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

Galatians 1:6
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—

Preaching anything other than what the Bible teaches is bringing another gospel. They are not bringing the truth. Thus, evolution is a false gospel and not true. Anyone can speak on evolution as no matter how much scientific data an evolutionary scientist brings to support that theory, it is never true.

It is using bits and pieces of the truth to confuse and convince unsuspecting believers. To help identify these people and false teaching keep in mind that no unbeliever has the Spirit of Truth guiding them to the truth.

They are guided by deception, blinded by hatred, and steered away from the truth by evil. These words also apply to those who claim to be Christian yet preach something other than a supernatural creation as described in Genesis 1 & 2.

#3. I don’t need a science education to understand creationism. Why? Creationism (and its gussied-up step-sister intelligent design) is a theological claim, not a scientific claim. 

No, one does not need a scientific degree to understand creation, but it would help them to understand what God did at creation. No one needs a scientific degree to understand creation. It is the truth and the truth does not have prerequisites except to listen to God and follow the Spirit of Truth to the truth.

One does not even need a theological degree to understand creation. The truth is very easy to understand and needs little explanation. Creation is not a theological claim. It is the revelation of our origins that we all need.

Science cannot see into the past so studying our origins is beyond the framework of scientific inquiry. Science can only tell us the results of what God did and how he created the world to work. That is all it can do.

Science done correctly is not wrong for it sticks to that purpose and does not meddle in matters that are none of its business.

#4. Science, in fact, has repeatedly repudiated creationist claims. 

This has never been done.

#5. but the vast majority of scientists believe evolution best explains our natural world, and that cosmology and other sciences best explain the universe. 

The best response to this claim is ‘broad is the way to destruction’. The truth does not need anyone believing it for it to be the truth. The truth is the truth and it stands true even if all scientists rejected it.

Don’t be fooled by such statements as the vast majority of scientists who back the evolutionary theory and the Big Bang cosmology are not Christians and do not have the truth. Only God knows the truth and he told it to us in Genesis and throughout the Bible.

Jesus said, we shall know the truth… he did not say we will know the best explanation. The best explanation is a false tale and a lie. It is not the truth no matter how many scientists accept it.

Remember, secular science has booted God and the truth from its work and laboratories so do not think the unbelieving scientists know more than God or have discovered a smoking gun. They don’t and they haven’t.

Anyone rejecting Genesis 1 & 2 or trying to alter it to fit an evolutionary timeframe does not have the truth. They are taking your eyes off Jesus and putting them on the storm around you. God is not wrong and human scientists cannot top God.