Space Age and Idolatry

From KHouse.Org

In his Commentary on Hosea (at chapter 2, verse 4), Chuck Missler mentions that “we have invented the most insulting “god” of all: random chance as our creator…” Dr. Missler is referring to the Theory of Evolution that was devised by Charles Darwin.

A much-ignored quote from Darwin himself says, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” (Darwin, p. 191)

At the time Darwin developed his theory, the scientific world knew little of the inner workings of the cell. An article on the CreationMoments.com website says:

“In Darwin’s day, the cell was thought to be just a simple sac filled with jellied carbon. This concept is the origin of the term protoplasm. However, nearly 150 years of cell research has shown us that even protozoan and fungi cells are hugely complex. Today we know that even the simplest of these cells, eukaryotes, have an estimated 100,000 parts.”

There is no doubt that Darwin would think again if he had this information, yet his theory has become the foundation of all that is believed and taught in the field of biology. Secular science has suppressed the truth of creation and follows the pattern described by Paul in Romans:

“For God’s wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes—his eternal power and divine nature—have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.” — Romans 1:18–23, ISV

As the complexities of the cell have been discovered, the response should be to see God’s work, glorify Him and give thanks. God shows Himself clearly as modern science has allowed us to see the invisible through microscopes, among other things.

The choice, though, was made to reject God. Therefore the judgment of darkened hearts was pronounced upon secular scientists so that they could not see Him, no matter how obvious He was. Though they do indeed profess to be wise, they are fools. In the end they make idols out of created things.

There is a new trend in idolatry that is making much headway in the academic world. In an article in Discovery News, Ray Villard reports that:

Vladimir I. shCherbak of al-Farabi Kazakh National University of Kazakhstan, and Maxim A. Makukov of the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, hypothesize that an intelligent signal embedded in our genetic code would be a mathematical and semantic message that cannot be accounted for by Darwinian evolution. They call it “biological SETI.” What’s more, they argue that the scheme has much greater longevity and chance of detecting E.T. than a transient extraterrestrial radio transmission.

Scientists have started waking up to the fact that Darwinian evolution cannot account for parts of our genetic code. This, of course, is an understatement, since Darwinian evolution also cannot account for any of our genetic code nor the cells that hold it.

Villard goes on to quote his source saying, “Simple arrangements of the code reveal an ensemble of arithmetical and ideographical patterns of symbolic language.” In other words, there are more than just mathematical structures, but patterns of data that resemble language.

Villard asks the question, “Could our genes have an intelligently designed ‘manufacturer’s stamp’ inside them, written eons ago elsewhere in our galaxy?” He has stated it as a rhetorical question; however the slightest knowledge of Scripture reveals the answer. Yes we do have a manufacturer’s stamp inside us written a long time ago by God.

After a discussion in which Villard suggests aliens engineered humans and placed them here, he goes on to attempt to debunk the obvious answer: Intelligent Design (ID). He says “To date, ID has been nothing more than Biblical creationism in sheep’s clothing.” This logic is the pinnacle of Villard’s debunking and does not go far to prove any point.

Ultimately he asks, “And, even if the genetic code is ultimately considered the handprint of an extraterrestrial grand designer, then who designed the designer?”

Villard’s rhetorical question has a clear answer. Sadly Villard’s heart seems too dark to hear it. In Jeremiah 1:5, God tells the prophet, “I knew you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart for me before you were born …”

Each of us does indeed have the mark of our maker, but that maker isn’t an alien race. The Maker is God Himself. Scientists like Ray Villard need prayer that God will humble them and give them no rest until they find rest in Jesus Christ.

Related Links:

  • Is An Alien Message Embedded In Our Genetic Code? – Discovery News
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