By Nathan Jones
Lamb & Lion Ministries
Does the Theory of Evolution rest on pure science, or does one have to "have faith" to fill in all its gaping holes, weak suppositions and faulty testing? Can Evolution be considered a religion, and if so, are supporters of the evolutionary theory then merely acolytes?
An academic who "lost faith" in the religion of evolution is Dr. Jobe Martin, former dentist, professor and Evolutionist. Having clearly seen God's eternal power and divine nature from what has been made (Rom. 1:20), Dr. Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in the biblical account of the six days of Creation. He and his wife Jenna Dee have since formed Biblical Discipleship Ministries based in Rockwall, Texas to teach on campuses, classrooms and churches that we can trust the Bible's account of the Creation and Jesus as Savior.
Dr. Martin, would you say that evolutionary scientists are operating in faith?
One has to decide where do we start. Scientists that don't believe in the Bible believe in Evolution. They start with the Big Bang usually. As a matter of fact, if you were to ask them what was here before the Big Bang as I have done on campuses, they'll say we just don't ask that question. So, yes, they believe by faith in their own system.
Now, it takes a lot of faith to believe that an explosion can create order. I have never seen an explosion do anything but create chaos. And, you have to conclude when thinking about the universe that there is order, regularity, symmetry, beauty, predictability — all those things. No explosion produces those things. That is a big leap of faith right there.
I'm reminded of Hebrews 11:1,
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."Faith is the cornerstone of religion. Evolutionists work just like Christians do based on a belief in something they cannot see.
We hear people all the time saying we can't have a religious viewpoint taught in the public schools, instead we have to have a scientific viewpoint. But, really, the scientific viewpoint of Evolution is a type of faith. It is a type of religion. It is a total worldview, and all worldviews are based on a religious system. The thing that underlies and is the foundation of the Evolutionist's religious system is the idea that they can decide there is no God.
As a person who taught at the university level before I went into ministry, it just really upsets me when I see these Evolutionists absolutely demand that no alternative viewpoint be presented. The essence of education is to look at all the viewpoints, all the evidence, and try to decide which is the best one. It's not a matter of propaganda, it is a matter of education, and education should never be propaganda.
Why are they so afraid if they are so confident that their view is correct? Why are they so frightened of even having somebody exposed to an alternative viewpoint? Well, to sum it up — they know. For instance, debates on the campuses where you'll have a Creationist versus an Evolutionist, the Evolutionist loses every time. They won't even debate us anymore. It's like they know they have a faith based system and they don't want anybody bringing up any questions about it.
What's fascinating in recent years is how the whole evolutionary field has retreated to the point of saying there is Intelligent Design, but they'll tell you that it came from outer space, or that some aliens came and planted life here on this planet. That's how desperate they have gotten in their belief in Evolution.
The Five Crises in Evolutionary Theory - Probe Ministries (Dr. Ray Bohlin)
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - Ben Stein (DVD)
What are some flaws in the theory of evolution? - GotQuestions.org
Putting Darwin to the test - WorldNetDaily
The Evolution of a Creationist - Jobe Martin (Book)