If evolution is not scientific then why is it taught as science?
The word science is about knowledge and as we noted in our previous article, this knowledge begins with observation and the assumption that what is observed is uniform. Norman Geisler noted, “All science is based on finding causes using these two principles: causality and uniformity.” As modern-day science moved away from God as the primary cause of all things, the focus was placed only on secondary causes and uniformity where all things will continue to function as they have always functioned, therefore there are no such things as miracles. Over the course of years, scientist (so called) has successfully moved God out of the classroom so that only evolution is taught as science without due consideration given to the existence of God who is the ultimate and primary cause of all things. Therefore, we are left with a science that is not based upon observation, as no one was present at the time of origins and is based on conclusions that are not consistent with the true, observed facts. What is typically being taught as science is actually philosophy, it is a philosophy based upon the presupposition that there is no God and therefore, there is no ultimate cause, or ultimate reality, or ultimate truth. In stark contrast the Bible teaches that there is a God who is that ultimate cause, reality, and truth. It is just as our Lord stated, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). Theology and true science come from the presupposition that there is a God who is both the creator and the sustainer of the universe. Therefore, it is of most importance that we come to God as we read, “he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6).
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