God's Answer to Atheists and "False Knowledge"

God’s Word has Answers to the “False Knowledge” and Evolutionary Fables of Atheists

The atheistic worldview in America, Europe, and communist nations is based on evolution and long-age cosmology. These views are taught as proven scientific fact in our schools, even though they are neither scientific nor proven. Newscasts, movies, TV shows, books, and other media immerse us all in this fake science, false knowledge, and erroneous philosophy (which is more like a religious fairytale rather than genuine science). Many Christians today are compromising with the world’s philosophy, blending evolution into their beliefs rather than trusting the Biblical account of creation by God in 6-days. Others, having fully embraced the world’s pseudo-science religion, are walking away from God and the church entirely. This post is the last in a three-part series examining whether evolution is genuine science and how Christians should respond. This post will examine God’s answer to atheists, “false knowledge,” and the evolutionary worldview.

The first post in this series, “Is Evolution Science or Religion?”, defined science and religion and examined whether Evolution is true science. It demonstrated that evolution is a pseudoscientific religion rather than genuine science because it does not conform to the scientific method. Evolution is therefore just as religious as belief in Biblical Creation.

The second post, “How Evolution is Like a Fairytale”, compared the theory of evolution to “the Emperor’s New Clothes” fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. This post highlights some of the Scriptures, which discuss atheists and other non-believers, providing guidance on how God’s children should respond to their “false knowledge.”

Psalm 14:1 – Atheists are Fools

Psalm 14:1a The Fool has said, "No God"

The primary, axiomatic belief of atheism and atheists is that there is no God, therefore everything that exists must have come about by “natural” processes. But David; “the sweet psalmist of Israel,” “a man after God’s heart” (Acts 13:22), and the godliest king of Israel; declared “the fool has said in his heart, there is no God” (Ps 14:1; 53:1).

In these two Psalms, David, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declared that atheists are fools because they reject belief in God. Atheists may call us fools because we believe in Biblical Creation rather than evolution, but according to God’s Word, it is those who reject Him as their Creator that are the fools.

The Fear of the LORD is the Beginning of Wisdom

Proverbs 9:10a The Fear of the LORD is the Beginning of Wisdom

David’s son Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived (1 Ki 3:12), said, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). And Job, one of the Godliest men who ever lived, said, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom” (Job 28:28). Psalm 111:10 also proclaims, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.”

People only fear things they believe in. Rather than believing in God, atheists actively reject even the possibility of there being a God. Atheists do not fear God because they do not think God exists. Atheists declare themselves wise in their rejection of God. But according to Solomon, atheists have not even begun to acquire wisdom, because they do not fear God.

Romans 1:18-22Atheists Suppress the Truth

Romans 1:18 The Wrath of God is Revealed against those who Suppress the Truth

The apostle Paul elaborated on the theme of atheists being fools in Romans 1.

Atheists claim to be wiser than Christians because they do not believe in “religious myths” and supernatural acts conducted by an all-powerful God. They believe everything happened by chance over vast ages of time instead. Romans 1:22 says this about atheists, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

The awesome design of creation and the impossibility of its existence by chance is obvious to anyone with an honest heart. Every day we observe that things wear out, decay, get sick, break, and die. Order does not come out of chaos; ordered systems decay and become messy. Things do not just spontaneously get better by chance. The atheist’s belief in a “big bang” and evolution as the source of all the order and complex design (which are readily apparent to all) is therefore absurd.

Romans 1:18-21 declares that God’s wrath is against those who reject the truth about Him. Instead of glorifying Him, they worship the world He created, even though the truth of creation is clearly manifest for all to see.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Romans 1:18-22 / KJV

1 Timothy 6:20-21Avoid “False Knowledge”

1Timothy 6:20-21a (NASB) Avoid . . . the opposing arguments of what is FALSELY called "knowledge"

Paul ended his first epistle to his young apprentice, Timothy, saying:

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.”

1 Tim 6:20-21 / KJV

It should be noted that the word translated “science” in the KJV is the Greek word “gnosis,” which means “knowledge” or ‘that which is known’, which is how other English versions translate it. For example:

“Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.”

1Tim 6:21-22 / NIV

Either way, since evolution is false, it is neither “science” nor “knowledge.” Either way, we are to turn away and avoid the oppositions and contradictions of evolutionary thinking.

In Proverbs 1:7, Solomon said, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” By their rejection of God, atheists have not even begun to gain true knowledge. God’s children must not join fools in rejecting the truth of God’s Word because of the fake knowledge of atheists and evolution.

Sadly, as Paul warned, two thirds of the children raised in Christian homes today are departing from their faith in Christ because evolutionary teaching has undermined their faith in God’s Word. We need to protect our children from the world’s indoctrination into its evolutionary worldview; deprogram them by exposing the errors, omissions and lies of evolution; and explain the scientific evidence that supports belief in Biblical creation and a global flood as recorded in Genesis 1-11.

2 Peter 1:16-21 – Cunningly Devised Fables

2 Peter 1:16 We did not follow Cunningly Devised Fables

In his second epistle, the apostle Peter urged his readers to make their calling and election sure by diligently growing in faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-10). He also wanted them to remember the truth of God’s Word (2 Peter 1:11-15) and defended the inspiration of Scripture (2 Peter 1:16-21).

In 2 Peter 1:16, Peter declared, “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty” (KJV). 

Atheists follow the ‘cunningly devised fables’ of evolution. Unlike the pseudo-science of evolution, the Bible is not just a collection of stories. The Bible is the Word of the Almighty God who created everything in six days.

Peter and the other apostles were eyewitnesses of Christ’s deity and resurrection. God’s Word is the power of God revealed to people through “holy men of God” as they were “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).

2 Peter 1:21 Prophecy came by Holy Men Speaking by the Holy Spirit

Using Peter’s language, Evolution, the fairytale of what is falsely called “science,” is a cunningly devised fable, myth, or story. There has never been an eyewitness of evolution or “the big bang.” The tall tales of evolution are mere fabrications from the imaginations of foolish atheists who reject God.

As Paul warned Timothy, we need to turn away from the empty, godless stories of those who reject God (i.e.: atheists).

Summary

Romans 1:20 They are Without Excuse because God's Power and Divinity are Clearly Seen

The king in Hans Christian Andersen’s fable was wearing no clothes, but people were afraid to say so because they were afraid of being declared stupid and unfit for office. Today, there is a pseudoscience called evolution parading as real science. Evolution makes no sense and does not even meet the criteria to be called “science,” but people are afraid of questioning it for fear of ridicule, losing their science related jobs, or appearing foolish in the eyes of unbelievers.

Jesus warned: “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets” (Luke 6:26). Jesus said it was those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake who would be blessed (Matt. 5:10). He also proclaimed:

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.”

Matthew 5:11 / KJV

The ‘fake science‘ of Evolution has become a state religion that is taught as proven fact in our schools, indoctrinating our children into the beliefs and practices of this atheistic worldview. It is illegal to teach Biblical Creation or even Intelligent Design as even a possible alternate theory because our secular culture insists on freedom from religion.

Even many Christian leaders, theologians, and pastors have been seduced by evolutionary teaching and have believed the lie. They teach Christians that it is okay to believe in evolution as long as you trust in Jesus for salvation. But compromising with evolution contradicts the clear teaching of Scripture, undermines faith in God’s Word, and leads people into atheism.

Moses wrote both Genesis and Deuteronomy. In Deuteronomy 4:2, Moses commanded that nothing should be added to his words (including millions or billions of years, gaps, or evolution), and nothing diminished (e.g.: the clear teaching of creation in six literal 24-hour days and a global flood in the days of Noah).

Solomon said that those who add to God’s words are liars and will be reproved by God (Proverbs 30:5-6). The apostle John said that God will plague those who add to His words, and anyone who takes away from God’s Word will be excluded from heaven and the book of life (Revelation 22:18-19).

God has clearly stated the requirement to believe His Word, including creation and the flood as taught in the Bible (in Genesis 1-11). Adding evolutionary thinking to the clear teaching of creation is a form of idolatry because it elevates the words of men above the Word of God. Those who are double minded in their faith do not please God; they earn God’s wrath instead (Romans 1:18-22).

Paul said that God’s power and existence are clearly seen in His creation. So atheists, who reject their Creator and believe the world somehow made itself, are “without excuse” (Romans 1:20). Those who believe evolution may claim to be wise, but their misplaced faith demonstrates their foolishness instead.

Those who are godly and wise must resist the temptation to compromise with the ungodly worldview of evolution. As Christians, we must boldly believe and proclaim our faith in God’s Word, including creation as taught in Genesis.

Will you join me in saying, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Word, including creation. For it is the power of God to those who believe” (Romans 1:16)?

Romans 1:16a - I am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ

Is Evolution Science or Religion?

If you have not already done so, you might like to read the first article in this series, “Is Evolution Science or Religion?

How Evolution is Like a Fairytale

Or you might like to read the second article in this series, “How Evolution is Like a Fairytale


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