Belching Insults with a Sword on Their Lips
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
What do you think is considered the most-performed music and message of all time? If you guessed Handel’s Messiah, you are right. One of the texts chosen for the oratorio masterpiece is from Psalm 2:1-4: “…The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord,… He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” Though the Scriptures reveal that the blaspheming of God and Christ will know no bounds, the Lord will have the last laugh.
Indeed, the same thing is expressed in Psalm 59:8, preceded by verse 7 which says, quoting from the Amplified Bible, “Behold they belch out (insults) with their mouths; swords (of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies) are in their lips, for who, they think, hears us?” Man’s wickedness is revealed not only in his actions, but in his verbal cruelty and deception. And it can be very hard to stand against the verbal onslaught.
Over the years, I’ve been struck by the venom and vitriol of evolutionists against biblical creationists. Insults, ridicule and censorship are the norm from evolutionists. Consider the following attacks on creationist books in Amazon’s customer reviews: “A shallow litany of ludicrous non-peer reviewed argument.” “A veritable bestiary of methodological super-naturalists operating at the edge of inanity – and only one ‘s’ away from insanity.” Excuse me? Do I need to remind you that creationists get censored from peer-reviewed journals because we don’t fit the evolutionist “mold”? And remember this – clever insults are not arguments. Yet, the constant ridicule does take its toll on many and is a powerful weapon wielded by the enemy.
Toward the end of his life, C.S. Lewis wished that he had attacked and exposed evolution as “the central and radical lie in the whole web of falsehood that governs our lives.” He said he could confirm its deception from the vigor with which evolution’s defenders denied any alternative – “the fanatical and twisted attitudes of its defenders”, he said in his letter to Capt. Bernard Acworth of the Evolution Protest Movement, 1951.
Ridicule of young earth creationists comes even from other Christian quarters – including otherwise “conservative” Christians who, for example, have subscribed to the “Gap Theory” or to some form of “progressive” creation compromise. Indeed, their withering ridicule works to suppress conversation, obscure the actual arguments and turn friends into foes.
The tactic of insult and ridicule is followed up by punishment of dissent – hence, the outlawing of criticism of evolution in the public schools. And the silencing of debate is now being applied to other dubious and/or immoral issues championed by the modern world – such as “climate change” and homosexual “rights”. Those who disagree are insulted, ridiculed and punished.
Consider how “global warming” has morphed into “climate change”, so that people who disagree about the effects of man-made “carbon dioxide pollution” are now labeled as “climate deniers” and “science deniers”. Such is the “belching” of insults and the “swords” of ridicule being brought to bear against those who question the “wisdom” of this world. Secretary of State John Kerry, for example, recently said in a speech that “climate change” is perhaps “the world’s most fearsome destructive weapon” and mocked those who question it as “members of the Flat Earth Society.” Sound familiar?
And, of course, anybody who criticizes the LGBT agenda is labeled a bigot or a homophobe, an attempt to bully people into silence. Cities, states and private companies are now punishing those who disagree about gender-neutral bathrooms or about forcing businesses to participate in gay marriages. They are also trying to force us to agree with the firing of executives who donate on behalf of traditional marriage, as happened recently with Internet search engine Mozilla’s CEO. The fascist/totalitarian nature of these reactions mirrors what has been happening for many years with biblical creationists.
A “silver lining” to these developments is that as the worldly ideologues push their other agendas, it helps expose their complete bias regarding creation science. The argument is not and has never really been about science. It has always been about promoting the secularist worldview and agenda ... and silencing those of us with a biblical worldview.
But some Bible-believing Christians won’t be bullied into silence. Recently, for example, we asked our readers and listeners to share how they would respond to two prominent Christian leaders who have been saying that creationists make Christianity look ridiculous. I was thrilled to see hundreds of people post their comments on the new Creationists Speak Out section of our website! Here are just a few:
God’s Word is truth and we don’t need to make it fit with the evolution world view. Anything less than the truth of creationism as taught in Genesis is making God to be less than He is. – J.J.
How sad that well-known people would make comments that contradict the Bible and lead many astray. God refers to these people as fools. – C.F.
Sirs, we need to fear God more than we fear men and stop seeking their approval. Stop bowing to public pressure, and teach what the Scriptures say; i.e., God created all things in 6 days. – F.K.
Neither will this ministry be silenced. Creation Moments must continue to refute the various arguments and accusations of the worldly philosophers of evolution – including the wolves in sheep’s clothing within the visible Church. We cannot and must not let ridicule, slander and lies silence the proclamation of God’s foundational truths!
Won’t you help us proclaim information which exposes the errors and deception in a world so caught up in a masquerade of science? Thank you and God bless you!