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Were Dinosaurs Warm Blooded?
Psalm 147:2-3
"The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds."
Dinosaur fossil hunters and paleontologists have long debated whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded. With reptile characteristics, it was expected that dinosaurs would be cold-blooded....

More Damage from the Acceptance of Theistic Evolution

Mark CadwalladerViewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

All of Ireland has been reeling from the results of its referendum on same-sex marriage two months ago. After all, few countries have been so closely connected between church and state as has Catholic Ireland. Yet, the vote was overwhelmingly against Catholic opinion in what for years has been one of the most socially conservative countries in Europe. Catholic leaders are agonizing anew about how they have become disconnected from the people – especially younger people – such that homosexual marriage is now by popular vote the law in Ireland.

The previous Pope, Benedict XVI, described Europe as “a continent awash in the dictatorship of relativism.” He is right. In fact, all of western civilization has been bombarded by a dictatorship of relativism. Moral relativism would say that marriage is relative to time and culture. As a result, we have been going down the road of redefining marriage in whatever way the culture deems fit. We are living under an onslaught of the devil, and the influence of moral absolutes has been receding for a long time.

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.” That is a good summary of relativism. Now here is the thing. The acceptance of moral relativism is closely linked to acceptance of the theory of evolution. The argument is that as we have evolved from lesser biological organisms, so our morals and ethics are also evolving. Bottom line: we cannot fix an absolute morality. The end result is summed up by humanist Paul Kurtz, “If man is a product of evolution, one species among others, in a universe without purpose, then man’s option is to live for himself.”

Moral relativists become quite indignant and even dictatorial when it negatively impacts them. Consider what is happening to businesses providing wedding services when the proprietors argue it goes against their morals to participate in a same-sex wedding. Florists, bakers and photographers have been successfully sued all over the United States in spite of our 1st Amendment right to Freedom of Religion.

The homosexual lobby has successfully claimed the right of a persecuted minority in these cases. And so they have actually twisted Nietzsche’s moral-relativist creed to say, “I have my way, but you don’t have your way. Because my way is the right way.” Thus, relativism ironically turns into dictatorship because their new moral absolutes replace God’s eternal absolutes and are forced upon everyone else.

The more we personalize the meaning of the gospel, our own adoption as God’s sons and daughters through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the more we can personalize the basis of hope and love. And the more we should be able to command the courage, in an attitude of love, to call problems by their real name. Politically incorrect as it may be to say, homosexual behavior is still sin. Transsexuals are still tragically deluded.

Let us separate the people from their evil spirit influence, and love the persons. But the persons involved are still participating with evil. And we must not be ashamed to say so. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…” (Romans 1:16). The truth of the gospel involves redemption from sin. All of us are involved in spiritual warfare of one kind or another – whether with spirits of bitterness, or accusation, or whatever. As Christians, our sanctification comes as we remove the leaven from our lives. And that, by the way, includes the leaven of evolution – being justification for so much evil.

The Bible must not be undermined, and compromise with evolution undermines biblical revelation and biblical absolutes everywhere, paving the way for moral relativism. For example, if you say that moral values evolve because evolution is true … or if you say you cannot believe the Bible in Genesis and elsewhere regarding the creation account … then you may find yourself easily taking the next step to say that the apostle Paul was wrong regarding homosexual behavior.

Because they don’t believe the Bible on many things, liberal-minded churchgoers seem to relish the fact that so-called “science” refutes the Genesis account of creation. Such a position does away with conviction of sin and judgment. Many churches have fallen prey to compromise with evolution, as has the Catholic Church with its official embrace of theistic evolution over the last 65 years. And the current Pope, judging from remarks he made in October 2014, doesn’t just tolerate evolution – he celebrates it! Regarding the homosexual-marriage vote in Ireland, I firmly believe that the acceptance of evolution has hurt the Catholic Church by paving the way for moral relativism.

With moral relativism everywhere on the rise, it is more important than ever that we fight back against evolutionary pseudo-science which leads to unbelief and all kinds of justification for evil and the destruction of lives. Evolution is a pernicious lie which undermines the knowledge of God in the hearts of people.

At Creation Moments we understand this, and we are working to bring clarity and truth to people all over the world. Thanks to your prayers and financial support, we are reaching millions with the gospel, and we are showing Christians of all ages how to remain true to their faith in our evolution-saturated culture.

God bless you for supporting us and praying for us as we battle the evolutionary pseudo-science that is destroying so many lives!