What We Can Learn from “Evolution Sunday”
"Evolution Sunday" was recently observed in 807 congregations around the world. In effect, the Bible was kicked out of the pulpit and replaced with Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Praise be to Darwin!
When you count them all up, 807 is only a drop in the bucket ... and it's just a handful more than the number of congregations that observed Evolution Sunday in 2007. What's more disturbing, however, is the fact that over 11,000 clergy members signed their names to "An Open Letter Concerning Religion and Science." You'll find the letter - and the list - by doing an Internet search on "Clergy Letter Project." The letter says, in part:
We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as "one theory among others" is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children.
The letter reads like something religious zealots might have written during the Middle Ages. To us at Creation Moments, it sounds more like an edict or decree than a statement by scientifically minded people who seek truth no matter where it may be found. Besides, the statement is simply untrue. Darwinists don't want you to know that their beloved theory is crumbling under the weight of evidence. The years have not been kind to this 150-year-old theory, and it only continues to fall apart under rigorous scrutiny.
When Darwinists like Richard Dawkins proclaim that the Bible is a book of lies, we have no trouble understanding that. After all, Dawkins is only being true to his atheistic beliefs and naturalistic worldview. However, it's disturbing that so many members of the clergy assert - like Dawkins - that the Bible got it wrong. We have to wonder what these clergy members will say in their defense when they are called before a Holy God and asked to explain why they called Him a liar.
So what can we learn from Evolution Sunday and the Clergy Letter Project? We can learn that, just as in Jesus' day, there are many wolves in sheep's clothing in pulpits leading the unwary astray.