Comparing the Apocalyptic Mindset & The Evolutionary Mindset
Many Christians are sad or upset about Mr. Camping and the recent major neglect of verses such as Matthew 24:36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."
However as I read the following article I was amazed by the similarities in the belief structures of those who fall for apocalyptic theories and with those who fall for the theory of evolution.
Lorenzo DiTommaso writes:
"Historically, failed prophecies tend to result in disillusionment, with members deserting the group, or, more typically, a faith-saving (and face-saving) statement to the effect that while divine revelation remains infallible, human calculation is not. In short: The math was off, and it’s back to the drawing board. If the logic seems a bit self-serving, recall that in the apocalyptic mindset, faith precedes theory, and theory informs the evidence." (Emphasis mine)
How about the major failed prophecies of evolution?
1. Darwin predicted a fossil record filled with transitional forms of life. What was found? Nothing. There are missing links in the fossil record within every branch of Haeckel's prophetic "evolutionary tree". Perhaps "wood pile" would describe the facts more clearly.
2. Darwin predicted that we would continue to discover that the simple cell could be easily formed by itself. Even today scientists continue to be amazed at the amazing complexity and design structures of the anything but "simple" cell.
3. The famous Miller experiment of the 50's was the first attempt to make good on the prophecy that life could form on its own. Today the inability of even the most intelligent scientists to make even the simplest life forms on their own demonstrates the absolute failure of this prophecy.
What do the evolutionists say in response?
In short they say, "The math was off...", but of course it is never the theory.
I am happy to say my science and faith rests on eyewitness, first-hand accounts from God himself in his own Word, and not on the mathematical equations based on the philosophy of naturalism. God's "theories" have never changed and remain fixed forever as promises for all who would seek to know Him.