We return again to The Trumpet, a publication of the Philadelphia Church of God, which has a theological connection to the teachings of Herbert W. Armstrong. We recently visited them and learned that The Dodo Disproves Evolution.
Their article today reveals The Fatal Flaw in Modern Science. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
There is good in science, but most scientists believe they have gone beyond the need for God and the Bible. When we see knowledge expansion accompanied by multiplying problems such as immorality, illiteracy, broken homes, crime and insanity, we need to admit that something is dreadfully wrong with our knowledge.
They’re right! None of those evils were a problem before the advent of modern science. There’s obviously a connection. Then we’re told:
Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this in the May 1985 Plain Truth: “We are face to face with the stern fact that increasing evils have escalated alongside increasing knowledge! That is not to say that the increased knowledge caused the growing evils. It does mean that the knowledge produced did not cure existing evils or prevent new evils”
What a wise man he was! Let’s read on:
Has science given us hope for the future? Then why are so many people both young and old continuing to wreck their lives with drug addiction, sexual deviance, and all other sorts of crippling vices? In many ways, science is a false messiah that threatens to become a Frankenstein monster.
Verily, this is an insightful article! We continue:
I recently read the introductions to two science-fiction novels: Timescape and The Black Cloud. The Timescape intro expresses hope that science will create a garden of Eden — a paradise on this Earth. Has God not already done that? Could He not do it again? In fact, He will do it again — in spite of man! And this will happen very soon — in most of our lifetimes. But scientists push God out of the picture.
All the author needed to do was read the introductions to those novels, and now he knows that not only is science failing us, but so is science fiction! Here’s more:
Believe it or not, the problem with science is actually revealed in the biblical story of the garden of Eden! In the garden, Adam and Eve rejected the tree of life and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As a consequence, God expelled them and cut them off from the tree of life [scripture reference]. From that point, God allowed humankind to devise their own systems of science, religion and education — apart from His direction.
The pursuit of science is a continuation of original sin! Moving along:
As Herbert W. Armstrong wrote: “With the emergence of ‘modern science’ around the beginning of the 19th century, scientists assured the world that man had progressed to the point where he then could dispense with the superstitious crutch of religion and belief in God” (Plain Truth, March 1980).
If Armstrong wrote it, then it must be The Truth™. Another excerpt:
The introduction to The Black Cloud declares the possibility of physical life with no spiritual origin — a creation that can spontaneously organize into more complex forms. That is total fiction and fantasy! Where in the entire universe can you find a system that can spontaneously organize into more complex forms? What we see instead is total disorganization: Man is about to blow himself off the planet!
Where in the universe can such a system be found? Earth is a good place to start. It’s a process known as Self-organization. On with the article:
Some scientists devote their lives to researching the origin of Earth and mankind. But they won’t accept the truth. Instead, they promote the unprovable hypothesis of evolution. God tells us to “[p]rove all things” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Even scientists don’t do this as they should!
That entire passage is even better, but creationists seem to ignore it:
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Skipping several paragraphs of bible quotes, we come at last to the end:
Science has only scratched the surface of the tremendous wonder that fills the universe. But a superior wonder is about to return to this Earth in the personage of Jesus Christ Himself! He will cut man’s suffering short and establish God’s Kingdom. That is the vision we all should be living for.
So there you are, dear reader. It’s clear that you must abandon science and prepare for an even greater wonder. You have been warned!
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