Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. But today we’ve got a preacher, Pastor Tom Kline, of the Castlegar Baptist Church. Excerpts from the rev’s letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
The Bible begins with a statement of great importance and meaning. Man has grappled with the question of his origin for centuries and has come up with some pretty outlandish theories.
The rev mentions the creation myths of the Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks — but not Genesis — after which he says:
The most recent of these myths is of course is evolution.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
The interesting thing is that none of this theorizing is necessary because we have a direct statement from the One who created the universe. The first two chapters of Genesis give us many details about God’s creative process.
Yes, of course. The rev continues:
When we understand that we are not just a product of a series of random accidents over billions of years, we can begin to understand the meaning and purpose of life. We are not just intelligent animals that live 80 or so years whose sole goal is to be as happy as we can be. Your creator has a great interest in and purpose for your life and desires a relationship with you. When life is lived in concert with the way God designed there is wonderful fulfillment and blessing.
Indeed. There’s a lot to be said for a life of drool. Here’s more:
I know there are many who would argue with my classification of evolution as myth. We all have been told that evolution is a conclusion of sound science. Nevertheless it is at best unproven science.
It’s unproven! Who knew? Moving along:
When I attended school it was referred to as a theory. Somewhere over the years it was promoted to fact without any more real proof. Furthermore, in a world bent on becoming more secular, evolution was crowned the absolute monarch of science silencing all nonconformists.
The rev is a brave man — he won’t be silenced! Another excerpt:
There are many good scientists who see no contradiction between true science and the Biblical account of creation. However, they are never given a voice in secular academies or media.
Ah yes — true science doesn’t conflict with Genesis. On with the rev’s letter:
Logic alone raises serious doubt about the vast universe coming from nothing or that our highly complex, beautifully engineered world came about by random chance.
Yes, oh yes! Then he declares:
It is absolutely impossible to get life from non-life.
The rev is no fool! And now we come to the end:
The truth of the matter is that man wants to reject any accountability or responsibility to God. If you knew the Creator and how He loves you, you would not want theories that deny Him.
The people of Castlegar are fortunate to have the spiritual guidance of a brilliant man like Pastor Kline. Great letter!
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