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. It’s Stephen Howard, pastor of the Morrow Bible Church. This is the rev’s third appearance in our humble blog — see #835: The Truth Is Everywhere, and then #853: Hawking Is in Hell. Here are some excerpts from his latest, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
I used to watch Bill Nye the Science Guy on PBS as a kid. It seemed like a fun show about science. More recently, I realized Bill Nye’s strong evolutionary point of view.
Gasp! Bill Nye is an evolutionist? The rev has evidence. He says:
For example, last year in an online video, Bill Nye answered a question about the evolutionary advantage of death. Nye said, “If you’re not good enough you get eliminated, your genes don’t show up in the future, but if you’re good enough they do.”
The question itself implied that there is an evolutionary advantage. That is the way evolutionists see death. It’s just part of the evolutionary process which has gone on for millions of years. The strong survive and reproduce. The weak die off. This is natural selection or “the survival of the fittest.”
Evolutionists think death is an evolutionary advantage? That’s horrible! The rev tells us:
This “survival of the fittest” mentality has led to our modern culture of death. In recent history so-called “experts” prevented the so-called “unfit” from reproducing. Today doctors encourage women to have abortions because of possible genetic defects. Euthanasia is becoming an accepted alternative. Why? Because their viewpoint sees death as beneficial and needed for the further evolution of humanity.
Abortion! Euthanasia! Evolution is responsible for our culture of death! The rev continues:
This is not the teaching of the Bible. Death has not always been around. In fact, God created everything “good” (Genesis 1:31). He created a world without death. He warned Adam and Eve of the possibility of death if they disobeyed His command. Death would be a consequence of sin. … Adam and Eve did choose to commit sin, and death came into the world. According to the Bible, we face death because we are related to Adam and Eve.
Death is Adam & Eve’s fault, not God’s. That’s very comforting. The rev then skips ahead 4,000 years (biblically speaking), ignoring the Flood and all the other deaths that occurred during that time, and he tells us about Jesus, who defeated death. But death is still with us. At the end we’re told:
God will one day restore this sin-cursed, death-filled world. There will be a new heaven and earth as Revelation 21:4 describes: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” No human effort or natural process will bring that to pass. God Himself will do it.
That’s fascinating information! Someone ought to tell Bill Nye and all those other godless, hell-bound evolutionists.
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