#7 In the Beginning (continued)

13 October 1999

OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth"-GENESIS 1:1 Scientific evidence, when accurately observed and presented, will always agree with the Genesis account of creation. But there is a branch of science that has always been dangerous to Christianity. While it claims to be in opposition to Genesis 1:1, Paul says that it is not opposition at all but rather, "falsely so called", because all true science must agree with the Creator of all things. Paul wrote to Timothy, "keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called"-I Timothy 6:20. The apostle's warning to Timothy is contemporary for every Christian in 1998. Avoid false science! It is easily spotted. It is any science that disclaims God as the sovereign creator of the universe. Its intent is to dethrone God and His Christ in our hearts and set man up as master of all creation. Since science can not accurately disclaim God's declaration of creation, it must behave as the magician and present a hoax to the Christian mind. I'll give you one example. In 1922, the supposed "Nebraska Man" was discovered in the Pliocene deposits of Nebraska. From one tooth, the scientists built a jaw bone, a head, a body and a whole family of ape people. The evidence found was used in the famous scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925. People flocked to see Nebraska man, the "missing link". Books and journals were written about the amazing discovery. What happened to Nebraska man? Why is he no longer advertised? Years later the tooth was found to be from an extinct species of pig! Come to worship with us at HARMONY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, at Donaldson, where God is sovereign and salvation is by His abundant and amazing grace. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Phone 501-337-1115. Sincerely, Neil Phelan, Jr., Pastor.