Over the years I have written several "book" or "booklets" and many, many, many newsletter and bulletin articles. Because the book market seeks writings to meet specific needs at specific times, my material has never been accepted. I have a tendency to write what is on my mind and so I am left with self publishing. So, with the encouragement from my wife and others, I am beginning this blog in order to put my "ramblings" "out there"! I hope you enjoy!


Please note that while my intentions are to use good grammar, because of the way in which some of the material presented here is presented (orally) the grammar and syntax might not always be the best English. Also note that good theology is not always presented in the best English so there may be times when the proper grammar rules are purposely broken.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Call for a Presuppositional Change

What would happen if, instead of researchers beginning with the presupposition of evolution, they begin with the presupposition of creation? Let me explain. If your car breaks down, your first thought is to repair the car according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Your first thought is not to wonder how the car came about by chance and then to seek to discover how those chance-melding of parts might be repaired. And a car is rather a simple machine compared to the human body. On a molecular level the human body is quite a “machine” with each part integral with the next, each part uniquely made to serve its unique function, and each part necessary. For the whole to work all the parts must be in tact and work in unison. To believe that the complexity of the human body could have come together by chance through millions of mutations is more unbelievable than to believe that a house was built by a tornado winding through a lumber yard, or an automobile was created by a hurricane winding through a junk yard. The point is, no one would begin repairing an automobile or a house by thinking about its randomness, rather one begins repairing an automobile or a house by thinking about its designer and builder. And interestingly enough, most automobiles and houses get repaired quite easily from this approach.

Now, to apply this thinking to the human body. Would it not be more efficient and logical that when researchers are seeking ways to help repair, mend, or heal the human body, rather than begin by asking how the parts of this more complex instrument came to be and then seek some formula for repair, would it not make more sense to ask, “What did the Designer have in mind when He put these parts together in the way He put them together?” Perhaps we might have better results as well as more and more timely results if we began to think in these terms of designer and builder rather than random and chance mishaps.

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