EVOLUTION: The Christ of Humanism
Lemmon, South Dakota
(Editor's Note: Lloyd Dale is a member of an interdenominational church in Lemmons, South Dakota. Several months ago, I read in the publications of the Creation Research Society that he was fighting in court a decision made by his school board after they fired him for teaching creation as a scientific alternative to evolution. After reading that, Ron Halbrook and 1 interviewed him on the radio program which we host. During the course of the program, the following information was presented by Mr. Dale. I asked him to send me a written copy of this material. I am printing it in Guardian of Truth in order that others might share his research which demonstrates that evolution is the Christ of humanism.)
A Popular Notion Dispelled
It is popular for many "evangelical Christians" to adopt the position of theistic evolution or progressive creationism (different words for the same concept - that God created through evolution. A mistaken notion that evolution is good science apparently leads them to this conclusion.) and to dismiss the obvious conflict between the seemingly scientific view, evolution, and the Biblical concept of fiat creation with the statement: "The Bible explains the Who of origins and science explains the how of origins." Can the Biblical (Christian) view of origins and the Humanistic (atheistic evolution) view of origins be reconciled so easily? Let us examine some basic elements of these two views to see if we can answer this question.
From a Biblical view we see and understand that Jesus Christ is true man and true God. As God, the Bible reveals that Jesus Christ is the Creator, Sustainer, Judge, Redeemer and Culminator of all. The Bible also instructs us that Christ is the "only begotten" of the Father (John 3:16); therefore it can clearly be seen that any other that attempts to lay claim to these Biblical functions of Christ is an imposter, a phony, a false christ. Thus the Bible instructs us, "Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not" (Matt. 24:23).
As Creator, Christ created all things (Eph. 3:9) by and through the power of His spoken word (2 Pet. 3:5; Gen. 1:7, 9 ff; Psa. 33:6, 9). By the power of that same word He holds (2 Pet. 3:7; Col. 1:17) everything together and empowers everything to function according to His purpose, therefore, He is the conserving or sustaining power.
As the Judge of the earth (2 Pet. 3:7; In. 5:22), Jesus reveals the wrath (Rom. 1:18) of His judgment down through Hi(s)tory - such as in the world wide flood of Noah's day and as scripture also reveals in the final day of judgment that is yet to come (2 Pet. 3:7 and others).
As the Redeemer, Jesus Christ died (1 Cor. 15:3), taking on Himself the wrath of judgment (Rom. 5:9ff) that all who will believe in and receive Him may be "bought back" from condemnation (Jn. 3:15ff).
As the Completer, Jesus Christ is coming again (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16; Heb. 12:2; 2 Pet. 3: I Off) to finish or complete His Kingdom and finish all that He has begun on earth and will then provide a new heaven and earth (2 Pet. 3:17; Rev. 21:1ff for the faithful.
A realistic analysis of "Scientific Humanism" reveals that every one of these Biblical functions of Jesus Christ are either explicitly or implicitly attributed to evolution by the Humanist.
According to Humanist dogma (humanist manifesto), all life began spontaneously, without cause, and through eons of time has modified and evolved to produce all life as we know it today, including man. This process, evolution, is thus the "creator" for the Humanist. Life, according to their doctrine, is continuous - held together and empowered to continue through the mechanics of evolution. Therefore, evolution becomes the "Sustainer."
As to judgment and redemption, the evolutionistic Humanist would have men believe that the only judgment there is or ever will be occurs in this life and takes place daily through the endless (eternal?) struggle for survival (organism vs organism and organism vs environment). In this grand scheme the "good" (strong, intelligent, adapted, etc.) are thus "judged fit" and permitted to continue life through the propagation of the adapting species. Therefore, evolution becomes the `judge" of all and the giver of continuous life (eternal redemption) to the `fit. " Finally, the logical extension of the Humanistic doctrine implies that over eons of future time this process in continuation will produce (with man's help, for he has now evolved to the point he can control his own and other organism evolution) a utopian world (new man, new world) where life will have reached it's ultimate perfection. Therefore, evolution becomes a completer.
It becomes manifestly clear from this brief analysis that the Biblical view of life and the Humanistic view of life (evolutionism) are diametrically opposite of one another and are, therefore, mortal enemies - a fact which honest Humanists openly admit. It is unfortunate that the many evangelicals that subscribe to "theistic Evolution" (God created through evolution) or "progressive creation," same concept with different name, (both false as evolution is false) cannot or will not seemingly understand it.
Because it is a mortal enemy, Scientific Humanism will do everything it can to destroy faith in Jesus Christ and to replace it with the Evolutionistic dogma. Humanism has already struck some crushing blows against the Christ view through the establishment of Humanistic dogma in government, education, liberal churches (Christian Humanism so-called), and many other institutions of America.
This Atheistic, Scientific Humanism has taken us to the very brink of disaster in America. Biblical Christianity, teaching and practicing a truly Biblical world view, is the only hope for our survival as a free nation. The time has come for all who hold the Christ view to enjoin this mortal battle. If we do not, the atheistic religion of scientific Humanism will eventually enslave us and push us over the brink into complete chaos and ultimate destruction.
Guardian of Truth XXV: 20, p. 314