Baboons at the Piano

No matter where you go these days someone is trying to sell something that has to do with “natural foods”.

The health food industry is a billion dollar goldmine. Everyone wants to try to get in on the action.

All they have to do is talk about how their food is natural or how their special product uses natural processes to accomplish amazing results and people will buy their stuff. Which is always more expensive than the synthetic stuff.

But how much of all this stuff is truly natural is rarely known. Or admitted.

It’s kind of like all the talk about “natural law” or “natural ethics” or even “natural history”; it all sounds interesting. It all sounds plausible.

But mostly it’s just a big steaming pile of horse manure.

Doin’ What Comes Naturally

Most of the philosophies that try to sell us on the superiority of law or ethics or science are drawing from a basic presumption. Or what we should really call, “agenda”.

The term “natural history” is an obvious example of a hidden agenda passed off as pure science. Or proven, obvious science. When it’s really just a religious philosophy masquerading as science.

Charles Darwin was a perfect example of a guy with a presumption about science. He started out as a theology student. But, having an interest in the world around him, he took a voyage that brought him to the Galapagos Islands.

He determined from his observations of the animals at the islands (along with a whole lot of reading about the philosophy of uniformitarianism) that the world was not created as the Bible had said.

So, he made a choice that the Bible was untrue. And therefore, he cast off his faith in the Bible as the accurate historical record of Creation. In truth, his writings betray his bias. Darwin had simply done what he had pre-determined to do.

To find a way to explain the world and man’s origins without supernatual influence.

To create a view of the world and man’s role in the universe that was not dependent upon a Creator.

Plainly, simply, this was his purpose.

Denying God’s Supernatural History

This is the true, hidden purpose of all who reject a literal, plain reading, accurate view of Genesis and the Creation account.

It’s a popular denial held by those who want to believe in a Jesus who will forgive them of their sins; but who don’t want to believe in the words of the same Jesus who inspired men to write about His Creation of man and the universe.

In other words, they want a Jesus that fits into a Natural world view.

They want a Jesus that they can preach about in their churches or write about in their seminaries who fits into a popular world view.

All of this talk has given us many different views about natural law, natural ethics, and a host of other things; most of which are bad ideas. Because the world desperately wants a view of life that doesn’t have any supernatural demands upon it.

They want to look intelligent. They want acceptance by other business people or other academics or other seminary professors. Or even acceptance by the local garden club society.

And even many of those who profess to be born again are no different.

It has become increasingly accepted in many churches to preach in very vague terms about Creation. To avoid talk of 6 days or a young earth.

Clever pastors will dance around such things to avoid controversy. To keep from causing “unnecessary division” in the church.

Which actually tells us something important.

That they, in truth, should not be pastors. And maybe they aren’t even born again.

“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” (Psalm 119:160)

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote or me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” (John 5: 44-47)

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