Disclaimer concerning the religious backgrounds of
some of the scientists we quote on our web site
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
2 John 1:10-11
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:12-15 (See John Calvin's commentary on verses 7-12 and 13-15)
The battle between the true religion of Christianity, and the false religion of evolutionism is waged on two fronts. One is the secular scientific front. The other is religious. In order to adequately deal with evolutionism, it must be challenged on both. In both cases, we need to be careful to make sure that we're not violating God's commands to us in the above verses when working with others. We believe that the paragraphs that follow articulate an approach that avoids violating these Biblical principals.
Because the scientific issues with evolutionism are primarily secular in nature, it is possible for us to work with and quote scientists who are not Christians. Their well-meaning but misguided views of God and the Bible do not make them any less credible as scientists. For that reason, we are comfortable with quoting them and in some cases even featuring their work on our web site as far as the scientific aspects of the debate are concerned. However, we believe that when we partially align ourselves with someone who has dangerous spiritual views, that we have a responsibility to our web site visitors to warn them about these errors in Bible interpretation and application. We also have a responsibility to God to do this. Failing to do so may create the false impressions that we:
are turning a blind eye to these theological problems
may consider them to be minor problems
have abandoned the spiritual aspects of the battle.
We don't know if these scientists are using their high profiles in the scientific aspects of this debate to recruit people to their churches. Even if they are making no such efforts, interest in their churches could occur anyway when people who are searching for more information about the scientists stumble upon details of their church affiliation. This curiosity seeking could lead to eventual recruitment.
We consider Bible cults to be as spiritually dangerous as atheists or agnostics. There are many reasons for this, some of which include:
Bible based cult members are often highly moral, sincere people.
They often know the Bible better than most Christians do (although they tend to focus on primarily on certain verses that they believe supports their particular interpretations of scriptures).
They are usually more zealous to spread their beliefs than Christians are, especially in America. For the most part, American Christians today are lukewarm and apathetic by comparison.
Their churches are frequently involved in promoting conservative causes and issues that most Christians would agree with.
Many Christians, and most non-Christians don't know enough about the Bible's warnings about their false doctrines to prevent being deceived by them.
Members of Bible based cults are usually trained to sound like Christians when they approach you. They can be very convincing to someone who hasn't armed himself with a proper Biblical foundation. They will typically start off by telling you about several points that they and real Christian churches agree on. It isn't until later, when you're hooked, that the serious differences are introduced and the mind control starts in earnest. It's a subtle process that is easy for an untrained person to miss.
The Christian church in America has been seriously harmed due in great part to the fact that many of our churches today a) are AWOL on dealing with the highly effective attacks that evolutionism is making against the church, or b) have seriously weakened the church's position by compromising with evolutionism themselves. Their lack of vigilance and their treatment of evolution as a back burner issue has allowed Satan to gain a strong foothold in the church. One only needs to see the decline of the influence of the church and it's struggles to recruit new members for evidence of this. In stark contrast, some cults like the Seventh-day Adventists are quite active and successful in countering the lies of evolution. Christian churches could be using creation evangelism to successfully recruit new members, but for the most part, our pastors and church elders haven't figured this out yet.
The warnings we share below are not meant as personal attacks on the named individuals. They are instead warnings about the doctrines that are promoted by the churches they belong to. While we encourage you to give their scientific work careful consideration, we are recommending that any visitors to our web site who are giving consideration to investigating or joining their churches avoid doing so. Additionally, we encourage everyone to arm themselves with the Biblical knowledge that will help you to avoid being deceived by any cult or occult group or practice. The consequences of being deceived are eternal. For more information on how to determine if a particular group is a cult or engages in occult practices, and why they are considered so, see our Identifying and Dealing with Cults link.
Dr. Gentry is an expert on Polonium halos in granite rocks. We feature his scientific work on our web site at this link. His scientific credentials are very impressive. However, he is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Most mainstream Christian churches consider this to be a Bible based cult. For more information, see Seventh-day Adventism. Also see our Identifying and Dealing with Cults link.
Dr. Wells has impressive scientific credentials. He is recognized as one of the leading proponents of Intelligent Design. We have some audio files of him at this link. Intelligent Design science is very consistent with the the Bible's Genesis account of creation. However, Dr. Wells is a long time member of the Unification church, which is also known as the Moonies. For more information about this cult, see Unification church (Moonies). Also see our Identifying and Dealing with Cults link.
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