There is certainly a lot of magical thinking that goes into the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story. Every so-called evidence is based on either made-up stories or else assumptions. The assumptions come out the the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man worldview, making the entire thought process circular. Yet, we see Jesus. Hebrews 2:9 The Holy Spirit leads and teaches every follower of Christ moment by moment. One of the things the Holy Spirit teaches everyone who follows Christ is that the Bible is the Word of God without error and that He speaks through Scripture.
To be an evolutionist, a person has to have a bias toward evolution. Rational thinking would eliminate it immediately. For kids in school, they have never learned critical thinking, except to be skeptical of God. There is a reason that this works. It ties two things together: a reward and the desires of the fleshly nature that’s enslaved to Satan. The only way anyone escapes this is by the power of grace for righteousness.
Some Atheists try to avoid asserting a universal negative by carefully stating that they only have a lack of belief. God reveals that they all know that He exists. God says that He has revealed Himself to them through the things that He has created. To avoid submission to their Creator and God, Atheists claim there isn’t enough evidence. God knows their innermost minds, so they can’t get away with such a lie. They love darkness rather than light. They love evil rather than Good. They don’t want to be directed by God, so they do mental loops to avoid Him. The suppress the truth in unrighteousness. As they do they are able to harden their hearts (innermost minds) against God and cut off His Voice and reality. The expense to the Atheist is great. Not only will they suffer in the life to come, but they also lose any basis for reasoning in this life. In essence, they lose touch with reality. God says that He turns them over to a reprobate mind.
There’s never any sense in arguing with an Atheist or any other person who is resistant to the Holy Spirit for that matter. God doesn’t force Himself on them. Christians are not to cast their pearls in that direction. Once Atheists are trolling on social media, they are usually quite hardened in their thinking. When they realize that they can’t be rational because of their reprobate mind, they just commit themselves to invincible ignorance. It’s sad.
However, when an Atheist is honest and sincerely looking for truth, that’s a different story. Then, they will be able to meet Christ and know.
Atheists trying to reason would be funny if it weren’t so sad. They try to reason when they have no basis for reason because of the Münchhausen trilemma. They can’t have true premises, because their premises must be based on unsupported assertions of some sort. So, they just make assertions, pulled from the air, and use tricks to claim that they’re true. Vehemence and nested fallacies can’t make anything true, so they are sunk when it comes to reasoning.
“As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.” Proverbs 26:9
Theories are stories. They are attempts to explain observations–to go beyond what is known. Whenever anyone goes beyond what is known, they are in a land of fantasy. Divine revelation is different from this. God has reveals that He created the Heavens, Earth, seas, and everything in them is six days ending with the creation of Adam from the dust on day six. He also reveals that there were about 6,000 years between Adam and today. Nothing that God reveals through His Creation (scientific observation) conflicts with that. God speaks through His Creation confirming what He is saying through Scripture. Going beyond what God is saying and going into fantasy land is sin. If anyone adds to God’s Words, whether it’s what He’s saying through Creation or the Bible, God will show that person to be a liar.
Here’s the problem. Secularism is based on made-up stuff (assumptions). Evolutionism is a series of stories based on made-up stuff. Everyone who follows Christ is led and taught by the Holy Spirit on a moment-by-moment basis. We know Him. He reveals things to us. He reveals that the Bible is His Word without error. Anyone can test this.
If you are an open-minded Secularist, and you want to test this, you just need to ask God to pardon your sins and your bad attitude toward Him. Ask Him to forgive all the times that you refused to acknowledge Him when He revealed Himself to you through His Creation. Do this with sincerity. Then, ask Christ to be your Lord and Savior, to rule over you, leading you and teaching you moment by moment. Submit to Him. He will reveal Himself to you if you do this with sincerity, respect, and persistence. He will then begin to reveal to you such things as the reliability of the Bible. In fact, He’ll begin to speak to you through the Bible. You’ll begin to desire to be with other Christians and you’ll find that God speaks to you through them by the Holy Spirit. Then, you’ll know. There is no way that you can verify your made-up stuff to yourself.
There is a difference in the two types of faith. Secularism’s faith is based on made-up stuff. The faith of God comes by hearing and hearing comes by the rhema of God. “Rhema” is a Greek word that means “utterance.” We don’t figure out Scripture, rationalize it, and have human faith in it. We read Scripture, God speaks to us through it and imparts His supernatural belief and trust (absolute certainty) to us. This spiritual faith is the gift of God lest anyone should boast. It is substance, that is, reality, of things hoped for. Hope is a vision of reality that is given by God. It is the evidence (absolute proof) of things not seen. While Christians also have many false faiths mixed in with God-imparted faith, the upward road is allowing the Holy Spirit to continue teaching and molding us.
Sometimes, Christians become confident of their own ability to reason and they lose touch with Christ. Since reasoning without Divine revelation from Jesus Christ must be based on assumptions, nothing can be known by reasoning without Divine revelation from Jesus Christ. That’s the problem with a lot of theology–it’s rationalized rather than revealed. God speaks through the Bible, but God says, through the Bible, that He speaks through other means as well. In fact, the reason that we know that the Bible is the Word of God without error is because this fact is revealed to us by the Spirit of Christ.
Secularists have a common pattern in their thinking. They are forced make things up to interpret what they observe. Most often, they then use various fallacies to hide the fact that they are making things up. There is no way around this. Even when they deny that the Holy Spirit teaches and leads each follower of Christ moment by moment, they must deny this by making things up and by using various fallacies to hide the fact that they are making things up.