This is all about fabricated stories (evolutionism, old-Earthism, big-bangism, bibilcal-erroism, etc.) that are based on arbitrary assumptions (naturalism, materialism, uniformitarianism) and rationalizations. The ungodly have nothing. The follower of Christ follows Christ. Duh! Jesus said, “My sheep hear My Voice.” If you are a follower of Christ, you hear His Voice. He speaks in many ways, but you really do know when He is speaking. Sometimes, you may not acknowledge Him and give Him the glory. You may take the glory yourself or give it to someone else. Jesus also said that how ever hears you (the follower of Christ) hears Him and who ever rejects you rejects Him. Think about it.
“When evolution is seen as a storytelling game rather than a serious attempt at scientific explanation, it suddenly makes sense.”
It should be noted that the term, “arbitrary assumptions,” is an over-simplification. In fact, these three arbitrary assumptions have morphed into a worldview, a paradigm. A worldview is a fake reality that becomes more real than real reality to the person who sees life through the worldview. Worldviews tend to be shared. The current shared worldview in the scientific community is that of naturalism/materialism/uniformitarianism. All data that conflicts with the worldview is disallowed and must be either discarded, discredited, or explained away. This creates something called confirmation bias. Everything must support that worldview. Anything that doesn’t support the worldview is filtered out. So all observations confirm the current worldview–this is true even when they absolutely destroy the worldview. If that seems irrational, it is irrational, but it is how the human mind tends to work. Currently, the naturalism/materialism/uniformitarianism worldview struggles against reality, yet it is defended vigorously to the point that people who question it are vigorously persecuted. Unfortunately, this same false worldview has crept into society at large and even into churches. The reason this is unfortunate is that two of the assumptions include the assumption that God doesn’t exist and the other one assumes that the great catastrophic flood of Noah never happened. Many people have become so hypnotized into this worldview that hearing anything that conflicts with the worldview is jarring to them. They can hardly believe that anyone could not be captivated by the same worldview. However, this no-God, no-Flood worldview is a lie.
Every evidence that is used against God consists of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). We have not followed cleverly designed made-up stories, arbitrary assumptions, or irrational statements. Rather, we follow the Living Christ, Who leads us and speaks the Utterances of absolute, genuine fullness of Life to us. (example using this on an blog)
Whatever they come back with will consist of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). This is true whether they say “Evolution is science,” “There is no God,” “God doesn’t speak to you,” “You are stupid,” “You don’t understand science,” “I don’t have enough evidence to believe,” “There is no evidence for God,” “The Bible has errors,” or any other thing, so just say some variation of the following:
Thank you for providing an excellent example: Every evidence that is used against God consists of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). We have not followed cleverly designed made-up stories, arbitrary assumptions, or irrational statements. Rather, we follow the Living Christ, Who leads us and speaks the Utterances of absolute, genuine fullness of Life to us.
Several examples are given that can be adapted to anything that you will run into.
- Story Telling Versus Revelation: Atheism
- Story Telling Versus Revelation: Evolution
- Story Telling Versus Revelation: Old Earth/Universe or Flood-Denial
- Story Telling Versus Revelation: Biblical Error
- Story Telling Versus Revelation: Scientism/Naturalism/Materialism