Bill Nye–that sweet science guy–recently said the following:

“If you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can… we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.”

Don’t be too upset by Nye because thousands of teachers are indoctrinating our children with the evolution of Man from a lower being. It is no longer ever taught as a “theory.”  Youngsters who dare question this are ridiculed not only by their peers, but by their teachers. This is what your children face five days a week in our public schools. Students, and parents, are ignorant and incapable if they accept Genesis’ explanation of God’s creation.

On the other hand, a number of highly respected scientists have already rejected the probability of evolution. There are just too many “accidental” changes for which to account. Unfortunately some of these scientists, who cannot bring themselves to accept the possibility of God, have turned to the theory that we were planted on Earth by superior beings from other planet systems. Oh, that makes a lot more sense than believing that there is a God who rules our lives.

Bill Nye’s thoughts are cemented in the educational system. It is up to us, the parents, to give our children the tools of battle, knowledge and confidence.  Too often our kids hear from their parents concerning the faith, “You just have to believe” or “We just have faith that it is true.”  I am not maligning that answer, for ultimately the evolutionist, the atheist, the Christian, or the follower of any religion or idea has to say, “Because I believe it.”

However, there is also a logic and reasonableness to Christianity that cannot be denied. There is much about evolution that is not taught to our children. The inevitable answer to sin is a deliverer; the inevitable answer to the complexity of even a blade of grass is a creator.

May I encourage you to study the reasonableness of your faith; the creation of God’s word, as well as His world. Get to know the New Testament that we know was written by first hand witnesses. Study the complexity of nature. Educate yourself and pass your knowledge on to your children. Ask them what they were taught in school today, and help them when the teaching leads them to question their faith. Talk to your youth leader and pastors about how to help your kids face the world with confidence.

Yes, we believe because the Holy Spirit has given us the gift of faith, but there is also the pursuit of wisdom and knowledge concerning our Christianity. Jesus said to His disciples (that includes us) “Behold I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matt. 10:14).  Paul said in Ephesians 6, “…put on the full armor of God, so that … you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, …and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of PEACE [emphasis mine]….”

Sue Wilson