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Creationism kills people?

Published: 2 November 2019 (GMT+10)
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Creationists get called lots of not-so-nice things (The portrayal of creationists by their evolutionist detractors). Liars. Bonkers. Sometimes, however, the rhetoric escalates, and we are labelled as dangerous. But is creationism, as a subset of “literalistic biblical theology”, really guilty of murdering people en masse?

Christopher C. from the United States accuses us of this and more. His letter is posted indented below with point-by-point responses by CMI’s Shaun Doyle, interspersed as per normal email fashion.

Dear Christopher,

Thanks for writing in. I have coloured your message below in red, and my interspersed responses in black.

This is specious. https://creation.com/darwinism-and-the-nazi-race-holocaust

For you to disavow the massive influence of literalistic biblical theology and the torture and murder of Jews for 1500 years before the advent of Hitler is inexcusable. The idea that “Judeo-Christian doctrine was expunged” and replaced by Darwinism is the worst form of lie imaginable. Hitler directly credited the Christian religion and specifically the Catholic church with the example of how and why to kill Jews.

Have you heard of the White Rose society? They were a peaceful resistance movement in Germany to the Nazi regime. Unfortunately, their main members were executed in 1943 by the Nazis. But they are most famous for a series of pamphlets that they used to encourage their fellow Germans to resist the Nazis. In their fourth Leaflet of the White Rose, I think they give a brilliant assessment of Hitler’s (ab)use of Christianity:

“Every word that proceeds from Hitler’s mouth is a lie. When he says peace, he means war. And when he names the name of the Almighty in a most blasphemous manner, he means the almighty evil one, that fallen angel, Satan. His mouth is the stinking maw of hell and his might is fundamentally reprobate.”1

They understood that Hitler’s use of Christian rhetoric wasn’t genuine; it was opportunistic (see Was Hitler a Christian? and The Christian Nazi myth refuted).

Nonetheless, I take it you find this statement from the article you object to, Darwinism and the Nazi race holocaust, particularly offensive:

“If the Nazi party had fully embraced and consistently acted on the belief that all humans were descendants of Adam and Eve and equal before the creator God, as taught in both the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures, the holocaust would never have occurred.”

The question is, how is it false? Regarding professing Christians who mistreated Jews throughout church history (and, sadly, it did of course happen; we don’t deny it), how do their actions show that they “fully embraced and consistently acted on the belief that all humans were descendants of Adam and Eve and equal before the creator God, as taught in both the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures [emphasis added]”? The horrific things professing Christians did to Jews throughout church history is inexcusable. But the fact is it was motivated not by “literalistic biblical theology”, but by theology that didn’t take the Bible literally and seriously enough.

Yet you seek to deflect this patent illustration of the damage done by biblical literalism because it points a finger directly at your methodologies.

You. Are. Evil.

You. Are. Wrong.

You. Killed. Jesus.

At first, I thought you were saying that we were illicitly accusing the Jews of killing Jesus. Indeed, there is a long and deplorable sub-Christian tradition of doing this. But it is sub-Christian; it’s not a proper Christian response. The Apostle Paul points out the problem with it:

“I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew” (Romans 11:1–2).

If Paul, Jew and arch-persecutor of the church in its earliest days (and perhaps in the mob that called for Jesus’ crucifixion?), can be saved by God in Christ, then any Jew can be. That’s also a reason for us to love Jews, not hate them. And if they refuse to repent? If they hate us and persecute us? Again, Paul is instructive:

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. … If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:15,18).

All this follows from taking the Bible literally and seriously.

But then I thought you might actually be accusing us of killing Jesus. If that’s the case, that’s clearly as nonsensical as accusing modern Jews of killing Jesus. Why? For one, we weren’t there.

Of course, in a certain sense we might say we’re all responsible for Jesus’ death, in that our sin was the reason He died. But that’s clearly not what you’re referring to.

That’s right…it was religious authoritarians protecting their “tradition” of scripturally literal doctrine that conspired to kill Jesus. It had nothing to do with their Jewishness and everything to do with their heinous craving for power and authority over others.

I agree that, in getting Jesus killed, the Jewish leaders were concerned with preserving their power. Still, they were Jews, but of course so was Jesus. They had different visions of what it was to be a true Jew, and that was in part what led to Jesus being executed.

Still, didn’t Jesus accuse His opponents of nullifying the plain word of God with their tradition (Mark 7:9–13)? He also used the straightforward, literal meanings of biblical commands to refute and resist Satan (Matthew 4:1–10). That seems to show that Jesus defended ‘biblical literalism’ to some degree. And obviously, Jesus taught and practiced servant leadership (Mark 10:35–45). That is a “scripturally literal doctrine” that we aim to follow. We of course admit that we do it imperfectly. But nonetheless, where do you see us oppressing people? Where do you see us killing people? We think we’re right, and we’re not afraid to say so. But that’s as far as we go.

Creationism is yet another example of a ‘tradition’ wrought from scripturally literal theology. It is bad theology, and it has a long, long history of killing people.

Do you have any concrete examples of creationism killing people? And I’m talking about actual killing of actual people, like the evolution-inspired Herero and Nama genocides, the Holocaust, and the mass-killings of Marxism.

Now it is used to defy science and prevent its use in managing the world’s climate in the face of human-induced global warming.

So you’re killing all over again. You are killers of truth and killers of people.

Even if all creationists denied human-caused global warming (which we don’t), and this made us “killers of people” (which it doesn’t), it’s still not the same thing as actually killing people because some group thinks another group is lower on the evolutionary scale than them.

Creation.com indeed. More like Destruction.com. The name fits. Start using it if you’re honest.

And be advised. I’m soon going to publish a book that is going to take your whole worldview down in a ball of flames. You are liars and bigots and zealots just like Ken Ham and the rest of those AnswersInGenesis fools who think literalism and biblical inerrancy and infallibility are absolute truth. They are not, and Jesus sought to shed the burden of hypocrisy created by legalism. It sickens me to read what you write. How you make excuses and blame “Darwinism” for the sick and twisted ideology wrought by your brand of religion.

God does not forgive the actions of the manipulative and those who twist his words. The Serpent in Genesis is evidence of that.

This sort of invective makes me confident that you’re not actually reading what we write. You’re only reading into what we write what you expect us to say. I would cordially invite you to really take a look at what we actually say on creation.com, starting with this: The Good News. It’s good news because God in the Gospel gives forgiveness to sinners who trust in His Son. Even sinners as bad as us. God really is that loving! And you can know Him too.

Kind regards,
Shaun Doyle
Creation Ministries International

References and notes

  1. Leaflets of the White Rose. IV (trans. Sachs, R.H.), white-rose-studies.org/Leaflet_4.html, accessed 20 September 2019. Return to text.

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Readers’ comments

Ian N.
More people are being killed currently by lack of reliable energy than from climate related events. Also deaths from climate events have plummeted in 90 years.

Basically the comment is one long ad hominem that is devoid of any facts to back up his primary thesis about creation. If there was plentiful evidence, it would be common knowledge for a long time. The sad fact is that the denial of a creator has resulted in slaughter of an industrial scale. It's always the tactic to accuse your enemy of what your side is guilty of.
Anthony W.
Goodness me, there's a whole lot of hatred and anger there! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be grounded in reality.
Rodney P.
I predict that Christopher C's book will be boring and repetitive, full of attacks against and insults of creationists, like all the attempts of evolutionists to discredit creationism. But it will contain no substantive arguments as to why evolution (the microbes-to-microbiologists version) has been scientifically verified. Evolutionists completely ignore all of the cogent scientific reasons creationists give for believing what we believe and offer stories of micro-evolution (bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics, cave-dwelling fish losing their eyesight, finch beaks changing shape, etc) to prove their absurd common-descent stories such as of cows wading into the sea and transforming into whales.
Geoff S.
Solid and grateful reply Shane. Christopher certainly needs some prayer.

A hater of Truth and a proponent of his truth. He has a tradition - and that is belief in his truth founded on "literalism (of a belief in evolution and all the conflicting 'evidence' around it) and (Christopher) inerrancy and infallibility are absolute truth."

Keep up the good work
Michael M.
"God does not forgive the actions of the manipulative and those who twist his words. The Serpent in Genesis is evidence of that."
I found it interesting that Christopher believes in God and the "serpent of old" in Genesis 3, but doesn't believe in Genesis 1-2.
I am Not surprised that Christopher is so full of hate because Satan hates the truth for the truth sets people free from Satan's twisted shackles of oppression and deception.
Keep up your great work defending Genesis 1-3! I have learnt over the years walking with our Lord and Savior that if Satan can destroy Genesis 1-3 (which he can't) then he destroys the rest of the Bible and the Good News of Jesus Christ.As you know, Genesis 1-3 is the foundation the whole of the Word of God is built on!
Our God and Father have mercy on Christopher, deliver him from the shackles of Satan's lies and save him, in Jesus' name, I ask, amen!
Father, keep blessing Creation Ministries with people who love the whole of the Word of God and can defend your truth, for the purpose of setting people free from Satan's domain of darkness into the Your Kingdom of Light, in Jesus' name I ask, amen!!
Egil W.
Interesting correspondence. Interesting read.
I think Shaun Doyle gives good advice to Christopher C. Even though they may be very ‘fundamental’, they are good and necessary. I wonder exactly what Christopher C. has ‘heard’ as he has read CMI articles. How did CMI pointing out well-studied and well-documented links between 19th century racism and 20th century eugenics, both in nazism and communism (even though communism not being addressed by Christopher C.), end up being ‘heard’ as a message about ‘killing people’ and killing Jesus (Who used narrative Scripture in a literal or straightforward manner)?

The advice to the person writing in, to actually sit down and read through what has actually been communicated by CMI is a good call here.

I hope Cristopher C. does that.
Jay Zeke M.
I love this end phrase "God does not forgive the actions of the manipulative and those who twist his words. The Serpent in Genesis is evidence of that." So there WAS a literal, lying serpent in a literal garden. God does forgive the actions of the manipulative and those who twist His words. Let's pray this deceived gentleman, who manipulatively twist His words, will soon find that forgiveness by repenting and turning to Christ.
Alfred F.
I see that Christopher loves Jesus, but Evolution keeps millions from believing in Jesus. He loves truth, but hasn't found it all yet. He believes the Bible, uses scripture to back his arguments. But he picks and chooses his truth to suit himself.
If the day comes when Christopher can defend truth with all the passion he marshalls against it now, he will be a very great Christian indeed.
Jesus lived by the Bible one hundred percent. He is the Word of God made flesh. The religious leaders of His day were not living according to those two greatest commandments, to love God completely and to love others as yourself. If they were living that, they couldn't have killed Jesus. Partly, through ignorance of the Word, they thought Jesus was an imposter. And partly, they couldn't abide Him because, though good and accredited by God, He was in the way of their personal private agenda. We who follow the Word the way Jesus did will experience the same reaction.
What is Christopher's real agenda? In Genesis 1:28 God says we are to subdue and replenish the earth. Gen 2:15 shows that the Garden of Eden was planted, cultivated and kept. Christopher must believe this because he appeals to the incident in Genesis of the punishment of the Serpent as fact. Does he also believe in the Wrath of God to be poured out on the earth in the near future, as detailed in Revelation? If so, his cause of saving the planet, and accusing us of destroying it, is lost. It is because of the very Antichrist and his followers that great swathes of the planet and it's peoples will be destroyed. The Antichrist preaches Evolution.
Along with us, Christopher literally believes Gen 3 and Gen 1:28. But we also believe all of Genesis, and all the rest of the Bible, precisely as did Jesus.
Miss Yvonne R.
This man is indeed blaming creationists for what he himself and others like him are guilty of. Knowing the LORD, we recognise how we have failed and sinned and that our LORD is the only way towards knowing freedom from ourselves in our shortcomings. As Christians we are not judgemental but out of love seek to correct those who are sinning. Twisting GOD's word?- what nonsense. He really needs to be set free from whatever influence has been his motivator. Wrought from scripturally literal theology is bad theology ? How can the word of GOD be bad theology ? Literal - twisting ? He is going against his own words. This man is self righteous and does not recognise his own failings and sins.
Bill P.
I have crossed paths w/people who have the same attitude as Christopher, even in my family. I have had many conversations w/them (and w/a humble heart) responded w/The Word of God to answer their questions and accusations. Their response w/the answers I gave them was anger. Most of the time they stormed out of the room and slammed the door in my face, and a few times they got in my face and I politely excused myself and left quietly. I quickly learned that when scripture was used to answer questions they got very angry and I was called every name under the sun. I soon caught on that all they wanted was a very heated debate. I refuse to get into a angry debate over scripture. Reading what Christopher wrote to you reminds me very much of the people I have met over the yrs. Even when seeing many of them yrs later their attitude towards my faith has not changed. I love history and over the yrs. have learned that those who have no love for "The Truth of God" when they came to power were the ones who did what they accused us of doing. YES, over the centuries blood has been spilled by those who (claim) to be Christian and were later proven to be false in their claim. YES they slaughtered the Jewish people, BUT if you look deeper into these events you also find out that they have the blood of many TRUE believers of Christ on their hands also. The hour is late and soon these people (w/attitudes like Christopher's) will control this earth for a short time, and a lot of innocent blood is going to be shed. What we see now is a restrained version. YET even now (where time is very short) if they would repent The Lord would have mercy on them. See you soon w/our Lord...Until then keep up the good work..
Norman P.
As the world becomes more and more deranged, we can expect this sort of hatred to increase. I've seen it growing even among Christians, in any key area where sound Biblical doctrine is especially crucial to our day. 1 Corinthians 5:11 with regard to railers or revilers within the Church, and Matthew 7:6 with regard to the world, must certainly come into play, plus the wearing of our Ephesians 6 armour - for we know from whence it comes.
Anthony B.
Surely, the greatest killer of all is God.
He it was who killed 1 million or so people in the Flood; humans whom He had only created 1500 years previously.
Tas Walker
Hi Anthony, God is love, and a characteristic of love is that He is just. Genesis 18:25: "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" Exodus 18:5–6. "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." Anthony, it is not going to help you by complaining about God because you do not understand sin, righteousness and judgement. Rather, you need to make sure you are on His right side. Inform yourself about what He is like and how you can be in a right relationship with Him. 2 Corinthians 5:10–11: "We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men."
And the other verse that is important for you to ponder and act on is 2 Corinthians 5:19 & 20: "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them. ... We implore you [Anthony] on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God."
Jennifer P.
Wow what hatred of Biblical Creationist Christians on steroids! Weird that Christopher shares the name of Christ (Messiah). It reminds me of the unhinged ravings of Ian Plimer. I have 2 of his books, "Heaven and Earth" and "How to get Expelled from School. A guide to climate change for pupils, parents and punters."
The latter book pages 116 to 121 under the title Anti Science are so insane such visceral abuse of Creationists!
Plimer is on the opposite side to Christopher though as regards climate change.
This demonization of CO2, a trace element gas in the atmosphere (97% natural origin), is pure madness and hubris that man thinks he is changing the climate via industrialization. The carbon cycle is perfectly designed by our Creator. The main driver of the greenhouse effect that makes our wonderful planet habitable is water vapour and clouds. H2O vapour, the sun, clouds, cosmic rays are not even factored in the climate models. What madness?
I will pray for Christopher. Asking the Holy Spirit to work in his heart and mind. To really read the life giving and affirming CMI site. Bless you Shaun such a gracious reply to open hostility.
Russel L.
I believe many things about that gentleman’s letter to have scriptural basis. Like “There will be mockers and scoffers”, “There will be a great falling away”, and “There will be a great belief in a false GOD”. Obviously this man is not only not a Christian but he is not a historian or a scientist.
Hitler and most of his upper leaders were not Christian either. In fact they had a strong belief in the occult and went through great lengths to create their own version of the German belief system. As a grandchild of a German Luftwaffe officer that’s gives me first hand knowledge of Hitlers desires despite my own research.
How about Darwinism; in my opinion another false religion. That aside Darwinism suggests that life can come from nothing and that in a fact is impossible. Steven Hawking a well known atheist admitted that life and the universe had to have had an intelligent designer as evidenced by the complexity. Most reputable scientific minds support the intelligent design theory now as well....... so much for Darwin who by the way failed his attempt to enter the clergy before turning to “science”.
This man has lots of thought and devotion but little in the way of recent and accurate research. Gushing with anger and rhetoric he unfortunately sounds a little unbalanced? We should pray for him and others like him. I believe that Jesus is coming home for his bride very soon; we need to stand and pay attention.
GOD bless
Dan M.
First it's not , "Global warming" any longer. It's Climate change these days. In that way no one can deny it. Of course the climate changes! It has for thousands of years. No one denies that fact. The term was changed because there has been no uniform global warming in the last twenty years and it disproved the rhetoric. It is a pseudo scientific movement to gain political power. The reason for all the reported disasters is because people didn't live in those places so no one cared. Also we have little weather history of modern accuracy that goes back thousands of years, (the modern interpretation is subjective) and our ancestors had no media to report it to the world. So it is easy to fabricate dire weather prophecy. How did we allow science to be hijacked by politics!
This guy is just another irrational ranter. It usually is fear of what we don't understand or want to be true that produces anger and by extension, RANTING. So we have to ask ourselves, what is he afraid of? If Creation.com was just another irrational conspiracy site, it would attract little serious attention. Since it presents a rational objective view of the scriptures and the evidence for them, it is a threat to and scares the bageebees out of the Evo's and hence the ranting.
I think it isn't what they are afraid of, but Who, Jesus. They don't want to lose what they think is control over their lives and they see Jesus as a threat. The fact is, control is an illusion. Just another lie of Satan! You are not in control and as soon as you realize that fact, you can approach Jesus with humility and brokenness and be healed.
Lassi P.
Wonder if it's my maths or just a desperate anticreationist rhetoric's. If I remember it correctly Christians were persecuted by Jews and the Roman Empire in various decrees till somewhere in the 4th century, when Christianity became the religion of the state in Rome. That plus 1500 years gets us to 19th century where we have uniformitarian Geology allready as a state religion in the west. Even if we assume that all time between Constantine the Great and the wide acceptance of uniformitarian geology were Biblical creationists persecuting Jews, we have a minor problem here.

But persecution of jews did not last nonstop from Constantine to Lyell. And neither did biblical creationism or using exegesis instead of eisegesis for that matter. In fact, Christians were bombarded by the filosofies of the day from the start, some denied six day creation in favor of instantaneous creation, and Roman Catholic church valued, at times, pope more than Bible. Also the killing of jews didn't begin immediately nor in a vacuum, let alone just because of people wanting to believe the creation in six days (which would be quite an absurd reason to hate jews). And when the persecution began, it was absolutely wrong, unbiblical and, compared to Nazi holocaust lame. Then came the reformation followed (quite a time later) by religious freedom.

It gets even weirder when Christopher tries to make Jesus some kind of antiliteralist against biblical creationists(?). Sounds a lot like desperate rhetorics to me.
S H.
I’m sorry the correspondent is so very angry and hostile. Sadly when any of us write when upset we lose control of our reasoning and get lost inside our own arguments. It also reveals our heart. Truth is that God’s Word was affirmed and confirmed ‘literally’ by Jesus who is the one that reveals truth. I’d encourage the correspondent and anyone feeling angry at God or angry with their own thoughts to just genuinely ask Jesus to reveal his love and truth to them.
Terry D P.
Re: “Hitler directly credited the Christian religion and specifically the Catholic church with the example of how and why to kill Jews.—Christopher C.”

Who was Hitler to “credit” Christianity with inspiring the genocide of Jews and/or Christians? I ask you, when Hitler ordered the murder of six million Jews and Christians, was he doing the will of Christ or the devil? The love inspired by Christ is NOT the hate inspired by the devil.
«I [Jesus Christ] give you a new commandment: love one another; as I have loved you, so you are to love one another. If there is this love among you, then all will know that you are my disciples. — John§13:34-35»

Actually, Hitler was attempting to realise the will of his “murderous spiritual father”, the devil, as Jesus says here…
«‘Your father is the devil and you choose to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and is not rooted in the truth; there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie he is speaking his own language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. — John§8:44»
… and here…
«‘The thief comes only to steal, to kill, to destroy; I [Jesus] have come that men may have life, and may have it in all its fullness. I [Jesus] am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’ — John§10:10-11»

So, to implement Darwin’s evolution’s “survival of the fittest” philosophy/dogma, Hitler ordered the extermination all he whom deemed “unfit” to live (i.e. specifically Jews and/or Christians) so as not to corrupt his pure Aryan race.

Jesus came to give us life, but the devil masquerading as an angel of light, has tricked many atheists and other disbelievers in God into believing his evolution lies, since Cain, “a child of the devil” (1John§3:7-11), murdered his brother Abel.
Melvyne C.
"And be advised. I’m soon going to publish a book that is going to take your whole worldview down in a ball of flames."
Moses wrote a book after speaking "face to face" with the God of Sinai. The Book of the Law was placed outside the sacred ark of God, inside, two stone tablets miraculously written with the finger of God/Jesus!
When your God writes something in stone, as divine law, that should say something extra special. Such you ignore, worshipping the golden calf of evolutionism.
Apparently, your proposed angry book will feed your engraved image with shredded scripture using words that come direct from the mouth of Christ at Mount Sinai - be advised brother Christopher.
Angela Cooper A.
Thanks for showing this response. I would definitely say to Christopher to be very careful with feelings of righteousness that lead to angry comments. I’m guilty of doing that too, but afterwards I felt bad about it and it kind of made me realize that it was wrong for me to lash out in anger. This world is not perfect by any means, and unfortunately we do know in the end times things will get worse. It wouldn’t surprise me if maybe human-caused global warming does in the future (and perhaps presently) bring in some end times conditions. However, it is unfortunately true that us humans cannot save the earth. I agree we should do our best to be environmentally conscious but, I also acknowledge that I know in the end it will be God who saves us and remakes the Heavens and earth. Blaming Christians for destroying the earth is a half truth —all humans are responsible, because of bringing sin into the world which unfortunately guarantees it’s destruction eventually. Just be careful about blaming only people of faith for destroying earth, I would think that type of thought could result in either losing faith or being unkind to others. We have to be brave and remember that God promises to save us. I also do get your concern about how some interpretations of the Bible might have caused people in the past to do the wrong thing. That is important and is why we should research and pray for wisdom while we read the Bible.

Sincerely a friend in Christ.
Michael S.
To be honest this is sort of like a game of, "how many epithets can you spot in one paragraph". (I've highlighted just SOME in upper case)

"You are LIARS and BIGOTS and ZEALOTS just like Ken Ham and the rest of those AnswersInGenesis FOOLS who think literalism and biblical inerrancy and infallibility are absolute truth. They are not, and Jesus sought to shed the burden of HYPOCRISY created by LEGALISM."

To be honest it's actually hard to take this sort of anti-theist seriously, it's basically just someone who shouts names at us. They can be found all over the internet but at least some intellectual capacity must be involved and some sort of reasoning. I can find only bare assertions and colourful, question-begged buz-word epithets in this persons writing. To be honest, after reading half of his rant I lost interest. It's the kind of thing where they should give out a, "Most intellectually contentless anti-theistic argument" award, to my mind, because this is exactly how NOT to argue. (if it can even be called, "arguing" in terms of a debate, I am not sure it's even that to just say things at people as though they instantly become true when the words leave his mouth.)

Lol!
R R.
At what point is it appropriate for a Christian to "give people up to a reprobate mind" just like God did (Rom. 1:28)? At what point do you look at someone and say: "You know what? Good luck to you, you will need it," and just walk away? I realize you're a ministry, but I'm talking about the regular individual in general.
Louis C.
I'm looking forward to Christopher C's book. It should be an interesting and instructional read in how not to attack an opposing viewpoint (not meant sarcastically).

Also, his assertion that we killed Jesus is wrong on also on account of the fact that He says that He gives His life for us. Nobody killed Him. He gave His life from His own will.
Grahame G.
I'm really looking forward to your article on his book! That would be a LOT of fun.
Henri D.
Well, here is a person who clearly has no idea of the content of Scripture. And frankly, going by his rant, it is clear he does not actually care either other than to use it as a big stick with which to beat the dog. On one hand I wondered why you good folks from CMI should even consider replying to this kind of invective, but then I realised it is a good idea to expose the incredibly shallow reasoning of people angered by being confronted by truth while they wallow comfortably in the mud of their own made up narrative - a narrative developed in order to justify their unbelief. But we know that of course, because at some point of our lives we were all there (1 Cor 6:11). thank you for your ministry.
Mark S.
I think this is simply a marketing ploy. Attack your opponents. Mention a book coming out. Get some of them to buy it to see what it says. Hope that CMI will review the book so even more people will hear about it.

I do appreciate the published responses CMI gives to doubters and to people seeking truth, but I do not think anything Christopher says is genuine. I also appreciate how CMI's responses come with example after example while detractors spew out name calling and unsubstantiated belief.

I was raised beleiving in a historical Genesis. After college, I worked with many smart scientists and engineers who were also Christians. A few of them believed in evolution or creation over eons, and they gave me books to read to enlighten me. During that time I found AIG and CMI. I beleive in the infallibility of scripture, but I do not beleive that my thoughts about that scripture are infallible. I was genuinely seeking the truth. I figured if one side was correct then they would have examples and scientific data on their side while the other would have philosophy and belief and would constantly have to reshape their belief to fit the latest findings. I figured the side most likely to be wrong would also constantly pick holes in the other side, but not really have good models that better explain the data. I'll admit I was a little shocked at how well the two sides fell into these categories. Old Earth science starts with a belief that there is no God, no creation, or miracles and THEN tries to find answers. It never started with data or facts. Not only is Old Earth science constantly reshaping there models based on the latest data, I am shocked at how much data they throw out altogether to try and stick with their belief that there is no God.

Thank you, CMI, for being here!

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