November 13, 2004


EVOLUTION OR INTELLIGENT DESIGN?
With a vote last month, the Dover Area School District school board in a rural south-central Pennsylvania community, is believed to have become the first in the nation to mandate the teaching of "intelligent design", which holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by an unspecified higher power. Dr. Kent Hovind (Dr. Dino) of Pensacola, FL, says, "For 2,000 years, nearly all Christians believed and taught that the earth was approximately 6,000 years old as revealed by God's Word. In the early 1800s, some unbelievers began to teach that the earth was "millions of years old." This old earth teaching laid the groundwork for the evolution theory, which became popular a few years later. In an effort to blend both beliefs, some theologians invented the "gap theory" which allowed "millions of years" to be placed between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. As this new gap theory began to be accepted by the church in the early 1800s, the majority of Christians offered little resistance. This effectively "neutralized" them in the war between the Bible and the rapidly spreading worldview of evolutionism. This godless theory resulted in the rise of such philosophies as communism, humanism, and Nazism. The acceptance of the gap theory opened the floodgates for these ideologies, which have caused untold suffering as well as hundreds of millions of deaths in the last two centuries."
LINKS:
The Gap Theory by Dr. Kent Hovind
Creation Science Evangelism with Dr. Dino
News Article: Alternate Evolution Theory OK'd for Teaching - FOX News

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