On February 12, 2002, when the revision of this book began in earnest, Dr. Sundarsingh Daniel arrived to help. We read the Days of Praise devotional together. This little devotional booklet comes from the Institute for Creation Research on a quarterly basis. It is excellent and readily available at www.ICR.org. The February 12th devotional seemed so appropriate that I am reproducing it for you as follows:
“How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge” (Proverbs 1:22)?
This ancient question by the wise man, Solomon, was posed almost 3000 years ago and is still relevant today. “How long?” he asked. How long will men continue to scoff at true knowledge? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7).
The answer to your question, Solomon, would have been 3000 years at least! Peter prophesied “that there shall come in the last days scoffers...saying, Where is the promise of His coming” (2 Peter 3:3,4)? And Paul said “that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be...boasters, proud, blasphemers.... Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:1,2,7).
Throughout history men have scorned the true knowledge of God and His Creation. Peter says they “willingly are ignorant,” and Paul says they are “without excuse” (2 Peter 3:5; Romans 1:20), but they “delight in their scorning” nonetheless.
It is remarkable that their hatred of God’s true knowledge is cloaked in a robe of scientism and evolutionary pseudo-knowledge that even deceives many professing Christians. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22), despising the true wisdom and instruction of God’s word.
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20). Those who scorn God’s word have no light of their own, despite their scientific pretensions. “Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction” (Proverbs 10:14). HMM
Since Dr. Henry Morris got me started on this quest in 1971 with The Genesis Flood, I would like to leave you with this final thought in his words:
If there is anything certain in this world, it is that there is no evidence whatever that evolution is occurring today—that is, true vertical evolution, from some simpler kind to some more complex kind. No one has ever observed a star evolve from hydrogen, life evolve from chemicals, a higher species evolve from a lower species, a man from an ape, or anything else of this sort. Not only has no one ever observed true evolution in action, no one knows how evolution works, or even how it might work. Since no one has ever seen it happen (despite thousands of experiments that have tried to produce it), and no one yet has come up with a workable mechanism to explain it, it would seem that it has been falsified, at least as far as the present world is concerned. This does not prove it did not happen in the past, but the evolutionist should recognize that evolution is not science since it is not observable. Evolution must be accepted on faith [The Defender’s Study Bible, Appendix 3].
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