This week we continue on with the first chapter of my “Remnants of Eden: Evolution, Deep-Time, & the Antediluvian World.” God bless, and stay with me as the story unfolds with the next post…
To be clear, I am not implying that my life was immediately changed. No, the reality of the situation was actually much more subtle than that. In fact, that film instead had me ask very obvious questions of my worldview, only to find that I could not adequately answer them. For weeks afterward, I toyed with the various ideas and concepts that had been presented to me. In my journal from that time, I recorded that “I feel as though God has been trying to get me to see some things…I feel that I am finally opening my eyes to the real world.” I recall even mentioning it to one of my business partners, in passing of course, only to be reassured that I was thinking too much about such silliness. Still however the concepts quietly clung within the depths of my mind for the next few months.
At this time I was not a true, Bible-believing Christian. I was, at best, a Christian by default; identifying myself as such based largely on the fact that I knew I wasn’t Buddhist or Jewish or Islamic yet did believe to some extent in a higher power of sorts, possessing only the slightest lean towards Christian morality. I didn’t recognize or understand the ultimate divinity of Jesus Christ, let alone our desperate need for Him. Not at all. Though I accepted the title, undeserved as it was, I was far from being truly Christian in practice or belief.
Professionally, by the end of 2010, against all hope, I redoubled my efforts to see success, devising and promoting new models within the group in a last-ditch effort to acquire the financing we needed. This was it. This was the last move. Whatever happened beyond this point, I was certain, would set my fate and that of the company.
What was to follow however would devastate my world, crumbling the foundation of my professional ambitions, and set the tone for all that was yet to come.
As time passed, I tentatively began to seek out creation science¹ resources, articles and seminars and the like, if for no other reason than to understand the delusions they foster. Through the fog of my bias something new began to take shape, something unexpected. Though originally entertainment, my researching increased ever more as the weeks went by, as did my intrigue, and my attitude slowly shifted from one of self-righteous superiority to measured inquiry.
As a believer in evolution, I was staggered to realize that, despite all I had been led to believe, there was no biological evidence for the mainstream notions of early life forms developing through countless generations into utterly new forms of life. All of the evidence supporting that presumption, I found, were contrived through faulty worldviews, heaps of baseless assumptions, and a great deal of misdirection. In every case I found, the so-called evidence was born from only half of the facts.
As one who trusted in the notion of deep-time, I was stunned to learn that all of the arguments in favor of the great geological ages of our world, indeed those even greater ages of the universe beyond, were based fundamentally on assumptions. What’s more, each of these assumptions is easily countered by arguments born from compelling counter-evidences!
Perhaps most astonishing for me was the discovery that the Bible was verifiable as historically accurate through both internal and external verification processes; proving itself in everything from its account of our advent at creation onward to Jesus Christ Himself and beyond! From those scriptural insights and the evidences that bolstered them came fascinating notions of what the earliest age of this universe was truly like. How was I as a skeptic to make sense of it all?
I eventually arrived at the extraordinary conclusion that, despite my objections, in spite of my reasoning, regardless of all I believed to the contrary, I was starting to accept the Young Earth Creationist worldview!
- Creation Science refers to a field of scientific study in which the natural world is examined and interpreted according to Christian Bible
The Story Continues with the Next Post…
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