Nuclear Physicist Blasts Evolution
Psalm 55:5: "Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me."
"The denial of the Genesis account is not a matter to be taken lightly by Christians," warns nuclear physicist Brandon van der Ventel. "If the biblical record is not true, then we are left with naturalism and atheism, of which the consequences are truly horrific."
In an August 2015 interview with the Christian News Network, van der Vental, who holds a Ph.D. from South Africa's Stellenbosch University, stressed the importance of having a biblical worldview while discussing the theory of evolution. "The final arbiter of any theory must be based on the strength of its description of physical reality. It is in this respect that the theory of evolution fails dismally."
He went on to say that physics can play a role when it comes to the sticky question of dating certain objects. "It is important to understand," he said, "that dinosaur bones, for example, are not found with a time stamp attached to them. Every publicized age is based on certain assumptions, and conflicting radioactive dates are commonplace."
According to The Christian Post, van der Ventel said that Christians "need to hold fast to the knowledge that God created the universe with a specific order." He argues that "if faith in the Genesis account is lost, the validity of the rest of the Bible can be questioned." He further contends that "the theory of evolution is the number-one reason why many Christians no longer believe in the creation account."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for scientists who aren't afraid to point out the weaknesses of evolution and speak out in defense of Your truth. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: Vincent Funaro, "Nuclear Physicist Insists Evolutionary Worldview 'Fails Dismally;' Says Denial of Genesis Account Should Not Be 'Taken Lightly' by Christians," The Christian Post, 8/4/15. Photo: Dr Brandon van der Ventel, courtesy of Creation Ministries International.
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