Daily Devotional – May 14
Why do you think evolution caught on so quickly? That was the question the interviewer on public TV asked Sir Julian Huxley, the grandson of Thomas Huxley who popularized evolution during Darwin’s day. Sir Julian Huxley was the president and founder of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). During his lifetime, he was the world’s ambassador for evolution.”
What was the reason so many scientists in the 1800s accepted the unprovable assumptions of evolution - lock, stock, and barrel? Was it that Charles Darwin had superb evidences that proved the fact of evolution? Was evolution of bacteria to people proven beyond any doubt by reproducible experimentation? Did the fossil record prove evolution? Had animals been seen changing from one type into a completely different body structure? No, none of this had ever happened.
So, why was evolution accepted so rapidly? According to Sir Julian Huxley, “[I suppose the reason] we all jumped at Origins was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores.” It wasn’t scientific evidence that caused people to accept evolution but their desire to justify sexual immorality! When evolution replaces God, then everything is permissible.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
~ Hebrews 4:12
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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