Who Do You Trust?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1 comments

I hope I’m writing to an audience where every reader can say he or she has been deceived at least once or twice in the span of life. I hope you can say this, not because I embrace deception or that I am an outright cynic, but let’s be honest; if you have been exposed to the public domain in any way shape or form you have been deceived somewhere along the way. If you cannot concede such a point you are deceiving yourself and are in horrible denial.

Having made that statement, there may be somebody reading this blog that has been deceived by religion. Fair enough? Maybe someone told you that you had to do something in order to become right with God but ultimately fell victim to some sort of agenda. I think that many people fall into this category. But deception is no stranger to the world of science either.

This week I wanted to find out how many world changing scientific discoveries have been proven to be hoaxes within the past century. It greatly interested me that the two hoaxes that were noted the most were discoveries that would have provided strong evidence for the theory of evolution.

On a list of the top 10 scientific hoaxes in history, number one was none other than the infamous Piltdown Man. Piltdown Man was a supposed missing link. His discovery was formally announced in 1912 with the scientists Arthur Keith (anatomist), Charles Dawson (fossil hunter), and Arthur Smith Woodward (Keeper of the department of geology at the British Natural History Museum) taking credit. The hoax persisted until 1953 when Joseph Weiner and Kenneth Oakley exposed Piltdown Man to be a hoax. Apparently, one of its discoverers had stained the jaw of an ape, in order to make it look more ancient than it truly was and placed it with the skull of a human. What helped to create the illusion of a missing link was that parts of the jaw and face were missing as well as some of the lower teeth. Because the scientific community was so anxious to finally have a missing link on hand they ignored the apparent incompatibility of the jaw with the skull and Piltdown Man was formally accepted as authentic until it was re-examined in 1953. That is 41 years that this hoax persisted! http://www.creationism.org/books/TaylorInMindsMen/TaylorIMMh08.htm

The second greatest scientific hoax of all time represented the answer to the question of what happened to the dinosaurs. The discovery of archaeoraptor was supposed to represent a monumental discovery that would reveal the evolution of reptiles into birds. This could have exalted an evolutionary triumph in that certain creatures were able to overcome a world that was no longer suitable for them by evolving into another form that was better adapted to the demands of the evolved environment. Unfortunately for the evolutionary world, archaeoraptor was proven to be a combination of a known dinosaur species with a bird. After closer examination, the body of the creature was clearly that of a bird and the tail was clearly that of a dromaeosaur. One who is unfamiliar with the complexity of the theory of evolution might contend that the combination of the two does not disprove that the creature evolved. But even the most zealous evolutionists know that if something were to evolve, it would not occur in such a manner. Its discoverer forged the creature so that he might become famous for its discovery. One might think that the humiliation that accompanies such exposure would deter anyone from fabricating any other scientific discoveries. Think again… http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2000/03/02/archeoraptor-hoax


Recently, it has been discovered that decades worth of global warming research has been suppressed in order to promote the global warming agenda. Someone hacked into collaborating emails from the University of East Anglia, the college that initially broke the news on global warming, to reveal that those who first postulated the notion of global warming were really not that certain of its reality. In fact they even discouraged one another from reporting information in their studies because they feared that the raw facts would disprove the phenomenon of global warming. Check out these articles to learn more about this earth-shattering discovery:

http://www.examiner.com/article/global-warming-hoax-exposed-by-climategate http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6679082/Climate-changes-this-is-the-worst-scientific-scandal-of-our-generation.html


So, who do you put your trust in?

Do you trust science, academia, politics, and religion? If so, you might want to consider some of the examples I have listed above. Scientists, teachers, politicians, and “religious leaders” will always have an agenda attached to their conclusions. Human agendas are intended to suppress honest investigation and create hierarchy. In the grand scheme of things, someone wins the whole pot of gold and someone else is short-changed.

Why do I believe that Christianity is more reliable than any other religion or worldview? Tracey Lacey (from Answers in Genesis) put it brilliantly, “it is sometimes unhelpful to classify Christianity as a religion, since this often gives the impression that Christianity is about the rules and rites a person practices to please their deity of choice. Yet Christianity is different in that it is about what God has already done for us through the person and work of Jesus Christ.” If you can find a system of belief as freeing as this, I would like for you to show me.

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Isaiah 29:14 says, “the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”

And Jesus says, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me” (John 18:37).

Christians should not subject themselves to the frustrations of worldly knowledge. We ought to see things with a transformed mind, allow for the wisdom of the world to fade with time, and listen to the words of Jesus. There is someone you can trust and his only agendas are the glory of God and the salvation of mankind. Does this sound like someone you can put your trust in?


Matt Mercer said...

Wonderful article.