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    Filed at 5:27 am under by dcobranchi

    Yes, I’ll make fun of preachers, too:

    Bible tells the true story of life on Earth

    On Feb. 10, some churches throughout America will celebrate Evolution Sunday. This day is to pay homage to Charles Darwin’s birthday and his theory of evolution.

    That Sunday will also mark Creation Sunday for those churches that believe in the vital and foundational doctrines of creation and creator as taught in the Bible.

    I believe that the account of origins in the Bible is a simple, but factual presentation of actual events. I trust that the Bible teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation. The special creation of Adam and Eve, and their subsequent fall into sin, is an account of real history and the basis for the necessity of salvation for mankind, and thus for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    I consider that the theory of evolution, the naturalistic idea that matter changed into mankind by itself over billions of years, is contrary to scripture and to scientific observation. I recognize that variation, mutation, speciation and natural selection are processes confirmed by scientific research, but they do not support the idea of molecules-to-man evolution. I believe that the theory of evolution is inherently a philosophy/belief system. I encourage Christian churches to set aside the second Sunday of February as Creation Sunday to acknowledge, defend, and celebrate the God of the Bible as the creator of the universe.

    The Rev. Ken Smith, pastor, Lillington Baptist Church

    6 Responses to “LOTD”

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    January 28th, 2008
    at 9:53 am

    Educationally that’s not sound practice —

    If he were any more literate than he is scientific, he’d borrow a page from Lewis Carroll and teach his guileless flock to “believe six impossible things before breakfast” EVERY Sunday. . . .

    Comment by
    Divers and Sundry
    January 28th, 2008
    at 10:57 am

    The Baptist preacher said, “I believe that the account of origins in the Bible is a simple, but factual presentation of actual events.”

    That’s evidence for what I’ve said all along: This has nothing to do with science and everything to do with how folks interpret the Bible. He’s welcome to promote that Biblical interpretation in his church on any Sunday he pleases. Let’s keep it there where it belongs, though, and out of the public schools.

    Comment by
    January 28th, 2008
    at 2:29 pm

    He also overused the comma, but I’m not sure how that fits in other than, in my mind at least, to make him look like an even bigger tool.

    Comment by
    January 29th, 2008
    at 8:32 am

    Does overusing commas make you sound like a tool? I thought it just made you sound short of breath. He doesn’t do it too badly, though there are a couple of places where he needs to learn how to use a dash. Personally, I’ll defend the “serial comma” until I’m cold and in the ground. And singular “they” as well.

    Comment by
    Crimson Wife
    February 2nd, 2008
    at 5:26 pm

    I’ve never understood why certain Protestant churches insist that six of God’s days have to correspond with a period of 144 modern hours…

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    February 2nd, 2008
    at 5:46 pm

    Genesis 1 is pretty explicit with the “and there was evening and there was morning…”

    It’s pretty hard to argue that it doesn’t literally mean a 24 hour day.