Well hello! It’s been a while since my last book review, mainly because LIFE IS CRAZY, but also because I’ve been reading several things at once, and that’s not exactly the most efficient plan. Anywhoodles, let’s take a look at my review of The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel.
You may remember my review of The Case for Christ, also by Lee Strobel. Scratch that. Turns out I never posted that review. Le sigh. Please refer to when I said LIFE IS CRAZY.
Ahem. Moving on. The Case for a Creator was again, excellent. Not being a science person, it’s often hard for me to understand the technical jargon that comes from
junior high PhD-level scientists. Lee Strobel does such a great job of taking the highly intellectual and phrasing it in a way that can be understood by the average person. At the very least, he does a great job of interviewing PhD-level scientists who are great communicators!
As you all know, I need no convincing when it comes to making the case for intelligent design of the world/universe/everything. Because he has an educational background deeply rooted in science, Chad was way more “shocked” (that’s not the right word, but my allergies are impairing my ability to produce anything better right now) to learn the things this book revealed. For example, the first chapter literally disproved Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. I probably just freaked a lot of readers out.
The truth is, over the past 50 years, most research has disproven Darwin’s theory, yet that information has not replaced what’s in textbooks around the world. The truth is, many scientists are so hard-pressed to cling to their atheist beliefs that they refuse to acknowledge the proof that comes from their own research. That’s the part of the book that really spoke to my heart. It wasn’t the giant pile of facts that proved intelligent design (you had me at Genesis 1:1), it was the fact that people are so resistant to accept God as the Creator. Scientists, on the whole, are very “logical” creatures – meaning when they see facts, that’s what they believe. That’s why so many in the scientific field fell head-over-heels for evolution – Darwin “proved” that it was true, and they don’t argue with numbers. Trouble is, Darwin didn’t PROVE anything. It was the THEORY of evolution. And now it has been disproven. Except no one knows that.
The good news is that all of the scientists interviewed said that, hopefully, within the next 50 years, the “new” research disproving Darwinism will come to light. YAY! The truth is, science and religion are NOT at odds – science SUPPORTS the religious idea that the world/universe/everything was created by an intelligent being (God).
Now I know a lot of people really like evolution. And I know I may have just lost a bunch of blog readers. And that’s okay. 1 Thessalonians 2:4b says “We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.” And that’s what my life is all about!