“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
Before the submission of Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace’s proposed evolutionary assumptions to the Linnaean Society, one must take into observation the elements leading up to the published work of Darwin’s Origin of Species by means of natural selection, and the preservation of favoured races in the struggle of life.
Our scientific community would like to inform you that Charles Darwin’s views were encouraged by his voyage on the Galapagos. However his views had already formed before his exhibition at the young age of 26.
First, shall we discuss Darwin’s upbringing, his lack of scientific knowledge or degree when he boarded the H.M.S. Beagle? Or shall we discuss the many books and material he read before that point in time? Perhaps Lyell would be the starting point or Hutton…who slighted his world view through his book: Principles of Geology before he ever went to the Galapagos?
One should begin that the contents of Charles Darwin’s Book, Origin of Species, were personal secret thoughts documented on his voyage from September 1835 to February 1836 at the young age of 26-27 years old, and in 1838 his theory was formed and hidden for 20 years!
Why do not pictures of Darwin show a very young man instead of a wise looking old professor which he was not!?
Another lie our schools would like to snatch up and cram down our children’s throats, is that the forefathers of science never believed in God. It is true there were some. But Louis Pasteur, Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Francis Bacon, Matthew Maury, Georges Cuvier, and Carolus Linnaeus, to name a few, do not fit that category!
Darwin once believed God existed and Creation was the origination of the world. In fact his mother was predominantly Catholic. Darwin’s views of evolutionary methods did not begin with the Voyage to South America but by reading many textbooks as a young man with a mind full of questions his father, a rich doctor, cared little about!
Perhaps one should point that Darwin never accepted macro evolution evolving humanity simply because it was “too controversial”, and never intended to publish his thoughts?
Do you hear of these facts in Public schools or universities?
Darwin and Lyell
Sir Charles Lyell was not only an author from which Darwin read. Sir Charles Lyell was one of Darwin’s closest friends and was one of the first men who heard about Darwin’s ideas. Charles Lyell, was impacted – if you recall – by James Hutton’s dogma of uniformitarianism rather than catastrophism. The result was Lyell’s eager acceptance resulting in a hateful attitude toward God and especially Noah’s Flood and he released his book Principles of Geology.
In one of his books, James Hutton admitted to a “Supernatural force or power” that he could not identify and refused to believe in God the Creator!
Darwin hardened his heart against God after once going to college to be a Clergyman!
Why is it that these men knew of God but refused to believe in God?
Scripture predicted this
This should prove the accuracy and infallibility of prophetic Scripture!
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things…
…Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
It is amazing to me that of the two books Darwin took on his voyage, one was The Holy Bible!
Searching for answers…
One thing is certain: Darwin was searching for answers.
That was the main reason he boarded the Beagle as an unpaid naturalist.
Captain Gerald Fitzroy disagreed with Darwin’s conclusions. He was certain the “heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handiwork!” Consequently, after seeing Darwin’s influential conclusions and blaming himself for Darwin’s ideas turning others from the Lord, he ended his own life!
On July 1958, the fight of the two world views began: Sir Alfred Russell Wallace (“Darwin’s Bulldog”) forced Darwin to read his works to the Linnaean Society who published his work the following year.
One would also ignore that – although eagerly read – Darwin’s writing were not well accepted but left religious Victorians shocked and disgusted that Darwin would detest and completely profane God’s Holy Word’s historical account of Genesis.
Darwin was not an out-going loud and boisterous man, nor one to oppose to the face of anyone. He was not hateful or spiteful. He seemed to be a gracious man who would rather avoid controversy and debates. And was a natural born follower. (Which was a main reason he was sent to be a doctor and ended up in Cambridge at Christ college to study for the church). He was easily swayed which was the reason his companions were the ambitious stereotypes: Sir Charles Lyell, and Alfred Russell Wallace!
Darwin was not interested in the fight of the world views and did not involve himself in the arguments. He lived a secluded life until his death in 1882.
…and not finding them
Consequently, in the confusion of views, one of Darwin’s questions was left unsolved:
I see the changes but how can this scientifically be observable or provable?
If Darwin really believed his book, would he not have published it without pressure and defended its contents? And why would he hide his ideas from the public for over twenty years?
Darwin’s question was never answered. If macro-evolution happened, how, when, and where? It is not observed nor ever shall be. (But however justifiably explained by interminable periods of time which we cannot be responsibly accounted.)
The answer to Darwin’s observations, was mutations and variations: micro-evolution. Where each kind of animal can adapt to it’s surroundings, not transform into a different kind of animal completely.
The Origin of Species is Darwin’s assumptions on paper. He also said we should throw out his theory altogether if the missing links were not located!
Another interesting knowledgeable fact: The first foreign translation of the Origin of Species was in German. Ernst Haeckel (a recent graduate in medicine from the University of Würzberg) became a disciple of Darwinism. In time, Ernst Haeckel would become Germany’s foremost biologist and “Father of German Evolutionism” A platform of promotion that hit the schools and not only backed Hitler’s Agenda stemmed from Darwin’s book!
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
The Creation Adventurer