“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (I Timothy 6:20).
The “science falsely so called” of which Paul warned Timothy, can be nothing less than the age-old philosophy of evolutionary humanism. This anti-God belief has appeared in many guises throughout history, hut has always been characterized by a worship of the creation instead of the Creator (note Romans 1:25). It was especially true of gnosticism (the Greek word for “sciences” in this verse was gnosis). Its proponents claimed to be mote “scientific” than others, and to possess “knowledge” not shared by laymen. But it was mere “pseudo-science” (literal translation) and Timothy was warned not to compromise with it. Instead, he was urged to guard carefully the faith in the true God, who is the only Creator and Redeemer of the world, not even entering into dialogue with these empty philosophizers.
The apostle’s sober warning surely applies at least as urgently today. Multitudes, even of professing Christians, have embraced or compromised with one of the deadly modern forms of this philosophy. These appear in many guises—Darwinism, Marxism, occultism, socialism, nazism, existentialism, and numerous others—but all are one in their hatred of creationism and salvation through the death and resurrection of Christ. All are based on evolution, which is the example par excellence of pseudo-science, promoted everywhere in the name of science, but without a shred of scientific evidence supporting it.
The antidote for false science is true science, and in Jesus Christ “are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). Therefore, “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18). HMM