Why Is a Creationist Worldview So Critical? | The Institute for Creation Research
 
Why Is a Creationist Worldview So Critical?
 

These general principles of Scripture (Matthew 15:19; Proverbs 4:23; Romans 8:7-8) underscore the widely observed phenomena that behavioral lifestyles are the result of "values" held intellectually. Or put more succinctly: what you believe affects what you do.

Two Worldviews: Theistic and Atheistic

The overarching and foundational premises upon which all thinking men and women build their lives are either theistic or atheistic. That is, they make the assumption (believe) that "a" god exists or that one does not. Being theistic does not mean that one is "Christian"—or even more important—that one believes in the revealed Word of a Creator God. But being theistic does mean that supernatural is probable and that "things" are sometimes unexplainable in natural terms. Such a "spiritual" view of reality is in direct conflict with atheistic and naturalistic science. Some try to blend the two views with various "paranormal" hybrids, but the "true" scientist rejects such efforts to blend atheism with theism.

The Bible Can Not Be Harmonized with Naturalism

Trying to make the words of Scripture fit the thoughts and ideas of godless men is not a new phenomena. Satan distorted the message of the Creator in the Garden. Prophets, kings, priests, pastors, sorcerers, alchemists, politicians, evangelists, pundits, scientists, and theologians have all tried to distort, deconstruct, and denigrate God's Word in many different ways over the centuries. The common theme—the common methodology—has been to seek some hybridization of the words of God and the words of men. God must accommodate Himself to the "discoveries" and "knowledge" of men. As the apostle Paul said: "God forbid!" (Romans 3:4).

ICR Will Not Compromise the Biblical message

Our effort to uncover and present scientific evidence of the Bible's credibility is with the expectation that God will use such "substance" and "evidence" to bring men and women to faith in Jesus Christ.

Please share your resources with us and enable us to stand.

Cite this article: Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. 2004. Why Is a Creationist Worldview So Critical?. Acts & Facts. 33 (10).

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