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November, 2018

More People Believe in Miracles

In an article in Bibliotheca Sacra titled “Three Centuries of Objections to Biblical Miracles,” Reverend Mark J. Larson recounts some of the arguments by philosophers. Voltaire, Larson noted, said that a “miracle is the violation of mathematical, divine, immutable, eternal laws.” David Hume called belief in miracles “a superstitious delusion.”

“The intellectual winds of the last three centuries have blown in a direction contrary to belief in miracles,” Larson concluded.

Yet the spiritual winds appear to be blowing in a different direction now.

A 2010 Pew Research Center report found 79 percent of Americans, including 78 percent ages 18 to 29, believe in miracles. In the 2003 National Study of Youth and Religion, 91 percent of those who responded said they definitely or maybe believe in the possibility of divine miracles from God.

Penn State analyzed General Social Survey data from 1991 to 2008. They found the belief in miracles is growing in recent years. Nearly 73 percent of American adults in 1991 believed that miracles definitely or probably existed, compared to 78 percent in 2008. The percentage who “definitely” believed in miracles rose from 45 percent in 1991 to 55 percent in 2008.

Consequeces of Evolution Teachings

Survival of the fittest has become a justification for getting rid of the unfit. Whether in society, in business, or in family life. Weakness is to be eliminated. This ideal has justified genocide, and fostered racism.

Evolution contends that we are all just animals, the product of eons of accumulated mutations, and animal-like behavior is to be expected, and accepted.

Evolution says that marriage is simply a construct of our social evolution, and does not matter, society can change it. Other animals don’t marry, and yet produce offspring, human animals can as well.

Evolution says that humans are the result of evolutionary forces, and therefore some must be more advanced than others, which would mean that there are races that are less advanced than others, and some classes of people are inherently superior.

Evolutions says humans are animals that are simply more advanced evolutionarily, and disposal of a fetus is no less significant than killing an unwanted animal.

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