The Real Universe is a Biblical Universe, says Jason Lisle

According to Jason Lisle, who has a PhD in astrophysics from the University College, and is the director of research for Institute for Creation Research:

“Christians need to understand that their worldview is not merely hypothetical. The real universe is the biblical universe. Since the Bible is true, it can be used to explain and make successful predictions about what we find in the physical universe. Genetics, geology, astronomy, paleontology, archaeology, and many other sciences all show facts that are what we would expect, given the truth of the Bible”

As Lisle makes clear, the Bible is the starting point for the creationist. It has never been about the science. The creationist’s interpretation of the science is proof to them that the Bible is the supernatural book they say it is.  This is why I think the best way to deal with creationists is to attack their beliefs about the Bible. If they can be disabused of their belief that the Bible in an inspired, inerrant, supernatural book, then the science questions will take care of themselves. Until then, no amount of scientific evidence will change the creationist’s mind. When confronted with evidence that contradicts their “scientific” views, the creationist will attempt to reshape the evidence to fit their view, and by doing this, their belief that the Bible in an inspired, inerrant, supernatural book is affirmed.

The bottom line is this…until a creationist sees that the Bible in NOT an inspired, inerrant, supernatural book, there is no hope of reasoning with them. Now this does not mean scientists should not challenge the “science” of creationism. They MUST challenge it because creationists are heaven bent on creationism being taught in the public school classroom. To ignore creationists puts our children at risk. If we want a scientifically literate population, then scientists must continue to challenge and attack the false “science” of creationists. (as I must do in attacking the presuppositions creationists have about the Bible)

Comments (14)

  1. mikespeir

    The fear in these people! Some of them are way too smart to believe that crap, but they’re afraid to even allow themselves to think prohibited thoughts. What bondage!

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    1. Becky Rogers Wiren

      That is exactly right. When I thought I had to believe the Bible was literal, I could NOT look at the facts. I finally realized I had to pick truth or the Bible in one instance. Of course, that lead me away from thinking it is literal. Which is why I’m not a conservative protestant Christian anymore.

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      1. gimpi

        Can I ask, Becky, what was it specifically that opened your mind?

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        1. Becky Rogers Wiren

          I have LGBT relatives who are the best, kindest most loving people in the world. Couldn’t reconcile the Bible with them. I picked what I saw in reality, that they had true love and were great, kind, wonderful people. That was the biggest thing.

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      2. Litesun Hope

        I’m a conservative protestant Christian too and so are many eminent scientists.i for one have never felt a conflict between The Bible and OBSERVED,Practical science So what does this tell u? Facts like u have mentioned can be interpreted in one way or another.

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        1. Becky Rogers Wiren

          More fundamentalist Christians freak over the fact that Genesis might be an allegory, myth, what have you. If some of the Bible is not literal, what can be counted on? I do believe in the inspiration of the Bible when it comes to love and kindness. But then again, love and kindness IS my religion.

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  2. Erin

    I don’t know…I’m pretty sure they had an excellent grasp of genetics, geology, astronomy, paleontology, and archaeology 2000 years ago. I doubt we’ve learned much since then. ;)

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Yep. With a few books from the library, the illiterate fishermen that followed Jesus and supposedly wrote parts of the bible can become geneticists . :)

      Smart is the person who knows what they know AND knows what they don’t know. I remember getting into an internet debate years ago with a liberal Baptist. I was showing how much I didn’t know about psychology and he said, Bruce you are full of shit! Boy was I offended that he swore at me. Of course, he was right. My entire understanding of psychology came from the Bible and a handful of anti- psychology books I had read.

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      1. Erin

        I struggle to understand why it’s so hard to grasp that the bible isn’t a science book…and was never meant to be one.

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        1. Becky Rogers Wiren

          Exactly!

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  3. John Arthur

    Hi Litesun Hope,

    How many of these eminent scientists are Young Earth Creationists?

    Shalom,

    John Arthur

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    1. John Arthur

      Answer—– NONE!

      Shalom,

      John Arthur

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  4. Ashley haworth-roberts

    Lisle is a dangerous, dishonest, hardline ideologue. He behaves like a cult-leader. And the way he acts towards dissenters on his blog page absolutely stinks.
    http://forums.bcseweb.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3237

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  5. Tony
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