Obama on Origins

I just came across this interview conducted when our President was running for office. He was asked, “What’s your attitude regarding the teaching of evolution
in public schools?” His answer:

I’m a Christian, and I believe in parents being able to provide children with religious instruction without interference from the state. But I also believe our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there’s a difference between science and faith. That doesn’t make faith any less important than science. It just means they’re two different things. And I think it’s a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly don’t hold up to scientific inquiry.

Hmmm. Is a Christian supposed to conform his mind to the world? Answer:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect (Rom 12:2)

Our President is right about one thing: there is a difference between genuine faith and this kind of “science,”  and that difference is:

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called ‘knowledge’–which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith (1 Tim 6:20-21).

But more on that in this coming Sunday morning’s sermon.

One last thought–what should control our “science”? Answer: genuine faith–

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible (Heb 11:3).

But more on that in this coming Sunday afternoon’s message!

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