Excerpt taken from Science and Faith Chapter:
There are two Primary perspectives about how humans came to exist on earth. The first is the Evolutionary hypothesis, as popularized by Charles Darwin. The second is the hypothesis (as offered by most religious people throughout history). That some Prime Mover, God, created all things, with man as his extraordinary creature above all others. Generally, people have a perspective that combines both in some manner. I hold on to the position that God did create the earth and man in six days. And just as he formed Adam as an adult man, not a baby, he also created the Universe as a mature entity millions of years old within those six days. The question is how we measure a Creation Day. There were no Sun, Moon, or Stars for the first three biblical days.
The proponents of evolution can offer only circumstantial evidence for the validity of their theory. The very nature of man and his higher morals stand as evidence of a being more complicated than an animal. I intend to demonstrate that man is more than a natural being, and that there exists a fundamental difference between Man and Beast. Namely, that man is spiritual and at once natural. He is regulated by Conscience and Reason, with a consciousness that never dies. For example, mankind universally abhors any sexual relationships between immediate family members. Animals do not. When mankind engages in such behavior, we observe an increase in diseases among the offspring of such relationships. These diseases are a consequence of inbreeding. There are no similar problems among animals, which is evidence that man is something much more than a higher primate. We should begin with the explanation of modern science as to the origin of the universe and man. Most of what modern “science” teaches about the beginning of the Universe is mere speculation at best. The most popular of these is the so-called big bang theory.
The evolutionary hypothesis is the dominant “scientific” perspective across the world today. Even though evolution is still a “Theory,” its adherents teach it as scientific fact. Evolution was a theory alluded to at first by many Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and by others more recently, such as Carl Linnaeus and Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of the most famous disciple of this school of thought. Carl Linnaeus proposed the theory of evolution 100 years before Charles Darwin. However, there are some crucial differences between Charles Darwin’s approach, and that of Linnaeus, the reconciliation of their positions is not the intended purpose of this book.
The evolutionary hypothesis teaches that due to genetic mutations, adaptation, and natural selection, we and other living creatures have evolved into what we are. This evolution occurred through a need for survival and the continuity of those aspects of our nature that are most beneficial to us (Darwin, C. 1859). The full title of Darwin’s book is “The origin of species, by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.”
Excerpt taken from Eschatology Chapter:
The “End Times” are often discussed and written about in books. In Islam, Judaism, and the Christian Religion, this part of faith is a central article. Therefore, it is necessary that we investigate this subject considering what the scriptures say, and not what very popular mythology and cinematic theatrics have instilled in the minds of people. Certain phrases like The Beast, The Anti-Christ, Dajjal, New World Order, etc. are popular phrases to those students of scripture who have eschatology as their main field of study.
The main thrust of belief is that at the end of time, either during, or just before, the Messiah shall return, a personality called The Anti-Christ will rule. This anti-Christ shall turn mankind from worshipping and honoring the true God, to either worshipping himself, or Satan. There will be a great fight between the Anti-Christ and the forces of the Christ, and in the end, Christ shall overcome him. Well, the facts, as set forth by the scriptures, are a bit different from this scenario and contain a lot more subtlety. So, we shall proceed to try and interpret the Apocalypse according to the Grace that the Holy Ghost shall grant us. One thing is certain, “we must through much Tribulation, enter into the Kingdom of God” (Acts. 14:22).
The first thing to say is that we are already in the time of the Anti-Christ. Mankind is a kind of spiritual clock. To understand what time we are in the dispensation of the plan of God, all we need to look at is the condition of man. At no time in the known history of mankind did we have the overt and complicit support of the government in the propagation of everything that is forbidden by God. Since the 1990s, it is front-page news about the sexual abuse of minors by catholic priests all over the world, but no large scale national or international public trial of those accused ever takes place. In fact, in most western “democracies,” there are organizations legally set up to lobby for the “Rights” of adults to have sexual relations with children legally. One of them in America is named National Men Boys Lovers Association (NAMBLA).
The claim of “liberation” and “freedom” is reversing the traditional roles of spouses. Children are property of the “State,” and not primarily the wards of their biological parents. The faith in Jesus Christ now becomes a religion. It was not so in the beginning. Even warfare, which previously we assumed to be a struggle between two armies, is now nothing but a ruse to prop sagging economies by selling military hardware and distracting populations from domestic concerns.
All these things in and of themselves would not be enough to confirm that the anti-Christ is here. However, certain markers laid by the Holy Ghost serve as Leading indicators of the presence of the Anti-Christ. The life of those who profess to believe in Christ serves as the leading indicators.