The people responsible for this domain are mature, thinking Christians who believe that what God says in the Bible about the present world, its past, and its future is true. We are trusting Jesus Christ to save us from the separation from the true God which we have deserved because of our former rebellion against Him.
The domain is registered to me, Randall Hardy. I live in the West Midlands of England and have been a Christian for almost 50 years. Having been brought up in a ‘church-going family’, in my mid-teens I had to face up to the fact that there was a massive gulf between my own experience and what I was being taught Christianity should be like. I was faced with a choice; either God was wrong or I was. I decided to give God the benefit of the doubt. At first that meant that I began to read the Bible and try to put into practice what it taught. This is not as easy as some may think, because the Judaeo-Christian Scriptures are primarily concerned with what we are like on the inside, not simply with how we behave ‘in public’.
That was only the initial phase and since then I have discovered that living in fellowship with Him is essential to being a disciple of Jesus Christ. This is experienced primarily by allowing the Holy Spirit to take the initiative and to train us through the everyday things of life to have the same attitude as Jesus has - the very reason why He was willing to be abused and killed by those who did not understand Him.
Of course this is a world-view which is diametrically opposed to the one which currently prevails in most Western societies. Materialism and naturalism, only value that which can be handled, investigated and empirically ‘proved’. The short-comings of this value system are illustrated by the number of people who look either casually or seriously for non-materialistic dimensions to life. Secular atheists would probably describe such people as ‘weak’, but could it be that the true weakness lies in their own insistence that there is no God?
The rise of secularism in the West, with its specific rejection of Christianity, has been very closely associated with the popularisation of evolution. This why you will find on this domain several sub-sites addressing issues raised by the conflict over origins. We do not hide our view that there are considerable problems with the assertion that Darwinian, biological evolution has been proved beyond the need for continued debate about its foundational principles.
We do not accept that the Earth is billions of years old. The geological evidence, properly understood, shows the Earth has only been here a few thousand years. That being the case, the “Theory of Evolution”, which claims that one type (Genesis ‘kind’) of plant or animal can turn into another, obviously becomes totally implausible without the unimaginably long time scales!
On the other hand, we do not subscribe to everything which is promoted by “scientific creationism”. Some of the claims made by those working in this area are demonstrably incorrect, Biblically as well as scientifically.
My desire in life, and therefore through this domain, is to seek and promote an understanding of life that is consistent with the facts which we find in the Bible and in God's creation. However, I believe that there are limits to that which God will allow men to know or do (Job 38:1-41:34). Also, that there will always be a substantial amount of information which will be capable of being interpreted in various and contradictory ways. This is because God freely allows men to look at things the wrong way up if they insist on doing so! (Psalm 18:25-26)
I am also convinced that it is a waste of time to attempt to “prove the Bible is true” by means of science or historical investigation. Even if every fact in the Bible could be shown to be true by such means, it would still not compel anyone to believe that the statements in the Bible which require faith are correct, or even that God exists. In fact, there is no need for such proof - the knowledge that there is a real God who created the heavens and the earth is known intuitively by everybody, and all atheism is the result of wilful suppression of this truth. This leaves everyone without any excuse for their unbelief; hence God can rightfully give such unbelievers over to judgement. (Romans 1:18-32)
It is by faith that we understand that the present creation was prepared by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3). Hence, no amount of intellectual argument or proof will bring people to repentance, since the problem is the refusal of fallen humans to surrender the control of our lives to God. Because of that independence, people are unable to see the Truth which stares them in the face: they are locked into a paradigm which excludes God. The only way to liberate such people is by the humanly “foolish” method of declaring the truth about God and Jesus Christ, which the Holy Spirit can take and flip the unbeliever into a new “paradigm” centred in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16)
There are of course some sites hosted here which do not address the creation-evolution conflict directly. Christianity is not a single issue matter. However, life and our understanding of it is not divided into compartments, so everything is relevant to everything else.
I am responsible for managing the different sites hosted here, but some material was originally posted by Richard Johnston, whom I have known since the early 1970’s.
I hope that all find the content of this domain useful, though I know it will annoy some. I pray that all will engage with the questions raised and carefully test the answers given.
All the material on this site is subject to copyright restrictions. You may make complete copies for yourself, but you may not alter the material, or publish it in whole or in part without written permission.
© Randall Hardy 2007-2011
This page last edited February 2011