Monday, December 20, 2010

Mohler Monday: "Irreconcilable worldviews cannot be bridged by accommodationist theories"

"... irreconcilable worldviews cannot be bridged by accommodationist theories. The dominant evolutionary model denies the possibility of divine design within the process of evolution. This model cannot be reconciled with the Bible and the Christian truth claim." -- Albert Mohler, An Evolving Position on Evolution? Interesting Developments in the Roman Catholic Church.

3 comments:

Hoarfrost said...

In my late teens and early twenties I persued answers from my religious leaders to many ultimate questions.

In the very late 1950's I posed the question of evolution to my Catholic parish priest. He gave me an answer that continues to satisfy me to this day.

I paraphrase: "Evolution may be valid if at some point along the way God decided to infuse a soul to that being at some point." That answer continues to satisfy me in a general way.

The Catholic church cannot infer what God has done when they do not know. Therefore they must continuously modify their statements to make sure that they do not assign to God what isn't valid. Nor can they deny.

RkBall said...

"In China" -- hah!

The interplay between faith and science, God and his creation, is a fascinating one. Thank you for your comment. Merry Christmas!

Joe said...

The Catholic church cannot infer what God has done when they do not know.

Don't you mean Science cannot infer what God has done when they do not know?

After all, science is based on inference not fact and often not good logic.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"