Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

February 9, 2013

Creationism is the world view that encourages compassion

Every one, especially older teens and adults, has an opinion about life. Some opinions are based on facts, some not so much. This then is how a person views the world, one’s world view.

When one bases that life view on truths, then what was just an opinion develops into a defendable world view. There are basically only two world views — Creationism and Evolutionism.

In his letter to the editor, dated Feb. 4 in the Cumberland Times-News, titled “Humanity’s evolution seems to have arrived at a crossroads” Don Keefauver expressed what many people hold to as a world view — that the human race “has been evolving for about 200,000 years and will continue to evolve.”

Evolutionism, like Creationism, is a theory. Both are a belief system based on historical facts, such as the fossil record. Therefore, it becomes critically important how one interprets the facts to establish a world view.

Evolutionism concludes that mankind has been evolving for millions of years. Creationism concludes we were created about 6,000 years ago.

Interestingly, on the same page that day, Bill O’Reilly’s article stated that abortion is wrong; the editorial was about obeying the law; Robert Surgenor wrote about reverence for God; and Al Eisner’s article supports the death penalty. All are tenets that Creationism holds to because they are Bible truths.

Evolutionism rejects the biblical record given by the only One Who really knows all things, the Creator God.

Creationism interprets the historical evidence from the biblical perspective and rightly concludes that mankind is not evolving but was created about 6,000 years ago by a special act of God. That world view will encourage people to be more compassionate towards all.

Klellen McGraw

Cumberland

 

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