Doctor, I Am Confused About My Origin
- By Dr Joshua Raj
- Published 07/2/2008
Dr Joshua Raj
Dr Joshua Raj is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and an ordained minister. He became a Christian in medical school when the complexity of the human body revealed God’s beautiful design. His Christian journey has included opportunities to minister in Indian churches of different denominations in many countries. Dr Raj is a graduate of Seminary Theology Malaysia and has a postgraduate degree in practical theology. He has a wife and three children.
Homo Confusio Profundus
The human family tree is now a tangled, messy bush, says Meredith Small, LifeSciences Human Nature columnist (http://www.livescience.com/history/070831_hn_family_tree.html)
It is amazing that in the face of increasing confusion and disagreement in the academic pursuit of evolutionary theory, that scientists do not consider the obvious – that there was some intelligent designer who gave form to this world. The nature of the First Cause can be debated, as we do not have any way of scientifically proving what happened when we were not around. However, it is really disingenuous to continue to accept a failed theory, when the facts just do not add up.
The latest picture of the evolutionary human ancestor, I suggest, should be Homo Confusio Profundus (Very Confused Human).
Genuine scholarship accepts that a premise can be changed if the evidence does not support the hypothesis. The evolution theory actually never got past the stage of a hypothesis. It received wings form those who favoured an atheistic view of the world and needed an alternative to a creator god (or gods).
I am impressed by Anthony Flew, the prominent atheist, who was willing to accept that evolutionary hypothesis was fatally flawed and that the recent arguments for intelligent design were more likely in the face of the evidence. However, despite philosophically accepting theism, Flew was not willing to speculate on the nature of the creative First Cause. This shows that he was willing to accept the scientific evidence, but not to accept unproven theories as to the nature of the creator.
It will always be the case that we cannot prove God’s existence or non-existence. The atheist has the same dilemma. If one is an atheist, one has to accept, by faith, that there is no God. But on the basis of scientific evidence, it is more likely there had to be a designer. Atheists and evolutionists may not like that conclusion, bu the way it is going, the hypothesis of evolution will one day confront its own internal inconsistencies.
For the Christian, that creator is the Triune God revelaed in the Bible. Man’s decision to go his own way ( a sinful disposition) and God’s plan to reconcile Man to Himself through Jesus Christ, has to be accepted by faith. This faith is gift of God, and He will give it to anyone who seeks Him with a genuine heart. I leave it to you to ask God for that revelation.
John3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.