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The Internet Frontlines and Biblical Creation

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen 

The hands up yonder at the Darwin Ranch (near Deception Pass) are in a "Katie, bar the door!" frame of mind. Question Evolution Day is near, and they have an intense dislike people examining the evidence that is presented for quark-to-questioner evolution.

It is interesting that many people who tell us to "question authority" are willing to accept pronouncements about origins and even theology because of some vague "scientists say" attitude. We can have an impact and keep the pressure on using the internet.

Roman soldiers were an example for Christian spiritual warfare.
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Despite the claims of prosperity preachers, the Christian life is not fun and games. It is spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:10-20, 2 Cor. 10:3-6). We will have persecution (2 Peter 3:14, Rom. 8:35, Mark 4:17, Heb. 10:33, 2 Tim. 3:12), so we can't just sit back being saved, not fulfilling God's commands to grow and influence the world (2 Peter 3:18, Matt. 5:13-16). It take God-given courage to stay close to Jesus and walk in the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:16). Did someone's conscience just get pricked? Repentance is in order.

We cannot always witness for Jesus or make a defense (2 Peter 3:15-17) for the gospel in person, especially these days. When something needs to be done, people use the resources that are available. Since the internet is so pervasive, we use it.

Frontlines (also as front lines) is often used when discussing medical practitioners and researchers in a pandemic, which is appropriate because the primary meaning of the word involves warfare. As I said, we are in a spiritual war right now. There seem to be two kinds of frontlines: in-person meetings (which includes presentations, seminars, and so forth), and speaking the truth on the internet.

Yes, we will be harassed. I believe in recent years, it has been getting worse in the Western world. Atheists and other anti-creationists are furious — furious, I tell you — that Christians have free speech and spread the truth. The Question Evolution Project on Fakebook is a frequent target of gadflies who hate what we have to say and want us silenced one way or another.

Why? Because Genesis is the source of all major Christian doctrines, and the fact that biblical creationists uphold the authority of the Word of God in addition to presenting evidence refuting evolution — and evolution is the creation myth for the religion of atheism.

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The sexagenarian "Millennial" who runs that Page is cheering about something of which I know nothing: If TQEP was gone, nobody told the Admins. Note the implication that if TQEP started up again, he'd be there to harass us. They spewed lots of prejudicial conjecture, glee, and outright hatred, which you can see for yourself.

I have never seen a cogent response to any of the scientific evidence presented for creation and refuting evolution from these misotheists. They consistently refuse to read the material or watch the videos, then claim to "refute" what was presented. The distilled essence of their arguments is, "You're a creatard", plus straw man arguments. Logic and science? That'll be the day!

By the way, a common trick from misotheists to comments where they are caught lying or challenged to back up their claims is to 😆 use laughing emojis. But then, that is not surprising when we keep in mind that these types are emotionally immature. While Psalm 14:1 calls atheists fools, that word is about character, not intelligence. But I sure have seen many people who lack intelligence embrace atheism.

These aren't the only ones with vitriolic reactions —

"But Cowboy Bob, if I stand up for the gospel and especially for creation, people will say mean things about me!"

Jesus died on the cross and rose on the third day for us. He wasn't a wimp, we shouldn't be. Endure hurt feelings and put aside cowardice. Take note of 1 John 4:4. Besides, they can't hurt us from the safety of their keyboards. Distance, and often anonymity, embolden people to type things they wouldn't dare say face-to-face. I've had my safety threatened, but no atheopath has shown up in town looking for me. So, cowboy up.

When informed creationists make comments online, it often startles Darwin's disciples that we often know more about their mythology than the typical internet stormtrooper. They try to intimidate us and put us on the defensive through malisons, dehumanizing us, and misrepresentations of the truth. However, their challenges are often loaded with atheistic talking points, not truth. Also, their "questions" can be seen as efforts to justify their rebellion against God, since answers to many objections can easily be found online.

Although the pride within atheists and evolutionists won't allow them to concede a point (a theist is seldom "allowed" to be right about anything), we can still present evidence and links to articles from creation science websites. It may make an impression later, but we also should keep in mind that other people may be reading that may also be impacted. No need to get involved in a food fight, just be concise. Use discretion and leave when it becomes a goat rodeo. It is interesting that the attitudes of misotheists have actually driven people away from atheism! Add their negativity to our helpful responses, and our influence can be compounded.

It helps quite a bit to share links and comments on February 12 with a #questionevolutionday hashtag. This can prompt others to be involved. Let's take a stand for creation, on that day and any other!

I would now like to send you to the article that was one of the inspirations for the one you just read, "Thank you, ‘blogosphere battlers’—you’re making a difference: Ordinary people are becoming online ‘soldiers for Christ’ at the frontline of the creation-evolution debate—enraging the opposition, but winning the hearts and minds of observers." It was written in 2012. Does anyone say "blogosphere" anymore?

Also of interest is how Dr. Duane Gish intimidated evolutionists, received a prairie schooner-full of vitriol, and had a profound influence for creation science despite the opposition. For that, see "Dr. Duane Gish and Debating Evolutionists.

The video below is an excerpt from a debate, and Dr. Bahnsen said some things about his opponent's attacks that are common among atheists. Here is my source for that, which in turn came from The Domain for Truth.