It's a Jungle Over There— Pope John Paul II approves the theory of EVILution!
Vatican City, Rome
Wednesday, October 23, 1996.
In the greatest scientific blunder since the condemnation of Galileo, the Vatican today gave its stamp of approval to the "theory" of evolution. Here is the full statement of that message:Message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.VATICAN INFORMATION SERVICE - Wednesday 23 October 1996.TO ACADEMICIANS: TRUTH CANNOT CONTRADICT TRUTH.
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 23, 1996 (VIS) - In a Message made public today to the members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, meeting this week in the Vatican in plenary session, the Holy Father recalled that Pope Pius XI, who restored this academy in 1936, called this group of scholars "the Church's 'scientific senate'" and asked them "to serve the truth."
The Pope expressed delight on the plenary's theme on the origin of life and evolution, "a basic theme which greatly interests the Church, as Revelation contains, for its part, teachings concerning the nature and origins of man." If the scientifically-reached conclusions and those contained in Revelation on the origin of life seem to counter each other, he said, "in what direction should we seek their solution? We know in effect that truth cannot contradict truth."
John Paul II, noting the academy's "reflection on science at the dawn of the third millennium," observed that "in the domain of inanimate and animate nature, the evolution of science and its applications make new questions arise. The Church can grasp their scope all the better as she knows their basic aspects."
He pointed to the Church's magisterium on the question of the origin of life and evolution, citing in particular Pius XII's 1950 Encyclical "Humani Generis" and the conciliar Constitution "Gaudium et Spes."
The Pope drew the academicians' attention to "the need for a correct interpretation of the inspired word, of a rigorous hermeneutics. It is fitting to set forth well the limits of the meaning proper to Scripture, rejecting undue interpretations which make it say what it does not have the intention of saying."
"'Humani Generis'," he stated, "considered the doctrine of 'evolutionism' as a serious hypothesis, worthy of a more deeply studied investigation and reflection on a par with the opposite hypothesis. ... Today, more than a half century after this encyclical, new knowledge leads us to recognize in the theory of evolution more than a hypothesis. ... The convergence, neither sought nor induced, of results of work done independently one from the other, constitutes in itself a significant argument in favor of this theory."
He continued: "The elaboration of a theory such as that of evolution, while obeying the exigency of homogeneity with the data of observation, borrows certain ideas from the philosophy of nature. To tell the truth, more than the theory of evolution, one must speak of the theories of evolution.... There are thus materialistic and reductionist readings and spiritual readings."
"The Magisterium of the Church is directly interested in the question of evolution because this touches upon the concept of man, ... created in the image and likeness of God.... Pius XII underlined this essential point: 'if the origin of the human body is sought in living matter which existed before it, the spiritual soul is directly created by God.' Consequently, the theories of evolution which, as a result of the philosophies which inspire them, consider the spirit as emerging from forces of living matter or as a simple epiphenomenon of this matter, are incompatible with the truth about man. They are moreover incapable of laying the foundation for the dignity of the person."
"Consideration of the method used in diverse orders of knowledge allows for the concordance of two points of view which seem irreconcilable. The sciences of observation describe and measure with ever greater precision the multiple manifestations of life and place them on a timeline. The moment of passing over to the spiritual is not the object of an observation of this type, which can nevertheless reveal, on an experimental level, a series of very useful signs about the specificity of the human being. But the experience of metaphysical knowledge, of the awareness of self and of its reflexive nature, that of the moral conscience, that of liberty, or still yet the aesthetic and religious experience, are within the competence of philosophical analysis and reflection, while theology extracts from it the final meaning according to the Creator's designs." (italics added)
End of message.
The concept of mixing God and evolution is called "Theistic Evolution" as opposed to "Atheistic Evolution." The only difference between them is this: Atheistic evolution believes that the universe began with a big bang about 20 billion years age. No Creator was involved, matter has always existed. Theistic evolution teaches that God existed before this big bang and was the first cause. God then took a vacation for a few billion years, and upon returning, saw that apes were the winners and had come out on top in the natural selection process. . . . As a reward . . . He decided to promote them . . . by making them in His image and giving them a soul and spirit. . . . Sounds confusing?. . . It is. . . . Theistic evolution is worse that Atheistic evolution because God gets the blame for the billions of years of competition, suffering, disease, death, etc., etc. that finally led to man. Big joke? No! They are deadly serious!
Galileo was condemned by the Spanish Inquisition for teaching that the earth moves.
Galileo brought true science to the Vatican in the 16th century, but he was rejected and threatened with torture by the Spanish Inquisition. Pseudo-science is warmly embraced in the 20th!!
Moses wrote the Book of Genesis.
He had plenty of time to write during the 40 years wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus. He received the information directly from the Almighty. . . . Moses told it exactly like it was. Genesis lays the foundation for everything that follows. Mankind created to live forever. . . . Satan the Tempter. . . . Adam and Eve sinning. . . . Death entering the Universe because of their sin. . . . The promise of the Redeemer. . . . The chronology and genealogy of this Redeemer. Overthrow Genesis and you destroy the whole foundation of Christianity. Evolution is just a modern version of the old Pelagian heresy. If Genesis is not historically accurate, then there was no Fall of man and no need for a Saviour. Man is then free to exalt himself and even to take Christ's place on earth!!
Take away the time factor from the evolutionists and their whole theory collapses.
This is what Moses said about the creation:
"For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it" (Exodus 20:11).
The day consisted of 24 hours just like our day. Moses is also very specific about how long ago this 6 day creation took place:
Table of Patriarchs from Adam to Great Flood
Genesis Chapter 5 Year of Man B.C. Universe created . . . Adam and Eve created 1 4046 Adam's age at birth of Seth 130 3916 Add Seth's age at birth of Enos (105) 235 3811 Add Enos' age at birth of Cainan (90) 325 3721 Add Cainan's age at birth of Mahalaleel (70) 395 3651 Add Mahalaleel's age at birth of Jared (65) 460 3586 Add Jared's age at birth of Enoch (162) 622 3424 Add Enoch's age at birth of Methuselah (65) 687 3359 Add Methuselah's age at birth of Lamech (187) 874 3172 Add Lamech's age at birth of Noah (182) 1056 2990 Add Noah's age at the time of the Flood (600) 1656 2390
The above table contains a list of 10 men, one in each generation from Adam to Noah, inclusive. The same form is used throughout thus: "Adam lived 130 years and begat a son, and called his name Seth; and the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were 800 years; and he begat sons and daughters. And all the days that Adam lived were 930 years; and he died."
Adam lived 130 years and begot Seth 130 Adam lived another 800 years after Seth was born add . . . 800 All the days that Adam lived were 930 years: and he died total is . . . 930 Seth lived 105 years and begat Enos 105 Seth lived another 807 years after Enos was born add . . . 807 All the days that Seth lived were 912 years: and he died. total is . . . 912
And so on for all 20 Patriarchs from Adam to Abraham. It is impossible to make a mistake using this method. A second grader could figure out that the length of time from Adam to Noah and the Deluge was 1656 years.
The Noah - Shem Connection
Noah was 500 years old and Noah begat Shem, Ham and Japheth. The age of Noah at the birth of Shem is not stated, but Noah was 602 years old 2 years after the Flood, and Shem was 100 years old at that time. Deducting 100 from 602 leaves 502 - the age of Noah at the birth of Shem.
Table of Patriarchs from Flood to Abraham.
Genesis chapter 11 Year of Man B.C.
The Great Flood
1656 2390 Shem begets Arphaxad 2 years after Flood 1658 2388 Add age of Arphaxad at birth of Salah (35) 1693 2353 Add age of Salah at birth of Eber (30) 1723 2323 Add age of Eber at birth of Peleg (34) 1757 2289 Add age of Peleg at birth of Reu (30) 1787 2259 Add age of Reu at birth of Serug (32) 1819 2227 Add age of Serug at birth of Nahor (30) 1849 2197 Add age of Nahor at birth of Terah (29) 1878 2168 Add Terah's age at birth of Abram (130) 2008 2038 Abraham born 2008 2038
Abraham was 75 years old when he received the Divine call to leave his homeland and go to a strange land. God Almighty appeared to him there, and swore and oath that after 400 years his descendants would possess the land of Canaan: the land where Abraham was then living as a stranger and pilgrim (Genesis chapter 12).
So we see that the Book of Genesis is very specific about the TIME. Only 2500 years from Adam to Moses. No time for evolution to take place whatsoever. Take away the time factor from the evolutionists and their whole theory collapses:
French Jesuit priest Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955).
The apostle of theistic evolution in the 20th century was a Jesuit priest named Teilhard de Chardin. He was responsible for the Piltdown Man hoax - called the greatest scientific hoax of the 20th century. The cranium of a human and the jaw of an ape were placed together and discovered in a fossil site in Piltdown, England. The experts were fooled for 40 years!! He was also linked with the discovery and strange disappearance of another ape-man: Peking Man. Dig deeper and you discover - not the "missing link" or ape-men - but Jesuit priests!!
The UNnatural History Museum, London.
Piltdown Man was discovered in 1912. Only the sinking of the Titanic was a bigger story that year. The scientific hoax of the century fooled the experts for 40 years.
Teilhard as a young Jesuit priest standing on the shore near
Hastings, site of the seminary, some miles south of Piltdown.
Teilhard wrote many books pushing evolution and a real scientist and Catholic has this to say about his writings:
". . . And yet the fact remains that there exists to this day not a shred of bona fide scientific evidence in support of the thesis that macroevolutionary transformations have ever occurred"
Dr. Woflgang Smith, Teilhardism and the New Religion, 1988, p.6.
(Dr. Smith is Professor of Mathematics at Oregon State University. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University and has held faculty positions at M.I.T. and U.C.L.A.).
Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (published 1859), was one of the most influential and destructive books in the history of the world. . . . Fascism, Communism, wars, revolutions, crime, immorality, abortion etc., etc., can be traced to this evolutionary dogma.
Darwin stole the theory of evilution from his grandfather, Erasmus Darwin. Erasmus Darwin in turn stole it from Ancient Egypt.
Charles ape-man Darwin S.J. (1809—1882).
Charles Darwin author of Origin of Species according to Natural Selection was a "good" Jesuit. He plagiarized evilution from his grandfather . . . who in turn STOLE it from Ancient Egypt.
Written history only goes back about 5000 years. True science deals with that which can be observed. You can observe the motion of the earth. There is no way to prove evilution by the "scientific" method. Evilutionists begin by ASSuming that the earth is billions of years old. For every "proof" they come up with for an old earth, creationists can offer proof that the earth is young!
Basing any belief on theory is fatal. Christianity is based on FACTS of history. Abraham actually existed. The Exodus really happened. King David actually existed. And last of all Jesus is an historical person. We even date history from Him. . . . 500 people saw Him at the same time after He rose from the dead! Jesus gave His stamp of approval to the writings of Moses:
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:27).
To imply that Adam, Noah, Abraham, King David, the Virgin Mary, St. Peter and Jesus the Son of God had APES in their ancestry is to go beyond blasphemy and invite God to open the earth and send you down alive into hell:
"And the BEAST was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him . . . These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone" (Revelation 19:20).
Man is not descended from apes, but the Papacy is directly descended from the Pharaoh. As the wicked, arrogant Pharaoh would not listen to Moses, and eventually tried to destroy him, this modern Pharaoh is still trying to destroy the WORDS of Moses as given to him by God.
Another reason why Rome hates the Book of Genesis is because the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is found there. The drama was acted out while Abraham was a sojourner in the promised land. The two cities were filled with vile homosexuals who wanted to gang rape angels:
"But before they (angels) lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, young and old from every quarter: And they called unto Lot and said unto him, Where are the men that came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them " (Genesis 19: 4-5)
"Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven: And he overthrew those cities and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground" (Genesis 19:24-25).
And Jesus said:
"But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all" (Luke 17:29).
The above chronology chart is taken from the book The Wonders of Bible Chronology by Philip Mauro. Philip Mauro (1859-1952) was an international patent attorney and a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He maintained offices in Washington and New York, and numbered among his regular clients were the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., the Bell Telephone Co., the Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine Co., and several foreign manufacturers whose products were sold in the U.S. He was the personal friend and patent counsel for the inventor of the telephone: Alexander Graham Bell (another Great Scot).
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