The basic message of my last post, Do You Believe in Evolution, is that to study evolution, and any other secular theory for that matter, is good if one hearkens unto the counsels of the Lord. Those who fail to hearken unto the Lord’s counsels while studying evolution are prone to fall into personal apostasy.
For those wondering what it is like to fall into personal apostasy because of a failure to hearken unto the counsels of the Lord while studying evolution, here’s a short video clip. The clip shows renowned evolutionists Richard Dawkins describing how evolution was the catalyst that turned him from a believer into a non-believer, beginning at time 1:30 and ending at 2:02.
For an example of hearkening unto the counsels of the Lord while accepting evolution, take a look at this short video of another famous scholar, Francis Collins. Collins became a believer after studying evolution and achieving fame in the scientific community. Collins is the former director of the Human Genome Project and NIH director. Collins is now a theistic evolutionist. While I differ with some of his views on the creation, I admire him for having the courage to accept his spiritual witness for what it was – a testimony of God’s existence. He describes his spiritual journey in his NY Times best seller, The Language of God (a good read). In this video, note how he explains that an innate sense of right and wrong, the Light of Christ, was the catalyst for his eventual acceptance of God.