Among the Presidential Contenders!
Surveys indicate that large numbers of Americans continue to believe in Creation in contrast to Evolution. They would say that the God of the Bible is Creator, and that He created all things as the Bible describes this, with man created in his present form. This would be the belief of 44 percent of the American public. An additional 35 percent would say that man is the product of intelligent design, that some higher power (whether God or something or someone else) brought the world into beingperhaps through evolution. Combining these totals, this would be 80 percent of Americans.
In the past, the vast majority of Americans would have affirmed the truth of Scripture on creation, but the incessant and widespread indoctrination of false evolutionary theories, promulgated through the media, in education, and in every other means of communication has taken a great toll on the belief of the American public. This is a sad fact, but one that we must accept as part of modern life.
During the 2008 presidential primaries, many of the contenders were asked about the matter of creation and evolution. At the Republican debate, the men were asked if there was anybody on the stage that does not agree, believe in evolution. Of the ten people on stage, only three raised their handsSenator Sam Brownback (Kansas), Representative Tom Tancredo (Colorado), and former Governor Mike Huckabee (Arkansas).
We were pleased to read Huckabees affirmation, I believe God created the heavens and the Earth. However, he added a reassurance to those who were evolutionists: What I believe is not whats going to be taught in 50 different states. John McCain said that he believed in evolution; however, he thought that the hand of God was involved in this. He thought that intelligent design should be taught in public school science classes.
Governor Mitt Romney, a Mormon evolutionist, said, I believe that God designed the universe and created the universe. And I believe evolution is most likely the process he used to create the human body. He said that evolution should be taught in the science class. Rudy Giuliani has no statement on evolution, but he refused to hold up his hand in the debate to indicate that he didnt believe in evolution. On another occasion, Representative Ron Paul of Texas was asked about his views on evolution. He replied, I think its a theory, the theory of evolution and I dont accept it as a theory. Sometimes one must say and do that which is not politically correct!
As for the Democrats, in May, 2007, Democratic James Carville stated on CNN, Every Democratic candidate believes in evolution. Senator Hillary Clinton stated, I believe in evolution, and I am shocked at some of the things that people in public life have been saying. Senator John Edwards of North Carolina affirmed, I believe in evolution. He added, I think its perfectly possible to make our faith, my faith belief system consistent with a recognition that there is real science out there and scientific evidence of evolution.
Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska addressed the matter of evolution. He was asked whether creation should be taught in public schools. Ill eliminate the blasphemy he uttered in his following words (I find it amazing that he blasphemed God in public): We thought we had made a big advance with the Scopes monkey trial. . . . Evolution is a fact, and if these people are disturbed by being the descendants of monkeys and fishes, theyve got a mental problem. We cant afford the psychiatric bill for them. That ends the story as far as Im concerned. He leaves little to the imagination with his evolutionary response.
In York county, Pennsylvania, Barack Obama was asked his view of evolution in public schools. He stated, I believe in evolution, and I believe theres a difference between science and faith. . . . And I think its a mistake to try to cloud the teaching of science with theories that frankly dont hold up to scientific inquiry.
The report that provided most of the foregoing responses states that most of the Republicans and all of the Democrats do believe in God and may be called theistic evolutionists. This means that they would accept the idea that there is a God or god who exists, but they deny that He created the Heaven and the Earth as the Bible says He did.
It is important for Christians and God-fearing people to know the facts. The fact is that most of the men and women in public office are not really God-fearing. They are not ones who take the Bible seriously. In denying the basic truths of Scripture, including the fact that God created all things in the beginning (relatively recently, as compared to evolutionary chronology), they take away the very foundation of existence, the basis of truth, as well as the truth of Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom God created all things!