Why is what separates us from them, you from me. Why is the only real source of power, without it you are powerless. And this is how you come to me: without why, without power, another link in the chain.- The Merovingian, from The Matrix Movie
I didn’t want to watch the debate the other night. I really didn’t. I thought it was stupid to even be debating with an evolutionist, seeing it nothing more than a mere theatrical, attention seeking event. It’s like the presidential debates. They are really worthless if you think about it. While it’s fun to watch, it doesn’t change the facts. I mean you can be right on everything, but if you can’t debate it right it means you lose, when really it just means you suck as a debater.
All that being said, I ended up liking the debate and Ham’s constant push of the Gospel. I was delighted to see the irritation in Nye’s face every time he went back to the Book. I wrote this on my facebook wall:
Does anyone really believe Nye’s evolutionism to explain you and I – the how and why of our existence and purpose? Nye puffed himself up as a “reasonable man”, but failed to adequately explain where this reason came from, failed to explain the why behind anything, saying we’ll one day find the answers. His argument: well just because I don’t know doesn’t mean we should give up looking. Umm, yeah I would stop wasting your time looking for that answer through science. Nye also kept going on about the predictive benefits of evolutionism. Umm, you have to first explain how matter turns into you and I before you can even touch that one mr smarty pants. And he didn’t do it. He couldn’t. In the future, we’ll look back and see the lunacy of it all.
Maybe even Nye will see the lunacy of it all and one day come to the Lord? Like Paul who spoke out against the Church before being saved, maybe Nye will have a damascus moment some day…..I’d much rather see that then have him stand before God at Judgment day, saying, oh shoot I was wrong.
My tone is a little snarky perhaps, but I’m serious when I say this. If you don’t have the Why behind it all, you have nothing. You have no power. You bring nothing to the table.
And Ken Ham had power. He had the why, and he flaunted the why over and over again. You and I might not know all the little details for this and that, but we have the deep why behind it all. Nye failed to explain the why behind any of his observations, and just kept describing himself as a “reasonable man.”
I love my pastor’s conclusion to this:
After watching the Nye/Ham debate last night I walked away with this one truth: I am not a “reasonable man” I am a sinner saved by God’s grace. I will build my life on that foundation.
Boom. There you have it.
Nye wants us to build a foundation on his own man-made religion. More than once Nye said this: “It fills me with joy to know that we can pursue these answers.” Why? Because it does feel good to think you have all the answers, that you don’t have to submit to a High Power. It does feel good to make yourself – man – the end all be all in life. But praise God we know that’s a dead end road. Praise God for His grace and revealing that we are in need of rescuing.
Ham was right, it does come down to authority. And Ham recognizes God has the authority. He recognizes he is a sinner saved by grace. He recognizes the why behind all of what you see and don’t see in this world. And that, my friend, is why he won.