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If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. — Attributed to Martin Luther

Yuval Noah Harari is Jewish, an atheist, and a homosexual (these are relevant for what follows). He is an Israeli historian who lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written several books. His most noteworthy is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind in which he says, “As far as we can tell, from a purely scientific viewpoint, human life has absolutely no meaning. Humans are the outcome of blind evolutionary processes that operate without goal or purpose” (438).

In a lecture, Harari said the following:

For hundreds of years when people thought that the supreme source of authority was outside humans, the main aim of education was to connect people to that outside source of authority. If you thought, for example, that the Bible was the highest source of authority or God was the highest source of authority, then the main source of education was to teach you what God said, and what the Bible said and what the wise people of the past have said. In humanist education, the highest source of authority is your own feelings and your own thoughts. The chief aim, the most important aim, is to enable you to think for yourself.

Given Harari’s assessment of where knowledge resides, we will not be permitted to think for ourselves. We will have Harari teaching us how to think. Harari is the lead advisor for Klaus Schwab the author of COVID-19: The Great Reset and Founder of the World Economic Forum. The goals of the Great Reset depend on the obliteration of free markets and individual liberty, all for the “good” of everyone. There’s nothing new in any of this. It’s been tried many times with misery. The Great Resetters claim that this time it will be different because there are more ways to control people to force “equality,” except, of course, the new Philosopher Kings like Harari and Schwab who will be above the rabble. They will be “the supreme source of authority.”

It’s important to understand Harari’s worldview because it is the bedrock of modern-day thinking. He admits that “Americans got the idea of equality from Christianity, which argues that every person has a divinely created soul, and that all souls are equal before God.” But he rejects Christianity. He then asks, “if we do not believe in the Christian myths about God, creation, and souls, what does it mean that all people are ‘equal’?” (122). Evolutionists don’t believe everyone is equal. They can’t. “Nature, red in tooth and claw” and “survival of the fittest” are anti-equality.

Harari states that “There is only a blind evolutionary process, devoid of any purpose, leading to the birth of individuals” (123). Dawkins dubbed this mindless theory as the “Blind Watchmaker.” The Great Reset means resetting everything, including the worldview behind the content of our nation’s foundational documents. Here’s how Harari rewrites the “most famous line of the American Declaration of Independence” (122):

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men evolved differently, that they are born with certain mutable characteristics, and that among these are life and the pursuit of pleasure (123).

If evolution is the scientific explanation for everything, then evolving “differently” is natural and immutable. Whatever a person claims to be in his evolutionary status, then that’s what he or she is.

Harari notes that:

Advocates of equality and human rights may be outraged by this line of reasoning. Their response is likely to be “We know that people are not equal biologically! But if we believe that we are all equal in essence, it will enable us to create a stable and prosperous society.” I have no argument with that. This is exactly what I mean by “imagined order.” We believe in a particular order not because it is objectively true, but because believing in it enables us to cooperate effectively and forge a better society” (123–124).

He condemns Christianity as “mythology,” but his views are the essence of mythology: “We believe in a particular order not because it is objectively true….” Let that sink in. So, what makes something true? If nothing is objectively true, then someone or a group of “someones” will tell us what is true and force us to comply with them being the “supreme source of authority.”

Since God does not exist, everything must be defined in terms of a directionless matter-only evolutionary cosmos without purpose (165) but governed by feelings. This leads Harari to admit that “from a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural” (164).

We mustn’t forget “natural” animal behaviors, and we are animals. Animals rape regularly. Randy Thornhill, a biologist, and Craig T. Palmer, an anthropologist, attempt to demonstrate in their book A Natural History of Rape[1] that evolutionary principles explain rape as a “genetically developed strategy sustained over generations of human life because it is a kind of sexual selection—a successful reproductive strategy.” They go on to claim, however, that even though rape can be explained genetically in evolutionary terms, this does not make the behavior morally right. Of course, given Darwinian assumptions, there is no way to condemn rape on moral grounds.

Where does his “logic” lead?

There is little sense, then, in arguing that the natural function of women is to give birth, or that homosexuality is unnatural. Most of the laws, norms, rights and obligations that define manhood and womanhood reflect human imagination more than biological reality (166).

Because it’s “science,” and Harari’s books have sold around 30 million copies, and he is a popular speaker, you can see why what we consider to be absurd is “logical” to today’s atheists and those who are a part of the woke world. The last thing they want to believe in is a supreme source of authority outside humans and that the God of the Bible is the highest source of authority.

This is why Harari’s homosexuality is “natural” to him and can’t be judged. But if this is true, then what anyone does is natural. Back to his reworking of the Declaration of Independence, but this time envision Adolf Hitler reading it:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men evolved differently, that they are born with certain mutable characteristics, and that among these are life and the pursuit of pleasure (123).

Hitler evolved differently. Jews evolved differently. As a Jew, how does Harari “judge” Hitler for his atrocities? Since humans are the highest source of authority and the pursuit of pleasure is the highest ideal, who says Hitler was wrong? Given Harari’s worldview, a dead Adolf Hitler and six million dead Jews have the same end. There’s no one to judge them after death.

Harari cannot live consistently within the confines of his worldview. He must borrow from the Christian worldview to make sense of the world. Consider this from Robert Bork:

Some few years ago friends whose judgment I greatly respect argued that religion constitutes the only reliable basis for morality and that when religion loses its hold on a society, standards of morality will gradually crumble. I objected that there were many moral people who are not at all religious; my friends replied that such people are living on the moral capital left by generations that believed there is a God and that He makes demands on us. The prospect, they said, was that the remaining capital would dwindle as our society becomes less moral.[2]

Intellectual and moral capital stolen from the Christian worldview holds anti‑Christian worldviews together. But when the account is no longer receiving any new capital, the account no longer produces any dividends.

Apologetics 101: Defending the Christian Faith

Apologetics 101: Defending the Christian Faith

Apologetics 101 is an in-depth study of defending the Christian faith. The Greek word apologia simply means ‘defense,’ and apologetics is the art and act of giving a defense. Christian Apologetics then is the art and act of defending the Christian faith, not a proof of God in general. The Christian apologist must be ready to answer truth claims about the Bible, not claims about Hinduism, Islam, or any other false religion. The Bible makes the bold claim that Jesus is the ONLY way, and the Christian apologist must set his sights on the Bible alone, not on a defense of arbitrary theism.

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If Evolution is Right Can Anything Be Wrong?

If Evolution is Right Can Anything Be Wrong?

If scientists believe in evolution, why don’t they practice what their faith preaches? Atheism cannot account for rationality, love or morality. This does not mean that atheists are always irrational, unloving and immoral, but it does mean that they can’t account for rationality, love and morality given their assumptions about the origins of the universe and our accidental place in it.

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Author: Gary DeMar

Gary—who served as President of American Vision for thirty-five years—is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he has been featured by nearly every major news media outlet. Gary also has hosted The Gary DeMar Show, History Unwrapped, and the Gary DeMar’s Vantage Point Webshow and is a regular contributor to AmericanVision.org. Gary has lived in the Atlanta area since 1979 with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and are enjoying being grandparents. Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).

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