1. Beware of the simple either/or approach
to origins. It imprisons the mind from seeing all possibilities, including
the possibility of a God ordained and sustained evolutionary process that
reflects intelligent design.
2. Do not equate the reality of Intelligent Design in nature with acts
of Divine intervention. God glorifying design can arise through natural processes
as our own creation in our mothers womb testifies.
3. Do not include ID Theory in public schools as a legitimate scientific
theory on origins. It is much too early for that. No one would submit their children
to medical research without it having gone through the proper clinical trials.
So too, the science being taught to our children.
4. Include the origins debate and the views of the ID Movement in the public
school science curriculum as an extra-scientific topic. Not doing so only
submits to the agenda driven propaganda of secular humanism, which effectively
is a religion in itself.
5. Protect the intellectual foundations of the United States. The Declaration
of Independence is rooted deeply in a world view that affirms the existence
of God and a teleological universe. That is, a universe with plan, purpose and
promise. Any form of public education that dismisses or even disregards God
and teleology is clearly an attack on the intellectual foundations of this great
6. I close with comment for my brothers & sisters in Christ. Church history
reveals that we been through a similar science-faith controversy before. If this
were the 17th century we would debating Galileos science. But we eventually
came to terms with the notion that earth moved around the sun even though there
were passages in Scripture that stated otherwise. And we eventually came to understand
a saying popularized by Galileo, The intention of the Holy Spirit is to
teach us how one goes to heaven and not how heaven goes. Is it possible
that history is being re-cycled today with only the science in question
being differentbiological evolution instead of astronomy? If this is the
case, then we can rewrite the famed 17th century saying for our generation:
The intention of the Bible is to teach us that God is the Creator,
and not how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit created.