Breaking Satan’s Great Chain of Darkness After his Zion was taken up into heaven, Enoch was given a vision of all the nations of the earth. That vision included a terrifying scene involving Lucifer—
And he beheld Satan; and he had a great chain in his hand, and it veiled the whole face of the earth with darkness and he looked up and laughed, and his angels rejoiced. (Moses 7:26)I have often wondered what constituted that great chain of darkness which Satan held. Recently I have come to understand that at least one link of it is contemporary mainstream science. A role that mainstream science has undertaken over the last century and a half is to convince mankind that the entire universe and the miracle of life are merely the results of random events; thus implying there is no Creator. As a result, virtually all Christian denominations (including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are losing young adults in large numbers to the deadly clutches of atheism that logically follow such ubiquitous claims. Some fundamental teachings of mainstream science are—
- Any hypothesis that includes divine intervention is pseudoscience (i.e., without scientific foundation)
- Organic evolution, as proposed by Charles Darwin, is responsible for all life on earth.
- The geologic and fossil records support Darwinian evolution.
- Life is an accidental, unguided, amoral, “meaningless episode.”
“One of our Church educators published what he purports to be a history of the Church’s stand on the question of organic evolution. His thesis challenges the integrity of a prophet of God. He suggests that Joseph Fielding Smith published his work, Man: His Origin and Destiny, against the counsel of the First Presidency and his own Brethren. This writer’s interpretation is not only inaccurate, but it also runs counter to the testimony of Elder Mark E. Petersen, who wrote this foreword to Elder Smith’s book, a book I would encourage all to read. Elder Petersen said: ‘Some of us [members of the Quorum of the Twelve] urged [Elder Joseph Fielding Smith] to write a book on the creation of the world and the origin of man…. The present volume is the result. It is a most remarkable presentation of material from both sources [science and revelation] under discussion. It will fill a great need in the Church and will be particularly invaluable to students who have become confused by the misapplication of information derived from scientific experimentation.’ “When one understands that the author to whom I alluded is an exponent of the theory of organic evolution, his motive in disparaging President Joseph Fielding Smith becomes apparent. To hold to a private opinion on such matters is one thing, but when one undertakes to publish his views to discredit the work of a prophet, it is a very serious matter. “It is also apparent to all who have the Spirit of God in them that Joseph Fielding Smith’s writings will stand the test of time.”In 1980, Elder Bruce R. McConkie, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gave a speech at BYU titled “The Seven Deadly Heresies.” In this speech, Elder McConkie positioned organic (i.e., Darwinian) evolution as one of the seven deadly heresies. When his speech was later published, it included the following statements regarding evolution—
“These are questions to which all of us should find answers. Every person must choose for himself what he will believe.”Listening to mainstream science today, we are told that essentially all scientists accept Darwinian evolution as being the source of all life on earth. This is not a true statement. In order to prove its inaccuracy, the Discovery Institute 3 published an article in 2006 that stated, “Over 500 doctoral scientists have now signed a statement publicly expressing their skepticism about the contemporary theory of Darwinian evolution.” As of January 2016, 966 such scientists had signed A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism, which reads:
“We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”Who are these scientists that are skeptical? Interestingly, they come from a range of highly respected scientific institutions, such as those in the following incomplete list—
- Air Force Institute of Technology
- California Institute of Technology
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
- French Atomic Energy Agency
- Harvard University
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Moscow State University
- NASA Langley Research Center
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Oxford University
- Paris University
- Smithsonian Institution
- Stanford University
- University of Heidelberg
- University of London
- University of Rotterdam
- US National Academy of Sciences
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
- Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
- University of Cambridge
- University of Hong Kong
- USSR Academy of Sciences
- Yale University
Information is the key to understanding life. Within the simplest cell there exists an immense flow of information through a mind-boggling system of information networks. There is constant and multidirectional communication between proteins, RNAs, and DNAs, and these biological information networks are in many ways similar to the Internet.
These biological information systems appear to greatly surpass human information technologies. Such information systems cannot possibly operate until all the countless components of the system are in place—including hardware, software, multiple languages, storage/transmission of communicable prescriptive information units, error testing/correction systems, designated senders/receivers, etc. Such systems must be comprehensive and coherently integrated before they can effectively operate.
The enormous amounts of information found within any cell, and the irreducibly complex nature of information systems, can no longer rationally be attributed to just the mutation/selection process. New perspectives are needed that might help us better understand the nature, origin, and maintenance of biological information.
- There are no real fossils of pre-Adam transitional humans.
- Evolution, as proposed by Charles Darwin and mainstream science, does not happen—ever!
- Adaptive (or micro) evolution does happen and is essential to maintain life on earth.
- Mainstream paleontology ignores the following facts: (i) no trace of transitional life forms can be found anywhere in the fossil record; (ii) the fossil record is one of stasis (showing no Darwinian evolution); and (iii) AMS carbon dating results show that no dated fossils or artifacts can be as old as 90,000 years, and most readings show an estimated age of no more than 50,000 years.
- New groundbreaking scientific assumptions used for AMS carbon dating result in estimated ages of about 4500 years (when the great, worldwide Flood occurred).
- Most living things that contributed to the fossil record lived at the same time.
“These are questions to which all of us should find answers. Every person must choose for himself what he will believe.”Standing the Test of Time—Science Proving Scripture provides real scientific evidence that organic evolution consists of “false teachings, so destructive of faith in God” as Joseph Fielding Smith so wisely wrote. Standing the Test of Time—Science Proving Scripture also exposes why the theory of Darwinian evolution is based on pseudoscience that can never be scientifically proven true. If you would like to read for yourself the full detail behind this article, plus even more evidence that mainstream science is truly a link in Satan’s great chain of darkness, you may purchase Standing the Test of Time—Science Proving Scripture at Deseret Book stores, at Amazon.com (including a Kindle edition), or at the publisher’s website—digitalegend.com. A companion volume for Christians who are not LDS is titled Expanding the Circle—Scientific Breakthroughs that Reinforce Biblical Truths. This book covers the same science found in Standing the Test of Time—Science Proving Scripture, but does not include the modern revelation that is discussed in Standing the Test of Time—Science Proving Scripture. Expanding the Circle—Scientific Breakthroughs that Reinforce Biblical Truths may be purchased at Amazon.com (including a Kindle edition), or at the publisher’s website—digitalegend.com.
- http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/02/over_500_scientists_ proclaim_t001981.html
- Sanford, J.C. Biological Information—New Perspectives, A Synopsis and Limited Commentary. Waterloo, NY. FMS Publications. p 2.
- Hoyle, F. Omni Lecture. Royal Institution. London. 12 January 1982.
- Hoyle, F. Evolution from Space. NY, NY. Touchstone Books, Simon & Schuster. 1981 pp.
- Hoyle, F. Mathematics of Evolution. Memphis, TN. Acorn Enterprises, LLC. 1999.