This rainbow was taken yesterday at a town called Independence. I don’t know much about leprechauns, although I will be addressing a figurative and not a literal one in a moment, but if the folklore were true, everyone on this planet could use the pot of gold that the leprechaun hid at the edge of the rainbow just about now.
In this post, let’s look at Mr. William Lane Craig as a leprechaun who is traipsing in the wrong lane. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if someone sells books at the expense of Christianity and hold to opinions contrary to what is revealed in Scripture, people need to look past the titles and truly line them up according to the only truthful standard.
In essence, William Lane Craig believes that God chose two literal neanderthals and excluded their contemporaries to become the progenitors of humanity. He substantiates his opinion with the aid of a condescending tone as he butchers historical Biblical accounts (minute 27:45) with his erroneous views where he mentions Jannes and Jambres as folklore (2 Timothy 3:8). The interview is about an hour long and I mainly transcribed the weighty assertions that are clearly incompatible with the Biblical view. Below is a partial transcript.
William Lane Craig: Am I as a Christian, in conflict with contemporary Science as a result of my biblical commitments. I simply accept what the deliverances of contemporary Science are. Now, that doesn’t mean mean that I believe in them or defend them. I simply assume them. I say, given that there was a historical Adam or that the Bible commits me to a historical Adam, then, assuming what modern Science has to say about human origins, is there some conflict between my biblical commitments and the deliverances of contemporary Science.
Sean McDowell: That’s really helpful because in the book itself, there’s certain ideas of common descent and certain ideas of dating that could be consistent with an evolutionary model, your point is regardless of whether you personally brace that or not, you’re simply saying given your biblical commitments, let’s assume the deliverances of modern Science and see if they can be wed together in a plausible fashion, is that fair?
William Lane Craig: That’s exactly correct and my contention is, that even given the full blown theory of evolution of the human species, there’s no incompatibility with um, my biblical commitment to a universal human pair or progenitors.
Lined up to Scripture, his contention relies on pure assumption. Scripture is not a collection of assumptions, but in totality is God’s revelation to man. Regardless of anyone’s philosophical and intellectual pedigree, this fact is immutable. To say otherwise would be challenging God’s sovereignty in overseeing what made it into The Word (Isaiah 55:11), the oracle that we believers are fortunate to have in our possession today.
Minute marker 53:34 | William Lane Craig: The DNA evidence, the genomic sequencing of ancient homo sapiens and neanderthals indicates that neanderthals and homo sapiens are both fully human uh, though different species of humanity, that they interbred with one another and sired children, so that you and I bear and carry neanderthal genes in our body, probably 2 to 3 percent of our genes are derived from these neanderthals and as I said, the evidence indicates that all of this genetic divergence that the contemporary human population exhibits, could have come from an original human pair, so long as that pair lived earlier than 500,000 years ago.
It is no wonder academia considers this man to be an authority. He perfectly aligns to what they are promoting.
William Lane Craig: … Human beings originated on this planet sometime before the divergence of the human race into different species like neanderthals and homo sapiens and denisovans.
37:08 | William Lane Craig: I am not willing to write Neanderthals out of the human race. I think that kind of DEhumanizing attitude is frankly morally unconscionable. It’s a kind of racism in a way. These were people just as much as ancient homo sapiens were, just as much as we are and we should not dehumanize them in that way.
He thinks it is racist to exclude neanderthals from the human race.
To use this neanderthal racism card sounds pretty woke. I am certain you will not find his sentiment validated by Scripture especially when its implication is to nullify pneuma, the everlasting breath that came from God animating humans, thereby making us subject to eternity since God’s nature is eternal.
Mr. William Lane Craig will surely amass a pot of gold with his new book at the expense of deceiving Christians who look to him for guidance in simply “assuming” his contention that there is no incompatibility with his neanderthal progenitors to Genesis’ account on creation. He sure sounds like an agnostic who has invested his life in the cloak of a Christian.
“They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.”
1 John 4:5
“What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? 4 Certainly not! Let God be TRUE and every man a liar. As it is written: “So that You may be proved right when You speak and victorious when You judge.”
Do not be deceived!