EXCESSIVE  SUPERNATURALISM

 

 

THE RADICAL VIEW OF DIVINE CAUSATION ACCEPTS GOD’S DIRECT MANAGEMENT OF THE COSMOS AND ROUTINE INTER-FERENCE IN NATURAL PROCESSES:

 

God molds each embryo in the womb (Ps. 139:14-16).

 

God designs and fabricates each person’s eyes and ears (Ps. 94:9).

 

God makes each blade of grass grow (Ps. 104:14).

 

“God sends rain, frost, and snow.  He controls the winds and the waves [Ps. 107:29].  He determines the casting of the lot, the flight of the arrow, and the falling of a sparrow.”               Charles Hodge (1797-1878) of Princeton University

 

“(It is) reasonable to regard the force of gravitation as the direct or indirect result of a consciousness or will existing somewhere.”

                                                                     Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), astronomer

 

THE RADICAL VIEW OF DIVINE CREATIVITY INVOLVES GOD IN TRIVIAL ENDEAVORS AND THE PRODUCTION OF MONSTROUS OR BRUTAL FORMS.

 

God makes people grateful for their reason and understanding “by his creation of idiots in whom he represents the state of the human soul without his illumina-tion.”                                                                                                                 John Calvin

 

Regarding the poison of a snake: “A Mind having minute and perfect knowledge of the structure of both (hunter and prey) has designed the one to be capable of inflicting death upon the other.”

                 Duke of Argyll (1823-1900), Scottish nobleman, popular religious writer

 

“Did He (God) ordain that crop and tail-feathers of the pigeon should vary, in order that the fancier might make his grotesque pouter and fan-tail breeds?  Did He cause the frame and mental qualities of the dog to vary, in order that a breed might be formed of indomitable ferocity, with jaws fitted to pin down the bull, for man’s brutal sport?”                                  Charles Darwin, discoverer of Evolution

 

“(Does God make) undeveloped or useless organs, as web-feet in the upland goose and frigate-bird, which never swim?”                                 Charles Darwin

 

“Every race produced by the florist or breeder, the dog or the pigeon fancier, the rat-catcher, the sporting man, or the slave-hunter,...prove that the sanction of an all-wise and all-powerful Being has been given to that which the highest human minds consider to be trivial, mean, or debasing.”

                                                       Alfred Russell Wallace, co-discoverer of Evolution

 

Ref. What Is Darwinism? by Charles Hodge, Baker Books, 1994, pp. 87, 93, 95, 101, 116, 167