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Tuesday 9 July 2024

When the Church Platforms Evil


I remember years ago hearing about Francis Collins and how he was one of the world’s most respected scientists and was a strong and faithful evangelical Christian. So I picked up his book, The Language of God, and read through it. It was just another one of those books that argues that evolution must be true, but God did, so be happy that God used that slow, death filled process to bring about incredible design, step by step, by red in tooth and claw step. I remember not being very impressed with the book, but it was some time ago that I read it.

Well, since then more of Francis Collins career has come to light, and it is not good. As the Clear Truth Media writes,

“On August 17, 2009, Barack Obama appointed Francis Collins as the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Lauded as a hero of the faith because he professed belief in God while leading the Human Genome Project some years prior, Collins became a link between Christian institutions and the scientific establishment. As association with Collins meant a pastor couldn’t be accused of being some backward-thinking fundamentalist, Collins’s image became synonymous with a more nuanced, reasonable faith – perhaps even a faith that was academically robust.

A year after taking the helm of NIH, Collins reportedly believed that “it is not possible scientifically to settle precisely when life begins.” In fact, before taking over NIH, Collins had already praised eugenic abortions ( when one prenatally tests the baby to see if they’re “fit” or “unfit” and disposes of them if they aren’t up to scruff) as something people “in our current society… are in a circumstance of being able to take advantage of” and something “we have decided as a society… needs to be defended.” And shortly after his confirmation at NIH, Collins said that establishing a new human embryonic stem cell registry was one of his high priorities. If Collins was indeed Mephistopheles’ vessel, the demon wasted no time in devouring his favorite kind of child: very small ones. After all, there are no embryonic stem cells without dead babies.

In 2006, three years before his appointment at NIH, Collins published his book, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, in which he explains how he found harmony between scientific and spiritual worldviews. However, what many Christians drooling over such a “respectable” and “nuanced” Christianity missed is that he defended research on preborn children, so long as they hadn’t been created expressly for such “research.” However his position on this also made space for pursuing scientific discoveries using “the sacrifice and destruction of ‘leftover’ human embryos from fertility clinics.”

Let’s start with something so disgusting and immoral that it defies explanation. In fact, if it weren’t so well documented it might have fallen into the murky abyss of urban legend. But it’s absolutely true.

In the fall of 2020, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh published a study titled, “Development of humanized mouse and rat models with full-thickness human skin and autologous immune cells.” In studying how organs reacted to pathogens or infections on human skin, researchers grafted “full-thickness human skin” as well as thymuses, livers, and spleens from fetuses onto rodent bodies, creating what they call “humanized rat models.”

Humanized rats.  Remains of unborn babies, purchased from Planned Parenthood and the like, had their scalps removed and subsequently attached to the heads of lab rats. As head of the NIH, not only did Collins approve this study and thus validate its objectives, but he also provided taxpayer funds to pay for it.

One year later, thanks to the work of pro-life undercover journalists, the University of Pittsburgh admitted to removing the kidneys from born-alive babies while their hearts were still beating. David Daleiden, who helped expose the University of Pittsburgh discovered that “Pitt and the Planned Parenthood abortion providers responsible for its ‘research’ abortions are allowing babies, some at the age of viability, to be delivered alive, and then killing them by cutting their kidneys out” for NIH grant money.”[1]

One thing you learn from reading history is that whenever the Church aligns itself with the spirit of its day, in this case evolution, what always happens is the general scientific, or elite body of knowledge, changes and then future generations of that scientific, or cultural elite community, will turn around and mock the Church for having advanced ridiculous ideas. The melding of the Church to the theory of evolution was always going to go bad for the Church, because it it an inherently anti-God philosophy that makes a mockery of scriptural teaching and reason. This alliance with worldly evolution promoting scientists could only embarrass the Church especially considering that many of today's so-called Christian scientists are engaged in incredibly immoral and deplorable science. Future generations of society will turn this around on the Church and mock it for doing for very evil things, when it should have been preaching against them and calling them out. 

But when you think about it, if your God is the kind of God that would use death, destruction and mutilation to evolve sentient beings, then engaging in the kind of evil practices Collins NIH permitted is just a rational (if deplorable) logical step. You become like the God you worship, after all. 

The alliance of the Church with men like Collins has been a disaster. Significant and prominent Christians have platformed someone whose organization have been engaged in real and genuine evil,

“By the start of 2022, many believers had come to realize that Francis Collins either presided over, ordered, funded, or indirectly participated in the following while leading NIH:

·      Record-level spending on scientific experimentation performed on fetuses obtained from abortions.

·      Endorsement of unrestricted funding of embryonic stem cell research.

·      Millions of dollars in taxpayer grants spent on transgender research on minors.

·      Opposite-sex hormone treatments given to children as young as eight years old.

·      Mastectomies performed on girls as young as thirteen years old.

·      Millions of dollars in grants to an app program that tracked teenage boys’ homosexual activities including anal sex, all without parental knowledge.”[2]

In the pursuit of respectability and prominence the devil will offer Church leaders opportunities to overlook evil, first at small levels than at larger levels, till eventually they will support those who are engaged in activities that Elijah would have called out Ahab for allowing in Israel in his day.

The Church has platformed too much evil in our generation. Too much. In the pursuit of seeking respectability from man the Church has platformed those who do things which are an abomination in the sight of God. It's an ancient story, being retold again in our day. 

Those pesky creationists called it again, didn't they: the belief in evolution undermines a biblical view of God and opens up the Church to evil. Who would have thought they'd be THIS right? 

List of References

[1] Clear Truth Media, 2020,

[2] Ibid.

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