John David Lehman, B.M.E., M.Div, D.Phil, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled, "TEXTUAL EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE HISTORICITY OF GENESIS."
Because of the foundational importance of Genesis, it is not surprising that the forces of unbelief have attacked the book which shows us who God is, who we are, what our problem is and God’s solution to that problem.
As humanistic theories of the enlightenment gained control of Europe in the 1650s, the intellectual classes of Western society were convinced by the 1800s that the world was vastly older than indicated by the Bible. Charles Darwin, building on the skepticism concerning the plain teaching of Genesis on the earth’s age was able to bring about an abandonment of the traditional interpretation of Genesis in favor of a full-fledged evolutionary paradigm and a non-theistic world view.
The reign of evolution/long-age theory was a major factor in turning Western culture from Christianity to naturalistic humanism. Higher critical theories of scripture assumed evolutionary development and negated supernatural revelation, shredding the normal understanding of biblical truth.
Because Christian institutions of learning nearly always accommodated the Bible to “scientific” claims rather than such claims to the Bible, Christianity has lost its message and its authority in the minds of most of the world’s population. Dr. Lehman will show not only the lack of support but the impossibility for this progressive creationism both from the Bible and from true science.
About our speaker:
J. David Lehman was born in Des Moines, Iowa sometime in the last century and has been steadily growing older ever since without ever actually reaching maturity. He attended public schools, where he distinguished himself by not getting in nearly as much trouble as he would have if the authorities had been aware of everything. Dave went to the University of Minnesota where he majored in Engineering and wrote lengthy scholarly papers filled with sentences that even he did not understand. He graduated and eventually got a job with McDonnell Douglas designing fighter planes for Iran, Israel, Germany, Japan, and the U.S., which could make it a little confusing for the ground crew should these countries ever go to war. He then graduated from Grace Theological Seminary where he managed to bluff his way through four years of Hebrew and four years of Greek without ever actually learning either. He now holds two Ph.D.'s but so far nobody has been able to guess what they would be in. He taught HVAC Engineering at Purdue University, which included equipment sizing and construction estimating using Timerline software. He does consulting for HVAC engineering projects from time to time.
He taught Creation to college students at Calvary Chapel but after a year of trying to get his students to stop writing things like, "Enclosed pleasel find the enclosed enclosures," he eventually realized that it was hopeless. So, in 2012 he decided to go on the radio with a talk show, which has been getting a lot of traffic, yet another indication of the worsening drug crisis.
Dave has written a number of short but harmful papers including: Understanding Women, and, Humility and How I Attained it. Reviewers have commented that, "they contain a tremendous amount of whitespace.:
(Dave Lehman wrote this bio.)