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The Mystery of Man
immortal soul within him? Just what IS a human
person, after all?
And WHY?
Why is mankind here on the earth? Did we simply
happen?
Or was there DESIGN and PURPOSE?
We say there is a CAUSE for every effect. The effect,
here, is man. Man is
here.
How-WHY did he come to be
here? Was he
put
here, or did he just
happen
by blind,
senseless, unintelligent processes of evolution?
We ought to
want
to know!
This is a mystery that has baffled higher educa–
tion.
Higher education during the twentieth century has
come, with virtual unanimity, to accept the evolutionary
theory. It no longer even considers the possibility of a
designed and planned creation by a God of supreme
mind, perfect intelligence, and limitless power. But the
evolutionary theory cannot in any degree explain a
paradoxical world of awesome accomplishment that is at
the same time utterly helpless to solve its problems of
mounting and continually escalating evils.
It
can give no
purpose for human existence. Higher education con–
temptuously ignores, without any consideration what–
soever, the biblical truths revealing man's presence on
the earth and the causes of the present state of
civilization. Education in the civilized world today has
become entirely materialistic. Education has become a
combination of the agnosticism of evolution, the politics
and economics of Karl Marx and the morals and social
patterns of Sigmund Freud. Higher education remains
in utter ignorance of the mystery of mankind and of
human civilization.
But higher education does not know. And it doesn't
want
to know! When we invade the questions of WHAT and
WHY, the intellectuals-the custodians of KNOWLEDGE-
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