THIS week's Christian Comment is likely to be controversial - Clive Dale, of Ebley Chapel, Stroud, argues that science does not prove evolution and that Darwin did not necessarily believe his theory but merely 'explored' the idea. The truth, says Mr Dale, is to be found in the Bible.
Readers are welcome to add their own thoughts at the end of the piece. The views expressed are those of Mr Dale and are not endorsed by the SNJ.
WE are living in a time of misinformation.
The latest food scare just highlights a problem that is permeating throughout our society.
All of us have been relying on the labelling of our foods, and cannot believe that we have been eating horse when things have been labelled beef.
They haven't been checking but just trusting those that were providing the meat.
Politicians and marketing consultants only tell us what they want us to hear, which is often used to disguise the truth or steer us away from the truth.
This leaving out information can seriously change what we believe.
For instance, when DNA was first announce it was stated that here was only a small difference between certain animals and man, so everybody has jumped on that especially politicians and those that wanted to attack Christianity.
But when the scientists delve deeper in DNA, at the lower levels they declared that the gulf between the DNA and the animals was too far apart for man to have come from any of the animals.
Yet we still hear today that DNA proves evolution, which is false.
Although Darwin wrote the Origin of Species, evolution was a theory which he explored but did not agree with but in the last chapter of his book he posed questions for us to think about and look into.
Even now, over a hundred years later, a lot of the points he made in the book to support evolution are not factual but just inferences.
The Bible is truth and says: 'Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart to fear and honour Your name'.
Psalm 86:11 'And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free'. John 8: 32 Jesus told him: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me'. John 14:6.