ALEXANDER HARDIE: APOSTATE SCIENCE

Alexander Hardie was a relatively unknown churchman in the early 20th century.  In 1924, the eve of the Scopes Trial, he wrote Evolution: Is it Philosophical, Scientific or Scriptural? He wrote this outstanding poem which I am preserving here for the benefit of others.

Rev. Alexander Hardie, A.M.

Methodist Episcopal Church

of the

Southern California Conference

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Apostate Science

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The apostles of blessed renown,

    Had a Judas of treacherous smile,

Who received from his Saviour no crown,

    For his basest attempts to beguile.

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Now this treacherous Science declares,

    That the beasts are our deities great,

And that life is a doom of despairs,

    Because darkness forever’s our fate.

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But vain Science is false to the truth,

    And is false to the Maker of all.

It pollutes the sweet springs of our youth,

    And denies the celestial call.

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For the Word of the Lord has made known,

    That ‘mid Eden’s creations so fair,

The Almighty established our home,

    As the Scriptures so clearly declare.

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3 Comments on “ALEXANDER HARDIE: APOSTATE SCIENCE”

  1. SLC April 19, 2012 at 2:38 AM #

    Hi This is an interesting post. Thanks

  2. Marine Pina Urrútia April 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM #

    I couldn’t have asked for a better blog.

  3. David T. Priestley April 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM #

    “relatively unknown”? Try, nigh impossible to find. How did you come upon him? Where did you learn he was a SoCal Methodist? I have a little book he wrote on postmillenialism; it was published in 1894 by Eaton & Mains Press, NY, a firm which published “Society of Christian Endeavour” and other evangelical books. Google referred to an Alexander Hardie who died 1898.

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