Friday, September 17, 2010
Jesus Is The Light
1 Peter 5: 6-10 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Why do we need to talk about evolution on my blog? After all, most of my readers are believers and have already rejected evolution. The verses above make the reasons we need to stand up to evolution very clear. God is under relentless attack. The cause of Christ and the Bible are at war on multiple fronts. I will continue to focus on the promises of God for believers in Christ. That is where our hope, peace, joy, rest, and victory is found. But we must not forget that our enemy never sleeps. He is lurking in the shadows and determined to discredit God, Jesus Christ, the Bible and rob all believers of their meaning and purpose, and their witness. Evolution is our enemy's plan and is at the front line of the battle for our minds. I will also focus on the other key areas where our beliefs, freedoms and way of life are under attack. That means I will be talking about false teachings within the church, Islam, Politics, Media, Illegal Immigration, Evolution and any other issue where Christianity is under attack or being misrepresented. We must know our enemy and “resist him, and stand firm in our faith.” I will do my best to balance these topics which tend to be negative, with Biblical teachings and insights that will encourage all of us in our walk with Christ.
I fully realize that most Christians naturally don’t want to read about this. It is negative. But that is the problem. We are called to give testimony for Christ. Most Christians are afraid to talk about creation, because scientific evolution has taken such an anti-God stand. Christianity has allowed the evil one to step in and totally take over the debate. We are told 90% of Americans believe in God which is confirmed ... in this CBS poll was conducted November 18-21, 2004. Americans do not believe that humans evolved, and the vast majority says that even if they did evolve, God guided the process. Just 13% say that God was not involved. But most would not substitute the teaching of creationism for the teaching of evolution in public schools. In other words, the majority of those who believe in God are intimidated by the intelectuals, and have chosen to give the devil and atheistic evolution the pulpit in educating their children. The poll also showed that 65% of Americans do support teaching both creation and evolution in our public schools. But like our politicians who think they know what is best for the unknowing masses, the educational system also thinks we are the ignorant masses and need to be programmed with their atheistic dogma whether we agree with it or not. Atheistic evolution is presented as legitimate science and therefore not religion ... they say. But I would contend that evolution is being delivered with more than religious fervor, and it influences the values of it's followers just like any other religion would. Additionally it surely is being followed by faith in Darwin's teachings, rather than scientific proof. Is it any wonder that we are living in a values neutral society?
Listen to what scientific atheists have to say: Sir Arthur Keith writes in evolution and Ethics; “Christ’s teaching is … in direct opposition to the law(lie) of evolution and, Christian ethics are out of harmony with human nature and secretly antagonistic to nature’s scheme of evolution and ethics; … and the law of Christ is incompatible with the law of evolution … Nay, the two laws are at war with each other. If we follow evolutionary ethics to their strict, logical conclusion, we must abandon the hope of ever attaining a universal system of ethics because the ways of national evolution, both in the past and in the present, are cruel, brutal, ruthless, and without mercy. The sermon on the mount is in condemnation of the evolutionary ladder.” The conclusion is that Christianity has failed because it is anti-evolutionary.
Atheistic Darwinists are clearly anti-Christian. More Babble: “What I want to urge upon you is militant atheism … My approach to attacking creationism is to attack religion as a whole. Children are especially vulnerable to the infection of religion … It’s time to question the abuse of childhood innocence with superstitious ideas of hellfire and damnation … such labeling of children with their parents’ religion (Christian child and Muslim child) is child abuse.” Richard Dawkins. Like many of Dawkins’ statements, this one is not totally untrue. If atheistic Darwinism were actually legitimate scientific truth and there was no creation, his statement could be totally true. but when he lumps Islam and Christianity together ... he is 50% correct at best.
“Evolution has become far more than a scientific theory. Evolution has become a unifying materialistic philosophy that has most of the elements of a religion.” Sir Julian Huxley UNESCO’s first director General wrote that “our present knowledge indeed forces us to the view that the whole of reality is evolution … a single process of self transformation.” It is no wonder that the UN is at odds with the US and our Christian ideals on most issues. “UNESCO's general philosophy should be scientific world humanism, global in extent, and evolutionary in background."
“The implications of modern science however are clearly inconsistent with most religious traditions … No inherent moral or ethical laws exist, nor are there absolute guiding principles for human society. The universe cares nothing for us and we have no ultimate meaning in life.” Professor William Provine, Cornell University. No meaning in life? Is this the type of babble we want our children and the current and future leaders of America taught? Unfortunately, people today are choosing their values, often with little or no regard for the welfare of others.”
If you still think that evolutionists do not wish to replace God and the Bible with evolution, how about this? “Evolution is a general postulate to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must henceforward bow and which they must satisfy in order to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.” Roman Catholic priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Clearly, this priest fell and hit his head. I have a different Light that I am following and my Light doesn’t bow down to Darwin or stoop to satisfy the theory of evolution. “Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
The problem is that there are two contrasting worldviews that shape our thinking. Let’s look at the conflicts between atheistic Darwinian materialistic Evolution, and Biblical Judeo/Christian Creation.
Materialistic View: “Ultimate reality is an impersonal matter. No God exists. The universe was created by chance events without ultimate purpose. Man is the product of impersonal time plus chance plus matter. As a result, no man has eternal value, or dignity, or any meaning other that that which is subjectively derived. Morality is defined by every individual according to his own views and interests. Morality is ultimately relative because every person is the final authority for his own views. The afterlife brings eternal annihilation (personal extinction) for everyone.”
Christian View: “Ultimate reality is an infinite personal loving God. The universe was lovingly created by God in His image and is loved by Him. Because of this, all men are endowed with eternal value and dignity. Their value is not derived ultimately from themselves, but from a source transcending themselves, God Himself. Morality is defined by God and is immutable because it is based upon God’s unchanging Character. The afterlife involves either eternal life with God (personal immortality) or eternal separation from Him (personal judgment).”
How has evolution influenced the world’s religions in the past 150 years? Here are some of the philosophies or religions that have assumed or incorporated evolution into their beliefs: naturalism, existentialism, materialism, Marxism, atheism, humanism, occultism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, liberal Judaism and Christianity, some Islam and Catholicism, and most cults, new religions and the new age movement.
Question: If all of these philosophies and religions in some way embrace evolution, then why is evolution not a violation of church and state? Answer: Because they are peddling it as legitimate proven science.
Another Good Question: Since evolution offers no hope, purpose or meaning, why would anyone willingly embrace it?
Answers: Ignorance, pride, lust, and evil desires are very powerful forces controlled by the evil one.
Also,people want to be the god of their own life.
Fortunately, not all scientists are on the same page. “One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be a divine intent behind it … speaking for myself, I can only say that the grandeur of the cosmos serves to confirm my belief in the certainty of a creator.” Wernher von Braun, former Director of America’s space program.
Evolutionists would be wise to remember “Pascal’s Wager” which says; “If a Christian bets his life on God’s existence and His promise of eternity in bliss with Him ... and is wrong, he has only lost his life, which atheists claim is a meaningless delusion anyway. But if an atheist bets that there is no God and thus no eternal judgment after death and is wrong, he will suffer his error for eternity.”
So what are the mathematical odds of evolution being true and correct: 1 trillion to 1.
There is an ongoing battle for the minds of men. And the author of this lie called evolution is the prince of the world forces of darkness and the spiritual forces of wickedness. But we can be strong and courageous because our God is the God of all grace, and He has called us to His eternal glory in Christ, and He will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish us.
God Bless you my friend, Bob
Ref: Darwin’s leap Of Faith, by Ankerberg/Weldon