DID YOU KNOW (12)
…That the theory of evolution is one of the biggest lies the devil has ever perpetrated on the human race?
Now that will get some of your heckles up!
The theory of evolution fits perfectly into Satan’s modus operandi to drive a wedge between God and His children by creating suspicion and destroying trust. Satan’s success story began in the Garden of Eden when he persuaded Adam and Eve to mistrust God by defaming God’s character, and they believed Him. His accusation that God’s word was not to be trusted was actually an exposure of his own false nature. (Strange, isn’t it that the accusations we level at others are often a revelation of our own hearts)!
Jesus’ accurately diagnosed the devil as a liar and the father of lies. He is the source of every lie that has even been told. According to Jesus, lies are his mother tongue (John 8:44).
He has two effective ways of turning people against God.
- He lies about God to us. He discredits God by casting doubt on His character and His word. Either God does not exist and any idea of God is just a figment of human imaginations, or God is not to be trusted.
“Look at the mess the world is in and God does nothing about it. Why does He not protect little children from suffering; why does He allow criminals to get away with their crimes; why didn’t He heal my mother, father, brother or sister when I prayed? Why did He let my child die?” The list goes on and on.
The conclusion we come to is that God is not to be trusted, Why should we believe the Bible? We might as well throw the idea of God out of the window and believe the scientists who tell us that the universe just “happened”.
- He lies to us about ourselves. Since God doesn’t exist, we might as well live as we like because there are no moral absolutes. He degrades human beings by luring them into sin and then accusing them of being worthless by drowning them in guilt and shame.
One thing God-haters and God-blamers are ignorant of, forget, or choose to ignore is that we made the mess in the world. He never withdrew the freedom of choice from the first pair, and He still honours that freedom, even if we make the wrong choices. When a young girl sleeps around and faces an unwanted pregnancy, she cannot hold God responsible for what she did. It was her choice and she must accept the consequences, not blame God for letting it happen!
Despite our erroneous conclusion that there is no God or, if there is, He doesn’t care about us, we cannot stop the consequences or silence our conscience when we have transgressed His law which He has written on our hearts. Of course, we instinctively know when we have done wrong. From where does that come?
Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them (Rom. 2:14-15).
David wrote a psalm from his observation of the natural world. Instead of concluding that everything just happened by chance, he penned these words:
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than God (Elohim in Hebrew) and crowned them with glory and honour. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the sea (Psa. 8:3-8)
Evolutionists insist that human beings evolved upwards from animals; in other words, humans are just a little higher than animals. The Bible declares that God made us a little lower than Himself. We become what we choose to believe.
Now David did not say that God created little gods. What he did say perfectly harmonises with the Genesis account of creation. God designed and fashioned man from the elements of the earth and blew His own breath into his nostrils. Hidden in the original Hebrew account of creation is His reason for creating the human race. God made mankind to resemble Himself so that He could have fellowship with people and so that they would manage the earth and its creatures for Him.
Within the circle of the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit for each other, God intended that we live and share in that love and work as a team with God to care for the earth. What a destiny!
“Oh,” but you might say, “of course, you will defend the Bible if you believe it is true.” I would respond by saying, “Bring me the proof, not the theory, that everything just happened by chance, and I will believe you.”
Is it possible that, without intelligence and design, the entire universe functions as a unit by chance; that animals, birds, reptiles and insects just happen to be perfectly suited for their habitat and diet? How can a creature evolve into something else by choice? What if one individual in a species decided this and another that?
What do you make of this verse?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life (Matt. 6:25).
How do they survive in the interim when their bodies are evolving? How can cells function perfectly if even an element is missing or “changing”?
Has any human made something without a pattern or design? What if aircraft engineers decided to put a mass of aircraft components together randomly without a design? Will it fly? Would a book be readable if the author strung together all the words in the dictionary without a plot and without constructing grammatically correct sentences?
As ludicrous as this all sounds, is there any logical reason for thinking people to believe that, at some point in the past (billions of years ago, and who created time?), a burst of energy (from where did the energy come?) produced a fully functional universe.
The implications of accepting this unproven theory of evolution as fact are huge. We’ll chat about it tomorrow.
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