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Feb
21
The Dinosaur Mummy
Genesis 7:23
“And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were...
We have now got used to the idea that there are dinosaur fossils containing soft tissue. Our familiarity with such finds has begun to dull the edge of the surprising import of such finds. Whichever...
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Christmas Thoughts on the Incarnation

Mark Cadwallader

Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

Tears came to my eyes as I embraced my daughter during the Father/Daughter dance at her recent wedding reception – no matter that so many other eyes were watching us. The words of Amy Grant’s song “Doubly Good to You” were sounding in the background …

You can thank the Father for the things that He has done,
Thank Him for the things He’s yet to do.

And if you find a love that’s tender, if you find someone that’s true,
Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you.

If you’ve been a parent, you will know the feeling of love and wonder and joy that descends at such moments with our children!

I think back to how I cried at her birth. I cried even more unabashedly at the birth of our first child! Come to think of it, I cried at the birth of all six of our children! I was awestruck by the wonder of a newborn baby, and I felt the love and the magnitude of being entrusted with such a precious, beautiful and dependent life.

The birth of a baby is indeed a marvelous event of creation! And the birth of the baby Jesus, God the Son, in especially humble circumstances is a stroke of communication genius by our great Creator. It breaks through the rebellious pride and the sinful estrangement human beings feel toward their Maker.

The awesome Creator came as one of the most humble and helpless among us, a miracle of the very creation He established. What parent has not been touched at the birth of their children, peering in awe at the perfect little fingers and toes and other features of our newborns?

At Christmas time it is good to review the full meaning of the incarnation. You see, the baby in the manger is indeed much more. He’s the King of kings and Lord of lords! He’s the Alpha and the Omega! He’s the right conclusion of religion. And He’s the unifying principle of science!

We have written here recently, for example,  about how the most elementary particles of materials are essentially pure energy, and how it remains a mystery how like-charged sub-atomic species hold together with so much power within the atom. 

As the Bible says beginning in Hebrews 1:1, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power.” No wonder the glory of the Lord shone round about the shepherds on the hills outside Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus, and the multitude of angelic hosts praised God and proclaimed “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”.

At Christmas it is a good time to bask in the wonder of creation and to marvel at the love, fellowship and beauty of spiritual goodness which is at the root of all things created – much as parents have opportunity to bask in the wonder of the children God gives us!

But we need to remember we are in a spiritual warfare – and one of the greatest weapons of the enemy is the theory of evolution. Evolution not only forms a basis for materialist worldviews, but for spiritist and pantheist worldviews which have been so common throughout history.

For example, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist, was one of the founders of Cosmic Humanism. This pantheistic worldview, often referred to as “New Age”, has become one of  the dominant worldviews of our day. He said this in his book The Phenomenon of Man: “Evolution is a light illuminating all facts, a curve that all lines must follow.… Man discovers that he is nothing else than evolution become conscious of itself.”

Many people are held back by the lies of evolution, and as long as evolutionism is believed to be true, it will be free to work its ill effects. So we still have our work cut out for us at Creation Moments! And we thank you so much for your participation in this, your ministry. Your prayers and financial support are the lifeblood of this ministry.