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Nov
22
A New Volcano Inside the Old
Psalm 83:14
“As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;”
Many people know about the devastating and explosive eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980. Not so many people know that the volcano has erupted since then, but in less spectacular fashion. ...
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Truth and Freedom!

Mark CadwalladerViewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

As the world anxiously kept its eye on current events, the American President gave a State of the Union speech about freedom. He enumerated four of what he thought to be basic freedoms which should be available to all people everywhere – freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from fear and freedom from want. The year was 1941, and President Roosevelt was laying the groundwork for another possible American defense of freedom.

Of course, by the end of that year, the attack on Pearl Harbor had occurred and America found itself immersed in World War II – fighting to preserve freedom in the face of worldwide hegemony by the Axis Powers. Freedom is indeed a precious commodity and one worth fighting for. But from where does freedom really come?

Well, the Bible has this to say. Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) Think about it … essentially, freedom comes from believing and applying biblical truth!

Indeed, in his message, President Roosevelt was drawing upon the legacy of freedom growing out of a Judeo-Christian culture based on biblical law and the gospel of Jesus Christ. American society and government, like no other before it, had enabled a free society with a just legal system as well as checks and balances against the abuse of power – and Roosevelt was reminding people of how such freedom comes with responsibility.

Other countries have taken note of the biblical basis for freedom. In the center of the Coat of Arms in the middle of the flag of the Dominican Republic is a Bible with a golden cross above it. The colors of the flag are red, white and blue – representing blood, salvation and liberty, respectively. This is because, as history tells us, Juan Pablo Duarte – a founding father of that country who designed its flag – was inspired in his design by the John 8:31-32 scripture above, which, in principle, says to continue in God’s word so that you can know the truth so that you can be free!
    
The converse understanding of this principle is that if we stray from what the Bible teaches, we will find ourselves believing lies, and we will lose freedoms. We will be bound by chains of darkness and false philosophy – unable to discern right from wrong and, therefore, under the control of those who hate God. Satan, in fact, is described in Revelation 12:9 as the one who “deceiveth the whole world.” And Jesus, having explained the source of truth and freedom, gets to this point a little later in the same chapter of John where He says, “…he (the devil) is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

To believe evolution is to believe a lie simply because it runs contrary to biblical truth! And while there are many false ideas that many Christians accept to one degree or another, believing the lies of our spiritual adversary has serious consequences because they can bring us into bondage to spiritual wickedness – whether that be on a personal level or on a community level.    

For example, on a personal level, do we believe lies such as “I am rejected and unloved” or “I must continue to be ashamed of myself” or “I must hold on to the hurt and bitterness”? And on a group level, do we believe the lies, subtle and not-so-subtle, which grow out of an evolutionary worldview – such as the progressive, humanist and Marxist ideas which have penetrated modern culture, including “evolved” ideas about sex and marriage

In every case where we buy into the enemy’s lies, we lose various degrees of the freedom God desires for us. As Christians, we have the ability to move into ever-increasing degrees of freedom through God’s power in our lives. We can experience a few degrees of freedom in Christ or we can experience many degrees of freedom.

And as we see from the Scriptures, that freedom is founded in truth – the truth of God’s Word, which is to be believed and followed. Christians are disciples of Jesus, which means we follow after Him. Thus, we follow the principles of forgiveness and love and prayer and faith and hope and righteousness and repentance. And many times we must confess and repent of believing the lies of the enemy. This is the path to healing, both individually and corporately – because these principles are spiritually powerful! And as we have discussed many times in these letters, spiritual reality transcends the material world as a higher reality – both scientifically and biblically.

Indeed, the Bible tells us: “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God…” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

During Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union speech on the brink of World War II, he said this: “As men do not live by bread alone, they do not fight by armaments alone.” I love the spiritual truth present in that famous statement.

This is why we are engaged at Creation Moments in the fight to declare and trumpet biblical truth! This is why your ministry, Creation Moments, must continue to boldly and faithfully proclaim the truth of biblical creation. We must fight the spiritual war of biblical truth, helping to expose the lies and enslaving chains of the enemy.

We are so grateful for your partnership with us as we are engaged in this fight! Armed with the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, we are trusting in Jesus to give us victory over the enemy!