Truth - The Only Antidote to the Grand Deceit of Evolution
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us … full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
Grace and truth. What a magnificent combination! That’s what makes the Christmas season such a wonderful time as we celebrate the greatest gift of all – God becoming one of us to reconcile us to our most awesome and holy Maker! The most splendid and powerful Personality in all existence has demonstrated His great love toward us – meeting us on our level – to redeem our broken situation. What beautiful kindness and unmerited favor toward us!
Notice, it’s not only grace – it’s grace and truth. Truth is vital. Without truth we are left, in the end, with meaninglessness. We are left unable to distinguish falsehoods. Therefore, we are left at the mercy of evil and despair. But the absolute truth of God – His righteousness and complete integrity, His omniscience and holiness, His wisdom and Word to us – grounds us with meaning, purpose and standards of goodness so that we are able to trust Him and trust His love toward us.
Since 1963, when Rev. Walter Lang founded this ministry as the Bible Science Association, Creation Moments has been a voice for truth in the midst of lies and subversive decay. The interesting thing is that although the “elites” in the media, academia and government may be as pro-evolution and secular as ever, the average population in America has remained quite skeptical of evolution and its conclusions – thanks in part to the work of Creation Moments and other ministries in the modern creationist movement!
In the 47 years since the founding of Creation Moments, we have seen the “God is Dead” era, the sexual revolution, an expanding “culture of death”, meltdown of the family, and a growing secularism and “multiculturalism” to replace the Judeo-Christian heritage of Western Civilization. Lies, deceit, and false philosophy – including the false philosophy of evolutionism – have fueled these developments.
The April 8, 1966, issue of Time magazine featured a black background with giant red letters asking “Is God Dead?” on the cover. Surveying the mainstream Christian churches of the day, the author of the issue’s lead article noted the doubt, confusion, mere token allegiance and spiritual experimentation in many church leaders as well as laity. Times’ analysis explained that faith in America was being replaced by a new source of wisdom and truth – namely, “science”.
Indeed, we were in need, as we are today, of spiritual revival. With all the advancements and lure of a materialistic technological age, “science” had, in effect, replaced
God. A “pillar” of that “science” was, of course, the godless and grand deceit of evolution. Today, 45 years later, evolution is still granted the presumption of being science.
Truth is twisted and manipulated quite frequently into deceit. Half-truths are still lies and still work their deception. Satan, while tempting Jesus in the wilderness, quoted Scripture to the Lord to tempt Him to side with evil. Herod, through his advisors’ use of scriptural prophecy (Micah 5:2) , finished guiding the wise men to Bethlehem and to the baby Jesus, all the while deceiving them about his murderous purpose in doing so.
Evolutionism also makes use of truths in coining its great deceit. For example, natural selection works within species groups – species do adapt to their environments. But extrapolating such change to create new species and climb a hypothesized evolutionary tree from rocks through amoebas, fish, dinosaurs, and monkeys to men, just because certain people may want it to work that way, is the great lie.
We’ve previously discussed in these letters George Orwell’s famous novel 1984. In that novel, the dictatorial and oppressive government of “Big Brother” was founded upon deceit. News-reporting and history were constantly being rewritten for the purposes of Big Brother by the deceitfully titled “Ministry of Truth”. Language itself was being co-opted for Big Brother’s purposes through the use of “Newspeak” in which words and phrases were being made up to disguise the truth.
Though published in 1949 at a time intended to expose the brutal suppression of truth under Joseph Stalin, the metaphors and images of 1984 are eerily applicable to today under the determinations of political correctness and politically approved or disapproved language as well as “sciences”. Ruling elites simply want to control and dictate what the rest of the population believes and practices. In the imagery of 1984, “Big Brother” wants to control you and control the information you receive so you will accept that “Big Brother” knows best. What’s at work is simply the corrupting effects of human nature in tandem with spiritual evil.
At a time when deceit is universally accepted, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. Telling the truth about creation in the face of evolution has seemed like a revolutionary act – particularly in certain circles. Yet, it is only the force of truth that can eventually turn the tide of deceit and corruption all around.
As the Christmas season comes upon us, please help us at Creation Moments continue to shine the light of truth to a world caught up in darkness. Our efforts are bearing much fruit from people all over the world:
“I am a younger believer, having been kept in the darkness of Islam for 21 years until 2009 when the Lord called me from a dream and I found myself in Church…. Your e-mails have inspired me as I look for the Lord to reign in me.” N.T., Uganda
At this special time of year, we ask you to please prayerfully consider what the Lord may prompt you to give toward the great work that remains before us. We need your prayers and your financial support to move forward with the message of truth that will count for eternity. Thank you so very much and Merry Christmas!