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Jul
25
Abimelech the Watermelon
Judges 9:53
"And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull."
In the book of Judges we read of how "a certain woman" gave the Philistine leader Abimelech a skull fracture when she threw a millstone on him from a tower. Some biblical scholars concluded that no...
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Evolution, A Religion?

I am struck with amazement when I meet Christians who have accepted the belief of Darwinian evolution, or “molecules to man” development. It seems to be an affront to the words of God, when He stated in Genesis 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (KJV).

I'm not the only one saying that evolution is a religion that must be "accepted" as a belief system. Evolution is spoken of as such by its promoters. Evolution must be “accepted” as shown in this article: http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/706-public-acceptance-of-evolution.

The emphasis on “acceptance” indicates the religious nature of Darwinian evolution. It is indeed a religion that has given rise to another religion – atheism. Despite evidence to the contrary, adherents to the religion of evolution spend hours and hours emotionally defending their faith on various internet forums. This includes both atheists and theistic-evolution adherents. When I have been discussing biblical interpretation with theistic evolutionists, they dogmatically state that Genesis is open to interpretation and then they use evolutionary biology as an exegetical tool rather than going with the plain reading of the text.

When I see theistic evolutionists busy on the various forums, I have seen far more evangelizing for the acceptance of evolution than I have seen evangelizing for the gospel. On digging deeper, many theistic-evolution believers also believe in Universalism, choosing to not believe Jesus when He said that He is the only way to the Kingdom: "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me," (John 14:6).

So the universalist believes that we all – including those who claim that EVEN if they believed that God exists, they would never bend a knee to Him – eventually will be sitting around a celestial fire, singing Kumbaya.

The Bible-believing Christian can’t say we were not warned by Jesus that this would happen. John 5:45-47 (NKJV): "Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is [one] who accuses you – Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" How indeed?

We see those who accept evolution, working every day on the internet, railing against those who take a more biblical view. They join with the atheists in their cause, and other than a belief that Jesus existed, their arguments are the same: the Bible is false, the Bible has contradictions, there was a local flood, there was no exodus, “science” shows us that Genesis is false, snakes don’t talk, Genesis is symbolic. Despite much evidence to the contrary, all these excuses are great indicators of the power of the spiritual deception that is evolution.

Today’s guest blogger is Michelle Rose. Michelle came to disbelieve in evolution during an anthropology class in a secular university. She then came to believe in the biblical account of Genesis shortly after becoming a Christian 10 years ago. Michelle is now an administrator in our Creation Moments groups on Facebook. She lives on a farm in Canada.

Comments

Thank you for your insightful comments, Michelle. It is good for me to see others take a stand on evolution, which embraces so much poor science that it has to be a dogma repeated over and over to be effective even with non-believers.

I work in a Museum, where the theory of evolution is taught by the education staff, who get emotionally upset when I point out that evolution is just a theory. That there has never been found any transitional forms of kind. That Darwin's Finches beak changes were a product of "adaptation" to a changing environment and not evolution, they can't answer those questions. They really go into orbit when I point out that the fossils we have estimated ages based on carbon dating,and they had to admit since the exact age is unknown, they have to believe it on "faith."

That's what i hate about atheist. not to be a jerk, but they say oh science proves evolution to be true. When? they say that there are proofs out there and science claims it to be true, and then later they say oh we made a mistake but were still looking,That crap happened to much, and now there's an athiest church. oh an atheist assembly where it's mostly a liberal church. atheist need jesus

Have you considered that the only reason this has become such a wedge issue is because the fundamentalist church has set it up as such? Instead of incorporating new knowledge into our worldview the church is setting evolution up as a litmus test for faith when it doesn't have to be. What is so terrible about reading Genesis as a story? What would that really change? You're asking people to deny their own senses and sensibilities and then saying if you don't believe this (creationism) you're not a Christian at all. There are many, many people who can live with the idea of evolution fitting into the story of how God put us here but because of this kind of zealotry feel ostracized by this 'take this or leave everything' attitude. In short, I don't find nearly as many Christians 'pulled' by evolution as much as 'pushed' by people within their own church who demand allegiance at the cost of reason.

Jason, thanks for your comments. But I believe you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what this is actually about. If Genesis 1 is "just a story" then the story character "Adam" is just that... a character in a story. And if Adam is just a character, then Jesus is just a character. It logically follows. Think of this... If I just take Genesis as a story, then who literally made the trees? Where in scripture do I discover who the Creator is? And when did Adam become an actual man? Treating Genesis 1 as a story and not real history unwittingly undermines the gospel of Jesus Christ and the very reason He came. If death isn't the punishment for sin, then how can Jesus' death pay the price for sin? Especially if Adam never really sinned or was just a character in a story (fable; allegory; etc.)

Next you said, "You're asking people to deny their own senses and sensibilities..." This is totally not true, friend. In fact, I would appeal to your senses and sensibilities as well as reason, rationality and logic. Because with these tools that God gave us, we establish science's very foundations. The best defense against lies like evolution is to just go ahead and teach EXACTLY what it teaches. People with sense, sensibilities, reason, rationality and logic will see right through the facade.

Michelle, this is excellent! I had a similar issue with folks in the church trying to "harmonize" evolution with the Bible. When I asked the Lord about it, I "downloaded" this ~

DESTINED FOR ETERNITY!

evolution says I’m a relative of the cockroach and the slug,
descended from an ancient slime and a prehistoric bug.
BUT GOD SAID, “LET US MAKE MAN
IN THE IMAGE OF US THREE,
A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS
BUT DESTINED FOR ETERNITY!”

reincarnation says if a man dies, he’ll certainly live again
as a gopher or a housefly or maybe a settin’ hen.
it’s evolution gone crazy, because they just can’t see
I’M A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS
BUT DESTINED FOR ETERNITY!

and humanism says there is no God, no one to take His role,
so, I’m the master of my fate, the captain of my soul.
and Satan laughs as into the flames one more fool is hurled,
BUT GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN ME
THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD!

YOU SEE, I’M A CHILD OF THE KING,
A CHILD OF THE KING!
MORE THAN AN ANIMAL,
I’M A HUMAN BEING!
I HAVE A SOUL, AND THAT’S ONE THING
THE SCIENTIST JUST CAN’T SEE.
AND I HAVE WORTH FOR THE SON OF GOD
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME!

“survival of the fittest,” “dog eat dog,”
you know, “it’s a jungle out there.”
this “animal kingdom” is a terrible place
ruled by people who just don’t care.
BUT INTO THIS WORLD A MAN ONCE CAME
WHOSE LIFE CHANGED EVERYTHING!
AND BECAUSE HE LIVES, I NOW CAN CLAIM
MY PLACE AS A CHILD OF THE KING!

I’M A CHILD OF THE KING,
A CHILD OF THE KING!
MORE THAN AN ANIMAL,
I’M A HUMAN BEING!
I HAVE A SOUL, AND THAT’S ONE THING
THE SCIENTIST JUST CAN’T SEE.
AND I HAVE WORTH FOR THE SON OF GOD
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME!

I MAY BE A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS NOW,
BUT I’M DESTINED FOR ETERNITY!

A CHILD OF THE KING – FOR ETERNITY!
CHILD OF THE KING – FOR ETERNITY!

All the religions, cults, philosophies, and theories man and Satan have concocted are designed to bring man down – to demoralize, dehumanize, depress, and degrade. Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I HAVE COME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL.” (John 10:10)

Only Christ, only Christianity seeks to LIFT MAN UP, to inspire us and empower us to be something MORE THAN AN ANIMAL!

So, let’s dedicate ourselves to this thought:

“We love him, BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US” – “While we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US” – “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD (people) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish [like some dog on the side of the road] BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE [as a CHILD OF THE KING].”

So, Who really loves you?
God has so much love for us that… “GOD IS LOVE!”

© Jimmie Douglas
2-14-85

STORY OF LIFE;
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKswfx4wiYc" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKswfx4wiYc">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKswfx4wiYc</a>

This lecture gives a fresh look at the development of life, from the point of view of the developers of THING: an autonomous nano-machines complex, designed to auto clone itself out of molecules and energy that it gathers from its ambient.

Basic systems are described, including a quality control system named EVO1.

The author suggests that if we put aside our preconditioning (as believers of either evolution or creation), and look just at the hard evidence, this becomes the OBVIOUS story of LIFE.