By Victor Harrison
Christ or Evolution
The bible reveals categorically that mankind came about by intelligent design, not evolved by a series of significant elements coming together, through millions of years advocated by some of the most developed minds of our time. The troubling thing is that such wide speculation and the pool of international scientific guesswork is being paraded and promoted by our educational system, but the things they talk about have never stood true scrutiny. Scientists have been known to be economical with the truth about their theories which are often shot down by other scientists at the same educational levels. One of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate, best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity, believed God existed. So what makes some scientist branch off into the world of wild speculation of by chance of history while others, void of the same truth and tangible facts, will leave the door open for the possibility that someone did it and offer a probable cause. Can anyone truly use matter to prove the existence of God? Certainly not, because by the Scriptures we learned God is not made of matter, He is Spirit and exists outside of His creation. They say what is in existence today is as a result of various elements forming through billions of years and that our human ancestors first crawled out of the sea. While the bible said, “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”, there is no guesswork, no speculation just a matter of fact statement leaving little room for arguments. Are we then called upon to leave our revealed faith in Christ and believe a theory?
We learned through the Scriptures that there also existed Satan an arch enemy of God whose desire is the steal His glory. The enemy paid a visit to the first family in the garden with the sole intention of stealing the glory and pride of place that they had with the creator. He got into the thinking of the first couple by deception and caused them to lose their innocence by disobeying the precise injunction not to eat of a particular fruit in the Garden of Eden. The separation now complete, a curse placed on them, God banished them from the garden the protective presence of God, but promised the human family the enemy would be defeated by His Son, and He would restore what the have lost, returning them to paradise (Gen 3: 15). The Bibles verdict of the state of man is that, “there is none righteous (among us), no not one” (Rom 3: 10). “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (v: 23). Mankind is now bound by sin and an era of spiritual darkness descended upon the earth and the human family. This darkness is of a spiritual nature and prevails even in our great institutions of learning. Mankind cannot confess Gods’ existence unless it is revealed to Him. Faith believers should not think it strange that many people of the higher echelons of society cannot see the truth that is in front of them, because no man comes to God unless God draws him through His Holy Spirit
How can man escape his predicament? The evolutionist does not offer an answer, in a recent promotion; they advised “there probably isn’t a God, so continue to live your life”. Surely there is a penalty for teaching disobedience, “the soul that sinned shall die” said the prophet Ezekiel. The bible teaches our sins were borne by the Son of God on the Cross, “Christ died for our sins” (1 Cor. 15: 3). But how do we individually achieve the status of freedom and deliverance? “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household” (Acts 16: 31). Clearly then the desire of God is not to jump in and destroy us, He would have done so with Adam and Eve, nor punish us when we commit a wrong. Christ stated, Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Dear friends, this is the best reassurance ever, Christ is calling on sinners to let Him into our hearts and find comfort. Are you now prepared for that journey through life into eternity? The promise of reward is great, the ball is now in your court, yield to Christs invitation, believe in Him, repent of your sins, submit in prayer and you will be set free. For, “who the Son of man set free, is indeed free. Knowing God is a revelation, not a theory it is based on confirmed facts.
The biblical version of mans existence through an intelligent designer or evolution? What is the alternative to Life in Christ, will you be saved by a theory? Surely God is all about offering hope to humanity, but refusing to yield will bring about punishment. Many say, “I have never killed anyone, so I am ok”, but will good works, sincerity or religious acts save us? The bible gives a definitive answer, “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3: 5). We cannot escape punishment if we refuse the offer of life through Christ. There are many prophets being promoted today many religions and many saviors but only Christ sacrifice for sins is acceptable to God. In the book of Revelations, He was the only one found worthy to open the seals of God. The great minds, the much celebrated scientists would not come close, and could not find the answers written in the sealed documents. Only Christ was able to open those seals and reveal the mystery of the coming kingdom of God and the reward of the saints. “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire” (Rev 20: 15). Only in Christ will you be saved, only in Him can you find hope, in Him only will your name be written in the lambs book of life. The most logical conscious human conclusions therefore are to choose life not eternal death. What will it be then, life or death, the bible or evolution? The choice is certainly yours.