Straying

There are so many things that can cause us to stray from Jesus Christ; sin, friends, false teaching, etc.  I would like to focus on a particularly pernicious plague upon this world and the church of Jesus Christ that has brought in much evil by the universal, unequivocal acceptance of this evil system of belief.  That damnable doctrine would be evolution.  In his letter to Timothy, Paul warned against straying from the faith by professing what is erroneously called knowledge.  That terminology is especially apropos when considering evolution.  Please note the ardor of Paul’s plea to Timothy, and really God’s plea to all of us, from this section of Scripture in 1 Timothy the sixth chapter.

20 O Timothy!  Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—21 by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith.  Grace be with you.  Amen.  1 Timothy 6:20-21

Evolution was built upon the lie that there is no God!  Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise.  The whole purpose was to do away with the notion of God by explaining in a scientifically systematic manner how everything came into existence.  If fallen man could do that in a convincing manner then the necessity of explaining everything’s existence by God’s creation could be annulled and further attack on other evidences for God could be carried out with greater vehemence.  The fallout from the false doctrine of evolution is all around us and has driven much of the evil that now ensnares our fallen world strengthening its death throes that are crushing it perpetrated by Satan and his vile accomplices, fallen sinful men.

To our shame and chagrin, there are those within the visible Christian church and the evangelical movement especially who have uncritically accepted its tenets and dogma thinking the scientific evidence supports it.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Evolution is a sad little theory begging for attention from the facts that proclaim the amazing wonder of this complex and beautiful planet.  I want to share another theory postulated hundreds of years ago by an accomplished scientist whose theory received much acclaim from the facts as science progressed in research and discovery.

Dalton’s atomic theory of matter postulated that all of matter is made up of indivisible individual particles that are unique to the particular element and different from the particles that make up a different element.  These particles are called atoms and he theorized they make up all of matter.  The atoms for each element are identical for that element.   He also put forth that atoms of different elements combine in the same small whole number ratios for different compounds.  So water is always two hydrogen atoms combined with one oxygen atom, H2O, and carbon dioxide is always one carbon atom combined with two oxygen atoms, CO2.  He predicted nitrogen oxygen compounds that were yet to be discovered as a way to test this theory.  He developed his theory based upon the careful experimentation of others.  When these compounds were discovered his theory gained greater credence in the scientific community.  As the investigative ability of scientists increased and they were able to ferret out information from subatomic particles, they found support for much of Dalton’s atomic theory of matter, with a few minor modifications.

Darwin’s work was never met with the same healthy skepticism, but was widely received and applauded.  Even so-called doctors of the Christian church accepted what he postulated because it was science, and they were used to science being proven true through careful experimentation.  This, however, was a theory that could not be proven by experimentation; it could only be supported on the basis of observation and evidence.  None of the evidence has been discovered that was touted by Darwin as readily available with just a little more digging.  What we have instead is a false doctrine that has brought greater degradation to this world and increased the faithless among the sons of men.   There is a very dark and singularly torturous place in hell for Darwin.  This particular passage of Scripture out of Matthew chapter eighteen applies directly to Darwin.

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.  6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.  7 Woe to the world because of offenses!  For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!  Matthew 18:1-7

It is irrefutable and evident that the theory of evolution contradicts Scripture.  There are numerous Scripture references that ascribe the existence of this universe and all it holds to God’s sovereign creative act.  The portion that gives the most information about God’s creative act is found in Genesis chapter one.  Purely on the basis of evolution, which is devoid of evidence, many try to mythologize this great declaration of God’s creative act, even within the Christian church!   We don’t need to assign this chapter to the dustbin of myth, instead we can say, “Where is the evidence for evolution?”

Here is what the Nobel laureate George Wald had to say in a 1978 issue of Scientific American, under the title of “Origin, Life, and Evolution”:  There are only two possible explanations as to how life arose:   Spontaneous generation  arising to evolution or a supernatural creative act of God….There is no other possibility.  Spontaneous generation was scientifically disproved 120 years ago by Louis Pasteur and others, but that just leaves us with only one other possibility….that life came as a supernatural act of creation by God, but I can’t accept that philosophy because I do not want to believe in God.  Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation leading to evolution.

Can’t you just hear the hearty amens from those who read this article!  Since the very first step for determining how everything came into existence is met with an exceedingly impossible condition, that life arose spontaneously from non-life, evolution from the very start can only be described as one of the greatest cons ever foisted upon unsuspecting but guilty humanity.  Guilty because the sinner wants to sin without thought of the consequences, and evolution is a handy lie that fulfills its purpose of removing the thought of God from the conscience.  This all ties nicely back to the initial declaration of this writing, which is the purpose of evolution is to expunge the necessity of God from human thought by giving a naturalist explanation for the existence of everything.  Again, where is the evidence to support this lie?

In an address given to the American Museum of Natural History on November 5, 1981, this is what the late Dr. Colin Patterson an evolutionary fossil expert who was the senior paleontologist for the British Museum of Natural History, which has the largest repository of fossils in the world, had to say about evolution:  The explanation value of the evolutionary hypothesis of common origin is nil!  Evolution not only conveys no knowledge, it seems to convey anti-knowledge.  How could I work on evolution ten years and learn nothing from it?  Most of you in this room will have to admit that in the last ten years we have seen the basis of evolution go from fact to faith!  It does seem that the level of knowledge about evolution is remarkable shallow.  We know it ought not be taught in high school, and that’s all we know about it.

Here this man had recourse to the largest storehouse of fossils in the world and he said that evolution has taught him nothing!?  Where are the transitional life forms preserved in the fossil record?  They don’t exist.  Why have the underpinnings of evolution degraded away to give the scientific community a theory that is based upon faith and not fact?  Scientific research has gone on abreast and has demolished all of the cherished tenets of evolution.  One that recently expired is the dinosaur-bird link archaeopteryx, which is not a dinosaur/bird missing link, but rather a fully functioning bird as declared by Alan Feduccia of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is an evolutionist and world authority on birds.  Other reptile-bird forms put forth have also been disproved which led Feduccia to declare as quoted in a 1996 Science article:  It’s biophysically impossible to evolve flight from such large bipeds [hind legs] with foreshortened forelimbs and heavy, balancing tails.

This statement was underscored when two research scientists (evolutionists) at Oregon State University found the anatomy of the bird which supports flight could not come from theropods (the dinosaurs described by Feduccia in the paragraph above).  Birds have fixed femurs held in place by their muscles that keep their air-sac lungs from collapsing when they breathe.  This fixed position of the femur gives them enough lung capacity to fly.  Dinosaurs have moving femurs and therefore could not have the same lungs as birds.  There are other specialized features of bird anatomy that allows them to intake large volumes (relatively) of oxygen which are not present in dinosaurs.  Additionally, birds and mammals share common anatomical features which are absent from dinosaurs.  The research of these scientists led them to conclude that birds probably evolved on a parallel path alongside dinosaurs, coming into being before dinosaurs even existed (fossils of birds older than dinosaurs).  This proves that all of the supposed links between dinosaurs and birds is only the fabric of someone’s vivid imagination, which is where evolution originated in the feverish mind of Darwin.

Beloved, evolution has nothing to do with science but is the preoccupation of fallen man who says in his foolish heart there is no God!  We have no need to fear and quake at this phantasm; we can stand squarely upon the Word of God, the Holy Bible and believe every word of it is true.  The Genesis account of creation is true, because our God is the God of truth, He cannot lie, and He has graciously left us the record of creation in this amazing book, the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God, the Bible!  Churches or Christians who believe in evolution believe the lie of the devil and are behind the scientific times.  Dr. Wolfgang Smith, a physicist and mathematician, has noted the following:  A growing number of respectable scientists are defecting from the evolutionist camp…moreover, for the most part these “experts” have abandoned Darwinism, not on the basis of religious faith or biblical persuasions, but on strictly scientific grounds, and in some instances, regretfully.

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.  So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.  Genesis 1: 1 & 31

3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.  Hebrews 11:3

5 Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:  6 I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, 7 To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.  8 I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.  Isaiah 42:5-8

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9 Responses to Straying

  1. Excellent post! it is extremely compatible with my blog and book, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: YOU Must Save America and the Family.” Yesterday, you “Liked” one of the posts on my blog at lloydstebbins.com. Based on those compatibilities, I would like to suggest that each of us provide a guest post for the others blog. What do you think? Please send me an e-mail at lsteb@tampabay.rr.com. Thank you very much.

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    • Eliza says:

      Thank you for visiting, commenting and following my blog. I hope that you are encouraged by God’s Word and built up in your faith in Jesus Christ. I like to reblog those posts that God uses to bless me and hopefully others. I will continue to visit your blog and if I see such a post I will definitely reblog it. Please feel free to reblog any of my posts on your blog. God bless you:)

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  2. ColorStorm says:

    Hi Eliza

    Just a heads up- since your post here is ‘straying,’ as a courtesy to you, I really have no interest in the endless babblings by others @ my place. A simple post could drag into months of debate, in which I refuse and reject.

    I start with the love of God, and it degenerates into the sly assault of textual criticism. The goal of the opponent is not the truth of knowledge, but the ‘prolonging’ of a conversation. I’m sure you have seen this. Your comments are spot on, just wanted you to know.

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    • Eliza says:

      Thank you ColorStorm. I pray God uses His Word and His truth in the hearts of these unrepentant sinners. I think that my last post on your site was sufficient and so I won’t be commenting to them anymore. God bless you:)

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    • Eliza says:

      I was just wondering how you ever got into this position in the first place. When I linked my post about atheism, there was a lot of traffic, and comments, but much of it was so banal, that was from the unsaved and “saved” alike, that I just deleted it. I’m sure you do the same. Do you hope these individuals will ultimately put their faith in Christ? Thank you for letting me post responses to their attacks on Christ, His Word and His people. God bless you:)

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      • ColorStorm says:

        In the midst of the most hostile of opposition, there is still a remote interest in the claims of God and His word.

        I truly am not interested in results, as i am in simply ‘publishing what is true.’

        The results are God’s business, but as you know, it is gratifying to know that somebody appreciates the time and effort,

        There are many Eliza, like Saul of old, ‘standing by in agreement’ at the stoning of Stephen, within inches of the grace of God.

        At the end of the day, there is nothing that cannot be filtered through God’s word, so, its all good.

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  3. Eliza says:

    My sincere godly desire is for the edification of the saints and the salvation of sinners. That is what drove Jesus Christ and His apostles and that is what should drive us. God bless you:)

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