Last updated on September 15, 2023
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
Can we trust Jesus as our Savior and accept the evolutionist’s view that the first living cell evolved from a primordial mix of gases?
If we believe God gives us life after death, why is it a stretch to think God breathed life into us in the beginning? Imagining a concoction of gases spontaneously combusting into something called life seems illogical. Imagining molecules with enough intelligence to evolve into a higher form seems even more incredulous. If that were true, why don’t the “building blocks” continue to develop into a super-human race?
Is not our belief that God “created man” in Genesis 1:27 as compelling as Romans 8:11: “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.”
And Job 38:2 states: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?” As lofty as the evolutionist’s ideas, his words are without knowledge. Even with all the great discoveries since Aristotle and the advancements in genetics, scientists cannot create DNA. John 1:1 adds, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Not only is matter and energy needed to create life, but knowledge is essential.
The code of life is hidden within every living creature, even in a tiny one-celled organism. It is so intricately complicated that we cannot replicate it. Nature possesses the mystery of life, but it was given to it by the Creator.
Just as God will bless us (or damn us) with eternal life after we die, God gives us life here. Can a person accept Christ as his personal Savior and believe he has evolved from a lower life form? The concept seems contradictory and would ridicule God’s creation story in Genesis.
I envision the theory of evolution going the way of the dinosaurs. Science evolves, and knowledge increases, but the Bible is unchanging. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And I take comfort in the fact that some things don’t change. My beliefs are embedded in the cornerstone of salvation, not science’s whims. Science doesn’t have the answers to the creation story and cannot prove anything—except its own inconsistencies.
PRAYER: Thank you, Jesus, there is no shadow or turning with thee, that You are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and Your kingdom is an everlasting one. A world without end. Amen.