Saturday, February 11, 2012

Trusting a Theory or Trusting the God of Human History

Whenever the topic of "evolution" comes up on an Internet forum -- invariably, there will be some comments by those who utilize the [illogical] argument [assertion] that "science," as explained by Darwinists or evolutionists, must be more credible from their perspective, because they [the "scientists"] deal with "science" and not the age-old Scriptures [the Bible].

For those of you who think in such a fashion, I challenge you to visit 2 premier creationist websites. I say, "premier" because in addition to respecting the Scriptures as the unique divine revelation that it claims itself to be [2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; 2 Peter 1:19-21] -- and the Triune God's masterful gift to humanity, they also believe in science. I say, "science" that can be verified -- not pseudo science, based upon theory and conjecture, (such as Darwinism or evolution), but science in the traditional [repeatable / verifiable] sense.

Following, [below] are the two creationist websites [linked below]. And, those who choose to check them out, will find that Scripture does not contradict genuine, science. I might add, that a common [illogical] human error is, to stamp something unreal or incorrect, because our human knowledge about any given subject, is always imperfect and incomplete. And, fallen [sinful] human nature is such, that it makes the mistake of calling something a "contradiction" when there only "appears" to be a (seeming) contradiction. The rational thought of something being paradoxical, is not, considered.

It all boils down to the element of faith. Would you rather believe in a Divine Being who relates in His revelation book, what He tells you is necessary for your present and forever welfare? Or, on the other hand, do you choose to allow your life to be guided by an unproven theory, which, basically, amounts to a lousy "crap shoot?"

Even if all the "evidence" and "proof" were available for unbelieving souls, to put their faith in a loving and just, Creator, Triune God, -- and, reject the theory of evolution for the reason for their existence, people will not be persuaded, against their sinful and willful persuasions. Such, was the case of the "wealthy" man in Christ's parable about "The Rich Man and Lazarus:"

........ And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’..........“Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’” Luke 16:29-31

Finally, for any Christians who think that they can embrace the theory of evolution as the basis for their existence, -- they had better think twice:

When people accept evolution as the reason for their existence, their spiritual senses are dulled. Evolutionary teaching negates the Biblical revelation of the reason for the Savior. In the very beginning, sin corrupted the then know human race, - and, since then. Scripture teaches that sin resulted not only in imperfect human beings, but the whole of nature. Hence, the first promise of the Savior (from human sin) as recorded in Genesis 3:15.

Evolution and its acceptance, cannot rescue sinful human souls who are destined for divine accountability, sentence and eternal punishment. Only through the sacrificial merits of Savior Jesus Christ, can human souls be set free to experience perfection beyond earthly compare in a God promised heaven to those who have received God's free gift of forgiveness, offered by the Savior, Christ. John 3:14-21 ; John 1:12-13


Reasons Why Non Christians Can Never Understand the Holy Scriptures

5 Principles of Biblical Interpretation

  • Scripture's purpose is to reveal the Messiah, the Savior
  • Scripture must be understood, as a whole
  • Scripture interprets Scripture - it interprets itself
  • Scripture must be understood (first) by its clearest passages. Other passages [verses, -- whether figurative, allegorical, or, whatever] then, are correctly interpreted in the light [on the basis] of the clear passages of Scripture.
  • Scripture must be understood as God "inspired" [authored] - See 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Note: An example of this aforementioned 4th principle, can be illustrated by Christ's clear teaching of the end of the world, in the Gospel of Matthew 25:1f and subsequent Scriptures, for instance, in the book of Revelation.

Above Message and Related Scriptures [below] -- Intended to be utilized in a simple worship format:

Also: For a couple of other (more formal) worship formats:
The Order of Morning Service
The Order of Matins

Related Scriptures To the Above Message

Romans 1:18-32 - The Triune God makes evident His creative work

Luke 16:19-31 - Christ's parable of "The Rich Man and Lazarus"

Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak" -- by Victor Buksbazen -- Isaiah 53:1-12 -- an in-depth view of and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12 underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.

Please note: Topical Messages, by subject

Pastor (emeritus) Nathan Bickel

Please also note:

The "Words in Season" topical messages and related worship format are not intended to discourage or replace the Christian worship and assembly of Christians at their particular places of church worship. As this website's author, it is my prayer and hope, that many souls will find the topical messages, related worship format and other material, a useful and valuable Christian resource.

The Christian Faith: Parts 1-3
2 -- How the saving (believing) process of the Christian Faith takes place
3 -- What are the tell-tale signs that a person has been “Saved” [is a Christian]

1 comment:

  1. I learned something today: the 4th principle of Biblical interpretation. Build upon clear passages to unwrap the ambiguous and the hard passages.

    I would add a 6th: "Whatever scripture means to you personally, God meant something non-subjective and specific."

    And a 7th: "Scripture must be understood as what it meant in the original Hebrew or Greek (or Chaldee or Aramaic)." Application of this principle would circumvent misunderstandings inherent in the multiple meanings of English words, such as mistaking "Logos" for "biblos" because both Greek words are tranlated into English as "word". For example, John 1:1 is not infrequently misunderstood to mean, "In the beginning was the Word (the Bible), and the Word (the Bible) was with God, and the Word (the Bible) was God."