Does evolution matter?

I know a lot of people are really foaming at the mouth because a couple of people “debated” the creation of the universe, whether it is this old or that old. But the actual meat of the discussion is lost if you think its evolution which matters. Scientists who believe in evolution and scientists who believe in creation and scientists who believe in a hybrid of the two views will never agree, because there is a basic difference in how they view the world.

And that’s ok. This difference colors how the scientists look at things which can not be repeated (such as the creation of the universe). But it does not change how they view things which science is meant to consider – things which can be observed and measured and repeated. The scientific method has a few basic steps (http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_scientific_method.shtml):

  • Ask a Question
  • Do Background Research
  • Construct a Hypothesis
  • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
  • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
  • Communicate Your Results

These things are agreed upon by all scientists. No debate there. The debate is not really about whether radiometric dating is accurate. The debate is whether a god exists. The debate is whether a god exists and did create in one way or another.

But there’s a problem with Christian’s getting hung up on whether the earth is old or young. Yes, I have definite opinions on the age of the earth. But….

We have not been told to prove young earth or old earth. but to make disciples, teaching them what Christ commanded.

Matthew 28:19-20 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

How do we make disciples?

Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

People must hear and obey…. Indeed, scripture tells us “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

Romans 10:9-17

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

We are to preach the word of God. I am glad Ken Ham and Bill Nye had this debate, even if I think it will not convince anyone either way.

The Gospel was presented, and that is what matters most. IF we get bogged down with the question being whether the bible right about science, then we are missing the point of what God said to do. The question should be are you preaching the word of God? This is what the apostles did – because there is no other name by which we MUST BE SAVED.

Acts 4:1-2 1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Acts 5:29-32 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

It is the Word of God which judges our thoughts and attitudes:

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

We are to proclaim the word of God and let people reject it or accept it.

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

It is up to GOD as to who will accept or reject the Word of God.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

People will not be killed because they argued for or against evolution, but because of the Word of God.

Revelation 6:9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.

 

So yeah, discussion and debtate is good – but its the Word of God which people must hear and respond to.

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2 Responses

  1. Many Bible skeptics and evolutionists are not aware that

    1) hundreds of detailed Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus could never have been made by random chance or luck alone (it was mathematically quite impossible) without divine inspiration,

    2) secular Roman court records corroborate that Jesus was a real person that lived and was charged with an offense,

    3) a massive number of archaeological discoveries have verified Biblical statements, and

    4) hundreds of Old Testament prophecies, including those involving Jesus, totaled well over 1,900 prophecies that were later fulfilled. Secular research scientists have calculated that those prophecies could never have been made by random chance or luck alone without divine assistance (again, it was mathematically impossible: non-religious mathematicians estimate the odds were like 1 in 10 followed by about 2,000 zeros that random, mindless luck was responsible for the prophecies and their later fulfillment. As Dr. Hugh Ross, well known Bible researcher, described it, statistically it would have been more likely for a running gasoline combustion engine, that normally runs quite hot, to automatically, on its own, suddenly start refrigerating itself, than for all the fulfilled Biblical prophecies to have occurred by only random chance and luck.

    5) No other religious document even approaches the above evidence that makes the Bible the most credible, trustworthy, spiritual document in the world.

    The above evidence is such extremely, extremely powerful evidence supporting creation science and Christianity that it cannot be overemphasized.

    To continue to deliberately ignore evidence like the above should force one to come to the conclusion that fearless evolutionists are a spiritual species so distinctly separate from and so different from Christians that they most likely will ultimately be judged unworthy of continued life.

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