For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8,9
In my son’s Literature class, he is reading an article called, “Evolution”, by R.G. Lee.
Robert Greene Lee was the son of a poor sharecropper in South Carolina, and was a pastor for thirty-three years at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
He makes the case that the reason some people like to believe in evolution is because it makes man look like he has risen up, and conquered life, without the help of God. Evolutionists believe man is evolving into a higher intelligent being, from a lesser form of life. They cannot tell you where or how that first speck of life originated, but they have all the answers from thereon.
Robert makes the point that a Christian cannot be an evolutionist, because they contradict each other. Christians believe in the fall of man and his imperfection. Evolutionists believe man is evolving into perfection without God.
People who deny God sometimes think that they can be good without God, or that they don’t need a God who they cannot see or understand.
If only they could understand their need for salvation.
We are born to die. We neither evolve, nor have we gotten away from that consequence of the first sin–death. Remember the stages of life: Birth, Infancy, Adolescence, Adulthood, Maturity, Late Adulthood, Death? Life stages tell us that we are not any better off as humans, than from the consequence of that first sin. There is no evolution pertaining to the life cycle of humans. We live, we thrive, we age, and die.
Everything would be pointless, had God not given us hope in Christ Jesus.
Just as Adam caused death to all humans by his disobedience, Christ gave us all life because of His obedience–eternal, immortal life.
Fallen man needs the help of a loving, powerful God– But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Thank You, Lord, for dying for my sins. I was a fallen person, and needed Your help. Thank You for lifting me up and for saving me by Your grace. Amen.