Education and Current Events
Why Does It Matter
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest expression every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.
In Martin Luther’s time where the battle raged was different
than today, but he would have understood that the battle raging today
is about the age of the earth. Those who seek to relegate the Bible to
a book of Jewish fables know that if they can convince Christians
either that the world is billions of years old or that it doesn’t
matter, then they have won and those who buy into their compromises
will be neutralized in their effectiveness for God. When a person,
organization or church succumbs to the false ideas of the
evolutionists, they open themselves up to every other falsehood of the
world. For the last two hundred years that wedge of compromise has been
the age of the earth.
So does the Creation/evolution controversy really have an impact on you and your family? Does it matter to you that the Mississippian layer is missing from the Grand Canyon or that radioisotope dating is unreliable? Probably not, what does matter to you is what standard is to be used for your family and society to decide what is right or wrong, what is moral or immoral, or even if such standards exist. That is the core of the debate. Evolutionists try to pretend that they are only interested in promoting a scientific theory, because they know something very well, if it were a straight up and down vote on the morality of each system, they would lose. Ultimately the battle comes down to one very simple question, something simple enough for a 5 year old to understand, who are you going to believe? That is what the choice always is, do you believe what God has told us in His Bible?, or do you believe the latest pronouncements from the humanist/evolutionists?
The enemies of God so often see the battle more clearly than many Christians do. Eugenie Scott, leader of the ultra-evolutionist National Center for Science Education, said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “You can’t win this (the Creation/evolution controversy) by scientific argument”. She said the way to win was to subvert from within. “Our best allies were members of the mainstream (liberal) clergy”. These compromisers like to pretend that they are proclaiming the Gospel, but they are, at best, naïve pawns in Satan’s long war against God.
So questions about geology, dinosaurs and dating methods do matter, in that God has given us ample evidence of who He is and what He has done as evidence of the truthfulness and authority of His Bible. Denying God’s actions in His Creation is denying who God is.