Sunday, July 28, 2013

The myth of evolution reduced: slime to monkey to caveman to early civilization to sophistication to higher education.  I guess you have to get to higher education to believe we evolved from slime.  I'll be a monkey's uncle, but it just ain't so. We have been so brainwashed to think that the previous centuries produced those who were less intelligent while we stand on their shoulders to look down on them. Just because we have the advantage of living in a time when we can enjoy the combined knowledge of all that has gone before us, doesn't make us automatically smarter.  Try reading Shakespeare if that's what you think.

My cousin, an optometrist, says that in Darwin's chapter in describing the intricacies of the eye, he deduced that there had to be a Creator.  Science has found out so much more on the delicate and amazing ability of the uniquely created eye since he wrote his book, but no evidence has been found to add to the theory of its evolution.  None. Nada.

As for a more sophisticated society, one doesn't have to look too far back in history to see the horrors of Hitler or even the atrocities of the Civil War, American against American, or war in general, or slavery, or sex trafficking, or racism, or the 11 day old baby found dead in our local hotel along side his mother's needles.  If we had achieved a more lofty evolution, our streets should have become safer by now. Did you watch a recent television show on finding one's ancestry where one singer traced her roots back to a great-great grandfather, a Civil War prisoner?  It so disturbed me to ponder the crimes described, that I decided to read up a little on the prisons of the Civil War.

Andersonville, Georgia was the worst in the Civil War, so bad that the Confederacy investigated it themselves and tried and hung the commander in charge for his war crimes against humanity, torture.  Up to 44,000 men were corralled in a log fortress with no provisions for shelter or sanitation, or, for the most part, even food.  One third died.  It was literally hell on earth. Survivors were reduced from 175 pounds to 75 pounds looking as bad as the walking corpses of the German concentration camps.  There were terrible times in prisons on both sides, but the worst was unimaginable.

I'm grateful for our soldiers who are brave and honorable, but war is the brink of a yawning hell.  There have always been killings and war, brother against brother, since the first siblings Cain and Able.  Who bought the lie that it will ever be any different in this world?  I am thankful for every ounce of peace we embrace at the great cost of those who have laid down their lives so we can enjoy our freedom, but we always will have an enemy around the corner who seeks to destroy us and our way of life.  It  really is about the heart of man, darkly stained with sin, evil. That is why God provided a Saviour who by His shed blood we might have peace and forgiveness and right relationship restored with Him.  We have been set free.  Why would anyone want to go back to the enemy, to be imprisoned again?

"And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world (think of the walking corpses), according to the prince of the power of the air...But God being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions , made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:1-6

"If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed."
John 8:36

One of my favorite hymns, "And Can It Be" by Charles Wesley
"Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature's night.
Thine eyes diffused a quickening ray.
I woke; the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off; my heart was free.
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God,
shouldst die for me?"

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