Here I sit staring down another birthday. Days are getting shorter, darkness exceeds the light this time of year and it is always a time of great reflection. My dog Sheba struggles to walk with me up my mountain for our usual walks. The new puppy is not trained enough to endure the length and distance. So instead I sit, drinking my coffee enjoying the fire and quiet that 4:30 am brings; relishing the quiet before the hum of the household business starts.
As I seek Him and His will for my life, He reveals more truth through my reflections on my own past. Growing up in the 70’s, I was an avid Wild Kingdom watcher (no Animal Planet then) and wanted to save His created wildlife with dreams of living in Africa and being a type of Dian Fossey of the Gorilla world. With that always in my mind, I attended a University and majored in Zoology. However, let me fill in a bit of background. I did not grow up in the church but in my teens I was saved at a Campus Crusade event in Ocean City NJ. I did my best to attend church and learn from the church about my beliefs and how to walk as a Christian. (see Inherited Lies, Discovering the Truth through the Bible for Yourself)
What He is showing me this morning is how man has separated faith and relationship with our Creator from Creation. My major was zoology and I confessed 5 years previously that I believed in the Messiah, the Truth of the Bible, and my Creator. Yet I was studying evolution through a scientific point of view not through a Creationist view. I was young and was not able to realize that I was isolating my thought processes; compartmentalizing my Sunday worship of the Creator with my weekly studies of Darwinism and the ultimate culmination of visiting the Galapagos to see and experience all that I had learned from the University professors. Creationism and Evolution are oxymorons yet I was happy to spit back all that I had learned and obtain an A for my class. This is our education system and the world we live in. Isolating and compartmentalizing life. We teach it to our kids. Our schools are indoctrination centers for the lobbyists and government ideology. We isolate our children into age groups and separate our aging parents into homes; fracturing our families and society. Compartmentalizing everything.
If we believe the Bible to be Truth, then we cannot believe man’s theory of evolution. First of all it is a theory which Darwin later recanted but we are not told that. Evolution directly contradicts YHWH’s teachings.
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."
Truth: Elohim (God) created all things:
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth…:
John 1:3: “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”
Colossians 1:16: “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in the earth…..”
Isaiah 45:12: “I have made the earth, and created man upon it….”
Do we believe what He says in both the Old Testament and the New Testament? Then by default, if you profess your faith in Elohim, then you must discard the theory of evolution. What would be the exact opposite of evolution? Devolution. We are devolving as a society and as a people. What does that exactly mean? According to Miriam Webster definition: Devolution is a noun: transference (as of rights, powers, property, or responsibility) to another, or
retrograde evolution : DEGENERATION. How do we know? We are seeing it happen in society right before our eyes but more importantly, the bible tells us…(part 2)
When you can see the beauty of creation and His design.....