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Do Not Believe the Lie
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The Love of God aginst the World of Lies
Let us take a serious look at the issue of whether there is a real Spiritual world or whether we live in only a material world.
Without getting technical, there is an exchange of information that occurs in the triple helix required for the protein-based replication process. To spontaneously create a life form chanced to come into existence by the same process is over 100 billion, billion to one. Try writing the zeros on that number. That is what the evolutionist does not want you to believe. But the chance you will win the national lottery is much less than the probability of the process of spontaneous evolution. How often have you won the grand prize in the lottery? The fact is creation looks infinitely more probable than the water-based improbability of evolution. Given DNA, or even RNA, and the proteins how could such a complex life-form like you come into existence by chance? The simple cell resembles a fully functioning factory.
The proof is not the motivating factor, but faith in Christ is. The universe and almost 200 constants if changed less than one percent beg for creation. Just to view the expanse of the universe is awe-inspiring and could not have occurred from evolution. We live in a progressive society taught the ever changing evolution theory is fact. It is not. It is still an evolving theory that changes with each new philosophy and discovery that comes along. (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species. Penguin Library, 1982, p. 305.)
An investigation many may have forgotten about disproved the premise of evolution. The study left evolutionists reeling. In their quest for the ancestry of humans, scientists probed for genetic differences in the Y chromosome of 38 men of different ethnic groups living in different parts of the world.
To their amazement, Dr. Riober Dorit, Yale University, and Hiroshi Akashi, University of Chicago, and Dr. Walter Gilbert, of Harvard University found no nucleotide differences at all in the nonrecombinant part of the Y chromosomes. This lack of deviation verified that no evolution has occurred in the male ancestry of humans. Stunned by these unexpected results, Dorit, and his associates did a statistical analysis to determine whether the 38 men sampled somehow inaccurately represented the male population of the earth.
The scientist was forced to conclude that man’s forefather was a single individual—not a group of hominids—who lived no more than 270,000 years ago. Their study left evolutionists spinning in their quest for the ancestry of humans. (Dorit, Akashi, and Gilbert p. 268 )
The Bible is a constant that never changes. Using reason and logic to the facts, I and billions of others conclude the God of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob to be the truth. God is not amused by many of the U.S. Supreme Courts decisions which are contrary to the Word of God. I do not mind those that have made up their mind against God, but perhaps an atheistic site might be a better platform for those opinions than one intended for anyone pursuing a better relationship with the Lord.
When a country through presupposed logic or reason deliberately turns their back on God, they are inviting God's wrath. So much of what is happening today may be the result of the beginning of His fury. It is difficult or inadvisable to tie current events to the wrath of God. However, the society we live within can be labeled transitional. But the fact is God, and His Word does not change with a society which feels it is smarter than Him.
It is my contention people become enslaved to drugs, power, education, jobs, other people and anything and everything that separates them from the love of God who created them. Christians often fall trapped in the same sin. For example, over allegiance to a country is nothing but idolism. An idol is anything you deem more important than God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I once had many idols. Then I turned my life over to God and found out what true love is.
Jesus Christ committed His will at high personal cost for my benefit and yours. He loved me and you enough to die in each of our steads for our sins. You know what you do that is wrongwhen you do it, and so does the living and eternal God. Those crimes against God add up over time and become easier to commit. Only God can break the chains that seem to control you. It does not matter what that sin is, Jesus Christ can and will deliver you from it and replace that habit with something better.
Our world is in bad need of a revolution more than ever. A revolution can be defined as sudden and radical change from a previous inactive state. Every Christian in this idle state need reviving so they can be spreading the love of God. Jesus was not only the expected Messiah but the Lordship of Jesus is also a 24-hour a day walking talking representative of a coming King.
Rightly applied Christianity as a system has the answer to every basic need of modern men and women. Christianity has responses to "who am I" and "what is the purpose of living." Mankind has basic needs like knowing your individual personality. Christianity goes way back to the very beginning declaring that character is intrinsic; not in the pantheistic sense of our universe being an extension of the essence of God.
Instead, He is a God, who is loving and personally available in the triune form of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the indwelling Holy Spirit. If you think about it, they existed before anything, and there was real love and real fellowship in eternity, God created you and me in His image. If everyone understood this, they would know how very special they are to He who created them.
Of all forms of psychology and religions, Christianity is the only one with an adequate and reasonable answer for both the source and meaning of human existence. Its source is the loving personal God, a Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Without such a source, man is left with a world ruled by chance. I believe the choice is clear-cut. The personal God as a Father, who loved one from the beginning of time or cold impersonal chance in the space-time sequence.
God communicates to His children through love and guidance which means man no longer needs to be a destructive force or even be apathetic. Instead, a born-again Christian has a reason to live and love, build and be productive. A Christian stands on the Rock, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is no longer adrift. Our personalities seek to love by committing our wills to do that which benefits others, often at a significant personal cost, and not depending on those receiving it returning the love. God loves us this way; we should love others the same way.
Why would an eternal God want to love and commune with me? How can he possibly relate to me as an ordinary human? Is it not impossible to look at the universe and the magnificence of the earth and say it all happened by chance? There was a sorrowful break between God's infinity and the entirety of His creation. The break between the finite me and the infinite God of creation occurred early in mankind's history.
On this side of heaven, God's personality does not permit a relationship between man and the Creator. In modern so-called rational thought, this dynamic concept is one most modern men and even theology did not comprehend. For example, Albert Schweitzer sided with Hippopotamus, not understanding that man's relationship with God is upward. Schweitzer looked down to a creator that did many of the same things he did.
But when we look upward to God, Biblical Christianity states on this side of the character; man can love and know God truly through what Paul described as "dimly colored glasses." (Re. I Corinthians 12 and 14) Unlike the New Age movement and other so-called new theologies, man is not set-in-stone to know God wholly or not know Him at all. We will briefly look at what modern man and new theology have.
The modern man has driven a wedge between himself and the infinite God. In Biblical Christianity, Jesus Christ gives mankind the opportunity to learn about and emulate the infinite God and express His love to those around him. Biblical Christianity differs from modern theology and modern rationalism in several critical areas. I will list these without expansion because of both limited time and space.
1. Man's personality does not necessarily imply limitedness.
Make no doubt about it; the ability of man to relate to and commune with an infinite God turns on this point - man is created in the image of God. He did this so men could praise Him and spread His love among Mankind.
2. Divine and Humankind Communication
God's communication with the man was magnificent and pure. However, an important distinction exists. That discussion is not exhaustive. To do so, we would have to live infinitely, as God is. God has talked to Mankind through creation, the cosmos, the earth, and all that is in it. About Himself God, after all, is the inventor of communication.
On this subject, just because I understand what I mean by a term does not indicate to whom I am speaking with knows what is said. Now take this idea to Divine communication. Our God has chosen to speak to us with the same method. His Word from beyond time and space may be succinctly be misunderstood by modern man. God is infinite; man is finite, but a Christian can hear and know indeed.
3. Love is far more than just a word.
The concept of the way God communicates with Mankind gives the Christian an entirely different world from the one that modern man lives within. For a Christian God offers us the ability to live by creating good things and avoiding to destroy, or sink into apathy. Many modern men consider love to be an antiquated concept. For others, it brings into focus what they may be struggling with: what does real love mean?
However, a Christian lives in a quality universe created and owned by our Father, and can we can communicate to others what true love means. One of the concepts that a Christian knows is the Trinity was before the creation of all we see and know. Love existed between the three, the Father, God, the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. The love we are commanded to give each other existed before creation. The love we have for people, our family, our relatives, etc. did not come from chance, but from that which has always existed. The validity of all love lives upon the love the Father God had for Son, which predated the creation of time.
Finally, there are two things radically different between new theology and Christianity. First, true love emanates downward because God, our Father, loved His Son. When I see a couple walking hand-in-hand, I know what they feel for another. Remember, Christ spoke sincerely of the Father loving Him before the foundations of the earth. This has real meaning for me. Second, when I love my wife, it is not lost in the context of the one relationship. The love I feel is infinite love. All love is to rest on the relationship between God the Father and the Son. The courage that it took to fulfill the final sacrifice astounds me.
I want to thank those that have subscribed to the articles and to those who vote in the poll below the article. We all come from different backgrounds, educational levels, and economic profiles. But we all, including the atheist and agnostic, originate from the same God who loves each of us. Live in peace in Christianity, not religion or Islam. God's blessings to you, Professor Hill.
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Christianity versus the New Theology
It should be rather obvious from the article that new theology has nothing in common with Christianity except common terminology with different meanings. Many mainline and tired churches are devoid of the Spirit of God. It is these that detest the alive Christian churches full of the Spirit of God. So be it.
Dr. Francis Schaeffer
Our God who is There and Loves Us with an Eternal Love