Creation and Sin and Atheism

Friends,

I have posted many thoughts about evolution and its impact on the general population of the world. I’d like to share someone else’s thoughts tonight. These thoughts concern how replacing the Creator with evolution has destroyed our understanding of sin. Consider:

The basic reason why our modern Western culture has lost the concept of sin is that the reality of the true Creator-God has been abandoned. The basic reason why all nonbiblical philosophies and religions lack a true concept of sin is that none includes the concept of a Creator-God whose will is law. The doctrine of ex nihilo creation and the doctrine of sin are thus inseparable; sin is a meaningful concept only in the light of the fact of creation. (Jack Cottrell, The Faith Once For All, 168)

. . .

Why is the denial of personal guilt such a widespread phenomenon today? As we have noted, the very idea of sin presupposes the existence of law, which presupposes the existence of a transcendent Creator-God; it also presupposes the reality of human free will. But these are among the very things that are most frequently attacked and denied in our modern world. The Creator-God is replaced by chance evolution, and various forms of secular determinism are constantly used to cancel man’s responsibility for his antisocial behavior. For example, son say that such behavior is due to childhood trauma and other forms of negative environmental conditioning. People are not sinners; they are victims. Others attribute it all to quirks in one’s genes or chromosomes or brain structure; thus we have ‘natural-born’ killers, alcoholics, homosexuals, and adulterers. (Jack Cottrell, The Faith Once for All, 193)

What’s worse is that this is how we train children from day one. Then we act shocked when they live out the realities of a life of no accountability to anyone other than themselves. But we should probably continue teaching children that they are nothing more than the chance configuration of randomly mutated selfish genes (uh, sarcasm alert.)

What I wonder is, how can children be taught accountability (to something higher than the pathetic standards of mere humanity) when they are deliberately not taught about God and are deliberately taught atheism (either by omission or commission.)

One wonders. Or not.

jerry

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  1. Herman Cummings

    Evolution’s Deathtrap

    As parents, we are to “train up a child in the way he should go:”. In doing so, the child is directed to “remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth,”. So what are our educators presently doing? They are teaching our children that there is a tooth fairy that gives you a dollar for your lost tooth if you put it under your pillow at night. How about the teaching that there is a “Santa Claus” that flies through the air with reindeer, who comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts that you wished for. I guess that those that live in apartment buildings have to have some other delivery fable taught. What about “magic Santa keys”?

    Yes, I am pointing out the insanity and bias of the practice of only teaching our students the theory of evolution, causing an imbalance in education. Creationism can hardly be taught, but the “Observations of Moses” can easily be taught our students, as a counter balance to the blind teaching of evolution (Atheism). There is no evidence for evolution, except in the closed mind of blind academics, administrators, and scientists. Evolution is a shallow conclusion of the fossil record (of death), and there is another, more probable, interpretation which is not being considered.

    What circumstantial evidence is used to come to the conclusion of “evolution”? The very same evidence that (the “Observations of Moses”) states that there was “death by escalation”, meaning that death to life forms first came to the simplest of creatures in the water (out of sight of land dwellers), before escalating to higher life forms that already lived on land. With this position, you get the exact same results in the geologic record, but without the phantom “transitional forms”. Original created life did not grow old and die, if left to it’s own. External forces caused their escalated death on at least three occasions, the most intense being in 245 Million BC. Just because death is discovered to have occurred initially in the water, does not mean that there was not also life on land at the same time.

    The atheist and evolutionist are motivated by the evil spirit of rebellion against God, whose goal is to destroy as much of mankind as possible. Take notice of their strategy, which is to only have the secular theories of science required and taught in public schools. But when it comes to teaching (the correct data) from the book of Genesis, they say “teach it in religion class, because it’s religion, and not science”. That is a bold face lie!! The very teaching of evolution is indoctrination into the religion of Atheism!! It is Satan’s mission to deny the reality of God and His Word, or at least redefine the scriptures, so that he can destroy all of mankind that he can. Evolution denies the existence of both the Creator, and of the Entity of Evil. Denial of the supernatural, which gave birth to the natural, is worst than foolishness.

    How can the Observations of Moses not be science? If Moses was given an overview (six visions) of the 4.6 billion year history of our Earth and universe, and saw the several different life forms as they lived in the ancient past, how is that not science? Is science the denial of reality, and the redefinition of history? Does it seek to destroy the minds of our students? Take notice that evolutionists don’t want any other theory taught in science class. The truth is not afraid of exposure, but a falsehood is fearful of the light. Also take note that evolutionists require much more evidence for “creation” than they do for their own beliefs. For example, ask for proof of the “primordial soup”.

    The seven-day creationists, such as those who support Creation Science and Biblical Reality, are motivated by the desire to rescue mankind, by trying to convey the truth of history, and the reality of our existence. However, Creation Science teaches foolish doctrines, by denying scientific reality, and along with Ruin & Restoration, they end up redefining God’s Word in order to make it “fit” their false teaching. For example, ask them “where did the water come from on the first day?”. Also, ask them “were the birds created one day before Adam, or on the same day after Adam?”. They can’t answer without redefinition of what is written, throwing “literal interpretation” out the window.

    Theistic evolution, Day/Age, and progressive creationists deny the truth of God’s Word, and also teach false doctrine. They deny the 24-hr day, saying that those days were long periods of time. They call God a liar, by denying that God created our Earth and universe all in six 24-hr days. Ask them “How long did God tell Joshua to march around Jericho?”. Were those also long periods of time? But at least they try to acknowledge the Eternal Spirit, His creation of our existence, and the truth of history.

    However, this article is named “The Deathtrap of Evolution”, and for good reason. Since there indeed is a Creator, there is indeed a coming judgment of all mankind, both modern and prehistoric. At the White Throne Judgment, approximately 1,020 years from now, every (remaining) human being, that has ever lived on this planet, whether they be Homo Sapiens, Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal, or original mankind, will stand trial and must give an account of their deeds while they lived on this Earth.

    What sort of “an account” will an atheist or evolutionist be able to give? Will the excuse “I didn’t see any evidence” be accepted, and the person will be allowed to live forever in peace? Or will the option to remain in ignorance, and denial of the truth of Genesis (as written in the book “Moses Didn’t Write About Creation!”), be charged against the person, and they be thrown into the waiting Lake of Fire to be tormented forever?

    Just imagine the laughter that many atheists and evolutionists now exhibit when the thought of a Creator is discussed. They want to believe, and teach to others, that all life on Earth, and the origin of the universe, all came into existence by random chance. Now imagine their shock when they find themselves standing in line, with tens of thousands of other humans, waiting to be judged by someone that they may have laughed at. Be assured that those that have done wrong against certain others, will be judged by that very same person, who will have the given authority to grant everlasting life or everlasting torment. This scenario would be discussed in another book, not yet written.

    So what is the final conclusion? It is that the fossil and geologic record of the ancient past gives solid proof of the truth of Genesis, namely the Observations of Moses, without the need of non-existent transitional forms which the theory of evolution relies on. God first created, and then restored life on Earth after each extinction event, in six different geological eras of mankind in the past. No modern human has both seen and written about the prehistoric past, except Moses, as revealed to him by God Himself.

    So if secular science wants to teach their conclusions from geologic data, so be it. But also teach the correct interpretation of early Genesis (not creation science), else the religion of Atheism is being indoctrinated into our students, by the state and local governments, contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

    Herman Cummings
    Ephraim7@aol.com
    PO Box 1745
    Fortson GA, 31808

  2. Herman,

    I appreciate that you stopped by for a visit. Allow me to make a couple of observations. First, your reply has nothing to do with my post. That should be stated up front.

    Second, you are, however enthusiastic, wrong. You had me until you denied the truth of what Moses wrote in favor of obfuscation. For example, at your website you wrote:

    “The revelation of the Seven Days of Moses is more astounding and valuable to us than the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It took more than 43 months of analysis (and understanding) of the first two chapters of Genesis to realize what was actually being conveyed to mankind, which is far different than what theology has taught us for almost 2,000 years. Science may indeed revisit their theories, and alter their opinions.”

    You should have read beyond the first two chapters to the third chapter and it would all have made sense to you.

    So what you are saying is that in a mere 43 months you were able to undo 2000 years of theological study by people of God, ministers of the Word, prophets, apostles, missionaries, preachers, teachers, theologians, etc., etc., etc? I’m not impressed at all. And I don’t think that you have hit on anything new. You have been sideswiped by a need to compromise the clearly revealed Scripture.

    I don’t deny that the words Moses used can refer to ‘ages’ or ‘days’ (as in 24 hour days). But Moses clearly defines how he uses the word day by using the words ‘evening’ and ‘morning.’ Furthermore, there is the pesky notion of the Jewish work week being based on the Genesis creation week.

    And if that were not enough, there’s that silly idea that Genesis is not told from man’s point of view, but from God’s and God revealed to Moses what he did in six days. You seem to have forgotten that we live in an as yet not completely redeemed world and universe. You seem to have forgotten that we live in a world that is still bound to decay (Romans 8). You seem to foget that the father of all lies really wants people to believe that God didn’t create the world in six days precisely for the reasons Dr. Cottrell outlined in the quotes above.

    There is simply no biblical warrant whatsoever to conclude that Genesis is there mere ‘Mosaic observations.’ You seem to have forgotten that Scripture was revealed by God’s Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit, rather than leave us enigma about the ‘days’ could have easily had said, ‘In the beginning God created 6 really long epochs of geological history that died off and were recreated over and over again.’ But He didn’t. He said, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” and then tells us about how he filled out that creation in a period of six days and rested on the seventh.

    One last thought is that your formula includes the idea that there was death in the world before there was sin. Genesis 3 quite clearly states that death came into the world as a result and consequence of the sin of Adam and Eve. How can there be death apart from sin? There wasn’t.

    So while I appreciate your enthusiasm, your thoughts are not quite as clear as you think and not quite as biblical as they should be. Rather than trying to make it complicated as you have done, it would be better to live by the Scripture, “By faith we believe that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Heb 11:3) And, “For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and things on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

    Finally, “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned…nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses…For if by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man…” (Romans 5:12, 14, 17). There was no death before the fall of man. To say otherwise is to clearly misunderstand the Scripture, the power of sin, and the Redemptive work of Christ.

    Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you will come a clearer understanding of Scripture.

    jerry

    PS–where did you get the number 1020 years? I didn’t see that anywhere in Scripture either.

    Oh, the Scripture does not need to be validated by the ‘geologic record.’ Scripture is valided by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and by the indwelling Holy Spirit who leads us into truth. Rocks do not prove Scripture.




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