LLM Question for 6-17-2012, and, Why the Whole of Creation Groans in Pain
First the Question: Is the order of God, for today, to the Jew first? Yes or No?
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And now the answer to the LLM Question of 6-14-2012
Question: Does the theory of evolution, which states that man is and has been ascending, explain why the world is in worse condition and misery now than ever before? Yes or No?
Answer: NO! The theory of evolution preaches that man is improving in all ways, but then fails to explain adequately why man finds himself weak, poor, miserable, distressed, corrupt, perishing, and it fails to explain why he is so utterly helpless to lift himself from this state. Not only that, but it fails to explain his inherent sense of blameworthiness; but instead insists he has no cause for a "guilt complex." "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now" Romans 8:22. Now, out of the 771 responses we received to this question, 75% of you got it right! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,
Why the Whole of Creation Groans in Pain
Let us carefully note God’s warnings, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.” 1 Timothy 6:20.
The modern theory of evolution, of course, denies the Bible account of the fall of man and, of course, has much to say about "the ascent of man". However, evolution fails to account for, and actually criminally evades, that which lies at the very root of all man's troubles: SIN.
The theory of evolution preaches that man is improving in all ways, but then fails to explain adequately why man finds himself weak, poor, miserable, distressed, corrupt, perishing, and it fails to explain why he is so utterly helpless to lift himself from this state. Not only that, but it fails to explain his inherent sense of blameworthiness; but instead insists he has no cause for a "guilt complex."
"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now" (Romans 8:22).
Where Evolution leads mankind, can be seen in our day. If man is not made in the image of God, but is only a developed brute, why should he not, as a brute, be killed? Lust and thrill murders are the result of the likes of a Friedrich Nietzsche, who wanted all the weak to be crushed and the superman, the blond beast, to be adored. Nietzsche was a consistent Evolutionist. The struggle for life was with him was simply a dutiful struggle for power. According to this theory Christianity must be destroyed; for numerically and financially, that is the weaker party. According to this cruel theory, euthanasia is perfectly justifiable, because there is no wrong in softly ending the miseries of a highly developed animal. Again, Nudism is just the right thing, for nakedness goes with the beasts of the jungle. Do you not see how Evolution has leavened the nations in our day?
In Genesis 1:12, and Genesis 1:21, and Genesis 1:24-25, we learn that in the vegetable kingdom and in the animal kingdom God’s law is “after its kind.” Plants cannot be changed to fish, fowl or beast. Fish, fowl and beast each propagate and reproduce “after its kind.”
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of the eternal, living, personal Creator. Man did not evolve from some lower order of life. Every theory of evolution has been disproved. At the present time there is not one scientific proof of any evolutionary hypothesis that is being taught in our schools. Improvement of the species is not an evolutionary change of species. Methods of planting corn may change, but the seed corn is the only seed that will bring forth corn.
Every man feels within himself or herself a disorder, a positive dislocation of things, which science, and, certainly the theory of evolution, is utterly unable to explain. Only the Bible account of the fall of man explains it and shows how all man's trouble and distress arise from his OWN nature, which is fallen and corrupt.
"BY ONE MAN SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, AND DEATH BY SIN; AND SO DEATH PASSED UPON ALL MEN, FOR THAT ALL HAVE SINNED" (Romans 5:12).
It is most important, for those who have not yet come to the saving knowledge of the LORD Jesus Christ, to learn this lesson; to learn that it is not merely our sins, but our SIN that makes us unfit for the presence of God; not merely our deeds but our nature; not merely what we have done, but what we would do because we are essentially sinful as the children of Adam.
How profoundly grateful we should be, then, that God loves us despite our sins and our sinful natures, and that, "God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). "In whom we have redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace" (Ephesians 1:7).
Therefore, let us carefully note God’s warnings, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.” 1 Timothy 6:20. AND, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)