Psalm 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
The foundations of our society are under attack. Years ago we had absolutes which were based upon the word of God. Now people reject or doubt the word of God. What has happened? We have officially and almost completely kicked God and His word out of our society. As a result, we have lost out moorings. Without His word as our anchor, man becomes the authority and man decides what is right or wrong. It then becomes an opinion-based world.
Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Therefore, abortion, lawlessness, adultery, pornography, homosexuality are no longer sins and wrong. After all, who is to say what is wrong or right? If man becomes the authority, then the man with the biggest gun wins.
Without the absolutes of God's word, we are adrift in a sea of opinions. That is what society is trying to tell us. There are no absolutes. Except of course that there are no absolutes.
People tell us that we must be tolerant. However, they aren't tolerant of Christianity. We must be tolerant of their ideas, but will they allow Christianity to be tolerated? Of course not. Christianity must be not be allowed. Its absolutes cannot be accepted.
- Genesis 3:1-6 - Satan's Tactics
- Vs 1 - Doubt of God's word. - "Yea, hath God said...?"
- Vs 4 - Deceive God's people - "...ye shall not surely die:"
- Vs 5 - Desire God's position - "...and ye shall be as Gods..."
- Vs 6 - Disobey God's word. - "she took of the fruit thereof and she did eat ... and he did eat."
- Rebellion always brings death. Chapter 5 - "...and he died."
- Evolution, the Devil's Tool.
One of Satan's primary tools to create doubt of the word of God is the teaching of evolution.
- Evolution is a Religion. It is the religion of secular humanists and others who oppose God.
- Religion = "a cause, principle or system of beliefs held with ardor and faith."
- Evolution = "...a religious faith or philosophy about the past based upon the opinions of fallible men who weren't there trying to explain the facts which only exist in the present."
- Scientific method = requires observability and repeatability.
- Limitations to science:
- Unique events are not measurable.
- Non-measurable evidences.
- Assumptions about the past.
- Absolute negatives.
- Modern dating methods.
- Evidence - It only exists in the present. It requires observability, testability, experimentability, and repeatability.
- Testimony = The statements of someone about something. Tests of validity involves trustworthiness, integrity, and past record.
- Creation is subject to the same limitations as evolution. It ultimately requires faith to believe in it.
Romans 10:17/ Hebrews 11:6
- What we believe about origins determines your world view. If there is no God, and we got here by chance, random processes, then there is no ultimate authority. Set your own rules. Live the way that you want. This is the philosophy that spawns a Lacey, Bundy, or a Cunanan. Evolution provides the so-called "scientific" justification to ignore the presence and existence of God. Back to Judges 21:25
Humanist = mans sets the rules
Creationist = God sets the rules
- Humanists oppose prayer in our schools, Bible readings and the teaching of creation. They say that we must eliminate religion. The only problem is that they are substituting for Christianity the religion of the secular humanist.
- Evolution is not scientific. There is not one concrete piece of evidence to support it. It is a religion. It must be believed by faith. So why do they believe it?
- 2 Peter 3:5
- 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
- Matthew 13:14-15
- Romans 1:28
- Isaiah 50:10-11
- Seven main problems with evolution.
We are not products of chance, random processes. We are here by the creative power of God. Don't doubt God or His word.
- The fossil record is full of gaps. There are NO missing links.
- There is great evidence for a young universe. The following is adapted from Dr. Russell Humphry's' extensive research and articles published about the age of the earth. For a complete list and more information please see research on the age of the earth at www.icr.org.
- Not enough mud on the ocean floor.
- Not enough sodium in the sea.
- Not enough "stone-age" skeletons.
- Agriculture is too recent.
- History is too short.
- Comets decay too fast.
- Galaxies wind up too fast.
- Evolutionists have no First Cause.
- Life cannot arise from non-life.
- Organisms are much too complex to have arisen by chance.
- Not enough human beings to have been here 1 million years.
- There are no beneficial mutations. Most are lethal.
Jeremiah 51:15 - He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
- What must we do?
- Trust the LORD Jesus as your Saviour before the day ends. If you have never been saved, then repent of your sinful ways and deeds and ask the Lord to save you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
- Determine to serve the Lord with all your being.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
- Trust God's word, the Authorized King James Version Bible, with no reservations. It is the authoritative, infallible, inspired, word of God.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
2 Peter 1:19-21
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.