Evolution theory has been around for since the day of Darwin. It has caused the up rise and downfall of people all around the world. In Ireland, people have seen the scandals throughout the roman catholic church and indeed some protestant institutions. People feel hurt and that is understandable. What is alarming is that people seem to think that if this is what God’s supposed representatives are doing, I don’t know what God is like. People now seem to be turning towards the evolution theory in an attempt to find the so called “scientific reason why we are here”. There is something very flawed about this. Evolution theory and “the big bang theory” suggest that everyone and everything came from a big soup millions of years ago and that we are here as the result of “chance random processes”.
This is a big cop out. There are several ways in which we are unique to each other:
- Fingerprints – no two people on earth have the same set of fingerprints
- DNA – police use this all the time to identify people who have committed serious crimes
- Dental records – when you have passed on, your dental records can be used to identify you
As far as I can see, people are now accepting the evolution theory as an excuse to justify their misdeeds saying things like “people came from monkeys”. If people think they come from Monkeys they are more and more likely to act like monkeys and they think they will be accountable to nobody.
Below you will find 3 videos by Dr. Grady McMurtry. In them he explains that the earth cannot be millions of years old as is claimed.
Christ HATES Religion
We should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead – Acts 17:29 – 31
Christ Loves the church and died for it, but there are people in positions of leadership in some churches today that really shouldn’t be there. They turn the gospel into rules and regulations, misinterpreting what is written. They put more emphasis on the writings and traditions of men, and don’t rely solely on the authority of the scriptures to guide them. Below you will find Matthew 23:1 – 12 in which Jesus openly warns against the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, which is just as relevant today as it was back then:
Now Jesus turned to address his disciples, along with the crowd that had gathered with them. “The religion scholars and Pharisees are competent teachers in God’s Law. You won’t go wrong in following their teachings on Moses. But be careful about following them. They talk a good line, but they don’t live it. They don’t take it into their hearts and live it out in their behaviour. It’s all spit-and-polish veneer.
“Instead of giving you God’s Law as food and drink by which you can banquet on God, they package it in bundles of rules, loading you down like pack animals. They seem to take pleasure in watching you stagger under these loads, and wouldn’t think of lifting a finger to help. Their lives are perpetual fashion shows, embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery prayers the next. They love to sit at the head table at church dinners, basking in the most prominent positions, preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving honorary degrees, and getting called ‘Doctor’ and ‘Reverend.’
“Don’t let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don’t set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of ‘Father’; you have only one Father, and he’s in heaven. And don’t let people manoeuvre you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.
“Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up, you’ll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.
The Pitfalls of Works
Christianity is different to every other religion in the world. In other faiths, people are trying to appease their gods by trying to earn acceptance with their god. Before Jesus died on the cross, he said “it is finished”. Consequently, there is nothing more to be done to pay the price of sin. Once we have turned away from our sins and turned to God and asked for forgiveness, putting our trust in Christ, there remains nothing more to do. By us vainly trying to earn favour with God, it is like a family owing €1 billion to someone and them saying “here is a tenor” – it is an insult. Below, you will find some passages which express this clearly.
With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God?
Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:6 – 8
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. – Isaiah 64:6
Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. – Romans 3:19 – 20
A person who works is paid wages, but they are not regarded as a gift; they are something that has been earned. But those who depend on faith, not on deeds, and who believe in the God who declares the guilty to be innocent, it is this faith that God takes into account in order to put them right with himself. – Romans 4:4 – 5
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23