Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cosmos vs. Logos

The “Hopelessness” of Evolution
William Province of Cornell University has stated that if Darwinism is true, then there are 5 inescapable conclusions:
·         There’s no evidence for God;
·         There’s no life after death;
·         There’s no absolute foundation for right or wrong;
·         There’s no ultimate meaning to life;
·         People really don’t have a free will.                                                                                                     In summary – there is no reason for our existence according to the gospel of evolution.

Dr. Gary Parker has expressed the matter this way:

A Summary View of Evolution: 4 “BIG’s”

BIG Banga colossal explosion that scattered non-living matter throughout expanding space.
BIG Chancelife began on earth, without any plan or purpose, from a stupendously lucky clump                       of molecules that had the ability to reproduce.
BIG Struggle – those life forms that inherited, by luck, traits more “fit” won the struggle for 
BIG DeathFinally, the sun will burn out, the universe will expand or contract itself into oblivion,                            and life will be no more.
From the Gospel recorded in the Bible, Romans 1:18-19 here’s what the Apostle Paul tells us: "But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”  (NLT)

Our natural tendencies are to suppress the truth and Cosmos provides an encouragement to continue that suppression.  Yet, later on in the same letter to the Romans , we’re told:  “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.  Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.  For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.”  Rom 3:23-26 NLT

So what’s your choice?  Suppression and hopelessness or a Savior and the promise of eternal life in paradise?

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