The fundamental difference between the creationist and the evolutionist is the question of sinners and saints. It is actually that simple. It has a dramatic result in how both government and private life are approached.
Evolutionist believe man has evolved into a higher being and is fundamentally improving with time; both physically and mentally. We are stronger and smarter than at any time before in history, and all of this progression has evolved into a better being. Not only living longer, but better able to take control of the future.
This is why you see a strong push for a larger role for government. A collection of these higher beings can only help but get it right for all of us….more equality, more justice, more prosperity at each income level, and therefore a better world.
History has shown that nothing could be further from the truth. Governments have failed at every level and at every goal. In fact, the larger the government and the more centralized the control the more misery and death we see. The ever improving version of man has produced an ever worse outcome for mankind. This thought that man is evolving into a better being is a self-anointing, but only God makes saints.
The creationist believes that God is the center of the universe and creator of all. Man is a fallen being and will ever struggle to improve; never doing so without first submitting himself to God by accepting His Son Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. The first act of submitting is the recognition that each of us is a sinner. The Apostle Paul is as close to a human being that produced greater change than any other person on earth other than Jesus Christ and he struggled. In these verses Paul describes his struggle with sin and his failure to do good even when he tried.
Romans7.4 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
Paul understood that he and all men are sinners and this understanding is humbling. When man believers that he is evolving into a better being he acts as if his good intentions are all that matter, never recognizing failure. We are all sinners and the saints are all in Heaven. Very smart, well-meaning, and well-intentioned men are no replacement for the sincerely humble and sincerely repentant sinner.
Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 7:47 AM CDT