Darwin is the man who supposedly ‘proved’ evolution, or at least discovered it. Atheism depends on evolution. So evolution is a powerful weapon in the battle of the devil against the Creator God.
The devil is a copycat. God is a Trinity. So the devil also has a trinity. It is he, the beast and the false prophet. They together make up the unholy trinity. 1 Because God has a book, a priesthood and a Church with a country, he also wants a book, a priesthood, a ‘church’ and a country. Evolution is his very strong weapon to oppose God. So, even though evolution was already proposed by the Greek philosophers in 500 BC, he needed something more modern, more ‘scientific.’ Charles Darwin was the right man at the right time. His book, On the Origin of Species, would be the evolutionists ‘bible,’ and the country the Galapagos Islands. Now he had a book and a country, just like the Bible and Israel.
He also needed a church, in this case the church of evolution. If you belong to that ‘church’ you are protected and given special favours like teaching jobs, funding money, protection against criticism by shutting down any criticism against you. All he needed was the priesthood. That he quickly found, and modern atheists like Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and many more make up the ‘clergy.’
The message of the resurrection of Jesus spread all over the world. Thus with incessant propaganda, the message of evolution is spread all over the world.
With his church of evolution, the devil was ready to give God a go.
What we find today is that Darwin is spoken of with the greatest respect. He is the man who changed the face of society, freeing us from the fetters of the holy God. He is supposed to be the greatest biologist of all times (though he never got a Nobel prize, or patented anything). He has been deified. To touch Darwin is almost sacrilege. His book has been referred to as ‘one of the most important books ever written.’ 2
On the Origin is also called, ‘A book that shook the world.’ 3 It does not mean that Darwin ever proved that the evolution of new species is true, ‘Darwin was acutely aware that the whole edifice he had constructed in the Origin was entirely theoretical.’ 4
Why then do we find an upsurge in atheism and evolutionism? Jesus asked a very important question in Luke 18:8, ‘However, when the Son of Man [Jesus] comes [that will be with His second coming] will He find faith on the earth?’ He asked this about 2,000 thousand years ago. Ever since that time, we are moving closer to the end of this age, and the second coming. That means there will be an increasing attempt to destroy people’s faith.
To summarize: why is Darwin glorified? He is regarded as the one who deposed God with his idea of evolution (never proved).
- Revelation 13:1,11; 19:20: 20:10
- GG Simpson, Foreword, p 5, 6th edition of Origin of Species, Collier Books, New York, 1962, cited by M Denton, Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1985, p 44.
- J Huxley, T Dobzhansky, R Niebuhr, OL Reiser, S Nikhilananda, The Book that Shook the World, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 1958, op cit, pp 7-8, cited by M Denton, Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1985, p 44.
- M Denton, Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1985, p 55