Destroy them!

We live in an age where it does not matter what you do now.  If, twenty or thirty years ago you did something wrong, you are still condemned.  You are derided as useless, fit for the garbage heap and a hypocrite.  

Let us look how the God of the Bible handles mistakes. 

Abraham is the ancestor of the Jews.  According to the standards of our day he deserves to be denounced because he selfishly put his wife in a predicament with  foreign leaders on two occasions.  He should be dismantled and removed from his position.  Well, not if God has a say.   The Lord called him ‘Abraham my friend.’  Isaiah 41:8

#  God sent Moses to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.  He had fled Egypt 40 years before because he murdered an Egyptian.  In our time he would be shouted down, ‘You murderer!  Out!  We will not listen to you!’  Yet God used Moses to lead His people out of Egypt.  Moses was the leader of the Israelites for 40 years and wrote the first 5 books of the Old Testament. 

King David took the wife of one of his trusted supporters.  Later he caused her husband, Uriah, to be killed in war.  In our time he would be derided as a scoundrel and his history should be expunged from the Bible.  Yet God forgave him when he confessed his sins and said about him,  ‘I have found David, son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’  Acts 13:22b  

Saul was an educated, devout Jew and Pharisee.  He made it his business to persecute, arrest and even have those who believed in Jesus, killed.  If he lived in our time, he would surely be shouted down as, ‘Persecutor of Christians!  Unfit to live!  Traitor!’  Yet God stopped him in his madness, made him the apostle Paul and gave him back some of his own medicine.  God personally taught him the hidden treasures of His Gospel plan.  Paul wrote 13 of the letters to congregations in the New Testament.   

#  Jesus warned His disciple, Peter, that he would betray Him three times during the Lord’s trial.  Peter did exactly that.  If he lived today, people would denounce him and ‘send him straight to hell.’   What did Jesus do?  He gave Peter the opportunity to repeat three times that he loved him.  The Lord Jesus told Peter, ‘Feed my sheep.…  Follow me!’  John 21:15-29 

Maybe we should learn from God.  We live in a world where people search for the ‘dirty laundry’ of others and parade it for all to see.  Who cares if that person changed?  As long as he can be humiliated and degraded (tear down his monument).  Who cares that Jesus teaches mercy and said, ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged.’  Matthew 7:1  

The lesson

We will all appear before God to give an account of what we did while on earth.  That means all people, not just some.  Maybe it is wise to leave judgement to God. 

The danger of Biologos

The apostle Paul warned us, ‘Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise Biologosand distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.’ 1

Do we have evidence that it happens today? Yes.  Biologos is an organisation that invites the Church to see the harmony between science and biblical faith through an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. Why is it wrong?

Creation in six days by an omnipotent God can never be reconciled to what Biologos erroneously calls ‘science,’ meaning ‘evolution.’  Either God/Jesus is the Creator, or not.2  If all of nature evolved, then obviously God is not omnipotent; then He has no authority to call people to prepare for eternal life through obedience to Him. Not only that, if God is not the Creator, who will prepare the new heavens and earth, and the New Jerusalem? Who will resurrect the saints?

Jesus warns, ‘If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.’ 3 People who change God’s Word, sin. The Holy Spirit never gave man the right to change the inspired Bible.

God gave man the science mandate in Genesis 1:28, ‘Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’  Man can investigate how nature functions. Based on that, he can develop technological applications. However, God never told man to investigate nature’s origins. The reason is very simple: God created it and the information is in the Bible.

To replace creation by God with evolution, means man has given himself the right to decide that the Bible is wrong. That is rebellion against God. Man has no interests in the origin of the world besides what the Bible reveals, namely that God created it. There is nothing else to say about it. Evolution, as taught by Biologos, even contradicts the words of Jesus, ‘…at the beginning the Creator made them male and female.…’ 4  

What is the agenda of Biologos? It is to distort the truth and eventually confuse and destroy people’s faith in the Bible. The reason is that any person who believes that Scripture is wrong about the origin of the universe and life on earth, can have no assurance that the rest of the Bible is true. Why would one part be wrong and other parts true? Who knows which parts are true, if Genesis 1 is not? If the Holy Spirit was wrong about Genesis 1, what about salvation and that Jesus is the Son of God?

The moral of the story? Watch out for savage wolves that are dressed like sheep. They destroy, and their destruction is eternal. Rather believe the Bible, because there is enough scientific evidence about the miracle of creation. We don’t have to be ashamed of the Gospel.

References

  1. Acts 19:28-30
  2. Genesis 1:1, John 1:3
  3. Mark 8:38
  4. Matthew 19:4

 

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