SEE SPECIAL 2013 STATE OF AMERICA ARTICLE “THE BATTLE RAGES”
THE BATTLE RAGES
Many American people are not aware of any serious kind of battle taking place in society. This is because it is not a battle of bombs and guns, but one of ideology and philosophy. It involves an insidious influence that is eating away at all that is moral and good from a biblical Christian perspective. It is like a rolling snowball that gets bigger and bigger as it continues to roll, until it actually becomes a real menace to all in its path.
What has been happening in American society is like a rolling snowball of liberal, atheistic, immoral influence that has been gathering momentum for many years, but now, in 2013, seems to be increasingly gathering speed.
Science tells us that there is a well-accepted scientific law known as cause and effect. Every effect except an eternal God—has a cause. So what has caused America’s downhill slide into this present and precipitous population shift in moral values?
The answer should be obvious to all individuals who have sadly watched this deterioration in American society develop. But to the majority of Americans (and I regret feeling obligated to use the word “majority”), there is no sense of alarm that there is something amiss in this country. So what is the cause of the ill effects some of us notice about American society? I believe it is a departure from the foundational beliefs of those who began this special nation with a humble attitude in recognition of a Creator to whom all men are accountable.
If this is true we must ask another question: What has caused the departure from these foundational principles and beliefs? It must be something, a system of dispensing false information, that has captivated the minds and hearts of the people. What could I be referring to? I am claiming that the main culprit is
Since the Scopes Trial in 1925 the godless philosophy of humanistic evolutionary naturalism has been relentlessly bombarding the minds of our young. Without any discernment to counteract this through biblical teaching supported by objective empirical science, our young have become like walking zombies, faithfully regurgitating the false scientifically unsupported ideas with which millions have been indoctrinated.
For decades since the 1960s our youth have been taught that evolution is an indisputable fact. That is, the kind of evolution that claims we have journeyed over millions of years from slime to scholar. As totally unrealistic scientifically and theologically it is to believe such a fairy-tale story, millions have been duped into believing it as real history. As I have said many times before, evolution from slime to scholar is not based on any actual scientific discoveries, but purely imaginary ideas.
The very title of Charles Darwin’s famous book “On the Origin of Species” is a complete misnomer. The one thing he was not able to write about was that very foundational matter of the origin of species. In spite of this lack of a scientific foundation to build upon, Darwin’s book popularized the already existing
imaginary idea of evolution.
Now, in 2013 and for several decades, the false idea of slime-to-scholar evolution along with the scientifically unsupported idea of millions of years, has become the sacred cow of science education. And with an emphasis upon teaching it as an established fact it negates the need for a Creator God, and humans are therefore just evolved animals.
What a great recipe for disaster this is. So why are we surprised at the degeneration of society as a whole? Christians, when asked if America is becoming more Christian or less Christian, have generally responded that America is becoming less Christian.
The Apostle Paul wrote 2000 years ago that the whole creation is groaning (Romans 8:22). We see this groaning in the physical world around us with such things as hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes, but also in society and human relationships.
What is happening when a city like Chicago records over 400 murders in 2012? Why are professed atheists now bold enough to hold public conferences such as the group named “Skepticon”, that has chosen Springfield, Missouri as their host city for the last five years? One year this group advertized their conference on a poster with the words, “Unbuckling the Bible Belt”!
Yes, we are experiencing attacks on this special nation, which was founded on biblical and religious principles of reverence for God, the one true Creator God of the Bible. Satan certainly wouldn’t have wanted to see a nation built on the foundation of biblical principles as was America. In fact, I believe he has a special hatred for two nations in particular America and Israel. Satan has tried to exterminate Israel for the last 2000 years. Why? Because Jesus, the Savior of the world chose the descendants of Abraham through which to reveal Himself, and in so doing defeat Satan through His crucifixion and resurrection.
Satan hates what America has stood for as a nation that reveres God, for sending thousands of missionaries around the world, and for giving support to Israel as a nation. But what was, is fast disappearing.
Something that is contributing to the decline of American culture is the avoidance of churches and pastors from countering the humanistic evolutionary attacks. There must be a blind spot in general among the churches if the cause of the attacks is not being discerned and dealt with. That is one problem, but
another is that the authority of the Bible has been undermined by compromise. For a variety of reasons pastors are tending to cohabit with some form of humanistic evolution in order not to trouble the waters of their own churches—not to mention their probable concern about possibly losing their jobs!
Where are those who will align themselves with God’s Word and refuse to compromise, and if necessary, learn to defend the truth of origins by studying the subject of biblical creationism? There are now many (at least hundreds if not more) academically and highly qualified scientists who see real science as
supporting the Bible. Either Genesis chapters 1—11 is real history, or it is not.
This is what it comes down to—an attack on the very foundation of human existence by confusing our understanding of origins. Why do we exist? Humanistic slime-to-scholar advocates arrogantly claim on the one hand that we are here because of chemicals randomly coming together to spontaneously form living cells, and over millions of years we have evolved to our present state.
On the other hand, the greatest and most reliable history book in the world, the Bible, tells us that an all-powerful Creator created us about 6000 years ago and put within us that mysterious quality of existence called “life.” Now if this is true, people have willingly turned their backs on knowledge of the Creator by choosing to believe a fairy-tale imaginary story about life coming from non-life by purely natural means actually, real science would support the idea that such a supposed process would rather be by unnatural means. Therefore, it makes sense to believe that the problems we are experiencing in America and the world are because we are reaping what we have sown.
Is there a solution? Is there hope for the future? If minds have been darkened with misleading education, the only way to see a turn-around is for the light of genuine truth to enter those minds. But, are we willing? In our natural condition before God, we are sinful and disobedient by nature, so although the God-given choice is ours, we may choose unwisely.
From the very beginning in the Garden of Eden God gave humans the power to decide for themselves. The Bible makes this clear, “Choose you this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15). And we are to choose to, “…present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God” (Romans 12:1).
So what is there about a ministry emphasizing biblical creationism that can offer hope for positive change in lives leading to salvation? We find that the ministry of biblical creationism can turn wayward hearts and minds back to foundational truth. There is a God. There is a Creator. Life is not without meaning and purpose. There is hope for all in the future individually by acknowledging truth personally.
God has graciously given us a reliable written record as a guide and inspiration for our lives. If we teach this truth effectively we will include the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as the ultimate evidence of our Creator’s purpose in creating us. The greatest of all spiritual mysteries that the Apostle Paul and others wrote about in the New Testament can be experienced personally and individually. In Paul’s words, the great mystery of this age of grace is, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).
What greater truth could there be than to meditate upon the awesome realization that God’s Holy Spirit actually brings the indwelling presence of the Father and the Son into our own beings? (John 14:23). What a privilege it is, then, to be involved in such a foundational ministry as biblical creationism. With the aid of the Holy Spirit we can help precious souls move ahead out of the darkness of evolutionary humanism into a wonderful relationship with God.
I believe this is why Creation Ministries of the Ozarks exists. God has raised this ministry up to gain victories for His kingdom. The Bible encourages us not to lose heart with words such as these from Colossians 3:23, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
Let us faithfully work, pray and support CMOTO, and believe for changed lives as God’s Word of truth is sown into the hearts of both young and old.