Overcoming Sin through Christ: Evolutionism

Overcoming Sin through Christ

A Comprehensive List of Sins

(Alphabetically Arranged)

Richard Hollerman

The plan of this study is simple.  We will look at a large number of sins, one by one, alphabetically.  We will define the sin, describe it, and comment on it, along with noticing Scripture references on the particular entry.  Some illustrations will be offered along with the description.

Evolutionism

Evolutionism is one of the most popular, widespread, deceptive and sinful philosophies to be found in our day, especially from the time of Charles Darwin in the mid-nineteenth century.  Evolution is a theory claiming that “change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.”  It is “the theory that all existing organisms developed from earlier forms by natural selection,” as originally formulated by Darwin.[1]  We have no space to offer a formal refutation of this destructive and unbelieving view, but this has been done by many able scientists and authors.[2]

God is clear about His creative work and how the universe began.  His Word declares, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).  In prayer to Yahweh God, we read, “Of old You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands” (Psalm 102:25).  Isaiah records God’s words: “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself and spreading out the earth all alone” (44:24).  The prophet also recorded these words: “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited)” (45:18). 

Paul spoke to the philosophers of the Aeropagus, “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 17:24).  There is no doubt that God has always existed (Psalm 90:2) and that He created all things, including man made in His image (cf. Genesis 1:26-27). 

Paul points out that God the Father created through the Lord Jesus Christ: “By Him [Christ] all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17).

It surely must be one of the greatest sins of pride, arrogance, and unbelief to claim that God doesn’t exist and to assert that He didn’t create the heavens and the earth as His Word affirms.  Instead of using evolution in any way, God “spoke” the earth and the heavenly bodies into existence (Genesis 1). 

Those who would attempt to deny God’s existence by claiming that 14 billion years ago, everything began with a “Big Bang,” are pridefully fighting against God Himself!  Those who would assert that life began in a primordial soup a couple billion years ago, are totally deceived as well as deceiving others.  Those who surmise that man evolved from an ape-like creature several million years ago and gradually developed into modern man, are arrogantly claiming to know more than God Himself.  Indeed, “the fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1; 53:1).

Evolutionism has done untold damage to people and society.  At one time, it was illegal to teach the lies of evolution in the public schools. Today there has been a complete reversal and it is illegal to teach the truth of creation in those schools!  There is something wicked and sinister about public education that denies God’s creative work and asserts that all things happened by “chance” over 14 billion years![3]  This Godless theory has captivated education, government, and popular entertainment. 

We can see the dreadful situation that false evolutionary theories has brought to this world.  Atheistic evolution was the basis of Stalin’s Russia, Hitler’s Germany, and Mao’s China.  Tens of millions of victims have fallen prey to evolution’s effects.  Hitler believed that evolution and the principle of “the survival of the fittest” was responsible for our present progress, thus he determined to help speed up the evolutionary process by eliminating what he thought were the inferior and unfit and promoting what he thought was the superior kind of man!

If young people are told that they are simply highly-evolved apes, is it any wonder that they act like apes!  Is it any wonder that they see no moral absolutes in this world—since morality can’t be based on atheism and evolutionism.  The godless religion of evolution has had devastating and sinful effects on nearly every level of society—in America and most other nations of the world. Evolutionism surely is a sinful philosophy that leads to many sinful beliefs and actions, thus it must be entirely renounced to come to God.

 



[1] Random House Webster’s College Dictionary.

[2] See Jonathan Sarfati, Refuting Compromise; Don DeYoung, Thousands. . . Not Billions; Ed. John F. Ashton, In Six Days; Ken Ham and Paul Taylor, The Genesis Solution; John Ashton and Michael Westacott, The Big Argument: Does God Exist; Ray Comfort, Intelligent Design vs. Evolution; Jonathan Sarfati, Refuting Evolution; Tim Chaffey and Jason Lisle, Old –Earth Creationism on Trial; David A. DeWitt, Unraveling the Origins Controversy.

[3] Notice The Long War Against God by Henry Morris.

 

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