Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The atheist's invisible friend

"Time is in fact the hero of the plot. The time with which we have to deal is of the order of two billion years. What we regard as impossible on the basis of human experience is meaningless here. Given so much time, the 'impossible' becomes possible, the possible probable, and the probable virtually certain. One has only to wait: time itself performs the miracles." ("The Origin of Life." Scientific American, August 1954 p.48).

The god of the evolutionary believer is "time." It’s the magic that makes Darwinian evolution work. The Bible says "With God, nothing shall be impossible." But the believer in evolution says "With time, nothing shall be impossible." Time is his invisible and imaginary wand-waving friend that makes the fairytale of evolution believable. It performs miracles. He wasn’t back in time to see the unseen do its impossible work, but the evolutionist believes beyond the reasonable.

Yet time isn’t his friend at all. It is his enemy. One only has to wait. Time will see to it that death comes to him and drags him like some unseen monster, to the grave. That is unless the Maker of time frees him from its icy grip. That’s what happens at conversion, through the new birth (see John 3). God freely gives His eternal Holy Spirit to those who repent and trust Jesus, and then He "seals" them as His own, free forever from the power of death (see Hosea 13:14).

Much to the mockery of an ignorant world, we are cocooned in the chrysalis of Christianity. The Bible says that we are "preserved" in Jesus Christ, and that God is at work in us "to will and do of His good pleasure." In time, He will transform us from this "lowly body of corruption," and even though the world may laugh at the thought of such a miracle, we are not perturbed, moved, concerned, or slightly shaken.

The day will come when the butterfly emerges from the humble cocoon, and on that Day every knee will bow to Jesus Christ as Lord, Creator, Redeemer, and ultimately Judge of a wicked world . . . to the glory of Almighty God.