Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Evolution verses Creationism . . . It Never Stood a Chance!

Good morning! I have not written in over a week! Just goes to prove I do not write on my own! I have lofty goals of writing daily . . . sadly I am only human . . . I can just as easily get sidetracked from what is most important in the day. Taking time to get into the word. I pray every day. . . at least in it's simplest form. I talk to Our Father. I ask, I ponder, I think, I reflect. Sadly I find when I don't actually pick up my bible and get into the word I feel like I am missing something. Today I know what that something is! It is a piece of my armor. When evil is what you fight against from morning to night, I think it is in our best interest to dress appropriately for it!

So there I was . . . life was beginning to get crazy . . . my next verse on my alphabet picture was from Psalms 100, verse for 4.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.

I don't know why I struggled with this so much. I give thanks and sing praises daily. It's become a habit of mine. If nothing else it will help you find joy in the midst of chaos and misery. That alone should make this count as wise council!

As I often do, I like to read the entire Chapter that a verse comes from. Psalms 100 is short, sweet and to the point. Here it is in it's entirety:

Shout with joy to the LORD with all the earth!
Worship the LORD with gladness.
Come before Him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the LORD is God!
He made us and we are His.
We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving;
go into His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the LORD is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and His faithfulness continues to each generation.

I will admit that I read this Psalm out of two Bibles. My little one that I reference in my blog and my bigger study bible: The MacArthur Study Bible (New American Standard Bible). I didn't just read it once from each one. Nope. I actually read it several times. I would get done and just sit there with a blank mind. I had no idea how I was to blog on this verse. I asked Our Father again and again, what do I do with this? I have been kept quite busy over the last two weeks so to the back burner this went.

This morning I awoke to another topic that has been running a muck in my brain. Darwinism and Evolution. Take this and couple it with the fact that we teach this in our public schools and you could paint me in the turmoil I was very aptly in. You see, I feel for those who have yet to find belief, let alone Faith. From the jump, many are taught about everything but God in our world. It's so sad how far we have come. The only truth to evolution is this . . .  if we insist there is no God we have lost the battle and we are no wiser than the primates we seem to long to be connected to.

The sad truth of the matter is, Darwinism has been dis-proven yet our Government insists on teaching this as fact to our children. If science and math really are the subjects of importance when it comes to staying up with the world why are we cutting our feet off? I am going to reference several interesting articles regarding the truth of the matter. From one extreme to the next. I hope you take the time to do a little research of your own. 

Even in all aspects of all sides I believe in studying the competition. Hence, I read their practices, ideas, theories. By doing this you expand your mind. It also helps you understand where others come from and how they came to their beliefs. If you have doubts about Our Father being the creator and you prefer to believe we came from monkeys, I challenge you to read my listed articles. Please feel free to respond with links supporting your beliefs. 

I will share this though. After a one year deep dive into the gospels it will be impossible to shake my faith that Jesus is God's only begotten Son and He came here for the purpose of saving us all. 

You could say in the beginning we were promised a rose garden and granted free will. We were warned to stay away from one item . . . just one . . . we were even warned of the consequence of disobeying. Yet the very first of us chose not heed God's advice. He could have washed his hands of us then. He did not. He sent prophet after prophet. He gifted us His word. We, here, in the United States are free to read it anywhere, anytime. What a gift! I will be the first to admit that I steered clear of the Bible almost my entire life. I felt I knew and believed in God and I didn't need to attempt to read something that others much much much smarter than me argued over. In a way I feared it. Over the last almost two years now I have been all over the bible. I honestly cannot get enough of it. I find it absolutely the most amazing thrilling exciting series of books I have ever picked up! If you are a natural reader, what are you waiting for?

Before I get sidetracked, here are the articles I was talking about when it comes to the truth regarding evolution and Darwin:
  1.  http://www.creationworldview.org/articles_view.asp?id=31
  2. http://free-minds.org/forum/index.php?topic=9694.0
  3. http://www.nmsr.org/Archive.html
  4. http://www.jameswatkins.com/evolution.htm
All of these are easy reads. I referenced these 4 because they hit the argument from various sides yet all draw to the same conclusion in the end. I hope you find them as interesting as I did!

Somehow an entire hour has flown by and I must close and get ready for my day. Today I thank Our Father for helping me when I am lost and confused on how to proceed with something. I am thankful for my belief and my faith for even when I cast God to the side in my own human foolishness He waited patiently for my return. While I have been unfaithful, He has not. We are so blessed to have such a loving Father. I pray that those who are in the midst of this inner struggle stumble upon the light and the truth. Our Father is our creator. He loves us. While we may not understand all that goes on around us may we have peace in knowing He understands it all. God is good. Amen

Wendy, Mom of Many



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