The “Horrors” of the Creation Theory Part 1
April 12, 2012 179 Comments
We came out of nowhere. We crawled out of a muddy puddle and evolved into primates and so on, and then our intelligence developed and many millions of years later, here we are communicating hundreds or thousands of miles away, one person sharing his thoughts with another person.
That’s what many people believe. It’s a safe theory to cling to because no one person, or being is in charge. In the world of atheists, evolutionists, polytheists, ect., we get to make up our own rules, or we can choose whose rules to apply to our lives. In the trappings of these worldviews we, as a human race, are not held accountable to anything. We just have to submit to the rules of established authority, mind our business, and carry on until we reach the grave. There is nothing to live for except yourself and maybe your family, and there is certainly nothing to die for, except maybe your country. But who says?
If we believe that there was one God who created us and this universe we inhabit, then we are admitting that we are dependent on Him for our basic needs, our very lives, just as an ant is depending on the children in the park not to step on it. The creation worldview, I believe, is a turnoff to many because it requires obedience to a God who long before set the rules. No one wants to be told what to do, or how to live. So, let’s just blow this whole creation thing off and live to eat, drink, and be merry.
And all that time, your heart is being hardened against God, and it becomes harder and harder for you to accept His truth.
But accepting the reality of God’s existence is different from accepting the lordship of God’s rule in your life. As a Christian, I’ve spent many years knowing that God is real, but denying His authority over my life (or more bluntly put, disobeying Him at every turn). I believe with all my heart that people at some early time in their life, know that God exists. But then they start heeding to the screams of the world as though they’re at a fair, and they don’t know which is the best booth to swipe their card at because there are so many shiny deals and loud announcements coming from all around them. “It’s all about you”, “Pick a god, any god”, “Money is good, so money is god”, “The key to Heaven? Just be good.” So many choices!
And you know what the most popular thing to believe in is now? They’re ALL right! Pick any path, serve any god, please yourself, and you’ll end up finding yourself walking through those pearly gates. After all, that’s the goal, isn’t it? Eternal bliss? A never-ending vacation from the turmoils of this world? Everlasting “me-time”? If that’s your view of Heaven, then I’m afraid you’ve got it all wrong. If abiding by a pre-existing set of rules is a turn-off to Christianity, then here’s another one: Heaven will not be centered around those who make it in. It will be centered forever around the One who’s building it, brick by brick, and made it possible for anyone to even enter into it at all. Heaven will be about worshiping Jesus Christ for all of eternity.
If that sounds dreadful to you, then you’ve really got to rearrange your priorities, and learn who’s more important. You or God? I’ll admit that even as a Christian, I sometimes get wearied by the idea of worshiping Jesus for all time instead of taking a never-ending breather from life. But here’s the good news – we were created to worship! We are drawn to worship as a moth is to a lamp. If you spend hours gaming online, you’re worshiping. If you spend your workday anxious to get home to HBO, you’re worshiping. God made us to worship; we have no choice in that. But we do have a choice as to what we worship.
Will you continue to worship this false idea that there is no God and life is all about you and your loved ones? Will you worship the idea that we are supplied with an array of choices before us and each one holds the key to eternal Me-time? Or will you worship the preserver of life, who created you to worship Him, so that you can have a lifetime learning to fall in love with Him, and greatly desire to spend your eternity praising Him without the distractions of this life?