Did you know that 32 of the 66 books in the Bible make mention of the Creation or Adam, the first man?(broken down by writer it is more like only 16 books were written by a writer who did not mention it.) Do you realize what that means to those who want to accept evolution and the Bible at the same time? If the first two chapters of Genesis are a fable, parable, myth, allegory, or anything else other than the true accounts of the origins of the universe, earth, life, and mankind; then the reliability of the rest of the Bible, as well as God and Jesus, is called into question. How can we trust what the Bible says about the end if we cannot trust what it says about the beginning? How can we trust a God who would make up stories instead of telling the truth? How could we trust Jesus to be right about Heaven if He was wrong about Adam and the creation? We must choose! Either the Bible is true or evolution is true, you can't have them both.
The Bible is not anti-science, just anti-false science. Paul warns of the danger of being led astray by believing false science. There are many Christians today who are in danger of shipwrecking their faith on the treacherous rocks of trying to compromise with evolution, the ideas of hereditary homosexuality, etc.
1Ti 6:20-21 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: (21) Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
Recently there have been several families with whom I have been able to spend some time. I have seen some common characteristics in these families. They have each left the church and have similar attitudes. These attitudes are becoming prevalent in our society and we need to counteract them in our homes.
I haven't put an extensive amount of time into this yet, but I wanted to share with you these destructive attitudes that are coming into the home. Hopefully in future posts, I can deal with each of these specifically.
Dangerous attitudes that are destructive to your families faith:
1. Scripture is open to any interpretation.
This is one of the most scary to me. If we can't KNOW what God meant, then we will be floundering in a sea of unknowns. How insecure would that make one feel?
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”
(2 Peter 1:20)
We HAVE to be able to know what God meant or chaos and lack of faith ensues.
2. There is no absolute truth.
This one is closely related to the first.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Notice that Jesus said “THE truth”. This indicates there is one truth.
3. Everyone has their own path to God/Heaven.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” (John 14:6-7)
4. Jesus was just a good man who taught good things about how to live.
You only have a few choices here. Either Jesus was LORD, the Son of God as he claimed to be and every word He says is true OR He was a LIAR OR He was a LUNATIC, or He was just a LEGEND. If you pick and choose what to believe out of what He said, then you are saying He was lying about some things. Either believe every word He says, or none at all. You can't have it half way.
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
5. The Bible is just a book of myths like the Greek fairy tales or other books of myth.
Honestly, this is one that I've had to take a pretty hard look at in the past. But, when you consider the fact that the Bible was written by about 40 men over about 1500 years and has no discrepancies, it is pretty amazing. No other book can claim such a thing. Also, if you read some of the other books of myth, they are similar to the Bible. In most cases, the Bible came first and is in my opinion the place where some of the myths were taken.
6. Evolution is a fact of science.
This one is being taught in the schools and many children are taking it hook, line and sinker. When actually studied, these facts won't hold water. We MUST be diligent in teaching our children the truth about evolution.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The attitudes that I find sometimes astound me. It seems to me that people who are immersed in this type of thinking are searching, yearning for truth yet they tell themselves there is no truth. We must be active in keeping these attitudes from the home and countering these lies with the truth of God. I recommend books like Convicted, magazines like Think or Discovery Magazine for the younger ones. There are many others. Know the truth yourself and diligently teach your children as well.
I can't say everything on this website is necessarily right, but there is some great stuff for kids here that teaches creation. Jesus said, "For he that is not against us is on our part." Mark 9:40
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