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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Who and the Why?

Darwin is being given considerable attention in the media at this time. We have watched some of the television coverage; fascinating programmes presented by internationally respected naturalists.

I know several highly intelligent and clever people who are confessed atheists, who would use Darwin and his theory of evolution and natural selection to prove that there is no God. I used to be in awe and feel intimated by such people, but no longer since I came into a heart knowledge of Jesus. I found what I saw of the TV programmes was enthralling. They described in fascinating detail, the ‘what’ and perhaps not quite so convincingly, the ‘when.’ But so far, unless I have missed something, they do not address the question of the ‘Who’ or the ‘why!’ Much of what I saw I found did not seem to conflict with Christianity, but I find it very hard to believe that I evolved from a blob.

I totally accept that God made the world and He made me. All the probing and researching into how He may have done this, do not particularly interest me. Nor do they help me in relating to God, people and myself, something I and the world desperately need. We are indebted to the work of scientists, but I doubt whether science can get very far in explaining a heart to heart relationship with a living God.

I take great comfort from the fact the Jesus used simple fishermen to help change the direction of the world to the good. When our spiritual eyes are opened, the Bible, God's Word comes alive. We do not throw reason out of the window, but our eyes are opened to a life-changing love relationship with Jesus.

“New International Version In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:1-5 New International Version

6 comments :

  1. Mulled Vine said...

    When did you head knowledge become your heart knowledge?

  2. wayfarerjon said...

    It sounds like I had better explain this sentence: I used to be in awe .. longer since I came into a heart knowledge of Jesus.

    The 'penny' dropped from head to heart 36 years ago. But as my Christian walk seems to have been back to front compared with what I read in books, the heart knowledge of Jesus has grownj over the years.

    During that time, and after a number of jump starts, I have found healing for some of my hang-ups' and sense of inferiority. Although there are still occasions when I prefer to avoid confronation with intellectual giants.

  3. wayfarerjon said...

    Have you noticed that both our avatars feature a tree, except your is bearing fruit?

  4. careyterry said...

    I found myself years ago battling the whole darwin and evolution thing with many people and always felt I had to defend God's word. It took me a while to realize that, yes I do need to, but not to the extent that I was. We have to simply believe by faith, not fact.
    So now when people ask me about the Big Bang Theory I just tell them, "yeah, I believe in the big bang theory! God spoke a word and BANG, it happened!" :)

  5. Greg said...

    Good point! But what's sad is that science, when seen through the atheist's worldview, can be used to lead truth seekers away from the Lord. While understanding the mechanics of God's Creation does not necessarily lead one to spiritual closeness to Him, it does arm us to combat the atheists who manipulate scientific discoveries to back up their arguments against God.

  6. wayfarerjon said...

    careyterry - Your 'Big Bang' comment - I like it!!