Thursday, May 17, 2012

Big Guy's Speech

Today was Big Guy's final in his communication class.    He had to prepare two speeches.    I wish you could have seen his teacher's face after he gave this speech.    She is a tough teacher.    She is a retired college professor and she teaches our kids like they are college students.     Her words were, "Big Guy, you have always been one of my quiet students, but your work has been solid.   Whenever you decide to talk the entire class stops to listen because what you have to say is quality.   Today's speech is no exception."

When I was a child, I was taught a song called "The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock".  It says the wise man built his house upon the rock while the foolish man built his house upon the sand.   Although a simple childhood song, it is easy to make the transition to the more complicated topic of creation and evolution, with creation being the solid rock and evolution being the sinking sand.

You don't have to go far for people to tell you that there is no God and that a big bang created our existence.  The big bang alleges that billions of years ago the entire universe was packed in a little ball.   At some random point it exploded.  One of the problems is that scientists have no idea where this ball came from.  Creationism builds its facts starting with the book of Genesis which states the entire earth was created in a six day period.  If you look around you will see animals, trees, the sky and ground.  None of this happened because of two planets colliding or because of some big bang.   All of this happened because it was the will of God.  Thinking that a big bang could produce a mass of earth that just happened to be suitable for life is like thinking a tornado can go through a junkyard and assemble a Transformer.   In order for this to actually happen, the things needed for this to work have to be man made, the process happens an infinite amount of times causing no beginning or end to time and the laws of physics are broken in the process.   It can't happen.

The second challenge in our evolution verses creation discussion comes from the origin of man.  Genesis 1:26 makes the creation foundation clear.    Man was created in the image of God.   The theory of evolution states that man gradually evolved from lower animals.   This is where big bang and evolution start to collide.  It is a proven scientific fact that life comes from life and science has disproved the theory of spontaneous generation.  Then the question is how the first living thing happened like evolution claims.  The creation side to all this is that we were created in God's image.

The last point in our evolution verses creationism discussion and what this all boils down to in this sinking sand solid rock discussion is do you or do you not believe the universe was created by God?  To believe in creation is to believe in the one true God who is the creator.   Believing in the universe means that He must be older than the universe.  Isaiah 40:28 says, "The everlasting God is the creator of the ends of the earth."   If God is the creator then God has created all life.   As we established before, life comes from life which means our creator God must be eternal.

God gave us clear instructions to follow, but we stepped off the Solid Rock in favor of an educated guess.  Christians read the Bible, fell in love with our Creator and believed.   The proof is in the love.   If you love someone in your life, do you believe them?   Of course you do.   It is how we are wired by Him.  The battle between creationism and evolution is not necessarily about facts or the evidence because we are both dealing with the same set of facts.   The difference is in how we interpret them.   This is how these two beliefs began.   We interpreted what we had as something other than what He intended.   In the end we can't make someone believe in something.   They can either choose the solid foundation of creation or they can choose the sinking sand of evolution.    To believe in something you have to have faith and faith is what this is all about.


The Japanese Redneck said...

How proud that must have made you!

Good job Big Guy.

Erin said...

Awesome. I got all teary just reading it, I can't imagine how you were doing! Mine said she wants to be a missionary when she grows up during her graduation last night and it makes me one proud mama! You've done well my friend!