Are You Prepared to Share the Gospel?


Dear friends, we are now eleven weeks into the year 2015. I hope our many optimistic thoughts surrounding this New Year are remaining bright! Yes, we still have time to straighten out what we made crooked last year -- by following through with the commitments we miscarried then. 

So, now is the time of year to renew our resolve to recover and maintain our spiritual, domestic, vocational, and civil priorities. One area of spiritual priority that we must especially not take lightly this year is our need to regularly bear witness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to this postmodern age. In case you have not noticed, our twenty-first century American culture is in spiritual hot water. Our nation is undeniably materialistic, atheistic, anti-supernatural, and thoroughly committed to a naturalistic worldview. Regrettably, this commitment is, in essence, a whole-hearted conviction that everything in our world should and ought to be understood through the grid of Darwinian-Evolution (DE). Just listen to one of DE’s greatest proponents, Paleontologist Dr. Stephen Jay Gould formerly of Harvard University, who said just prior to his death, “We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin-anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures … We may yearn for a ‘greater’ answer, but none exists … We must construct these answers ourselves from our own wisdom and ethical sense. There is no other way.” What ethical sense? Naturalism has no ethic. To have one, it must borrow from the Christian’s Biblical Worldview! Echoing the same sentiments just prior to his death as well, Cornell University Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan of ‘Cosmos’ fame, quipped, “I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.” Brethren, do these wisdom-less musings not convey to us the plight of the natural man (1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 1:18-32)? How shall we then live in such an age? We must rise up and proclaim a living Savior (John 14:6) to this spiritually blind generation (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). We must remember the following words of Paul to a similar age: “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of Heaven and Earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands… He is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:24, 27).  This Biblical passage exposes the moral problem of sin that the stubborn evolutionist must repent of. However, he will not (apart from the grace of God)! Just listen to one more of them:  “…Spontaneous generation was scientifically disproved 120 years ago… but I cannot accept that philosophy (of supernatural creation) because I do not believe in God. Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible….” (George Wald). Hmmm.  I leave you with a much saner conclusion that corresponds with reality: “I am afraid that as a scientist I simply cannot say strongly enough that spontaneous origin of life is chemical nonsense, and therefore, I am left with no alternative but to believe that life was created” (Stephen Grocott). So then, let us go worship our Creator-God, the Lord Jesus, tomorrow in both spirit and in truth! Amen and amen…

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