In Part 1 we looked at some of the scientific claims made by evolutionists, versus the actual appearance and evidence that this universe was designed to host life, and that life is also designed. Now we will look at what a belief in evolution will produce in individuals, in society and in the world. We can look at the spiritual origin of evolutionary theory, as everything in this material universe is an analogue of something in the spiritual universe.
In fact Biblical imagery is misunderstood, especially apocalyptic writings, because what we see here in our 4 dimensions of space-time, are seen to be living beings in a spiritual universe, or the actions of those beings in regards to the earth. Another way to think of it is that the spiritual universe is more than here, as Milton (Paradise Lost) depicts in his writings. The spiritual universe contains this universe, you might think of it as having more dimensions. So then a lie in the spirit universe is alive, it is a person, as Christ observed; “Satan was a liar from the beginning, and he is a lie.”
One of the differences between the spiritual “realm,” and this material “realm,” is that you cannot hide what you are in the spirit universe. If you are bad, then you look bad, you smell bad, your voice is an unbearable shriek, and you reek of corruption. Not so here on earth where deception reigns. This is proven in nearly every election cycle in America and elsewhere, and in nearly every revolution in the earth. The people keep expecting saviors; instead they get tyrants, savages, egomaniacs, idiots as their leaders. Many times the people believe in those leaders as if they are hypnotized, they help them to gain prominence by their love of deception.
Revelation 16:12-14 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
This first spirit, represented as a frog is seen as a living thing, issuing out of the mouth of the dragon (Satan). It goes into the earth as a 3rd part of a system of deception to bring about the great closing wars of human history, of which we are nearly at an end. It is from the mouth of the dragon, because this is the essence of Satanic thought: Satan’s thinking is that he is the same kind of being as God, he is at war with God, he is in competition with God, he ultimately hates God.
Satan does not think he was created, something in being an angel must demand faith also, since they were created in the eternal realm, before time was created, they have no knowledge of beginning. Satan must have nurtured a grudge while serving God as the Bible depicts he was greatest of the angels, the most beautiful, granted the greatest access and communion with God, the greatest being God had created. Finally his smoldering resentment erupted probably ages ago into full fledged rebellion and war and Satan managed to enlist a third of all the created angels with him. However he lost that war and has been imprisoned here on earth along with the angels that rebelled.
This deception comes into the earth, and it does not come until nearly the end of human history, it functions to help separate men into two camps, those that believe God is the creator, and those that do not believe God is the creator. It is shown as a frog, because frogs are prolific and found in rivers and streams, and pools; this deception would find its way into the flow of human thought and would multiply. This depicts what happened when Darwin published Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859. It turned the scientific world upside down, within a few decades within the elites and sophisticates of Western Culture it became the predominate worldview. Lets look at a few of the comments about this deception:
Clark H. Pinnock from “Set forth Your Case.”
The myth of Evolution is so entwined in the current world view that its absurdities are seldom even noticed. It ought to be apparent to the casual observer of the history of science since Darwin, that the theory he propounded, far from becoming better established, is becoming shakier with every passing year.
If you ignore for a moment the brain washing of magazines with a Time-Life mentality, and listen to the experts in the various fields, you would soon realize that the data on which this grand hypothesis depends are slender indeed, and capable of a dozen different constructions. . . .The reason Evolution is believed and taught as a fact is not due to the evidence for it, but rather due to the need for it
When Sir Julian Huxley published his Evolution in Action, a kind of ex cathedra pronouncement on the subject of natural selection, Sir James Gray reviewed the book in the English journal Nature, noting the fervor with which Huxley "preaches his gospel." Gray put it this way:
Darwinian orthodoxy demands implicit faith in the efficacy of natural selection operating on chance mutations. Subscribe to this, and all doubts and hesitations disappear; question it and be forever lost. The case for orthodoxy can seldom have been stated with greater cogency and enthusiasm than by Dr. Julian Huxley in "Evolution in Action." A few readers, perhaps rather pagan in their outlook, may think it a little strange that, if the case is quite so strong as they are asked to believe, it should still be necessary to argue the merits of natural selection with almost evangelistic vigor.
The following is an excerpt from Evolution: An Irrational Faith by Arthur C. Custance
Natural selection is a meaningless concept unless it leads to the survival of the fittest and to the elimination of the unfit. The fitness of all forms of life (apart from man), by and large, impresses the naturalist everywhere he looks. It impressed Darwin. It could be evidence of the hand of God; or it could be evidence of some natural law which sees to it that all unfit forms are eliminated, constantly, unfailingly, being given no chance to perpetuate their kind. Darwin thought he had discovered this mechanism, the struggle to survive leading to the survival of the fittest. And the very temper of the times in which he lived prepared the public to welcome a concept which seemed to justify the ruthless exploitation of the weak by the strong, a philosophy deeply engrained as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution. In his autobiography, Andrew Carnegie, who made his fortune in steel, described as follows his conversion to evolution on reading Darwin and Spencer:
I remember that light came as in a flood and all was clear. Not only had I got rid of theology and the supernatural but I had found the truth of evolution. "All is well since all grows better," became my motto, my true source of comfort. Man was not created with an instinct for his own degradation, but from the lower he had risen to the higher forms. Nor is there any conceivable end to his march to perfection. His face is turned to the light; he stands in the sun and looks upward.
Ashley Montagu observed in connection with Big Business that John D. Rockefeller (who certainly should have known better) said, "The growth of a large business is merely the survival of the fittest. . . . This is not an evil tendency in business. It is merely the working out of a law of nature and a law of God."
Montagu commented: Darwinism was offered as no mere apology. It was more positive than that, it was a validation, a biological justification for competition. This doctrine has become part of the behavioral equipment, the system of overt beliefs, of almost everyone in the western world today. . . . “
This view of life is completely false. Yet it largely motivates the conduct of most persons in the western world. And it has brought man into the sorry state of personal, interpersonal, and international conflict in which he finds himself today.
It seemed so entirely proper, and the arguments which Darwin used to support the concept so very reasonable, and the evidence which he selected to illustrate how it works in Nature so convincing, that very few people paused long enough to ask whether it was really true.
In retrospect, we can see now that many of the catch-phrases with which he bolstered his thesis ought to have been challenged from the very beginning. Is Nature really in a constant state of warfare? Do animals over-populate the territory they occupy so that many of them are constantly on the border of starvation and only the very fit survive? Is it true that animals are entirely "selfish" and that they are neither altruistic nor interdependent?
Do only the fit survive? The fact is that, little by little, a more careful examination of what goes on in Nature has shown that the answer to every one of these questions is negative. It is the object of this Paper to give some of the evidence now available that Nature does not necessarily eliminate or "select out" the unfit, a circumstance which naturalists in their desire to find a mechanism for evolution for a long while tended to overlook.
Nature is not in a state of constant warfare. Animals do not under normal circumstances over-populate the territory they occupy. Cooperation and interdependence in the community life of animals is not a rare thing, but seems rather to be an essential part of the very fabric of it. The whole concept of natural selection, which is still so fundamental to current evolutionary theory, only makes sense if we assume that it eliminates the unfit and that this process of elimination results from struggle of some sort. But what is becoming increasingly apparent is that there is as much co-operation as there is struggle in Nature, and indeed probably more. The unfit often survive, and when they do it is not infrequently because members of their own species actually assist them to do so. (End of Custance excerpt)
Just a few days ago Drudge had the story of a dog that was caught on the traffic cams in Argentina running out into traffic and pulling its injured companion (another dog) from the traffic. There are many stories of animals of different species adopting the young of other species. There are many home videos showing animals that you would think to be enemies, living together, playing together, and it has all the appearance that some of these animals love each other.
Though dedicated evolutionists will deny a link to Eugenics and evolutionary thinking, there are not a few books that draw that link all the way to Hitler:
The War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black
The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism by Stefan Kuhl.
The Unfit: The History of a Bad Idea by Elof Axel Carlson
G.K. Chesterton was a co-author of the book called, Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State.
And the book mentioned on the Ben Stein Expelled documentary, From Darwin to Hitler by Richard Weikart.
Now I had said in part I that God has allowed evolutionary theory to take root in the earth to become a great tree under which scientific atheism can flourish, to take men back to the very beginning of our fall, to expose and expunge the Satanic thinking imparted to all humanity when we accepted his lie that we would not die, and we would be like God, and know good and evil. Well we have known good and evil, but we never became like God, and we do die, we die spiritually every day we accept this lie and live in separation from our creator.
To break this cycle we must reject evolutionary thinking, we must identify it in our daily life and resist and reject the competition Satan has introduced. In fact the manifestation of the Sons of God it speaks about in Romans 8 who break the curse of futility on creation will learn to stop competing with each other. You must learn to bless. This is not a do-gooder, new age phony spirituality. This only comes about because you have suffered under the futility of competition. You refuse the outlook of limited resources, for if you channel the blessings of God the resources will be miraculously multiplied.
It is at this time that God is releasing the Law of Harvest upon the earth as an immediate enforceable law. From this time onward you will be blessed or cursed by what comes out of your mouth and spirit. Just as the nations have been destroyed by their actions to one another in the stone cut out of the mountain without hands in Daniel’s vision, now the cycle, the crushing of that stone reaches a personal individual level, as it continues on to grind the remainder of the broken up pieces of that statue to powder.
This is not a slow process coming on the earth; it started the day after Saddam Hussein was captured, in the timing of God the cycle had finished; now it reaches a second stage where men cannot hide behind national, political, racial, ideological or religious excuses for their mistreatment of one another. If you learn (and learning is painful) to bless when all within you would rather curse, would rather send back hatred for hatred, then you will break this spirit of futility on yourself, and will be a part of breaking it on the whole earth.
This is a key to what many Christians have found a mystery in their walk with God. How do you actually acquire His divine nature? He released it to us upon the cross, in great suffering. You acquire that divine nature at the gateway of suffering, we are not good, we do not learn, or discover some hidden goodness in us. We finally suffer so much in our rebellion to our creator that we cry out, “what must we do to be saved?” Only then do you drop the human prerogative to move in hate, in un-forgiveness, in competition.
At first it is a struggle to break a lifetime addiction of moving in your own will, in your own responses and you set yourself to bless, even if evil is being done to you. What will happen? I think you will see your enemies will either sense that blessing, and want more and change from what they are doing, or they will be driven into madness because that blessing is powerful, and filled with the intent of God. Even Paul noted the principle of divine judgment in blessing, he instructs, “love your enemies; as such you will heap burning coals of fire upon their heads.”
This is real, not some gooey human love that is unable to affect or change anyone or anything. This changes you, because you cannot bless with ulterior motives, you cannot smuggle in the idea that, “hey if I bless that jerk, then burning coals will be upon his head.” No you just bless…the coals take care of themselves. What is it to you if the person repents? Much better as he has ceased to be your enemy and may even be your friend. If he does not repent? Now he is not your enemy, you are not positioned as his enemy, now God intervenes directly, before if you were in a psychic shootout, who would God deal with? Who is the most wrong? The one that started it or the one that keeps it going?
All of the careful building up of the universe, then the earth, then life, then human culture have led up to this point, to the creation of human spirits in the image of the divine. Ironic that the greatest denial of God as the creator is coming at the very time that His creative power will be most on display in the manifestation of human beings that acquire His divine nature.