IS EVOLUTION A FACT?

GENESIS 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

OBSERVATION: Is Evolution a “fact”? In any public school in our country you will find it being taught as such. Yet, there are many problems with the “theory” of evolution. There are problems scientifically, and there are problems theologically. Since I am not a scientist I will address the most obvious – the theological problem with evolution.

Throughout the creation account one thing is clear, God created everything with forethought and design. Now, if one does not believe in God the points I am going to make are not relevant to them. However, for those who look at the grandeur and the order of creation and see the handiwork of a Divine Creator, these points are paramount. Whatever timetable one puts over the creation narrative the Biblical record is clear – God created everything “after it’s own kind”. This theologically refutes the “theory” of evolution and the claim that man is simply the product of a gradual process of change from one species to another.

The creation of man stands unique and apart from all of creation. In the rest of creation it is almost as if the Lord is having fun, like a master painter does when he creates a thing of beauty with the stroke of his brush. However, when it comes to the creation of man there is a great pause. It is not that the Lord is not enjoying His creation of man, it is that there is a sense of holy pause in the careful attention He gives it. It is only in the creation of man that the Lord says – “…Let us make man in our image,  after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth”

Only man (male and female) are created in the “image of God”. Only man bears this unique status and position of dominion and care for the rest of God’s creation. The Lord did not watch the evolutionary process as one watches a batch of cookies baking in the oven. He did not one day say – “That’s it! Let’s stop there! Let’s put our stamp on that phase of the process!” No, mankind was His deliberate and loving creation. Mankind is uniquely created in the image of God and therefore life is both sacred and filled with meaning and purpose.

This truth speaks to so many of the social ills and issues of our day. As Christians we must uphold the sanctity of all human life. As Christians we must be good stewards of all the creation of God. As Christians we must love and care for one another, for in doing so we are manifesting the very heart and nature of God. When we lower man to just another “animal” we impair and diminish the grandeur of God’s most deliberate, careful, and thoughtful creation.

Lord, thank You for Your deliberate and thoughtful creation of my life! Thank You for loving me so much that You sent Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sin and rescue me from my rebellion against You. Thank You that through faith in Christ I am being restored to my original purpose and destiny. In Jesus Name!

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy to follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com. Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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