Foundation and Fruits
By David Ben Ya’akov
© 2003 David Ben Ya’akov / Delusion Resistance
The Delusion Resistance has been and always will be dedicated to fighting the lies of Evolution. I don’t think that anyone reading this would disagree that the battle between Evolution and Biblical Creationism is a battle for the mind and souls of mankind. What a person believes affects the way that they conduct their daily lives, their social conduct and ultimately their eternal security, or insecurity as the case may be.
There have been two strategies in this battle. The Church (the corporate body of true believers) has attempted to battle the foe by attacking the fruits (the byproducts) of evolution while the evolutionists have attacked the foundation of Creation, which is the Bible. It’s sad to note that the evolutionists have been much more successful than the Church. A good illustration will be to look at an apple tree. Let’s say that we don’t want an apple tree growing in the yard, but one sprouts and grows very quickly. The apple tree will represent evolution. On the other side of the yard, we have an old fig tree that we want to keep. The fig tree represents Creation. There are two brothers who own the yard, one a Christian, and the other an atheist. The Christian doesn’t want the apple tree to grow, so he picks the apples, thinking that it will keep the tree from propagating. He never has the chance to pick all the apples because they are so many, and every year there is a new crop. The atheist, on the other hand, knows that the fig tree will keep producing no matter how many figs he pulls off. He goes about his attack in another way. He digs around the tree and systematically starts to take an ax to the roots. He knows that if he destroys the tree, he will destroy the fruit too.
So the Church goes around attacking the fruit of evolution; abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, lawlessness, and Marxism. We pull off a little fruit at the time but it always grows back. Up until a few years ago, this was the common practice. Now, you would think that the Church would know better, especially after all of the illustrations in the Bible concerning foundations and fruit, but we have failed so far.
This failure and lack of understanding have been changing over the past twenty or thirty years. God has raised up several scientists who have done a very good job of exposing the lies of evolution and they are using true science to prove the Creation and other events in Genesis. They are taking an ax to the roots of the evolution tree and it is slowly dying. Genesis is the foundation of the Bible. There we are introduced to sin; it’s beginning and we are even given a hint that God would someday do something to put an end to it. The Bible is like a troubleshooting manual. Genesis is the part that describes the problem and the rest of the book is God’s fix-it part of the manual. The books of the Old Testament that come after Genesis are like the rundown list in a fix-it manual. The sum total of the Old Testament is that mankind cannot be fixed by any human remedies and that only complete overhaul will do. Jesus gives us a complete overhaul when we ask Him to fix us. Then, and only then do we start to run right.
Foundations and Fruit:
Today when we think of foundations, we think of houses and the stable base that they are hopefully built upon. If a house is anchored to a good foundation, it can withstand any number of disasters. Jesus was a carpenter, and he knew of foundations. He even illustrated this in one of his parables:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27
I live in California, and as everyone knows, we are prone to earthquake activity. Several years ago the state recognized that the major cause of property damage during a quake was that houses were knocked off of their foundations. For this reason, new home builders are required to bolt the frame structure to the foundation. Had they read their Bibles they would have realized this long ago and might have averted a lot of damage and heartache. Ignorance has never been a good excuse where the forces of nature are concerned and it isn’t accepted by God either.
Foundations are also important where people and philosophies are concerned. Each one of us had a childhood that affected us in either a positive or negative way. Our parents or guardians set a foundation for us and depending on what they built that foundation determined how we grew up into adults. The Bible is explicit about this when it says:
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
And it also says:
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. Proverbs 22:15
So we can see that whether it involves a house or a person, the beginnings are very important and have a lot to do with the ultimate result of each. In the lives of the people who have committed some of the most heinous crimes in history, there were foundational things that affected them. Most sexual predators were themselves abused. Most spousal abusers grew up with a history of that activity in their homes and the list goes on and on. Please understand that I used the word “most,” and not the word “all” above. There are some who have those foundations and who come into adulthood with correct morals and values.
On the flip side of the coin, there are those who are brought up with a solid foundation of morality. A vast majority of these people grow into honest and moral adults, but like above, there are exceptions. But everyone who is honest with themselves will have to admit that since prayer and God were taken out of the schools, many statistics of immorality and lawlessness have risen. The rights of parents have been stripped away and there is a threat of legal action even if the slightest bit of physical correction is administered. Add to this that kids are being force-fed the notion that they are just animals (evolution) and it is no wonder why they are running wild through the streets.
Biblical Foundation and Fruit:
So let’s look at a Biblical foundation and the fruit that it produces. Let’s look at the following illustration and then focus on some of its points.
The illustration shows the results which occur with the belief in the creation of the Earth by the God of Creation. Creation rests on the foundation of God’s Word. Belief in God causes a person to realize that they will have to answer to Him someday. Because of that, the believer treads carefully and a pursuit of truth and justice prevails. The opposite of that is evolution and we will come to that later.
When a person or a society place their trust in God, His Holy Word and in the fact that He created all we see, hear, feel, touch and taste, many good things happen. First, that person or society cares for the creation. It was specially created by a loving God and it’s defacing or pollution is strongly deplored. A Biblical foundation causes “good science” to occur. A scientist with a Biblical grounding knows full well that integrity and fidelity are just as high on his list of priorities as finding scientific truth is. The scientist who believes in a creator also knows that he or she will someday be accountable to God and will have to give account for all that they have taught the public and their peers.
Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1
When a society is built on its foundation being God and His Word, it’s government usually follows suit. A good example of this would be the United States. For many years its society had a foundation built on God and for the most part, a government that followed suit. It was known as a Christian Nation, its people worshipped God and it’s leaders were held accountable for its laws and its constituents. With the advent of the 20th century, many things changed. The people became rebellious, evolution was accepted as a “truth,” and society went down the pipes. We’ve declined so much that we murder the unborn upon demand and everyone does what is right in their own eyes. The Biblical foundation that once supported the United States was torn down and replaced by humanism. America is the modern day example of a fall from glory.
A person or society whose foundation is the Word of God has a strong sense of right and wrong. They have a moral code to live by and are governed by laws and precepts. Those people know that they are going to someday answer to a divine power to which there will be no excuses and ignorance will not be accepted.
A person or society whose foundation is the Word of God also values human life. To them, life is a gift that is imparted by God himself. A person with such a foundation knows that nothing evolved and that all life is a special creation of God. That is why, in such a society, murder is the most heinous of crimes because it is snuffing out a special creation, a gift of God to the world.
People and societies who have a firm foundation on the Word of God place great emphasis on family values. They know that a spouse isn’t just an object of lust and sexual desire, but an integral part of a family unit. They know that a family consisting of a husband (male), wife (female), and children is healthy. There are various examples of correct family relationships in the Bible and the fruits of those healthy relationships are duly noted. There are also examples of incorrect family relationships there too, and they almost always result in the strife that passes on through many generations.
The Bible is full of blessings and consequences of our lifestyles. It is a guidebook that has been around for centuries and for the most part, has been ignored by many for that period of time. Those who blame God for the ills of the world, or wonder why He doesn’t step in to fix things must remember that He gave us the book and admonished us to read it. Nearly everything that you buy in the store has an instruction book. If you put something together without using the instructions and it looks funny or doesn’t work, whose fault is it? The fault is yours because you ignored the instructions. Life is the same way! If you try to live it and don’t look at the instruction book, or ignore it, thinking that you can do it on your own, it’s your fault, not God’s.
So what is Evolution and what is it built on. Simply put, it is built on the mind of Man. Mankind is unique from the rest of creation in many ways, but the one we will look at today is the fact that mankind can sense that he is a higher being and that it has a sense of purpose. You see, every person has a God-shaped void in them. To some, that void is filled by God Himself when a person is regenerated through Christ Jesus. Those who choose other paths try many things to fill that void. Many try the use of drugs, others try sexual excitement, others try financial gain and most turn to evolution theory. Remember that game we all had when we were kids with the pegs or blocks. Some of the blocks were square, some triangular and others round; and there were holes that we had to put those pegs into. At first, I think we all tried many different combinations until the day that we realized that the round pegs went into the round holes, the square ones in the square holes and so on. Well, life is the same way in that respect. Our lives are the canister where the peg will eventually go. The trouble is that there is only one entrance and the hole is shaped like Jesus. None of the other pegs can be put into the canister and many people spend their whole lives trying to put round pegs into square holes or triangular pegs into round holes.
Evolution is much akin to the illustration above. It can never fit into the Jesus shaped void that every human has in their life. The finds that we hear about all of the time and the supposed new ideas about evolution are really attempts by those pseudo-scientists to try to bang that square peg through that round hole and it never works. Then they will find some sort of discovery in the cosmos and try to fit it into evolution, but that square peg just won’t fit through that round hole. Of course, some have tried to cheat and cut the corners off of the square peg to make it fit, but those cases have always been rejected upon further examination.
When I was younger there was a phrase that was popular. When a person made a mistake and they were called to task for that mistake they would use the phrase, “I’m only human.” What they were saying in effect was, “hey I’m human, so I’m not perfect.” Aside from the fact that the phrase was basically used as a copout, it did state one truth; humans are far from perfect! So, since humans are far from perfect and at times mostly faulty, what should we assume about the evolution theory? We have to assume that it is faulty also. Remember too that foundations are important and a faulty foundation can result in ruin for the rest of the house and more importantly, those who live in that house.
Now let’s look at the results of evolutionary theory when they are adhered to by people and society. We’ll use The Webster’s Online Dictionary to expound on these several fruits.
1. Worship of The Earth:
Earth itself is treated as a living entity. We get phrases like “Mother Earth,” and “mother nature.” There are many people who worship Earth. They call her the Goddess Gaia and fight for her like one fights for a human relation. Those in the environmental movement are involved in such things. They put the creation above the creator and value it over human life.
Main Entry: nat·u·ral·ism
Pronunciation: 'na-ch&-r&-"li-z&m, 'nach-r&-
Date: circa 1641
1 : action, inclination, or thought based only on natural desires and instincts
2 : a theory denying that an event or object has a supernatural significance; specifically : the doctrine that scientific laws are adequate to account for all phenomena
I don’t think that anyone can doubt that description of naturalism above describes our society to a tee. The whole psyche of our society is based on sex and doing whatever else feels good. The pursuit of longing for righteousness and doing what is right both in our consciences and in God’s eyes has gone by the wayside. Want to know why drug abuse and alcoholism keep increasing? It’s because people have to soothe their consciences through substances instead of doing what is right, to begin with.
The definition also says that naturalism denies any supernatural intervention and says that science and it’s laws are able to explain life and the universe, and of course origins. The writers at Webster’s could just as easily have written the word “Evolution,” as an explanation for choice number two. The newspapers and television media never mention Christian things but only focus on scientific discoveries and evolution. A free and unbiased press, yeah right?
3. The New Age Movement
Main Entry: New Age
1 : of, relating to, or being a late 20th century social movement drawing on ancient concepts especially from Eastern and American Indian traditions and incorporating such themes as holism, concern for nature, spirituality, and metaphysics
The New Age is really just the same old lie that mankind has been fed since Adam and Eve fell in the garden of Eden. New Age teaches that we can become our own Gods, which was Satan’s lie to Eve:
“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4
The total sum of New Age thought is to battle Christianity for the souls of men. It embraces a little from each religion or philosophy so that it can satisfy everyone who is searching for the truth. The New Age was prevalent back in ancient times. There were mystics, mediums and such back in Biblical days. The Bible warned the people of that time about such practices:
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 18:9-13
We have always had this sort of people among us. In the last century though they came out of the shadows and practiced in indiscrete shops. But during the last twenty years or so they have been gaining influence. We hear of movie stars going to psychics. We hear stories about former First Lady Nancy Reagan visiting a medium and even heard that former First Lady Hillary Clinton was in contact with Eleanor Roosevelt, who has been deceased for many years. An then there’s Miss Cleo, who is there to annoy the crap out of us during commercial breaks. Yes, a society that spurns God almighty for the god evolution quickly degenerates.
Main Entry: so·cial·ism
1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
A society who turns to socialism to answer it’s problems is turning itself over to the mind of man. You see, a society that is built and run on Godly principles is a society of freedom and liberty. The United States up until recent years has been a good example of this concept. In recent years though God has been eliminated from government and all but banned in public, so people are now turning to socialism, hoping that mankind can solve their problems. Socialism is the path to communism, and we all know what that does to people, freedom and society. And let us not forget that back in the 1930’s and 1940’s there was a movement in Germany called the “Nationalsozialist” or National Socialist party which started a war that took the lives of over 50 million people. And furthermore, let’s not forget that Hitler and his henchmen were avid evolutionists, who elevated a selected few higher than all others. Man’s wisdom always turns to tyranny.
Main Entry: Marx·ism
: the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society
Communism is the ultimate result of a society that is founded on the mind of man. Communism is something that might sound good in theory, but there is one factor that those who advocate communism always forget; that being the hearts of men. If there is no peace in a man’s heart then he can’t offer peace to others. Because the hearts of natural men are corrupt communism, as it is theorized, can never work. It is always a choice of a few and a demand on the many.
The first ideal that communism attacks is religion. The mind of the natural man cannot accept a God or godly principles because those things go against human nature. So when communism takes over a nation, the churches are taken over, puppet ministers are placed in them and true believers are persecuted, imprisoned and killed.
Dictators always rise out of communistic situations. These leaders are usually surrounded by others of the same thought, who lust for power, economic riches, and fame. Power struggles are common in these situations. Those who remember history will remember how Lenin in his waning years favored Trotsky, but Stalin had other plans and Trotsky had to flee the country, only to be brutally murdered (assassinated) in Latin America by Stalin’s henchmen. Stalin is then credited with murdering millions of his own countrymen. Communism embraces evolution theory and survival of the fittest is the main theme in its realm, except their example of survival and fittest, is to only deem fit those who will kowtow to those who are in power.
Evolution theory thrived in Russia when it was called, “The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” Humanism replaced religion and evolution was humanism’s so-called “proof” that Christianity was bogus. God had other ideas though because the Soviet Union no longer exists and it’s ideals imploded into one big heap of rubble. And the thing that every regime or dictator forgets is that Christianity grows under persecution.
Main Entry: an·ar·chy
Pronunciation: 'a-n&r-kE, -"när-
Etymology: Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek, from anarchos having no ruler, from an- + archos ruler
1 a : absence of government b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority c : a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government
2 a : absence or denial of any authority or established order b : absence of order : DISORDER <not manicured plots but a wild anarchy of nature — Israel Shenker>
When a person or society has the mind of man as a foundation and evolution as it’s religion, there can be two types of anarchy. First, there is the anarchy that there is no Godly government in their hearts. When a person rejects God and places themselves in command, they deny any accountability to a higher authority. When this happens, they do what is right in their own eyes, as we will see in the definition of relativism. At the beginning of this document, we used an illustration of trying to put square pegs in round holes. When a person disallows the formation of a Godly government in their hearts they have in effect tried to drive that square peg into that round hole, which is really impossible. Because of this, there is no guidance, no purpose in that life other than to satisfy the wants and needs of that person. Others are merely stepping stones or instruments to use in order to try to achieve peace and stability which can never come through these means. Only God can fill that God-shaped void in every person’s life.
The second type of anarchy is social anarchy. Social anarchy is a direct result of spiritual anarchy. We see many types of social anarchy in our society today. We have kids running the streets in gangs, all killing each other in order to gain control of their turf. We have neo-Nazi’s, Muslim terrorists, Black Panthers and many others all running around, trying to get an upper hand on society because they think that they have the only answer to the injustices of this world. Neighborhoods where doors were never locked thirty years ago are now bolted shut and the love of many people has grown cold. Jesus predicted this when he said:
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:10-14
So how could all of this come into being? Well, first you start telling people that there is an alternative to God, namely, evolution. Then you get the press to push more of evolution and less of God. Then you make it illegal to pray in school or have any religious discussion there. Then you start degrading the value of human life by telling kids in every generation since the 1960’s that they are really animals, not special in any way except that they are more evolved than their cousins the apes. In addition, you strip away godly values of right and wrong and replace them with secular, man-made rules. You combine all of these and you have a society in anarchy. It’s clear and simple, but so few see it; or perhaps few want to see it.
Main Entry: rel·a·tiv·ism
1 a : a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing b : a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them.
Relativism and anarchy are virtually intertwined together. Both derive from a lack of belief in a divine set of laws and ethics. Take for instance the case of Timothy McVeigh who was found guilty of bombing the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Although he killed many men, women and children, he never repented of his crimes. His callousness was based on his belief that he was correct in what he did based on his relativism and possibly the relativism of those who might have conspired with him. If he would have had any sort of morals or ethics, he would not have done what he did, or at the very least he would have carried out his act early in the morning when there was nobody in the building. He chose relativism, based on the anarchy in his heart. He allowed that Jesus shaped void in his life to be filled with hatred and maliciousness and it resulted in needless death, yes, even his own.
Main Entry: a-bor-tion
1a: Murder of an unborn human child for convenience of parents b: extermination of unborn child on pretense that child may have a birth defect c: genocide of unborn child on pretense that child is result of rape or incest. Note: example 3 only occurs in 1/10th of one percent of abortion cases.
There is no doubt that abortion has been a hot issue in our society. Abortionists say that it is a matter of freedom of choice for women. Pro-life people say that it is infanticide, plain and simple. The theory of evolution has caused the cheapening of the value of life to such a degree that secular society thinks that a child in it’s mother’s womb is not yet human. They use the argument saying that if it isn’t able to survive outside the womb then it is not yet viable. Again, we “survival of the fittest” being used as a crutch. The womb is an envelope that protects the embryo and where it is nourished. We who have been born also need similar things. We need clothing to survive in Autumn, Winter and into Spring. We need food to exist, don’t we. If an abortionist were to be stripped of clothing, forced out into the cold of winter and denied food, would they then be termed as unviable? Wouldn’t the person who forced that person out into the cold be guilty of murder? Yet, it is fashionable to do the same to unborn children. Where is the sense?
The excuse is used by abortionists that abortion should be allowed in case of rape and incest. What they don’t tell the public is that those instances account for only 1/10 of 1 percent of all abortion cases. Yet, they hold up this banner to rally for all abortion cases. The excuse is used for the unborn who are “supposedly” going to be born with birth defects. Well, the question has to be asked, “what if the tests are wrong?” What if the doctor is wrong? Beethoven’s mother had V.D. when she carried him and he was severely impaired, yet he composed some of the most beautiful music that has ever been written. Steven Hawking developed a disabling disease sometime after he was born, but is one of the brightest minds in the scientific community. Where would society be if his parents would have been able to abort him, with the knowledge that he would someday develop such a disease? I know one man who is developmentally disabled, yet he can give you any baseball stat that you would need to know, and I mean any statistic about any team, player or game. Perhaps the abortionists are the disabled ones.
For the most part, abortion is a convenience for a careless and demented generation who want to have their thrills but don’t want to pay the price for their “good times.” Someone once said that since God holds children in such high esteem, and since He is their covering before their age of accountability, that there will be more children in heaven then adults. So, if you have aborted a child or children, and you happen to get your life turned around to God, you will see those kids again and I know that they will love you and forgive you for what you have done.
And one more thing, before I get off this subject. There is a lot of talk going on about our economy; who will fund social security when the baby boomers come of retirement age and such. Well, I suggest to those of you who have selfishly aborted children, that when you come of retirement age, and there is no social security for you to draw from, remember that as of the year 2001, over 40 million potential taxpayers have been aborted since 1973 when abortion was made legal.
Main Entry: eu·tha·na·sia
Etymology: Greek, easy death, from euthanatos, from eu- + thanatos death
: the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.
Euthanasia is actually divided into two different categories, one noble and the other is murder. The first, or noble, type of euthanasia is to let the person die of what is wasting them away. To those not in the western world who might be reading this and explanation is in order. Medical science in the western world is dedicated to trying to keep a person alive no matter what the condition. People lie in hospitals for months and years, kept alive by machines. This is unfair to that person and only prolongs the inevitable death of the person. A small part of this is an ego trip of a physician who thinks that they can cure the person, but a larger part is because the doctor and hospital make a lot of money each day that person lies in a hospital room. So, noble euthanasia is allowing fate take it’s course and allowing the person to pass on without any artificial aids.
The murderous side of euthanasia is where another person steps in and actually kills the patient to supposedly relieve them of pain and suffering. You see, God has appointed a time for everything:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Eccl. 3:1-8
So with abortion as well as euthanasia mankind tries to change the times that have been appointed by God. I found it quite interesting that in the definition above, human suffering is compared to animal suffering. Again we have the inference that mankind is just another animal and should be treated as one. So once again, another fruit of evolution and the mind of man taints the fruit basket.
Main Entry: pro·mis·cu·ous
Etymology: Latin promiscuus, from pro- forth + miscEre to mix
1 : composed of all sorts of persons or things
2 : not restricted to one class, sort, or person : INDISCRIMINATE <education… cheapened through the promiscuous distribution of diplomas — Norman Cousins>
3 : not restricted to one sexual partner
When we think of promiscuity we immediately think of a sexual looseness. We think of men and women who have relations of either a heterosexual or homosexual nature. We can’t deny that our society is a “if it feels right, do it,” society. Once mistakenly thought to be a conduct only of the lower classes or less informed it has come to light in all elements of society. It is because of promiscuity that abortion on demand has become so popular. Again, we have to look at the origins of these actions. When people are told that they are only animals they are going to act like animals. Now I know that there are some who read this who are going to say that promiscuity has always been with us and that one of it’s oldest elements (prostitution) is the worlds oldest profession. But one only has to look back just 30 years or so to see how things have changed. Back then if a woman slept around she was a tramp and was spurned by most people. These days she is credited with her deeds, almost like a hunter who has hash marks in his rifle stock to count the amount of animals he has bagged. Back then when a man was caught with a prostitute he was shamed, got a bad reputation in the neighborhood and might have even lost his job and family. People of high stature used to be ostracized for infidelity and now they are made into icons for all sorts of people. The list goes on and on.
Religion has become quite promiscuous too. The church has mixed all sorts of pagan rituals into its realm. Christmas used to be a day for celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus, but now is a day of Christmas trees, Yule logs, mistletoe, all which have pagan origins. It has become synonymous with going into debt and is more of a shopping holiday than a religious one. Easter (the very name being pagan) used to be a day of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, but now it is a day of coloring and hiding eggs and eating chocolate rabbits. Evil will always take over when a people become lax and complacent. The church is trading in its solid foundation for one built on sand.
One teacher whom I really like to listen to is named Chuck Missler, whose page can be found by clicking here. Chuck relates a funny pun that a friend told him. He said that every morning the monkeys in the zoo get together and tell their youngsters (referring to Humans), “you are not related to those people.”
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. In it can be found answers to everyday life, codes for moral and satisfying life and societal bliss. But in addition to those things, the Bible is a wealth of prophecy. Basically, prophecy is the writing of history before that history happens. It is not a hard book to understand if one has the Mind of Christ, but to the natural man, it is just a book of stories and to many, a book of contradictions. But, so is a textbook on physics to people not trained in physics.
The Old Covenant (Testament) of the Bible is, among other things, a story of how mankind cannot (using his own effort) live a happy and fruitful life. By fruitful, I mean a life of producing good fruit. As illustrated in the New Covenant, good fruit can only be produced by regenerated man, with the help of Jesus and the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Now, that regeneration doesn’t make people perfect but sets them on the road toward perfection. It does, however, make a person perfect in God’s eyes because He sees us through Jesus, His son.
So what does the Bible have to say about mankind in these last days? How did God describe people who have left the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and his Holy Word and replaced it with faulty worldly wisdom? Let’s look below at some key scriptures:
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth; men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. 2 Timothy 3:1-9
Anyone who has any dealings with the world cannot deny that the scripture above pretty well describes the society that we live in today. I’ll even bet that some Christians have one or more of the lesser attributes in the list. These are the fruits of ungodliness, of a society that would rather rely on mankind for salvation rather than relying on the King of Righteousness. These fruits are all rotten fruits, filled with maggots and disease rendering it inedible and unhealthy.
For the sake of those who don’t know the identity of Jannes and Jambres, I’ll elaborate on the story. Moses was sent several times to persuade Pharaoh to free Israel from their captivity. Each time he went there, Moses would perform a miracle. Jannes and Jambres were the sorcerers in Pharaoh’s court that for the first few times were able to imitate the wonders that God performed through Moses. There came a time though when God’s miracles could not be duplicated and Jannes and Jambres realized that they had come up against the one True God. After that, they tried also to persuade Pharaoh to let Israel go.
In the same way, God has raised up Creation Scientists to prove to a disbelieving world that evolution is bogus and a great lie. For some time now these men have been challenging evolution and its adherents (modern-day Jannes and Jambres) about their claims. For a while, the claims of the Creationists were met with claims of evolutionists, but in recent years the evolutionists haven’t been able to come against the evidence of the truth and have realized that they are failing, and so is their theory. Those who practice real science have been leaving evolution by the droves because the evidence against it is mounting quickly and is undeniable.
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this `coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:3-7
The scripture directly above is a description of evolution theory, written almost two thousand years ago and talking about the time we now live in. There are many scoffers, most of all who believe in evolution, who mock Christianity as a fairy tale. They say Jesus isn’t going to come back because He doesn’t exist. They attack the Genesis account of Creation which is the crux of everything where Christianity and Judaism are concerned. They say that since God didn’t create the Earth (and there is no God) then mankind could not have fallen into sin. You take sin away and you take away the need for a redeemer. That nullifies the need for Jesus and His atoning blood. As we saw at the beginning of this document, they attack the roots of the tree, trying to kill the tree so that it won’t produce good fruit anymore.
If evolutionist would read the scripture above it would answer a lot of the questions that they have had for years because it describes the age of the creation and also describes the great flood in Genesis, which incidentally altered the geography and geology of this planet a great deal. The universe looks old because He created it that way and you can either take that by faith or waste your life trying to prove Him wrong. It’s like spitting into the wind, the spit comes right back into your face. But I guess that some people have to learn the hard way.
Yes, the Bible is certainly inspired by God and does tell us what is to come. It’s too bad that people refuse to ignore its warnings. Ignorance has never been an excuse recognized by God. It’s sort of like trying to build our own computer. You are given the parts and the instructions. You ignore the instructions and hook your IDE cables wrong. That action burns out the controller on the board. Do you take the board back and expect a free replacement? No, it was you that messed up and you have to fork out the money for a new board.
Now, God is much more gracious. He tells people time and time again that we have the instructions. We have our whole lives to read the instructions and to take the appropriate actions to live a happy and satisfying life, but we put the instruction book on the shelf and say that we’re going to run our lives our own way. Then the person who does that dies let’s say perhaps of a drug overdose, and you will always hear people say that it was so unfair for God to take someone so young whereas, in reality, they didn’t read or heed the instructions. Or in another scenario, a person becomes old and decrepit. They are wracked by a multitude of illnesses that are brought on by stress, hatred or abuse to their bodies and they blame God for their condition. All the time God will say, “if you’d only read the instructions.”
What Is Your Foundation?
There are three types of people who have read this document. First, there is the person who has built their house on the sand (on the mind of man) without a firm foundation. You trust in science for the answers for all of your ills and problems. While science can sometimes provide temporary solutions, it can never satisfy your insatiable hunger for the truth and the true answers to your problems. There will always be some problem that you or the mind of man cannot solve and that will leave you disappointed every time. I’m here to tell you that you are not an animal, but a special creation of the Living God. He formed you in your mother’s womb:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14
You are not an animal:
All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 1 Corinthians 15:39
You are very special to God; so much so that He sent His own Son to tell you:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
He goes out of His way just to find you:
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, `Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:4-7
God is so gracious that once you accept His invitation for salvation through His Son Jesus, he rebuilds you upon a solid foundation:
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
So God has made provisions, you just have to accept them and live by them, it’s that easy. To find out how to make the transition to a new and glorious life click here.
The second type of person who might read this document is Creationists who mix evolutionary theory in with the creation event. These people ascribe periods of billions of years to the days of creation in order to justify it with evolution theory. I do believe that this is done in order to bring evolution and creation together. I do believe that there are some honest people who do this, but they do it because they can’t take the Bible literally, which is the way that God intends us to take it. There are two insurmountable hurdles that have to be conquered in order for this idea to work. First, there are the problems with plants and sunlight. Let’s read what scripture says:
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning; the third day.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights–the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning; the fourth day.
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the fifth day.
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:11-24
Now we have some very interesting problems to look at, assuming that the days of creation are really epoch’s like the Day-Age people would have us believe. First, you will notice that all plants were created on the third day, but the sun, moon, and stars were created on the fourth day. So, if the Day-Age people are right, plants thrived for perhaps millions of years without the benefit of the sun. That is ridiculous since plants need sunlight to make food through photosynthesis. I sincerely think that God created things in this manner to throw that theory into chaos.
The next problem is that the land animals (that would include insects) weren’t created until the fifth day. Anyone who knows any biology knows that insects are needed to pollinate plants. It would be a sheer miracle for plants to survive with no sunlight to help them to produce food and no insects to pollinate the plants.
The third and final problem is the word that is used to describe the word “day” in the text. The word in Hebrew is YOM. This is the same word that is used in “Day of Atonement,” and also when God instructed Moses and the Israelites to remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20:8-11
The third type of person to read this is the person who knows that the Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God. They take it’s meaning quite literally and know that if God says it, He means it, and that settles it. We know that there have been many schemes throughout the millennia to cheapen its words and precepts, but they have all failed and any current and future ones will continue to fail.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:14-17
The people of the world prove every day that the Bible is the infallible word of God. Look at any nation that has ever existed when it becomes socialistic or communistic. The first people attacked are the people of the Book, the Jews, and Christians. The first book that is usually banned is the Bible and all its references. That’s because those regimes know that the Bible is full of truth and that it feeds men’s souls. You can’t have dominion over a people if you can’t possess their souls. So, it appears to me that the only people who don’t know the value and power of God’s word are those really don’t want to understand it. Those who hate it know it’s true and those who love it know it’s true. One hates it and another reveres it.
It is my hope that if you are searching for the truth, that you consider reading the Bible. You won’t find truth in evolution because their supposed truths change all the time. The Bible says about Jesus:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
But my word to you is this. You will not understand His word unless He shows the true meanings to you. Unless you ask Him to help you understand it, you will become lost in the book. And the only way that He will help you to understand it is if you are searching genuinely for Him:
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
So in essence, and not with a lot more words, we have learned some things. First, that everything that we do produces fruits, what we in the common world call results. Some actions cause good fruit to develop and some produce bad fruit. We have seen that living a life in Jesus produces, for the most part, good fruit. Those who are in Jesus Christ only produce bad fruit when they follow worldly ways or self-appeasement.
We have seen the foundations of evolution, that it is of worldly wisdom and that worldly wisdom never gets a man to a point of contentment or productiveness. We have seen that the fruits of evolution and the mind of man are really all the evils that plague a society and I won’t name them again because they are all above.
In recent weeks here in America we have seen what the fruits of men who worship anarchy can accomplish. All of the lives that were lost in New York and Washington, D.C. were the results of men who thought that their ideal was higher than all others and many people have perished as a result of their lack of concern for others who didn’t hold their convictions. They were no more religious than the chimpanzees at the zoo.
As the end of days approaches the bad fruit of such deeds will continue to get worse. It is imperative that if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you get one, and quick. There is an eternity and there is Heaven and hell and trust me you don’t want to go to the lower place. If you are a Christian who believes in evolution, you better get your priorities straight because if you are deceived over one part of His word, what is to stop you from being deceived about the rest of God’s words and promises. And if you are a literal Bible believing Christian then you better get into that word, read it, dissect it and study it like you would if you knew that they were going to come to your house and take it away tomorrow.
I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will touch everyone who reads this document. I pray for peace and contentment through Him in your lives and that we will all meet in Heaven when this is all over and rejoice in Him and His saving grace.
David Ben Ya’akov
Foundation pictures and multiheaded dragon picture found in the book “The Young Earth,” By John D Morris, Ph.D. Permission to use the images on the page as noted on page 141 of this publication.
Some definitions above from search on Merriam Webster Online, except for the abortion definition which I defined because the Webster definition was too politically correct and bias.