This is the perfect example of life without Christ. The trailer doesn’t resolve the issue but it does expose our humanistic thinking. We cannot look to others, we cannot look to nature, we cannot look to ourselves and we cannot even look to the good things of this life to find what we truly need. I appreciate the fact that the filmmakers pointed to the one constant thing, the sun and by it the Creator of the universe. As the sun rising brought a semblance of hope and stability and confidence, it proved to be insufficient as it should be only a testimony to something greater. Continue reading “I Hope This Isn’t A Window to Your Soul”
If You Wield Your Tool on It, You Will Profane it
The descent from Christianity into apostasy begins with a departure from Scripture. This does not usually begin with an open declaration against the veracity of the Bible, but with the subtle introduction of leaven derived from the precepts of men. The descent always begins at Baal-peor.
In Numbers 25, the Moabites enticed the Israelites to mingle their sons with the daughters of Moab. This was a plot hatched by Balaam, the prophet who was compelled by the Lord to bless Israel against the wishes of Balak, the Moabite king. Notice that a revered prophet is at the head of this rebellion, the wicked faction always needs some verification from God in order to depart from His Word. The Israelites who participated in this sinful act mixed the profane with what God had devoted to Himself. That is the beginning of apostasy and once one begins to walk this road, that person or that church or that nation is on the path of departure. Reflecting on this incident in Deuteronomy 4, Moses preaches, “1 “Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2 “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. 3 “Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.” Continue reading “The Descent from Christianity into Apostasy”
If people stop believing in God, they still have to believe in something.
Yes, a major shift is occurring, but not the one many people assume. Advancing naturalism (the belief that nature is all there is) produces both expected and unexpected effects. The Harris poll found that belief in Darwin’s theory of evolution increased to 47 percent, up from 42 percent in 2005. Younger folk believe in it at 49% to seniors’ 43%. (Creationism dropped overall from 39% to 36% in eight years and 37% to 33% over the generations.)
That’s no surprise. Darwin’s theory of evolution is explicitly naturalist. It accounts for the history of life, including human life, without design or purpose. Indeed, it even explains religious belief as an adaptation for survival in the food chain—not as the result of any revelation. And 78% of evolutionary biologists (almost all of whom strongly support Darwin’s theory rather than others) are pure naturalist atheists, by multiples higher than the population at large. Continue reading “Decline in Belief in God Masks Rise in Superstition”