Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
- Genesis 3:1-5
“There are no doubt sufﬁciently profound distinctions between the ethical process and the cosmic process as it existed prior to man and to the formation of human society. So far as I know, however, all of these differences are summed up in the fact that the process and the forces bound up with the cosmic have come to consciousness in man . . . We have, however, no reason to suppose that the cosmic process has become arrested or that some new force has supervened to struggle against the cosmic.
“This idea that Evolution (personiﬁed) has ﬁnally come to consciousness in man and that Man is the paramount agent now in its further development has had tremendous inﬂuence throughout the world, and amounts to nothing less than a deiﬁcation of Man! This enthronement of Man, and forced abdication of God are the ultimate goal of all non-Christian or anti-Christian systems—a great super-system of humanistic evolutionary pantheism.”
- John C. Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris, The Genesis Flood
And with mankind roaming the earth for a few thousand years, we have done one better than what the serpent suggested to Eve. Eve could not deny God existed. She had conversed with God in the Garden, but now, we have done one better than the serpent saying that we can be like God if we eat of the fruit. Now we have, in our delusion, become god, and God is out of the picture entirely.
Not really, we are delusional if we believe that, but they teach it in our schools. They say that we are a cosmic accident, but an accident with a consciousness. Because we can reason, use tools, and other important things, we are above all the other animals in the evolutionary chain.
Yes, we are special, but only by accident according to Darwin and company.
But to use real science and show how genetic mutations get us from Adam and Eve to the man of today, we have a lot of evidence. The evolution theory breaks apart in its own definitions and with no workable foundation cannot proceed under careful scrutiny. But if we are descendants of a true Adam and Eve, then the Bible may be correct in other things as well.
And we might have to give up being god. We might have to realize that God has existed since before time began. Oh, the horror!
Now do you understand why politicians, some “scientists,” and others that are hangers-on have no desire to really think this through? They do not desire to look at recent evidence that points to anything other than evolution.
They would have to give up being god.
Eve ate the apple. She handed the apple to Adam, and he ate of it. Thus, Adam was right there with Eve, and they both desired to be gods.
When a baby is born, almost all mothers find the baby to be “innocent,” but from a theological point of view, the baby is born with “original sin.” We are born with a sin nature. The baby only knows that he/she is tired, hungry, gassy, wet, “more than just wet,” and the classic “just wants to be held.” The baby cries. That is the only way for the baby to communicate, but the baby is demanding that needs must be met. It is a god unto itself, for it knows nothing else. Then the baby gets older and becomes aware that other humans exist. Their reaction can be of mixed responses. They can demand even more. It becomes a competition as to which human gets more attention. Our older son told his mother that he knew where babies came from… “You go to the hospital to get them, and you got the wrong one!” “Oh, I am so sorry, three-year-old, but you were not consulted when we looked through the catalog at the hospital.” He never explained what he meant; besides, he was three.
Being self-centered is the first sin we all share in committing, and for most, probably, it is the hardest of which to repent.
But repent we must. God is waiting. God loves us and wants to have a meaningful relationship with Him, if we can just slide off the throne and put Jesus in control of our lives. We simply open the door of our hearts, and Jesus does the real work. God is not pushy. He does not barge in. The reason why we have a consciousness, and we are at the top of the food chain is that almighty God created us that way, so that we could willingly choose God.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.