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DARWIN VS. LAZARUS—The Next Stage
If I could, yet would I make no wordy or eloquent arguments for the kingdom of God. Our root problem is just that; a dubious legacy that persists in the wake of the speechifying luminaries of apologetics through the ages. Paul makes no secret that though men think his speech rude, even contemptible, yet the power of God with him by deeds of Jesus would not be rude.
It is not enough to tell men about the empty tomb of Jesus, we’ve got to make some tombs empty by the life-giving resurrection power of Jesus working in us today.
Let it not be forgotten that it was on the watch of the proverbial silver-tongued Virgils, Ciceros, and Horaces of apologetics that the day was capitulated to the pernicious crabgrass of evolution. If you were to ask Napoleon about Waterloo, he’d tell you it’s a mistake he’d not be in any great haste to repeat. The stalwart men at the helm of the church today consider not that the Trojan horse of top-heavy apologetics have already emptied the contents of it’s belly in the house of God to do their malevolent work. They cut down the carved works at once with axes and hammers together.
God asks that men believe him even for the very work’s sake, but we offer no such works for men to contemplate, and believe God by. In our sloth and dereliction of duty we would ask evolutionists, and the greater science community to set aside their power of reason, and buy the a surely compromised faith which we like so many snake oil dealers would pass off as soon as we would sell bridges for the wages of hirelings.
We cannot blame evolutionists for spitting at such vapid offerings we bring them in a form of godliness that is stripped of the power of God. By practicing religion without proper credentials we insult over them for whom God paid the ultimate price. We could paper our walls twice over with documents from whatever school of divinity we choose but the credentials sought are those named by the Lord himself, as those that should follow them that believe him—not those who went to this or that school. We don’t even bother afford them a proper witness by which they can believe.
If a man would preach he should desire to have a proper platform…….a stage. There can be no more sure stage than the power of God bearing witness to the message of God, and no more eloquent argument for the invisible, than where the invisible shows up in defense of itself. Who are we in our sloth, and lethargy to deny them the credentials of our faith where it is wanting. Where we miserably fail we are always wanting to reinterpret scripture to cover our failings instead of making lamentations for our miserable failures.
Darwinistic Evolution, and Nietzsche’s shriek “God is dead” are similar worms that crawled out of the grave of a dead faith—or otherwise a form of godliness which if alive, is gravely ill.
We want to tell men about the forgiveness of sins. How is anyone going to know about the forgiveness of sins…..because we way so? We don’t even believe the very God we espouse, how are the unbelievers to then believe us. We are not greater than Jesus, and he said ….. that they may know that the Sons of God have power on earth to forgive sins—I say to this man….rise, take up thy bed and walk. This is the work we are called to do, not parse words with unbelievers.
The idea that the theory of evolution should even be debated on any level as some version of reality is as comical as the tower of Babel. This whole schema is a Trojan horse that was courted by a dying Church who got the message all wrong, and evolution is a check they wrote which now can’t be cashed. Darwinistic Evolution, and Nietzsche’s shriek “God is dead” are similar worms that crawled out of the grave of a dead faith—or otherwise a form of godliness which if alive, is gravely ill. Darwin, and Nietzsche are not to be scorned as much as pitied as the victims of religious malpractice. The God of our faith is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. We hold up Lazarus as what was once done, but the living God of Lazarus still lives, and the faith of him demands the Lazarus, by some other name of today for men to believe for the very work’s sake. In answer to this demand we keep offering a dead god that works no more, and so men believe no more; all the while our hands are continually soaked in the blood of the slain. Abortion is the Nimrodian first-born of Darwinistic evolution, and Nietzsche’s shaking of the fist. Just how many millions have been lost by the erring fathers, and now this specter of abortion, their ill-begotten “Nimrod” slaughters up to 50 million unborn, and briefly born angels of heaven every year. The cost of our moral cowardice and betrayal against heaven keeps going up, but as long as we are not listed among the cost we remain unperturbed in our Rip Van Winklesque siesta by the river of denial; but God sleeps not.