When I was young I did not really believe in God, though I admit to saying a prayer when I was afraid, which was often enough. I recall one time having a serious discussion with the principle at our high school.
During the discussion I grasped that the principal was attempting to get me to see the beauty of evolution. I really don’t know what I believed, but I did reason some things to their irreducible minimum and so I asked, “Sir, if what you are saying is true, why am I in your office for doing what I felt like doing? My idea of being a good boy is as good as yours.” He loved me dearly for being so smart. I recall that I had somewhat bought into the idea that we all came from aliens. (If you knew my neighborhood you would understand).
At twenty, through the miracle of trusting Jesus, I came full circle to a staunch grasp of creation as the only sensible explanation of why we are here, etc. I reasoned, If creation is not true, then none of the rest is true. This is not a leap if you think about it.
William Jennings Bryan had this in mind when he wrote, “Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.”
Creation does the exact opposite.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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