December 21
Don’t insult the Creator
Pastor Mark Jeske

Do roosters really think that they control the rising of the sun by their crowing? Perhaps. Did the great wealth and power of the Egyptian pharaohs really seduce them into believing their own mythology, that they were deities on earth who formed Egypt and its mighty river? God thought so: “I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, you great monster lying among your streams. You say, ‘The Nile is mine; I made it for myself’” (Ezekiel 29:3).

We would not dream of such arrogance today. Or would we? Do you think that the Colorado River formed the Grand Canyon? Do you think that the Himalaya mountain range was formed by billions of years of stress along the earth’s tectonic plates and formed itself as it extruded upward? Do you think that the fantastically complex human being that is you had no designer? That over time, a lot of time, organisms changed themselves from one-celled amoebas into something like you?

There is an enticing allure behind the theory of evolution. If you are God’s creation, living in God’s world, then you are subject to him. You owe him. If you reject God’s creation, you can declare yourself a sovereign, independent agent and live any way you want. You can create your own morality and need fear no accountability to a higher power.

Rejecting God’s creation and ownership of the universe is spiritual suicide. Those who do so will hear a voice from heaven thunder, “I am against you.”


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