Creation and Accountability
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1).
So simple and so pre-scientific; yet, these ancient words set the stage for all of human history and have moral implications for us today.
“Dad, in science class today our teacher showed us a film that explained the origins of the universe in terms of millions and millions of years. It said that a lump of clay gathered dust, and because of gravity it ended up spinning and becoming a sphere and eventually became the world as we know it,” said my eldest son.
“Did you ask your teacher where the lump of clay came from (or gravity and dust)?” I queried.
Behind all secular theories of origins lies a shadowy reality that something had to exist prior to even a Big Bang. Where did that something come from? Better asked, whom did that something come from?
If there is no ultimate Creator then there is no divine boss to whom we must give an account for our lives. Our choices become king, and ethics and morals become servant to our pleasures and desires. Ultimately, if this universe is simply a byproduct of chance and time, then there is no underlying meaning to life. We might as well get all the selfish pleasure that we possibly can. We should get rid of all threats to our personal happiness and use everything and everyone to advance our life’s goal of making self happy. And if there is no Creator God, to whom we have to give an account, what does it matter?
I tire of the inconsistency of those who profess faith in atheistic evolution and yet live their lives morally and ethically, at least in some regard, as if there is an objective accountability and divine moral compass. I’d like to see some consistency! Or, maybe that is what I’m seeing with the moral an ethical revolution of our society? Maybe the trickle-down effect of teaching atheistic evolution is finally catching up to us after all?
When society can largely sigh at the murderous atrocities of government-funded Planned Parenthood, yet scream when a puppy is abused, is this not evidence of selfishness? If atheistic evolution is true than puppies should be saved and unwanted babies discarded, that is, if puppies make us happy and unwanted babies make us sad.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth (Rom. 1:18).
My son and his friend from church both stood up for truth in the classroom and with respect challenged the status quo presented in the evolution video. As followers of Jesus let’s have a demeanor of respect toward unbelievers even as we stand up for God’s truth. There is a Creator to whom all must give an account. There is also a Savior who stands ready to save.