Friday, September 21, 2012
“Whether God made man instantly out of mud 4004 years before Christ or chose a process requiring millions of years does not make a whit of difference to me.”
This is a quote from one of the most revered icons of Southern Baptist history. By an overwhelming number, of regular Baptists as well as every Christian denomination does not believe in this theistic evolutionary process of the origin of man.
This same revered leader accused J. Frank Norris of “causing his people to shutter at the thought of their ancestors descending from an ape.”
I would like to remind all who view this video that the ministry of J. Frank Norris has remained a source of interest simply because of his willingness to risk his reputation as a result of his defense of the faith.
Friends, the line of demarcation has been drawn in the sand many years ago. It is not my intention to engage any discussion of creationism. I leave that to the internet, where you will find an abundance of discussion on this subject both pro and con. I do, however, make an affirmative defense of the divinity of Christ, his birth, life and finished work on the Cross, which has no part or parcel with a purely theistic evolutionary concept. Christ did not die to save a cockroach or a chimpanzee, neither of which possesses a soul which is the avenue of approach of a reconciliation to a sovereign God. The soul that sinneth shall die, according to sacred scripture and that fateful event is the reason why we fear death and are apprehensive of the hereafter. The animal kingdom has no thought of the hereafter.
The warfare is spiritual. Always has been and always will be. The most important of all time is not where we came from, but the question is where am I going. Only Revelation can answer the question. This is what should make us shutter.
Roy Falls September 22, 2012