Telling the truth with boldness
As pastor of Calvary Pentecostal Church in Carbonear, I have struggled with whether or not I should respond to a recent letter by Mr. Dennis Galway. After much consideration, I have chosen not to be silent. If I stay silent the evolutionist and other anti-Christian thought or belief systems would be happy; but silent I cannot be! The truth must be told and be told with boldness.
To enter into a debate on the issues of creation versus evolution is unnecessary. (For this I direct you to www.answersingenisis.org).
It is not science against science; it is faith against faith. Given to a careful study of many of the voices of evolution, one can deduct that it has become and is driven by an anti-Christian spirit that is rooted in nothing less than atheism.
Atheism is essentially the belief that there is no God. Their whole agenda is to disprove that God does not and cannot exist. Does one become an atheist because of evolution, or does one become an evolutionist because he or she promotes atheism?
Maybe it is the same adage, “ what comes first, the chicken or the egg?”
The evolutionist does not like this truth. This truth that it is a faith or belief system founded on confused science exposes the energy behind its fearless, aggressive attacks and denunciations of Christendom’s fight for truth that God, through Jesus Christ, did create all things and nothing was made without him.
I could never figure out the atheist mantra, “there is no God.” If there is no God, meaning he does not exist, then why does the atheist spend so much time and energy talking about someone that does not exist? Go figure! Maybe talking about nothing might get you a job on the daytime show “ The View.”
As for our “fundamentalist” approach that it will somehow affect our children and our future children is pure “ hot air.” What is more damaging to the mind of a child; “the lie of evolution” that removes God from the scene and reverts man back to an ape like world, or the truth that we are lost and we are in need of a saviour who can and has atoned our sins?
Just take a look at our schools and the crime in our own province to see what is happening when you take God out of the system. Jesus said very clearly, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
Evolution does not provide hope; it does not provide direction; nor does it stimulate a conscience that is able to distinguish right from wrong. Let us not forget history where some of the brightest and best submitted themselves to God and his principles and precepts that have propelled them to places like the presidency of the United States and other great callings.
As I ponder all of this, maybe I have been damaged by this “ narrow” process of thought of the ‘ fundamentalist.” Maybe that’s why I’m currently in my graduate studies for a masters in theology.
Deano R. Young Pastor, Cavalry Pentecostal