not Yahweh surely execute justice for His chosen ones, the ones crying out
to Him day and night? And is He [not] waiting patiently by them?
"I say to you*, He will execute justice for them with quickness. Nevertheless, the Son of Humanity having come, will He find faith on the earth?"
Yahweh did not spare angels having sinned, _but_ having hurled [them] down to
the deepest pit of gloom [Gr. tartarus], He delivered [them] to chains of thick
darkness, being kept for judgment;
and He did not spare the ancient world, _but_ kept Noah, [the] eighth person [fig., with seven others], a preacher of righteousness, having brought a Flood upon the world of the wicked,
and having reduced [the] cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes, He condemned [them] to destruction, having set [them as] an example to [the ones] being about to be acting in an unrighteous way,
and rescued righteous Lot, [who was] being distressed by the conduct in flagrant sexual immorality of the lawless [ones]
(for by seeing and hearing, that righteous [man] living among them, day by day [his] righteous soul was being tormented with [their] unlawful works);
Yahweh knows [how] to be rescuing [the] righteous out of temptation, but to be keeping [the] unrighteous being punished for [the] day of judgment,
and especially the ones going after [fig., indulging] the flesh in lust of uncleanness [or, unclean desires] and despising authority. [They are] presumptuous [or, reckless], self-willed [or, stubborn], not trembling when they speak evil of glories [fig., angelic beings]2 Peter 2:4-10
We have been discussing faith and the possibility of losing faith altogether. Will Yahshua find the faith? Will there still be faithful people on earth.
And "If the righteous [person] is scarcely [or, with difficulty is] saved, where will the wicked and sinner appear [fig., what will become of the unrighteous and sinners]?" [Prov 11:31] 1 Peter 4:18
Yes! It will be a close call! Will you and I be ready? What stands in our way at this time? What are the distractions facing the human race? One of the major dividing factors is as follows:
The information will be taken from the book I discussed coming in contact with in the Hawke File. You wonder sometimes how items of great value are placed into your hands. Perhaps; even by supernatural forces−if you believe in such a happening! The question arose! What is the major contributor to today's religious apostasy. What is the root cause? I believe I have found one of the best researched reference sources that deals spot on with that question, (and others too) and I will be using this book to illustrate exactly what I mean.
The book: The Long War With G-d History and Impact of the Creation/Evolution Conflict by Henry M. Morris
"An unprecedented confusion is now permeating the modern world. Everything has seemingly been turned upside down, and the older standards of right and wrong have been almost completely interchanged. Observe the symptoms: huge nuclear arsenals in the great nations, developing nuclear capabilities in many smaller nations, the imminent AIDS pandemic, chemical and biological weapons ready to be unleashed, the unknown dangers of genetic engineering looming ahead, the terrors and conflicts generated by world communism (not to mention Nazism, racism, imperialism, and other evil systems), the wide resurgence of paganism and occultism, the inexorable spread of the cancerous drug culture, giant crime syndicates in the capitalist nations, pan-Arabic aggression in the Islamic nations, and a worldwide breakdown of personal and governmental morality It is no wonder that there is everywhere “upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity. . .“ (Luke 21:25). Surely the world has gone mad!
Ideas and theories usually have visible consequences. Effects have
causes. I propose to show in this book that there is an underlying idea
behind these consequences and that this idea, though it goes by many
names—naturalism, materialism, etc.—is basically nothing else than the almost sacrosanct doctrine of evolution. Furthermore, this situation is nothing new, but indeed has been the underlying cause of most of the major problems of the world throughout human history If this statement seems extreme, I can only ask you to defer judgment until you see the evidence.
I am not speaking here only of Darwinism, nor even of biological evolution in general, but of evolution as a total philosophy that purports to explain the origin and development of all things by natural properties and processes in a closed universe, one with no In arguing that evolutionary thinking is the root cause of the major harmful systems and practices in the world, I am not suggesting that any particular person who believes in evolution is therefore “evil” or immoral. The only issue is the evolutionary philosophy itself, not the people who believe it. I realize that many kind, sensitive people believe in evolution. The fact is, regardless of whether or not evolution has been misunderstood or misapplied, it really has been made the pseudo-scientific rationale for all kinds of evil doctrines and influences in the world. And people need to know this!
Most people regard evolution as merely a biological theory of no great consequence in their lives, having no idea of its tremendous importance as the philosophy underlying all the evils of the world. Even many Chr--tians regard evolution as nothing more than G-d’s method of creation, utterly ignoring its completely anti-biblical and even anti-theistic character.
In this chapter, however, I only want to show that evolutionary theory does indeed dominate modern thought in virtually every field—every discipline of study, every level of education, and every area of practice. This fact in itself indicates the tremendous responsibility that evolutionism must assume for present world conditions. involvement by any external supernatural Creator. In this sense, evolutionism is essentially synonymous with naturalism or materialism, with the space-time-matter cosmos regarded as the ultimate reality out of which everything, from elementary particles to complex human beings, has evolved."
Evolution? What does that entail? Hmm! Does it mean rejection of a Supreme Being that created everything we plainly can see? Does this involve the implausible "Big Bang" theory? Cosmic soup? Would you like to see the so-called evolutionary time line? Evolutionary Timeline Believe me, this is only an abbreviated version of some I came across.
"For [in] those days [there] will be tribulation [or, affliction], such as [there] has not been like from [the] beginning of [the] creation which Yahweh created, until now, and never at all shall be. Mark 13:19
When I look upon Your heavens, the work of Your fingers: the moon and the stars which You have fixed; Psalm 8:3
But of course you must believe in Creationism to find these passages credible!
What is wrong with the so-called evolutionary timeline? One outstanding issue is this! How can you prove anything on this timeline. Is there any written history or written record substantiating this series of events? Read the following from Dr. Morris's book.
The Origin and History of the Earth
The same is true in the earth sciences, especially those bearing on history (geology, archaeology, paleontology, etc.). In spite of the fact that real history, documented by written records, covers only the past few thousand years (since the first dynasty of Egypt, say, or the first king lists in Sumeria), evolutionists inevitably allege that the earth is several billion years old (the current “official” figure is 4.6 billion) and that the early hominids began to evolve from their nonhuman ancestors several million years ago. All such age estimates, of course, have to be based on a number of un-provable assumptions, since actual records have existed only since the invention of the calendar and some form of written language.
The assumptions that are necessary in formulating an earth history are nicely summarized in the following classical geology textbook treatment:
“Lyell [that is Charles Lyell, the father of historical geology was imbued with a conviction that present causes solely have operated in the past. More than that, he insisted that they have always acted at the same rate.”
That is the famous Lyellian principle of uniformitarkznism (“the present is the key to the past”). It is nothing but the old philosophy of naturalism, as applied to the study of earth history Uniformitarianism by itself, however, does not provide a history, but only the naturalistic framework within which that history is assumed to have taken place. Since the types of rocks, minerals in the rocks, structural features of the rocks, and all other physical features are the same in every geological “age,” uniformitarianism must be combined with some other principle if the earth sciences are to give a coherent record of chronology and development. For example: “Historic geology relies chiefly on paleontology, the study of fossil organisms. . . . The geologist utilizes knowledge of organic evolution, as preserved in the fossil record, to identify and correlate the lithic records of ancient time.”17
Thus, naturalistic evolution, or evolutionary uniformitarianism, provides the basic interpretive framework for the earth sciences as well as the life sciences. The key is the fossil record, which supposedly provides the means of identifying the geological ages when the sedimentary rocks containing them were first laid down. That this procedure has not changed since the above was written (or, for that matter, since the days of Lyell and Darwin) is confirmed by the following:
No paleontologist worthy of the name would ever date his fossils by the strata in which they are found. . . . Ever since William Smith at the beginning of the 19th century, fossils have been and still are the best and most accurate method of dating and correlating the rocks in which they occur.18
Note also the following affirmations of this principle by two outstanding geologists, one in continental Europe, one in the United States:
The only chronometric scale applicable in geologic history for the strati- graphic classification of rocks and for dating geologic events exactly is furnished by the fossils. Owing to the irreversibility of evolution, they offer an unambiguous time-scale for relative age determinations and for world-wide correlations of rocks. 19
Merely in their role as distinctive rock constituents, fossils have furnished, through their record of the evolution of life on this planet, an amazingly effective key to the relative positioning of strata in widely separated regions and from continent to continent. 20
17. Ibid., p. 423.
18. Derek Ager, “Fossil Frustrations,” New Scientist 100 (Nov. 10, 1983): 425. Dr. Ager, head of the Geology Department at Swansea University, Wales, is a past president of the British Geological Association.
19. 0. H. Schindewolf, “Comments on Some Stratigraphic Terms,” American Journal of Science 255 (June 1957): 394. Schindewolf, Europe’s foremost paleontologist, long anticipated modern punctuationism in paleontology.
20. Hollis D. Hedberg, “The Stratigraphic Panorama,” Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 72 (April 1961): 499. This was Dr. Hedberg’s presidential address at the society’s annual meeting.
So! Is evolution one of the
major causes of unbelief today? We will continue this series with upcoming
information on causes of unbelief.
Yours in Yahshua, Hawke
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