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Is Evolution a Scientific Fact?

There are two basic kinds of science in the whole spectrum of the study of science.  They are “operational science” and “historical science.”  Defining which of the two sciences one is discussing can prevent much confusion and conflict.  Operational science involves observation and experimentation, while historical science is the study of past events.  Yet, the conflict between science and religion occurs in historical science, not in operational science.  When it comes to working out what happened in the past,
historical science is limited because experiments on past events and history cannot be repeated.  Experiments done in the present that relate to the past  require a great deal of guesswork.  Therefore, the theory of evolution is based upon belief, NOT SCIENCE!  Belief, like faith and hope, is not a scientific term but a religious one.  For example, there are many varieties of dogs and cats, but there is no physical evidence of an animal intermediate between a dog and a cat.  Once we get past the “artist’s” interpretation of pictures, charts, and graphs of supposed evidence that we are bombarded with, there is no physical evidence of whale evolution either.  No, not even between an ape and a man!  Similarities, yes, but that does not constitute evolution.  A pick-up truck and a farm tractor both are made with four wheel, an engine, gears, drive shaft, and a steering wheel, but they are not the same even though they both may be found on a farm.  That is what all evolutionary propagandists do.  They twist the similarities to make them out to be the same.  To believe there is an intermediate between apes and humans is a matter of “faith,” not scientific fact based on observation and experimentation!  If evolution were really true, it would be impossible for biologists to develop any kind of classification system because all the divisions of species would run together. The Bible clearly teaches in the books of Genesis and 1 Corinthians that there are differences!

And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  (Genesis 1:21,24,25)  KJV


All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.  (1 Corinthians 15:39-41)  KJV

One needs to be aware that what may be presented as science, regarding the past, may be the scientist’s own personal world view. Understand that evolution is a man-centered world-view, or philosophy, attempting to explain the world apart from a Holy God and His Christ.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  (Colossians 2:8)  KJV

Could the “days” of creation be long periods of time?

Many sincere Christians claim that, “science proves that our earth and universe are billions of years old.”  Therefore the ‘days’ of creation must be long periods of time.  This is called the “day-age theory.”

If you are a Christian holding dogmatically to this “day-age theory” be very careful because you are standing on shaky ground.  Simply, because it is using human reason to scientifically give God an excuse for the words that He chose.   Understand that if the first chapter in the Bible needs a “scientific explanation” to defend God’s inability to express His meanings what other teachings in the Bible needs a humanistic intellectual explanation?

All evangelical Christians (even the “day-age theory” Christian) believes by faith the Biblical teaching that “ye must be born again” (John 3:7), but in this passage of scripture they cannot explain the “scientific” process of being “born again.”  The Gospel of John chapter 3 simply compares the Spirit of God to the wind and we do not understand nor see the wind but we only see the effects to know its there. “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit” John 3:7. So why is the simple meaning of John 3 accepted by faith, as well as other scriptures, but the first chapter of the Bible must be manipulated by so-called scientific “day-age” humanistic reasoning before it is to be accepted Christians?

A Christian must understand what is at stake when holding to the “day-age theory” position.  The underlying issue is not if the earth is “old” or “young.”  This issue is, accepting God’s word by faith or allowing human reason to excuse God by providing a mystical theory of what He has simply said in His word, the Bible.

Let’s look into what God has simply said in the original text.  One must first ask, “what does the Bible tell us about the meaning of the word ‘day’ in Genesis”?  In order to understand the meaning of “day” in Genesis chapter 1, we need to determine how the Hebrew word for “day,” [yom] is used.  A bible dictionary or concordance explains that [yom] can have a range of meanings such as: time between sunrise and sunset, a 24-hour period, a specific point of time, or a year.  Since this Hebrew word for day has more than one meaning, the context of scripture by which this word [yom] is used will determine the meaning.  In Genesis chapter 1, the six days of creation are mentioned with a specific number, and the phrase “evening and morning.”  These numbers and phrases were clearly attached to determine the plain meaning of the Hebrew word [yom] (Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31).  In fact, professors of both the Old Testament and of the Hebrew language believe that when a number or phrase, such as “evening and morning,” is associated with the Hebrew word [yom], the intended meaning is literal.  Even our Lord Jesus clearly taught that there are twelve hours of daylight in the Gospel of John.  So when did this “day” thing change?

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. (John 11:9)  KJV

Interestingly, outside of Genesis chapter 1, [yom] is used with a number over 400 times, and each time the meaning is an ordinary 24-hour day.  Why would Genesis chapter 1 be the exception?

Many Christians hold on to unproven assumptions by “evolutionary scientists” who claim that the earth has been proven to be billions of years old. 2 Peter 3:8, which reads “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years” is often quoted.  Their conclusion is that God’s days are not like our days and that the days of creation were most likely long periods of time.  Sincere Christians adopt this “day-age theory” as an intellectual position that they say does not contradict the Bible.  As honorable as this may seem, there are many problems.  One is that the context of 2 Peter chapter 3 is that of judgment and the second coming of Christ.  There is no reference to the creation.  Also, 2 Peter 3:8 uses the comparative article, “as.”  Peter is comparing a literal 24-hour day to a literal thousand years.  This passage is clearly teaching that time is nothing to God, because He is outside of time.  Therefore, “one day is with the Lord AS a thousand years and a thousand years AS one day.” Also notice, that the last part of that verse states, “and a thousand years AS one day.”  Those who want to equate a day with a thousand years must be consistent and admit that the second part of the verse cancels out the first.  We are then back to where one literal day equals one literal day!

Secondly, if one is going to use other parts of the scriptures to establish an equation for time, then what about Psalm 90:4?  In Psalm 90:4 it states that, “a thousand years in your sight are as yesterday.”  Just as in 2 Peter 3:8, this passage of scripture is teaching that a thousand years is nothing to the eternal God.  It is not a time equation!  “Day-age” Christians rarely consider Exodus 20:8-11.  Here God used the pattern of the days of creation in the giving of the fourth commandment.  Israel was command by God to work for six days and rest for one.  Obviously, our literal seven-day week is patterned after this biblical principle.  How reasonable is it to believe that God would be conveying the idea to a generation of people to work for six thousand years and rest for another thousand?  The seven-day week has no basis outside of scripture.

Thirdly, the “day-age” theorist never considers how “scientific” it is to believe that in the creation account God created all the vegetation on day three and…”thousands of years later” He created the sun, moon, and stars on day four.  Huh…it appears that it takes more faith to believe that than just believing that there were twelve hours of night-time and twelve hours of day-time to make one full day.  Simply, all the vegetation would have easily survived the “evening and morning.”  You tell me, is this “day-age theory” as scientifically intellectual as it appears?

Lastly, the Christian must consider that God created all things in a state of maturity and fully functioning!  For example “God created man” (Genesis 1:27), not infants!  Adam and Eve were created as mature adults with the appearance of age.  So it was with the rest of creation.  God did not plant seeds for trees and vegetations.  Clearly, God created a mature creation with the appearance of age.

If one still doubts the Biblical record to be historically reliable and literally true, and accepts the “day-age theory”, then one must believe that the Garden of Eden was created on top of a fossil record full of death and disease.  If it were, that would mean there was death and bloodshed before sin.  The Bible clearly states that the sin of one man, Adam, brought death and suffering into the world, which affected the whole of creation (Genesis 3:16-19; Romans 5:12; 8:22).  The Bible makes it crystal clear that thorns, suffering, bloodshed, disease, and death are a consequence of sin.  A Christian must be honest with the evidence!  Do not be influenced by intellectual pressure to accept unproven “scientific” methods for the age of the earth.  Let the words of the Bible be defined according to the context, without being influenced by extra-biblical ideas.  Billions of years for the age of the earth are being used to force an interpretation on the language of the Bible.  In short, man’s fallible theories are allowed to interpret the Bible.   The Biblical evidence is reasonable!  The word for “day” in Genesis chapter 1 is not a thousand years, it is not a long period of time, nor is it an age of time. The meaning of the word “day” in Genesis chapter 1 is obviously an ordinary 24-hour day, as we know it.

If “day-age theory” Christians do not accept what God has plainly said by child-like faith in the very first chapter of the Bible, but rather insert a scientific theory what other doctrine or simple Bible teaching will be changed next?  Loving your neighbor?  Marriage and divorce?  Salvation?  Sanctification?  Heaven and Hell?  What will be next?  This is a dangerous theory because it is using human reason to scientifically give God an excuse for the words that He chose, as if God could not convey the meaning and import of His words to man.

Once again, the issue is not “old earth” verses “young earth.”  Rather, are Christians going to accepting God’s word to be inerrant and fully inspired by faith, or give into human reasoning no matter how appealing it may seem?  Christian!  Who gets the glory, because it is either “child-like faith” in what God has said, or “theoretical reasoning” in what man has said about what God said?

THANKSGIVING – What does it really mean?

Many across our nation will celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  If we can slow down before we are rushed into the commercial Christmas season, we still hear a few people say, “Happy Thanksgiving.”  Most of us know something about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Indians and how both worked together to help one another to survive.  Some of us know about how the date of Thanksgiving was decided by each state on various dates up until about the time of Lincoln.  The first Thanksgiving celebrated on the same date by all states was in 1863 by presidential proclamation and later it became a national holiday.  Not until December 1941 was there federal legislation to make the fourth Thursday in November the official date for the celebration of Thanksgiving.  Digging into all the history can be very rich but it does not fully answer our question.

THANKSGIVING – What does it really mean?   First understand that one GIVES-THANKS for something, someone, circumstances, or situations.  We call these blessings.  So what does that mean?  If one GIVES-THANKS there must of necessity mean that there is a GIVER and a RECEIVER.  So many people say “Happy Thanksgiving” and do not realize the import of what they are saying.  In a new age tolerant world people say things without thinking of what they are saying – and people accept it since we should be tolerant.  They say “Happy Thanksgiving” like one shoots off the words “good luck.”  One cannot just arbitrarily say “Happy Thanksgiving” because once again the import has to do with a GIVER and a RECEIVER relationship.  This GIVER-RECEIVER relationship implies that in the end the Greater blesses a lesser.  Yes, God (the Greater) is the One who gives to the lesser (mankind).

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 107:1

The next time someone says “Happy Thanksgiving” ask that person who are they giving thanks to?  Expect deer in the headlights look, simply because no one ever stops to think.  For those who may be agnostic or atheistic, this question causes major problems, simply because one cannot arbitrarily say “Happy Thanksgiving” without having a meaning.  If this saying has no meaning to them and they just shoot this saying off in the air then in truth they are not really thankful, because once again the import has to do with a GIVER and a RECEIVER relationship, which implies that in the end the Greater blesses a lesser.  Yes, God (the Greater) is the One who gives to the lesser (mankind).  Technically, if one is atheistic in their belief system, then they should be consistent and not celebrate during this time of year, because it is set aside for acknowledging and thanking God for the blessings of life.

“Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.” Psalm 18:49

Thanksgiving : A full Thanksgiving dinner on a table set in cozy cabin

This brings us back to the first Thanksgiving.  These Pilgrims were thankful to the LORD God who providentially brought them through disease, famine, horrible weather, and many other troubles.  They recognized and celebrated that the Greater blessed and provided for the lesser.  This should be our desire and our motive in this and every Thanksgiving holiday.  Without doing so one becomes an unthankful glutton, better yet a fat leach feeding off the bounty of the land that God has given and becomes a sluggish zombie zoning out in front of the HDTV watching football games.  This should not be so!  Not that we can’t enjoy the food, our family, and some football, but stop and take the time to recognize and give thanks unto God for providing for us as individuals, as families, and as a nation for this is His will for us to do so!

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thess 5:18

Should a Christian Accept New Age Beliefs?

Sadly many Christians already do!  Today the world has influenced the church with words and terms such as “situation ethics,” “sensitivity,” and “tolerance.”  By redefining the meaning of these terms, they have been given a New Age twist in order to be “politically correct.”  Political correctness is the change of language in order to conform to the ideas and philosophy of unbelievers.  New Age political correctness comes from the heart of unbelievers who try to impose order and justice upon society without the authority of God’s word.  As a result, human society has turned everything upside-down.  Order has become disorder (Job 10:22).  Justice has become injustice (Eccl 5:8).  Everyone has become a victim of their circumstance and are no longer responsible for their actions: all in the name of political correctness.  As a result of much success by “new-agers,” the social pressure to accept New Age beliefs is so great, and so widely taught and accepted in our society, that it has become part of the main-stream Christian message and methodology.

If one is not politically correct according to this New Age enlightenment area, then one is considered to be narrow-minded, and bigoted.  Nevertheless, the Christian should not give up ground and conform to New Age beliefs.  Instead of being influenced by the world to be politically correct, Christians should go about to be BIBLICALLY CORRECT!  The Christian should pray that they would influence the world around them according to biblical correctness.  In doing so, the Christian will be seen as taking up the cause of the oppressed (Proverbs 3:31,32; Eccl 4:1), giving to the poor, pleading for the afflicted (Proverbs 19:17; 22:22), and showing mercy (Luke 6:26).  Biblical correctness goes far beyond political correctness by loving, praying, and doing good to ones enemies (Matthew 5:44-46; Luke 6:27-35).  Biblical correctness accepts all persons no matter what class, gender, or color of skin (Romans 2:11; 3:23; Proverbs 24:23; Romans 10:12,13; Galatians 3:28).  Biblical correctness righteously executes judgment in the land (Psalm 106:3; Isaiah 1:17; Proverbs 2:6-9).  Simply put, the Christian is not to accept the words and ways of the world, no matter how popular, no matter how correct, or no matter how right it may seem.  The Christian is to follow after and seek to do the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ, a way that surpasses all worldly ways and wisdom (John 14:15; 15:9-14).

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”  (Matt 22:37-40)

What makes Jesus different from any other religious leader?

Have you ever heard this religious statement?  “It really doesn’t matter what you believe just as long as you are sincere in what you believe”.  Somehow the majority of people believe that all the religions of the world are all kissing cousins and we all just need to get along and be tolerant.  Of coarse, “we’re all just trying to get to the same place.”  Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, and the Watch Tower Society are sincere and committed religions.  But when their own teachings are compared with the Holy Bible, it becomes evident they are victims of deception when it comes to God, salvation, and the person of Jesus Christ.  One may say, why use the Bible to examine these other religions?  Good question, but these other religions are the ones who incorporate or pull out Biblical principles and apply it to their religion.   Therefore lest us use the Bible properly, as the objective standard, and honestly answer our question beyond the religious façade of these major religions and be consistent with the scriptures.


First, understand that the Holy Bible clearly teaches that Jesus IS NOT just a religious leader, but rather He is God our Savior who came in the flesh to be the sacrifice for mans sin.  For example read the witness of Jesus being God.


John 10:32-33

32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.


John 20:26-29

26 …then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

27 Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.


Jude 25

25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.


Understand that the Christian faith holds to the historical and Biblical fact that the literal body of Jesus was crucified, rose from the dead, and that He is now alive (Revelation 1:18; Acts 1:1-3).  All other “religious leaders” are dead and in their grave, but their teachings are not!  These religious teachings deny either the person of Jesus Christ or the work of Jesus Christ.  For example read how the Jews deny the literal resurrection of the body of Jesus.


“…behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. 12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.  14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.  15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.” Matt 28:11-15

Even though the Jews, the enemies of Jesus, denied His resurrection, they accept His crucifixion as a historical fact.  Yet, Islam cannot have Jesus to be crucified or resurrected.  The reason is because that implies divinity, trinity, substitution, sacrifice for sin, victory over sin, and therefore that results into worship for Jesus alone as the Messiah (or Christ).  Read for example what the Muslims teach about this historical event in the Koran.


“And because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a great slander; (156) And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. (157)” Sura 4:156,157 (Koran)


These religions also deny that Jesus is the ETERNAL “Son of God.”  Instead, they believe that Jesus was either a messenger or that He was a created being and then called to be a Son of God, and not “the Word” of God that “was made flesh” John 1:14.  For example, compare the Koran and the Book of Mormon.


“O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not “Three” – Cease! (it is) better for you! – Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender. (171)” Sura 4:171 (Koran)


“And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son.” Mosiah 15:2 (Book of Mormon)


The Mormon passage is very subtle, but deceptive. Jesus is not called the Son of God because He dwelt in the flesh, He was already the Son of God made flesh, which teaches is eternality. Read the claims of the Holy Bible.


Isaiah 9:6

 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…”


John 1:1,2,14

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


1 Timothy 3:16

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


Titus 2:13

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;


Most of these religions recognize and “honor” Jesus simply as a prophet and/or a messenger, but if Jesus were a prophet, he would be “faithful” and not “lie” (Proverbs 14:5).  If Jesus were a messenger he would be a “true witness” who “delivers souls” (Proverbs 14:25).  Who did Jesus say that He was?  “I and my Father are ONE.” (John 10:30).


In short, all other “religious leaders” will show you a way, teach some truth, and point you to life, but Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God, is the only ONE who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6).  Other religious leaders instruct you about eternal life, but Jesus Christ is the only ONE who said, “I am the resurrection, and the life” (John 11:25).  In fact, all the religions of the world believe that salvation from sin (or suffering) can be obtained and maintained only by the good works we do.  The Christian faith is the only “religion” that believes salvation is not in what we do or don’t do, but rather what God through His Son Jesus Christ has done for us. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).  Who is Jesus Christ?  John wrote:  “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:31).  Be reasonable!  Come to the Lord Jesus Christ and you will find “rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:28,29).

Does the Bible have authority over the unbeliever?

We have already established the fact that the Scriptures are the Word of God (see question How Do We Know the Bible is True?), and therefore, all the Scriptures carry the authority of God.  Since that is has been clearly established, we need to simply accept in child-like faith these plain scriptures:

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23

Since every human being is a descendant from Adam & Eve all truth that God has revealed applies to all people everywhere at all times.  The Bible clearly teaches that we all proceed out from our first parents.

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” Genesis 3:20

As it is said of our first parents that they were created “in the image of God” (Gen 1:27), so it is that everyone reflects that same image of God.  The image of God primarily consists of the fullness of having life with special ability to make logical & reasonable decisions, and the ability to freely love.   Therefore having the image of God stamped into our very being, we are without a doubt connected to God and we are bound to a relationship (whether good or bad) with our Creator.  The unbeliever’s “unbelief” does not change the fact that the unbeliever has been created by God and is accountable to Him.  God requires obedience and acceptable worship to Himself alone from all His creatures.

No matter how hard one fights God’s authority – No matter how one tries to do their own thing – No matter if one considers themselves to be politically tolerant – No matter if one calls themselves a “free-thinker” – No matter if one tries to undermine the Holy Scriptures or ridicule believers.  If one chose not to believe in God, or decides not to serve God, that does not eliminate God’s existence or His authority!

“For the word of the LORD is right; and all His works are done in truth.”  Psalm 33:4

The unbeliever, in spite of his unbelief, is still responsible to obey whatever God says.  Anything God says is authoritative to all people, at all times, and in all circumstances.  Lastly, we believers were once unbelievers.  The question is how did we come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ?  Answer:  We were unbelievers who read the authority of God’s word, (the Holy Bible).

 “…yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;”  Rom.3:4

Why is the world full of immorality, violence, hatred, war, terrorism, pain, suffering, disease, and death?

Hatred : Nervous boy Stock PhotoThis question in the eyes of many people is an enormous question to ask.  The answers given can be anywhere from, “it could be the environment that a person was raised in” or “it was the parents fault due to the  lack of attention given the child.”  These answers still does not give us the reason “WHY?” These answers and many others are just symptoms of a much larger problem. Yet, the Bible calls such acts as the sinful “works of the flesh” which proceed out of the “heart of men” (Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 3:10-19; Mark 7:21-23). Evolution, and New Age philosophy explain such things, including death, as the “natural process” of life. In Genesis chapter 3, Satan, or the Devil, comes as a serpent to tempt man to sin against God. As a result of Satan’s work, sin was introduced to mankind. This power of sin brought with it dWar : Two soldiers ina  World War II era battlefield Stock Photoisobedience, which in turn effected broken fellowship with God. Thus, through the power of sin, the human race and God’s perfect creation were corrupted (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:17-19,24). The world one sees today with all the violence, hatred, wars, and immorality is a result of SIN in the heart of man. Yes, the world in all its grandure and beauty still reflects, to a small extent, God’s original creation, but it has been corrupted by SIN.  This power of SIN is so dominate that it is passed down from generation to generation.  Simply put, due to Adam’s sin, all of his descendants, including you and me, “were made sinners” (Romans 5:19).

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  (Romans 5:19)  KJV

Genesis 6:11 states that, “the earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” The reason immorality, violence, hatred, war, terrorism, pain, suffering, disease, and death comes upon us is because of SIN!  This is not a popular answer nor is it a pretty picture, but there is no other reasonable explanation.  All other explanations are just symptoms of a much deeper issue.  The root cause is SIN in the deep dark corners of the heart of all mankind, and if man is left to himself all these sinful evils will come out and express itself in one corrupt sin or another.

The truth is that we live in a sinful world, and the power of sin has “reigned unto death” (Romans 5:21). Common sense tells us that life and death are exact opposites, not the “natural processes” of life. In fact, the Bible specifically calls death the “last enemy” (1 Corinthians 15:26). Death is a constant reminder that “all have sinned” and are in need of God’s grace in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23-26). As long as one is in this world, there will be sin related miseries. The only way one can escape these miseries is to run to the One who is life eternal, Jesus Christ (John 1:4; 3:36; 6:35; 11:25; 14:6).

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  (John 3:36)  KJVShadow Of Cross : cross silhouette with the sunset as background

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,  but by me.  (John 14:6)  KJV