What a tremendous blessing is the gift of the Savior! How wonderful the miracles of God’s great love surrounding Christmas – celebrated as we close out another calendar year! The Lord’s divine example of giving, and inherent quality of goodness overflows toward his creation and his special creation – PEOPLE!
As the angels proclaimed on the hills outside Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men” (Luke 2:14).
But we can get caught in a “half-truth” if we forget that there is great evil in this world alongside the goodness of God. Even at the original Christmas, evil was horribly at work.
Ruling as “king of the Jews” under Roman authority, King Herod attempted to murder the Christ Child. He deceived the wise men from “the east” who came in search of “He that is born King of the Jews”. Herod sent them to Bethlehem, where the scribes and priests of his court agreed the promised Great King was to be born (Micah 5:2). And he lied to the wise men about his desire to worship the Messiah as they wanted to do, convincing them to let him know where and when they found him. In reality he was plotting to use them as accomplices in his plan to kill the baby Messiah. But the wise men left by another way, Mary and Joseph fled with the baby Jesus to Egypt, and Herod ended up murdering all the children in and around Bethlehem two years of age and under to try to fulfill his plan.
Herod led the wise men to imagine a harmless, even a good, intention – when his actual intention was evil! Evil is like that. The devil is like that – a liar, power hungry, conniving, and cruel. He is behind all kinds of God-usurping schemes and centers of indoctrination. The devil is happy if people are “weaponized” for the sake of advancing a “toxic” agenda – like Herod tried to do with the wise men.
Many people, including many Christians, imagine evolution to be harmless, even good because “It’s Science!” In reality, evolution is a “half-truth” and grand deception that has resulted in tremendous evil. As we have discussed many times before, evolution supports racism and communism, for example. It is a philosophy that separates people from active faith in God and trust in the Redeemer.
With evolution, artist imagination extrapolates natural selection and adaptation far beyond the limits of genetic science, the variation possible in species groups. And artist imagination extrapolates mutation far beyond the limits we know from statistical entropy, which define the impossibilities of overwhelming improbability. In the end, it winds up in absurdity. God’s special creation – people – are misled by evolutionism as to how and why creatures are the way they are, leading them away from trusting in God, the Creator, and His Word, the Bible.
As we move deeper into “the end-times”, we see the escalation of both good and evil. We see a greater display of evil “in its ruder forms” and a “falling away” from the faith in previously Christian areas. I won’t get into all that here. At the same time, though, increasing knowledge and illumination of God’s Word and Spirit is leading to a great harvest of souls and the preaching of Jesus worldwide! Creation Moments is participating in this work and launching new outreaches such as we have described in recent letters.
Not only do we continue broadcasting on over 1,300 radio stations and outlets in North America, with great appreciation, but we have expanded our webcast broadcasting as well as “old fashioned” radio worldwide. In the last three years, we have expanded our Spanish broadcast radio outreach footprint into areas such as Cuba and Venezuela. And we have begun radio broadcasting in English, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Hindi languages throughout most of Asia and the Pacific. We now reach nearly every region of the world with the message that the God of the Bible is wonderfully true!
The messaging and outreach – which you make possible – is greatly appreciated, as the following sentiments note:
What you have done and are doing is more powerful than any of us know. I thank God for you daily. – J.J.
Greetings from Cameroon. I am writing to appreciate your organization for all the wonderful articles I have been receiving from you. Keep up the good work, and may the good Lord continue to bless your ministry. – Rev. B.J.
We are coming to the end of another year – and therefore conscious that time keeps on ticking away! This present age, with all its evil, will come to an end. And the full blessing and salvation of God in Christ will be revealed in all its glory, joy, and judgment. In the meantime, what are we to do? One guideline from the Scriptures is to redeem the time for the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16).
Countless blessings to you and your family this Christmas season!