Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
As we enter this holiday season with the celebration of Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for?
The Bible exhorts us in many places to give thanks – a great key to happiness and joy! For example, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts … and be ye thankful.” (Colossians 3:15)
You know what I am thankful for? I am thankful that truth will triumph over all the deception and disinformation which so plagues this world – including the grand lie of evolution. Even as we individually and collectively keep on proclaiming truth, hearts are being set free by degrees in the here and now! And in the coming age, the truth will be completely vindicated “when Christ who is our life shall appear” and those who invest our lives in Him will “appear with Him in glory”. (Colossians 3:4)
The Bible tells us that the devil, “the father of lies”. will meet his end. “And the devil that deceived them (the nations) was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.” So we can be thankful for the blessings of the truth today … and for the glorious victory that is coming!
Because of Satan, there is indeed a tremendous amount of deception all around us. And so much of it builds on evolutionism. The hysteria which is now being pushed upon so many people through climate change alarmism – fear-mongering that leads many young people to despair – pushes the narrative of a one-world globalist totalitarian agenda. This was evident at the recent United Nations Climate Action Summit. Teenagers addressed the global assembly of nations with cries and even insults about adults stealing their dreams and their future if “the nations” don’t do something to stop climate change!
Such hysteria assumes the Earth is evolving in response to human activity and choices – much like evolution by natural selection. It ignores the creation truth that God is sovereign and has made a stable, resilient, cyclic and seasonal world. For example, His promise after the Great Flood of Noah’s time was, “While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
The late creation scientist Henry Morris expounded on this verse by describing how it pointed to the “principle of uniformity” in the laws of nature. Climate change is normal and part of the current stability and uniformity. Yet, a fear-mongering deception has been advanced that normal cycles of change should be a cause for great alarm. This is for the purpose of a totalitarian agenda.
Of course, the whole narrative about “climate change” – about which you can read hundreds of just-so-stories – is simply not proven. Did you know that a submission to the recent UN Climate Action Summit – signed by 500 scientists and professionals in climate science and related fields – stated there is no “climate emergency” and that there should be a long-overdue, high-level open debate on climate change?
But this doesn’t fit the preferred narrative, and so it does not get the same media attention as the teenagers’ emotional plea to DO SOMETHING! Forget about any debate because you are stupid if you disagree! Does this sound familiar?
Creation scientists have long wanted an open, honest discussion about the data and evidence for evolution but have been shut out of public education, research and mainstream institutions for years. Instead, they have been ridiculed. The Bible is able to guide us into all truth. But it has to be believed. And when the truth is believed, there are many blessings which follow. For this we can be eternally grateful.
One of the great blessings is that these truths and those who uphold them will be vindicated in the end. Another blessing is that the devil who “deceives the nations” will receive his just deserts. And Satan’s deception is far-reaching – not only about creation but also about who we are as human beings and who God is as our Holy Maker and Redeemer in Jesus Christ.
The devil deceives the nations about the Earth being fragile and that we’ll soon be thrown into a completely devastating worldwide climate crisis through the actions of people. He also deceives us about the fundamental nature of humanity so that we should trust elite “educated” people rather than God to govern us for our good. After all, he says, the nature of man is good and perfectible through education! In reality, the nature of mankind can NOT be trusted because it is corrupt. The Bible tells us this from the first chapters of Genesis, as the very first people chose to disobey God and fell into sin. We need to seek truth from the pages of Scripture through the Holy Spirit and hold up what others say to the test of Scripture!
Understanding the fundamental depravity of mankind is a hallmark of Biblical Christianity, which has revealed the great principle about the abuse of power. Power vested in corruptible mankind is not to be trusted. Yet, power is sought after in the pride and envy of sinful man – inclined as we are to be “little gods” unto ourselves. And power is often purchased as a supposed means to ensure a utopia on Earth. This is what Marxism and other totalitarian systems have promised. This is why “the heathen (the nations) rage, and the people imagine a vain thing. The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed (Messiah)…” (Psalm 2:1-2)
This is the tendency of the United Nations if it is not held to a biblical worldview – which has been the case most of the time. They are nations united in “humanism” against the Lord, a driver for one-world government, as the Bible foretells.
Eventually, all of biblical prophecy will be fulfilled – vindicated as will be all of biblical truth. The pieces will fall into place, and what we perceive now dimly will be clear in glorious brilliance, bringing us great satisfaction of justice and love. For this we can be truly thankful!
And we can be thankful that we open the holiday season with the great holiday of Thanksgiving. It is a great Christian heritage in America! We can be thankful to God for one another, as we are thankful to you for many present blessings. As we wait for the Lord’s return, we can find joy in the promise of a secure and glorious future in the Lord!
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