“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
I was already saved when I came across the concept of creation. I already knew the Bible to be true, but I had not fully realized the implications of this for my thought processes as I was studying sciences. So when a friend explained why he did not believe the theory of evolution but believed the literal six creation days in Genesis, and that there had been a real worldwide Flood, I was ready to believe and took little convincing.
To me, the evidence was overwhelming. I could clearly see that the evidence pointed to God having made the world as He said that He made it. The evidence stacked up against the theory of evolution, which no longer made any scientific sense to me.
So, when I started to share my newfound opinions with fellow students at high school, I was surprised that they could not see the evidence as I did. I was ridiculed. This took me by surprise. Why could they not see that evolution was contrary to the Laws of Thermodynamics, for example? All the best arguments I, as a teenager, could muster got me nowhere. My friends did not believe.
Now I know the reason why they would not accept the evidence. It is because the issue has nothing to do with the evidence. It takes a lot more than evidence to break through a person’s worldview. An evolutionary or atheistic worldview prevents someone from getting the evidence. Only the Holy Spirit can break through the worldview barrier. Author: Paul F. Taylor
We pray, Lord, that our words will not return void. In our lives and witness, we pray that you will infuse our words with the power of the Holy Spirit, that we may speak the truth with boldness and the authority that comes only from You. Amen.
Ref: Taylor, P.F. (2015), Only Believe (Castle Rock, WA: J6D Publications). Image: Adobe Stock Images, licensed to author.