By Adrian Rogers
Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created. Psalm 148:5
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: In Genesis 1:11-12 we read, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good” (italics mine).
In this text, when God made everything, He made it all by the Word of His power. He just spoke it into existence. The universe dripped from His fingertips. If evolution were true, then one plant or animal group would have to evolve into another group. But then you would expect to find transitional forms of life. You can’t find transitional forms between amoeba and man—not one. You talk about the “missing link,” the whole chain is missing!
Satan is very clever. He is behind the whole theory of evolution because, as H.G. Wells said, if there was no fall in the Garden of Eden, then you don’t need to be born again. There is no sin, no God you’ll have to face, no accountability. But you’re not an accident. “Behold if any man be in Christ Jesus, He is a new creation” ( 2 Cor. 5:17).God made the original creation by speaking it into existence. But the new creation—new creature in Christ? He didn’t make that new creation with a word. No, His Son had to hang on a cross, enduring unspeakable torture because of His love for you, so you might have your sin forgiven.
ACTION POINT: What do you believe about the origin of creation? You didn’t come from slime. God made you in His image, loves you and has a wonderful plan for you. When you accept the salvation He offers through Jesus Christ, you become a new creation. “All things have become new.”
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