I often hear people say that the historical Truth of the book of Genesis is a non-essential issue today.
I have to ask, "Non-essential to who?"
History shows that the false knowledge of "millions of years of time leading to Darwinian style evolution" has undermined the authority of God's Word in the minds of billions of people, leading them to reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during the past two-hundred years (1 Timothy 6:20). It was certainly an essential issue to them.
Recent studies conclude that only 9% of born again teens trust God's Word as authoritative in their lives! (Barna Research).
Secular teachings, compromised positions within the Church and peer pressure have them believing that God's Word isn't even as reliable as man's faulty philosophies (Colossians 2:8) and equates biblical history with fairy tales. Certainly no one will submit their life to "bible stories" unless they trust in their validity.
The Truth of God's Word is an essential for everyone today.
To get folks to understand the importance of putting their trust in the Word of God, as opposed to manmade philosophies, I often begin a church service message with:
"Let me ask you a few questions, but please answer these to yourself.
- How many of you are worshipping a Jesus who used evolution and millions of years of death to get us here?
- Or, how many of you worship a Jesus who created us over long ages of time?
- Or, how many of you are worshipping a Gap Theory Jesus, or a Day-Age theory Jesus?
- And how many of you are worshipping a Jesus who created the universe in a six-day creation (Exodus 20:11) and judged the world with a global flood (2 Peter 3:6)?
- Now let me ask you one last question: According to God's Word, how many Jesus' died on a cross, His shed blood covering our sins if we believe in Him as our Lord and Savior?
That's right, there is only one true Jesus who is our Creator (John 1:3), Redeemer (Isaiah 44:6), and loving Savior (2 Peter 3:18). This one Jesus is the only way to the Father (John 14:6) and is the only Jesus only found in the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16)." I call putting our faith in Him an essential!
For those of us who feel blessed by God to be an American, the creation-evolution issue is also a most essential item.
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