Let me start by saying, I HATE TO READ!!! However, I have decided that if I am going to be an effective communicator, I need to gain insight on many various subjects. I read my bible, of course, but I am currently attempting to complete a book every three weeks (Baby steps). I am reading a wide varying range of authors; subjects and topics. Just seeking knowledge. Recently, I was reading some writings from Charles Darwin, you know the Evolution guy. As I read many of his articles, I came across another author’s interpretation of Evolution verses Faith (Not just Creation)….
Evolution: You are the descendant of a tiny cell of primordial protoplasm washed up on an empty beach three and a half billion years ago. You are the blind and arbitrary product of time, chance and natural forces. You are a mere grab-bag of atomic particles, a conglomeration of genetic substance. You exist on a tiny planet in a minute solar system in an empty corner of a meaningless universe. You are a purely biological entity, different only in degree but not in kind from a microbe, virus, or amoeba. You have no essence beyond your body, and at death you will cease to exist entirely. In short, you came from nothing and are going nowhere.
Christian Faith: You are the special creation of a good and all-powerful God. You are created in His image, with capacities to think, feel and worship that set you about above all other life forms. You differ from the animals not simply in degree but in kind. Not only is your kind unique, but you are unique among your kind. Your Creator loves you so much and so intensely desires your companionship and affection that He has a perfect plan for your life. In addition, God gave the life of His only son that you might spend eternity with Him. If you are willing to accept the gift of salvation, you can become a child of God.
Hope vs. Hopelessness.