Do you believe in ghosts? Or aliens? Or evolution? Or God? Many think that last one just doesn’t belong with all the others. But, after a little consideration, I think you’ll agree that all of these things can and do go together.
I believe in God, Jesus is His name; the One Great Creator of Heaven and Earth and the Cosmos and everything in them…and Everything in Them. Everything. I want you to understand something…if anything exists, the TRUTH made it. 1 John 5:6 – “This is the one who came by water and blood–Jesus Christ (Christ means Messiah; the Messiah was to be God in visible form). He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the TRUTH.” John 1:1, and note the heading “The Word Became Flesh” – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.” Father TRUTH (the Mind of God), filled with and displaying Spirit LOVE (the heart or desire of God), Son the Form of God, Jesus – the immortal God taking off His immortality to appear visibly in a mortal body of flesh, come, crucifed and risen, in His immortal body once again.
So does my believing this negate my ability to believe in ghosts, aliens or evolution? Of course not! Let’s start with ghosts. Luke 24:36 – “…Jesus stood among them and said to them, “Peace to be with you.” They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” So if ghosts don’t exist, don’t you think that Jesus would have said something like, “What are you guys, stupid?! There’s no such thing as ghosts!” instead of what he did say, “a ghost does not have flesh and bones.” Remember, there is no lie found in the Word of God, and Jesus is no liar. If Jesus said that it’s true, you’d better believe it is. There is evidence to be found if you go looking for it. Yes, some things you see are hoaxed by people who have nothing better to do with their time. But there are things that go bump in the night and voices that don’t belong to anyone. Ghosts are real guys, I don’t doubt it for a minute. And really, if you are a Christian, life after death is the most basic belief, it is our hope; this world is not our home, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, 2 Corinthians 5. Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Can you see air? No, but is it there, are you breathing it? There are more dimensions than just those we presently recognize.
How about aliens? If aliens landed on the earth tomorrow, would you be deceived into thinking they were gods, and that they created life? I sure hope not. I can’t even fathom what moron came to the conclusion that if aliens exist then God doesn’t. Wow, some people are dense. Should a “visitation” from another world ever occur, just keep in mind that our God, TRUTH and LOVE, Jesus, made them too. Nothing created is the Creator. And to tell you the truth, we’d all have to be pretty dense to think that we are the only living beings in all the galaxies that exist, in the whole cosmos. So there are other beings, and maybe they don’t look like us…so what? I’m not sure that they do exist, but I’m not so self absorbed that I won’t acknowledge the very real possibility that they do. Just remember, our God made them too, they are just created beings, not the Creator. Consider Genesis 6:4 – “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” This is the beginning of the story of Noah. Note the important part, “…were on the earth in those days AND ALSO AFTERWARD.” After what? After the flood! So how did the Nephilim survive the flood to be on the earth afterward if they did not have the abilty to leave the earth and escape the flood? Sounds like aliens to me. Just something to think about. But please, remember that aliens are not gods, they did not create us, but God sure as hell created them. Don’t be deceived by people who seem to do the impossible; advancement and intelligence does not make one God.
And finally, the big one, Evolution. I believe in God; I believe in ghosts; I believe in the possibility of aliens; but do I believe in evolution? Can you have both God and science? Science and God do go together. Science does not disprove the existence of God, it only substantiates it; as long as the scientists are willing to go by facts alone, which I’m sorry to say, they don’t always. And please, don’t confuse evolution with what is now known as Darwinism (which I might add has been bastardized also). I do not believe that man evolved from monkeys, and there is no evidence to support that theory.
I’d like to point out that when something is deemed a “Theory”, that means it is just an idea someone puts forth and it hasn’t been completely proven; it is what someone thinks. So if they are still calling it “(Darwin’s) THEORY of Evolution”, does that mean it is a proven fact, as evolutionists would have you believe? Think on that for a while.
When I think of “evolution” I don’t think about Darwinism, or natural selection or monkeys. The idea of natural selection is absolutely ridiculous not to mention impossible. And anyone who believes it and tries to argue that it is a proven fact…you are delusional, and full of shit. I would highly recommend the book, “Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution” by Michael J. Behe. He puts forth none of his opinions, only states know facts and asks that the reader come to a logical conclusion.
The book is available for viewing on Googlebooks. This link will take you to the pages discussing the mousetrap and other irreducibly complex systems :
Natural selection says that parts of a creature evolve when they become necessary, but that the creature is still the same creature before and after it grows the new parts. That’s great, but if you take away one part of a mousetrap, and it ceases to function as a mousetrap, then it isn’t a mousetrap anymore is it?! If life starts out as a single celled organism, then begins to evolve and grows a circulatory system, are you telling me that the organism can function with blood but no capillaries? No veins? Blood circulates through capillaries: no capillaries, no blood circulation. If you take away the mousetrap’s base, can the other parts (spring, hammer, holding bar, etc.) still function as a mousetrap? The answer is no.
Another popular theory is that man evolved from monkeys. To that all I have to say is, if this is true, then why are there still monkeys running around? If a species evolves into another species, shouldn’t the original species cease to exist? I mean, it must have evolved for a reason right? To survive? So the originals should all change or just die out. Do you see how ridiculous this notion is? Don’t all humans have the same base DNA? The same as all dogs have the same base, the way all species have DNA unique to the species? If men were once monkeys, then human DNA and monkey DNA should be the very same, not close, but the same. If you tested the blood of an alien, I doubt it would be identical to our human DNA. It would probably be close, but not the same because we are NOT the same species.
Having said that, I do not have a problem believing that creatures evolve, or more accurately, adapt. How God chose to create is His business. If the world was created in a Big Bang, does that disprove the existence of God? No! Life is complex. Someone made the formula that states if you put 2 parts Hydrogen with 1 part Oxygen you get water. Someone made the gases that came together to create a ‘big bang’, and someone decided that when certain gases mix together you get an explosion. Look at our own bodies. How many parts are necessary for basic functions. Look at all the components required for blood to travel from your heart to your brain. Remove one of them and POOF! The system won’t work anymore AND YOU’LL DIE. This is just logical reasoning. Can things ‘evolve’, as in adapt? Why not? I don’t have a problem with that. Creationism and evolution can go hand in hand. If you read the Creation story in the Bible, God didn’t just clap His hands and there everything was, ready and rarin’ to go. Things were created in stages. And if you really want something to think about, if Adam and Eve were the first two humans to be created, where did their son Cain get his wife? Adam and Eve were the first two humans to be created in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26) – The image of God is the ability to divide Truth from Falsehood, and the likeness of God is the ability to choose to Love or to Hate. Genesis 4:16,17 – “So Cain went out from the LORD’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, East of Eden. Cain lay with his wife and she became pregnant…” Again, where did Cain’s wife come from? And please, don’t get on this “she must have been his sister” kick. God made the wild beasts before he made Adam. The Bible often refers to men as types of wild beasts. Science already knows that Cro-Magnon man and Neanderthals were not the same species of human.
So evolution? Is it plausible? Yes, I think so. But I’m not buying natural selection. God is the Creator of everything, nothing created is the creator, and nothing happens by happy accident. Nature does not rule itself, God is the one who puts into motion changes and adaptations; He is the one who makes the formulas for which things happen; if evolution is how God made life as we know it, so be it; God and science can and do go together. Believing in one does not disprove the other. Perhaps if men were a little more logical in their thinking, and stopped living by their emotions (playing Eve’s game), they could put the two together and actually learn something that makes sense.
There is NOTHING that disproves the existence of God; everything around us cries out, “He made us! Look at what God has done!” But in our egotistical ignorance we ignore the testimony of His creation and refuse to accept what is right in front of our faces. So be it. The TRUTH is no dictator, we are free to believe whatever we want. But the TRUTH is set in stone and is unchanging, He shows no favouritism to anyone. If 1+1=2, who are we that we would presume to say that is wrong?