Creation vs. Evolution: Redemption

Evolution has no redemption to offer.  Even if, in the wildest of notions, evolution could evolve a god, even if that god could start the entire world over again and become the absolute authority, that god would never be able to redeem us, because in order to redeem something you must be able to pay for it, and you can’t pay for something you don’t own.  And you don’t own the rights to something if you evolve from it.  You can boss it around, but you can’t become the creator of it.  Even if a book randomly generates on my computer, I can’t be the author of the book.

At the very best, the evolved god would have to erase everything already in existence and create something to own, which is utter nonsense by a fatal flaw: out of evolution comes no creation.

Not all people who believe in creation believe in redemption.  For example, you can believe in a god who has very strict standards and never forgives, or you can believe in a god who simply doesn’t care.

To believe in redemption for humanity means you believe a chain of events have happened:

  • A creator created the universe.
  • The creator keeps the universe under control.
  • The creator loves the creation.
  • The creator loves humans above animals, plants, and anything else in the universe.
  • Humans have a free will.
  • Humans used that free will to choose the wrong thing and destroyed their perfection.
  • Those who choose the wrong thing are under the authority of an anti-creator, or a destroyer.
  • Humanity fell.
  • The fall caused and continues to cause eternal consequences.
  • The creator still cared about humanity.
  • Humanity had no ability to free itself since every child born was enslaved to the destroyer because of the destroyed creation.
  • The creator is identified in three beings.
  • One being comes down to become a human, mortal, to die for the creation while another being maintains the universe.
  • The creator is resurrected.
  • The creation’s only way back to the creator is by this sacrifice.
  • The third being comes down as a promise and a help to those who accept this redemption.

Did you notice that there is only one religion in all the world that fits redemption?

Christianity.

Looking at this sequence of events, it’s easy to see that the only reason redemption is necessary is if sin has happened.

It makes sense, then, that people who don’t believe in sin might hate the idea of redemption.

It also makes sense that people who do believe in sin and believe they have sinned would love the idea of redemption (unless their pride gets in the way).

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14, NASB)

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Published in: on February 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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