The Book of Genesis is foundational to the rest of the Scriptures for in it…
In 1973 Nobel Prize winner Professor Francis Crick, along with British chemist Leslie Orgel proposed the theory of “Directed Panspermia”. The theory of “Directed Panspermia suggests that the origin or seed of life may have been purposely seeded on earth by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. In the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ben Stein commented on the theory of “Directed Panspermia” saying, “When faced with the over whelming problem of the origin of life Noble Prize winner Francis Crick proposed this theory that life was seeded on earth which basically means the aliens did it.” Dr. Michael Ruse a prominent Darwinist also stated in the movie “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” saying, “One popular theory is that it might have started off on the backs of crystals. Molecules piggy backed on the back of crystals forming and that this led to more and more complex. But of course the nice thing about crystals is that every now and then you get mistakes, mutations and that this opens the way for natural selection.”
Also in the movie “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”, in an interview with Richard Dawkins, Ben Stein asks Richard the question, “Well then who did created the Heavens and the Earth?” Richard Dawkins responds, “Why do you use the word who, you see, you immediately bag the question by using the word who?” Ben Stein asks “Well then, how did it get created?” Richard Dawkins says, “Well, um… by a very slow process.” Ben Stein asks, “Well how did it start?” Richard Dawkins response was, “Nobody knows how it got started. We know the kind of event that it must have been. We know the sort of event that must have happen for the origin of life.” Ben Stein asks, “What was that?” Richard Dawkins, “It was the origin of the first self replicating molecule.” Ben Stein comments “Right, how did that happen?” Richard Dawkins responds, “I’ve told you, we don’t know.” Ben Stein remarks, “So you have no idea of how it started.” Richard Dawkins notes, “No, no, nor has anybody.” Richard Dawkins also goes on to give the basic theory of “Directed Panspermia” an intelligent designer from another civilization in the universe seeded life on earth. Richard Dawkins main point is that an intelligent designer could not jump into existence spontaneously. What is clear is that Richard Dawkins is not against intelligent design, but against God being the intelligent designer. Richard Dawkins also stated in the movie that “The battle of evolution is only one scrimmage in a much larger war.” That war is against the existence of God! Evolutionary theorists have an atheistic view of creation denying the existence of God in the process of creation.
Evolutionism is the belief that there is no God, they deny the existence of God, and since there is no God, they can reject Him as their authority. Due to their rejection of God’s authority over their lives, they believe they can do as they please, think, say, and do anything they want to in life without eternal consequences. The rejection of God is why there is an increase in immorality or sin in the world we live in and continually grows more and more corrupt. We have a choice, we can believe these evolutionary theories or we can believe the Word of God.
The Word of God declares in Romans 1:18-22, 28, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools… And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind…”
God created the earth and the universe and everything in it was made absolutely perfect and for mankind’s enjoyment. Adam and Eve were given the privilege to rule over and take care of the earth and the animals in it. Due to their equality in the marriage relationship they jointly ruled together over the earth. They were given a free will with the freedom to choose, just as we are given a free will with the freedom to choose. Adam and Eve enjoyed unbroken fellowship with God and continually experienced God’s presence with them. They lived in perfect unity and harmony and enjoyed a loving relationship filled with love and affection for both God and each other.
God established the law of marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation for both marriage and the family. God created Adam and Eve as a blueprint, pattern, model, for all mankind to follow regarding the institution of marriage. The foundation of marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of the family. They were created to be joined together in marriage to experience and enjoy spiritual, emotional, and sexual intimacy together resulting in reproducing and the creation of a family. The family is the foundation of society and is to be preserved and passed on from one generation to the next.
Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden completely naked, without clothes and were not ashamed, or embarrassed because of their nakedness. There was no need for clothing because there was no lust, wicked desires, or sin in their hearts. In the earth’s perfection death had not entered the world, so that no death had ever taken place. However, this state of perfection was about to change due to the entrance of sin into the world. Due to Adam and Eve’s sin they fell from a state of perfection to a corrupt and sinful condition. The consequences of the original sin were spiritual death, eventual physical death, and eternal separation from God. As a result of Adam and Eve’s fall, mankind has inherited their sin nature. Since we have inherited a fallen and corrupt sinful nature we have a disposition, inclination, and tendency toward sin.
As a result of Adam and Eve’s sin their eyes were opened and they realized their nakedness. They lost their innocence and were stripped of their perfect state of righteous perfection and knew in their heart something was wrong. They attempted to cover themselves by sowing fig leaves together because of the shame they experienced in their fallen state. They attempted to cover themselves outwardly revealing their self effort as they attempted to fix themselves, but they could not. The guilt and shame they experienced resulted in fear in which they attempted to hide themselves from the presence of God.
We also suffer from guilt, shame, and fear, the same as Adam and Eve did when we sin and we often attempt to cover up our sins. We try to hide our sin and cover our sins up ourselves, just as Adam and Eve attempted to cover their sin. We try to save ourselves and earn our salvation through good works. We hope the good deeds we have done out weight the wrong we have done hoping God will accept us into heaven by the good works and deeds we have done. We as sinful human beings have a tendency to continue until we become so hardened by sin are consciences no longer feel guilt or shame. We often look for people who will accept our willful sin against the clear will of God, although deep in our hearts we know we are wrong and don’t experience real lasting peace and joy in our lives. We have a tendency to continue until our conscience is seared and goes silent, and we no longer know the difference between what sin is and what it’s not, we can no longer know the difference between right and wrong.
Due to the sin of Adam and Eve, God made a way to restore relationship with Adam and Eve. God made the first sacrifice of an animal shedding its blood in order to provide Adam and Eve a covering to hide their nakedness and shame. This was a temporary covering and covenant concerning the shedding the blood of animals as a covering for sin until coming of Jesus Christ. This is a symbolic picture foreshadowing the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross and the shedding of His blood once and for all obtaining eternal redemption for those who believe (Heb.7:27; 9:12; 10:10). God has reconciled us to Himself through the death of His Son Jesus Christ or God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself (2 Cor.5:18-19). Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection triumphed in victory and defeated Satan. It is God’s desire that would reign in life through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:17).
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we have come to Him in faith for salvation being born again, He is the author and the finisher of our faith both individually and corporately as the Church or the body of Christ (Heb.12:1-2). It is through Jesus Christ alone that we come to know God as our Father and through whom we become the children of God (John 6:37-40, 44-47; 1 John 2:22-23; 3:1-3). It is through Jesus Christ that both we as individual believers and the body of Christ as a whole have access by the Holy Spirit to the Father (Eph.2:18). We must accept His Word as the absolute truth and authority over our lives. We must understand the Scriptural truths of the Word of God to have and build a solid foundation upon Jesus Christ our “Rock” in order for our faith to stand or endure, knowing that all other ground is sinking sand (Matt. 7:24-27).
The grace of God teaches us as believers that we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age while awaiting His coming (Titus 2:11-13). As believers God’s Word reveals to us what manner, sort, or kind of persons we ought or necessary to be in all holy conduct or behavior and godliness (Heb.12:14; 2 Pet. 3:11). This is made possible through the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us to transform us into the image of Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 8:29; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil.2:12-13). It is only through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, Christ in you, His indwelling that we are able to reign over sin and be transformed into His image (Rom. 6:1-23; 8:29; 2 Cor.3:18). The Holy Spirit enables and empowers us by His grace (His divine influence upon our hearts) to overcome our sinful nature and lives characterized by obedience to Him.
To realize God’s purpose for your life you must first count the cost of following Jesus Christ (Luke 14:25-33). Counting the cost of following Jesus Christ as our Lord involves whole hearted commitment and devotion above all else in our lives. Having counting the cost of following Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life and putting your faith and trust in Him. Repent and turn from all your sins and ask Him to forgive you of the sins you have committed. Confess you are a sinner and acknowledge your need for a Savior. Believing in your heart that Jesus Christ came and died on a cross shedding His blood for you. That God raised His Son Jesus Christ from the dead in order that you may have eternal life. Confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and your Lord and ask Him to come into your heart and be the Lord of your life (Rom.10:8-13). For further check out the section “About Salvation” which has articles such as, “Our need for Salvation”, “The Plan of Salvation”, “Jesus Christ is the Only way to God”, “Counting the Cost of Following Jesus Christ”, and the “Prayer of Salvation”.