Ever since the time of Charles Darwin, evolutionists have used the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ to describe one of the basic tenets of their religion. Physically stronger individuals surviving while those that are weaker die off. Healthier individuals survive longer than the sickly. Sometimes it is the larger or more elaborately colored and ornate that have the best chance to reproduce and keep the species going. The expression ‘Nature, red in tooth and claw’, though originally from a poem by Tennyson, is often used to describe evolution’s ‘survival of the fittest’.
Those that are smaller and weaker are less likely to be selected by others. Those who are meek, poor, hungry, thirsty and are less aggressive than the more dominant members of the species are shunned, turned away, and not allowed to reproduce. In many societies they are often the ones that are eaten by predators or die from disease. The ‘unfit’ end up being the unwanted discards of evolution. These individuals are given little to no chance of survival.
Evolutionary survival is only defined as being able to survive long enough to pass on your genetics to the next generation. After that has been accomplished, there really isn’t any further purpose to life. That’s all there is.
According to Scripture, who would be considered ‘fit’ and who would be considered ‘unfit’?
Genesis 6:5 – the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all the imaginations of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually,
Ecclesiastes 1:14 – I have considered all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity, and vexation of the spirit.
Romans 3:10 – As it is written, There is none righteous no not one.
Romans 3:23 – For there is no difference: for all have sinned, and are deprived of the glory of God,
Galatians 3:11 – And that no man is justified by the Law in the sight of God,
In reality you, me and every other person on earth falls into the category of the ‘unfit’ in God’s eyes. Yet Christianity is the exact opposite of evolution. Christ opens his arms to the ‘unfit’ and offers them a way to be saved. Consider his Sermon on the Mount: (Matthew 5:3-11)
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed shall ye be when men revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you for my sake, falsely.
With evolution, these would be the individuals that would be less likely to be considered worthy to survive and carry on the species. However, in Christianity, these are the people that Christ blesses and welcomes into his kingdom for all eternity.
If all of mankind is unfit for salvation, then how does one go about becoming saved?
John 14:6 – I am that Way, and that Truth, and that Life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Matthew 10:32-33 – Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
John 3:15-18 – That whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loveth the world, that he hath given his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world, that he should condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth in him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of that only begotten Son of God.
John 3:36 – He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life, and he that obeyeth not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.
In evolution, every individual must fight to survive and be saved unto the next generation and no longer. Death is the final chapter. There is nothing to look forward to after you die. You just cease to exist.
In Christianity, there is no fighting for survival. Death is not the final end to living. We have all eternity to look forward to. The only real question is where will you spend your eternity – in Heaven or in Hell? Eternal survival, better known as salvation, is a free gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, Not of works, lest any man should boast himself.) All you have to do is to believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and confess your sins. It doesn’t matter if you are weak or strong, healthy or sick, rich or poor. All who confess their sins and believe in him are welcomed into his kingdom and will have assurance of their eternal salvation, (1 John 5:13 – These things have I written unto you, that believe in the name of that Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe in the Name of that Son of God.)
Let me ask you two final questions:
- If you were to die today, do you know for certain whether or not you would go to heaven?
- If you did die today and found yourself standing before Almighty God and He were to ask you “Why should I let you into my heaven?” What would you say?
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