On more than one occasion I’ve been asked why Creation Revolution, which professes to be a creation – evolution website, posts theology articles that have nothing to do with creation or evolution?
The simplest answer is that first and foremost, Creation Revolution is dedicated to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to provide information that will help people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. For those that are already Christians, we hope to provide a variety of information to help them strengthen their own walk with Christ and to be always ready to give an answer for the hope that is in them.
We choose to concentrate on the creation – evolution issue as we see this to be one of the leading reasons so many people turn away from Jesus to embrace a secular world of evolution and certain damnation. This is especially true for our children and grandchildren as they are bombarded with secular humanism, naturalism, materialism and evolution on a daily basis. They get it in school, television, movies, magazines, music and video games.
The effects of evolution have infiltrated the church. Once there, it allows Christians to question anything biblical. They determine what parts of biblical teachings they will embrace and which ones they will ignore. Once this happens, the whole of Scripture becomes infected with false teachings, which in turn makes it easy to succumb to the secular world and walk away from the church and Jesus Christ. It’s like yeast permeating the entire loaf of bread causing it rise with numerous bubbles and holes, thus weakening the integrity of the loaf.
George Barna wrote about the effects the secular world has had on the Christian church in America as a whole and on families. In one of his surveys he found that less than 10% of American Christians possess a biblical worldview while the other 90% held a more secular worldview. He also discovered that the majority of Christians do not believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
He also discovered that Christians no longer believe the Bible to be the sole source of absolute truth. Barna found that 40% of Christians involved in a discipling process believe that there is no such thing as absolute truth. Other relevant results of Barna studies include 47% of church leaders do not believe in absolute truth; 44% of evangelical adults believe in absolute truth and only 9% of teens from evangelical families believe in absolute truth. He also found out that nearly two of every three teens from evangelical homes will walk away from the church after graduating high school.
A large part of this is directly due to the effects of the secular world and the failure of the church to teach biblical theology. Most people that identify themselves as evangelical Christians don’t really know what the Bible says and what it teaches. Their weak knowledge of Scripture makes them vulnerable to the attacks and questions of the secular world.
Christians who are well versed in Scripture are less likely to turn away from the church and follow the temptations of the world. They have the biblical knowledge and faith that gives them the strength to stand for Jesus in a hostile land.
Every Monday, we post a theology article from Pastor Gary L W Johnson. Gary is the pastor of Church of the Redeemer in Mesa, Arizona, which is a non-denominational church. It also happens to be my home church when I lived in Arizona.
Gary firmly believes that one reason Christian America has declined into the wretched state it’s in is because pastors have stopped teaching theology from the pulpit. They now preach on ‘felt needs’ and what topics that the shakers, movers and wealthier church members want to hear. He believes that if most pastors were expository preachers who systematically taught sound theology from the pulpit that America would not be in the situation it is today.
As for the current series, Exposition of Romans, it contains a great deal of theological teachings. An understanding of Paul’s letter to the Romans helps to strengthen ones biblical foundations. It touches on so many areas that relate back to Genesis and the rest of the Old Testament as well as the teachings of Jesus.
You can’t effectively teach creation without theology and you can’t teach theology without a firm foundation in creation and Genesis 1-11. All of Scripture rests upon Creation, the Fall and the Flood. If they collapse, so does the Cross.
We want to help Christians strengthen their faith in God, Jesus and the Bible. The more they can learn about the Bible and its theology the better their chances are of being able to stand up against the secular world. The more they know about the Bible and what it says, the better equipped they are to witness to others and help bring others to a saving faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
This is why Creation Revolution posts theology articles along with creation – evolution articles.
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