All my school days were spent in private Christian education. My whole life I’ve attended church. Consequently, my mind has been thoroughly saturated with the teaching that the world was spoken into existence by the one and only Almighty God.
After leaving the cocoon of my protective Christian environment when I reached adulthood and then having kids of my own, I began feeling unsettled about this worldview due to another message not so subtly being drilled into me through children’s library books and other means. Science museums were especially persuasive and loud in communicating the contradictory worldview. Captivating, expensive, detailed visual exhibits claimed with complete confidence that all around me had simply evolved. Not a theory. Fact. Creation wasn’t given the time of day. How could creation be true if the majority were stating otherwise? How could creation be true if people were willing to spend millions to teach the opposite? Thus the internal struggle over the origin of the earth commenced.
The powerful majority. The persuasive majority. But should we always believe the message they preach?
The large crowd, minus three, all bowed and worshiped King Nebuchadnezzar’s image. (Daniel 3:19) The powerful, persuasive majority.
Galileo was put under house arrest for supporting the heliocentric theory. The powerful, persuasive majority.
While stating that all men are created equal, a country conceived in the new world also maintained a racially-based slave system. The powerful, persuasive majority.
Do we really want to automatically put our trust in whatever the majority says? After reflecting, I certainly know I do not. The majority might be powerful. The majority might be persuasive. But the majority does not automatically equal truth.
Another majority has taken the stage, this time trying to convince you and me that God had nothing to do with the origin of this marvelous one-of-a-kind planet we’re spinning on. Yet the very first words of the Bible clearly contradict this crowd declaring, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) If we can’t trust the first sentence in the Bible, how can we have confidence in any other part of it? Or could it be this loud majority screaming all around us about evolution is the one that can’t be trusted?
Dare to think for yourself. Dare to examine the evidence (here is a very small starting point). Dare to defy the majority. Though we are saturated in lies, truth does exist. Seek it, and you will find it.
Proverbs 8:12-17 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverted mouth, I hate. Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, all who judge rightly. I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me.“