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“Evolving Into Gods?”

Posted: September 28, 2018 in Creation, Evolution

Some religions and false cults believe that men can actually become gods. One of the cults believes, “As man is, God once was. As God is, man may become.” There are false teachers today who claim to be gods and who teach that by the words they speak they can bring things into existence. This is what some people in the “Word of Faith” movement do. Rather than asking God humbly for things they want, they demand things “in His name.”  They are sometimes referred to as the “health, wealth, and happiness” preachers. They tell you that if you sow a seed (money) into their ministry, God will cause you to reap a harvest of your own. Sadly, many who believed them and sent them money didn’t get the “harvest” they were promised and have become bitter toward all religious people and even toward God. Are you one of them or do you know someone who was taken in by them?

Explanation. But what did Jesus mean when He said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also, and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12)? Some of the early Christians, to whom were given some temporary spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 13:8-13), did indeed perform some miracles as Christ did (Acts 2:22; See 2 Thessalonians 2:9). But we believe that the “greater works” pertained to the lasting spiritual health and eternal life that the believers would receive upon their being saved after hearing the Gospel concerning Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3,4). The people whom Christ healed and resuscitated back from death eventually died again.

Temptation. When the devil, through the serpent, told Eve that by eating the forbidden fruit that she would become like God, what did he mean? Why was it so appealing to her? Which part of what the devil suggested to her was true, and which part was a lie? Was the concept of evolution around long before Charles Darwin came on the scene? Why do some people believe that mankind is evolving upward rather than morally degenerating downward? (See Romans 1:18 ff; 1 Timothy 4:1 ff; 2 Timothy 3:1 ff) Why has the theory of evolution and socialism/communism led to so many millions of deaths?

Quote. Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer wrote, “Evolution is a humanly devised theory which has no scientific basis or evidence upon which to rest, but is all the same believed by college and university professors and in general the intellectual class. No thoughtful person can avoid the problem of the origin of all things, and the evolutionary theory is perhaps the best theory that unregenerate man can conceive. The unsaved cannot take God and His revelation into their thoughts. He certainly is not in all their thoughts (Psalm 10:4). The divine seeming so unreal to them, the concept of deity has not provided a reasonable enough basis for their minds when it is declared that God did anything. Therefore, being unable to believe the Genesis account of creation and not having any ability to believe that there is a God who created all things, they have devised the best theory that they can, but still with great inconsistency. As avowedly scientific men, they must refuse to accept anything which is unproved; yet in this theory of evolution they accept every word of testimony regardless of a lack of proof, and of course no effectual line of proof has been constructed or discovered. Such men in their unregenerate limitation are to be pitied. No Spirit-taught person will have trouble with the Genesis account of the creation. Having nothing to put in its place, however, the evolutionist must devise the best theory that he can with which to satisfy the mind on the vexing problem of origins.” [1]

Choice. You have a choice to make. You can believe the unscientific theory of evolution, or you can accept the Scriptural truth about creation that was validated by the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for all of our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. He said, “But from the beginning of creation, God made them [Adam and Eve] male and female” (Mark 10:6). What He said was either true or false. He also said, “I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Most of the Jewish leaders of His day wanted to kill Him for making Himself out to be equal with God the Father (John 5:18; 10:30, 31).

Solution. An individual who places his/her faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone to save him/her, by believing that He died for his/her sins, was buried for three days and nights, and who rose again bodily on the third day, should have no problem accepting the Biblical account of creation (Genesis 1:1 ff; John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-3). Is your love for the temporary pleasures of life keeping you from believing on Christ and His Word? Do you love the darkness rather than light (John 3:19).

Unbelief. There is only one unforgivable sin today that will send a person to the lake of fire to suffer forever (Matthew 25:30, 41, 46). It is the sin of unbelief in the Christ of the Scriptures (John 16:8-11; See John 3:16, 18, 36). The Christs of the cults and other gods or religious leaders can’t save anyone (Matthew 24:5). The Gospel concerning Christ is the power of God unto one’s salvation (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

Vain. Are you “believing in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:2) by placing your faith in your good works or in the wrong Jesus (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15)? Do you have assurance of your salvation that comes from God’s Word (1 John 5:13) and the witness of God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16)? If you’re not sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die, or if you think that you must go to Purgatory first, or that you will have a second chance to be saved after you die, please let us show you from the Scriptures what God requires for you to receive His quality of life (eternal life) as a present possession. Don’t put it off. “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2; See Proverbs 27:1; 29:1). Our lives are like a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away (James 4:14).

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[1] – Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, Doctrinal Summarization, Dallas Seminary Press, Dallas, Texas, Vol. 7, p. 146

For additional information, go to –

Are Christians Little Gods? https://www.gotquestions.org/little-gods.html

What Is Mormonism? https://www.gotquestions.org/Mormons.html

What Is Roman Catholicism? https://www.gotquestions.org/Roman-Catholicism.html

Word Of Faith Movement https://www.gotquestions.org/Word-Faith.html

Questions About Creation https://www.gotquestions.org/questions_Creation.html