Even if every scientist in the world says that there was no universal flood and that all life forms came from a single-celled organism, they are pitted against the one who DEMONSTRATED the ability to take non-living material and give it life. And that same man claims to have created the world in the first place. The man who has power over death and the ability to create life has given us an answer, and his answer is intellectually far more satisfying than any answer any scientist in the world has produced.
What do we “know” for sure?
- no worldwide flood
- all life forms came from single-celled organisms millions of years ago
Even if these two claims were true, they do not take into account two greater issues:
- where did life come from in the first place?
- where did all matter, space and time come from in the first place?
I was talking to a Sikh woman. She asked me about the resurrection. So, as I was explaining the historical evidence, an atheist man came up and began interjecting his perspective. I told the woman to find a historian from any university around the world, like Stanford, Berkeley, Cambridge, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Amherst, etc., and use the historian’s criteria for determining what is historically reliable. Then apply those same standards in the same way to the resurrection of Jesus and see what happens. The atheist man then declared, “You would get the wrong answer.” Isn’t it interesting that, when investigating the historicity of the resurrection, an atheist does not want us to employ the tried and tested methods used by the academic world for all other historical studies?
About a month ago I watched Zombieland with my sister and one of my best friends. As I saw people being infected with the zombie disease, I thought of the fact that I have been infected with the disease of sin and it will end in death.
The Incredible Hulk gives us a nice picture of the evil that lives within us when he gets angry—the beast within is released, and he does things that he does not want to do. An even better picture might be a werewolf, who helplessly turns into a predator.
In The Lord of the Rings movies there is a scene in which Bilbo Baggins sees The Ring around Frodo’s neck. The depiction is fantastic. Bilbo is absolutely horrified by his own behavior.
“The Good I want to do I do not do, and the Evil I do not want is what I keep doing. Who will save me from this body of Death?” [Romans 7:15–25]