Had this idea tonight that if we can be practical atheists, why not practical evolutionists, too?
I mean, we profess God as creator and can give an awesome apologetic response for the evidences of creation and the intellignet design that is evident in nature. But... do we really believe in the source of this creational power -- the very Word of God??
God spoke the world into existence - He said, "Let there be light." and there was light.
The light couldn't make itself. Darkness cannot pick itself up by its bootstraps and become light in its own power.
No matter how many petry dishes and experiments that attempt to simulate primordial ooze we concoct, we'll never achieve the miraculous power of a single Word from the mouth of God.
Jesus is the Word of God and all things that are came through Him.
God's words have power, making dead bones come alive.
Dead things cannot make themselves alive any more than we can pick ourselves up by our bootstraps and be good people.
The Commandments of the Lord are not: you need to stop doing this and you must start doing that.
The Commandments of the Lord are perfect contain the enabling power to obey.
When Jesus says, "Go and sin no more," the word of His command has the same life-giving power as the original act of creation. Do we really believe in His power? Or are we practical evolutionists?