I’m not convinced: all the science textbooks claim that we evolved from a blob, and I have a problem with that. According to the Encyclopædia Brittanica,

The virtually infinite variations on life are the fruit of the evolutionary process. All living creatures are related by descent from common ancestors. Humans and other mammals descend from shrewlike creatures that lived more than 150 million years ago; mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes share as ancestors aquatic worms that lived 600 million years ago; and all plants and animals derive from bacteria-like microorganisms that originated more than 3 billion years ago. Biological evolution is a process of descent with modification.

Do you know what’s missing from this explanation of the origin of life? God. That’s the real purpose behind evolution. It is man’s attempt to get rid of God. You won’t find this in textbooks, but evolution in its purest form is actually atheism. Because there is no evidence for one life form changing into another in modern history, evolutionists have to go back in time and add millions and billions of years to try filling in the gaps and proving their theory. But even they will admit that if there is a God, He could have created the world in six seconds — He wouldn’t need millions of years. The problem is, they won’t accept even the possibility of a God because that would mean they are accountable for their actions. How convenient.

Those of us who know the truth — that there is a God who created the world in six days as the Bible says, and we all descended from Adam — must be willing to accept what it means to us personally. The fact of our creation should give us a sense of value and purpose. We are not the result of an evolutionary accident, but every detail of our lives was thoughtfully planned by our Creator. Regardless of what the evolutionists say, someday everyone will have to answer to God. Let’s give Him glory through our works and worship today.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder