Today’s letter-to-the-editor, like an earlier one from the same writer — see #794: The Deacon — appears in the Fillmore County Journal of Preston, Minnesota, population 1,325, known as “America’s Trout Capital.” It’s titled Creation alone!, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we have a deacon of the Greenleafton Reformed Church. Technically a deacon isn’t a preacher, so we’ll use only his first name, which is Aaron. We’ll give you some excerpts from the deacon’s new letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Athiests [sic] or evolutionists who flat out reject God and Creation is one thing, God have mercy on them and open their blind eyes, but what is worse yet is that there are now many “professing Christians” who are trying to mingle evolution with creation. Evolution is the Devil’s work, it’s no different than when he said to Eve, “hath God said?”
Yes, those who mingle evolution with creation are the worst! The deacon says:
If you take a hard stand against evolution you will be rebuked by “professing Christians” for it. They say, “Just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I have to reject science.” What they mean is, “I can believe in evolution and in God.” Yes, the demons also believe in the one God and tremble.
Well said! After that he tells us:
I believe that they use the term “don’t have to reject science” rather than “I can believe in God and in evolution” because the latter is just a little too obvious that they really don’t believe in the “Sovereign” Creator God that the Bible testifies of.
Yeah, those sneaky people aren’t fooling the deacon. He continues:
Also, you can’t believe in evolution and God because evolution is the Devil trying to sabotage God’s work and you can’t serve God and the Devil. You serve God or the Devil.
He right — it’s one or the other. Let’s read on:
If you are one who is standing up for Christ and His infallible word and are experiencing push back and hostility from people all around you, even professing Christians; take courage brother, take courage sister, “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven.” (Matthew 5;12) And also Brethren, thank God that we have His Word for a firm and steadfast foundation so that we don’t have to be blown about by the wind of every strange doctrine that comes along.
Especially a strange doctrine like evolution! Another excerpt:
If you are one of those who are mingling evolution with creation, you are doing the Devil’s work and I would be doing you, and God, a disservice to tell you otherwise. I don’t know if you never were a real Christian or if you are a backsliden Christian. Either way God is inviting you back to Himself.
After a bunch of bible quotes, he finishes with this:
[I]t will be like in the days of Noah. Noah’s ark is a type of Christ and just like Noah’s ark, people had opportunity to come into the ark but they refused until the door was shut and it was too late. Friend, the door is open right now. [Bible quote.] Don’t wait for a convenient time, because that time will never come.
So there you are, dear reader. It’s not too late to abandon evolution. You gotta do it. The deacon says there are no compromises.
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