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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Satan is Responsible for Evolution

It is tough keeping up with letters to the editor about Evil-ution. Here is one in today's Elizabethton Star:

After reading your article on Feb. 11, 2008, titled "Evolution vs. creationism" I felt compelled as a Christian to respond.

Your article describes the theory of evolution as "Evil" and rightly so. This theory is a deceiving conclusion to man's existence propelled by Satan, the author of all lies. The Holy Bible clearly states in Gen. 1:27 "God created man in his own image."

Our constitution grants us the freedom of religion. This freedom gives us the right to worship God, not to worship false idols or to teach our children false doctrines.

As for the problem that is facing Britain, the fear of putting evolution in their teaching. They should omit this false teaching entirely. What should be taught to our children is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of a virgin, crucified for our sins, arose in three days and now sits on the right hand of God.

The Bible also instructs us in Gal. 1:8 "That if any man, even an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you, let him be accursed."

Christians, stand up and be heard. Tell your educators and lawmakers that we want our children to be taught the true Word of God. In Luke 12:8, Christ says, "Whosever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of Man confess before the angels of God."

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm. And here I thought that our constitution guaranteed us freedom from theocracy. Maybe Mr. Markland should study the constitution of the US. Who gets to define "false idols"? Mr. Markland? It appears that for Mr. Markland the only true governing document for us is the Bible, not the constitution. I wonder which translation is the "true" translation. Does Mr. Markland eat shrimp or lobster or pork chops? How far does he carry his narrow views?

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  2. "I felt compelled as a Christian to respond."

    The power of Christ compels you! Like the exorcist? No wonder why Christians look like either moronic hate-filled hypocrites, or irrelevant theolgians who talk about stuff that will never affect the people who need to hear good news.

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  3. Oh My God!!! I am sorry that I decided to pull my head out of the sand and hear the news that raving, irrational fundies are still alive and ranting. No, I suppose that we should not "teach our children false doctrines" but restrict teaching to a measure of blind, narrow-minded literalism, and shallow, witless intolerance for interpretation. I can only prayer that such theological clumsiness does not spell the death of Christ's real teaching.

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