Understanding the enemy

I have been burdened by a subject now for 3 days and I thought maybe if I wrote about it that I might just relieve some burden.

Our daughter Kelsey came home last Friday and promptly asked the question…”Mom, Dad, did you know that fish and birds are genetically related.?” I said “WHAT!” She said “yea I read that in my science book”. I was appalled and very much taken back by that. First of all I hadn’t ever heard that before and I couldn’t believe that was being taught in our school. Now I know that evolution is high on the list of science subjects now days but a fish and a bird related? Which one came first? Which one SHOULD be extinct? After all if a species evolves doesn’t the originating species in fact disappear?

I told her that I realized that she had to take tests on that material and that she should pay attention to pass the test but know that the information was simply not true. Evolution was only a theory and that we could quickly disprove it by turning to the first chapter of the Bible and reading verse 20-21 “And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. ” The bible goes on to say in verse 27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;”

And again in chapter 2:18 it says “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” And again in vs. 21 “So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.”

I don’t see anything in those passages where it says “God created monkey in his own image” I think this world is in a sad state. I believe that until they put prayer back in school and base this countries beliefs on God the Father Almighty, that we will ever be able to turn it around. Our young people are being hit by the enemy from so many directions. Look at all the forms of the worlds (satan’s) lies that our children have to deal with. Bulimia, divorce, pornography, teen pregnancy, abortion, gambling, child abuse, homosexuality, and the list goes on and on.

Folks, let me tell you, you MUST understand who the enemy is. His name is satan. He lurks around every corner of our lives. In 2 Corinthians 2:11 Paul makes an interesting statement: “in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.” I am afraid that most people, and I would choose to say that a large percentage of christians ARE unaware of our enemy’s schemes. That is why our schools and our homes are not doing well in the fight against him and his dominions.

I could go on and on about this subject but just let me say this. Romans 12:12 (which happens to be one of Richards favorite verses, so I hear it alot) states it best….”Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” –You have to put on the full armor of God and remember the words that Jesus used when he was tempted in the desert, “Get thee behind me satan. For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”

Let us not become weeary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (galatians 6:9) We are working for a higher prize. Lets get things back into perspective and everyone put God back at the head of the house, school, church, and government. Hmmm Why not put Him at the head of EVERYTHING.

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  1. I will never forget in High School my biology teacher loved him dearly it was when the state was just starting to dictate the curriculm. He began our lessons on evolution and the big bang theory and creation by telling us you can believe what you want I am told I have to teach all sides but I want you to know I believe in Creation period. He told us to study the material for tests but also gave us scriptures which of course the text left out so we could look up info in the bible also. I will never forget that. He never lectured on evolution or the big bang theory he said we could read that at home.

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