First, Pope Francis said atheists will go to heaven even without believing in God. In contrast, the Bible says that those who refuse to acknowledge or believe in God are not welcome to heaven!
II THESSALONIANS 1:8-9 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; II THESSALONIANS 2:11-12 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Now, he declares that Big Bang and Evolution are real, and doesn't contradict the account of creation in Genesis! That is a lie – a blatant lie!
Evolution is absolutely in contradiction with the account in Genesis. The idea that man evolved from primates is contrary to biblical truth.
I CORINTHIANS 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
The word 'âdâm translated in the English Bible 'âdâm should be understood not mentioning the person of Adam but the human race or humankind or species. From Strong's Hebrew Dictionary -
From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): - X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
The proof is:
GENESIS 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
"Let them have dominion" would involve mankind or a human species that will dominion. The pronoun "them" refers to the ‘âdâm as the entire human race and not to only one man. Adam, the man, could not himself establish control over fish, fowl, cattle, creeping things upon the earth. That is not the sense of this verse. Man is to have dominion over beasts, implying a higher level of existence of the first over the second.
It must be understood that humankind was made by God after His own image and likeness, thereby rejecting the notion that mankind started from the image of a beast or a primate before becoming a man, like what the highest authority of the Catholic Church is trying to imply. In fact, even before Pope Francis started his babel about accepting evolution, Pope John Paul II came ahead.
When St. John Paul II addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1996 he took it one step further, saying evolution is “more than a hypothesis,” and accepting the evolution of the human body.
This belief of the Popes is a gargantuan lie according to the Bible! The human body since its creation did not evolve to be another form of being as the definition of the word "evolution" implies.
ev·o·lu·tion (plural ev·o·lu·tions) Noun
Biology theory of development from earlier forms: the theoretical process by which all species develop from earlier forms of life. According to this theory, natural variation in the genetic material of a population favors reproduction by some individuals more than others, so that over the generations all members of the population come to possess the favorable traits.
The Bible declares that when the human body was made, it was made directly out of the dust of the ground.
GENESIS 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Notice that man was made with nostrils wherein the breath of life was introduced by God, implying that since its creation, man has nose, nostrils, the nasal cavity, the trachea, where air passes to the lungs. Many millennia have passed and yet we have the same bodily constitution! Was there any evolution that intervened? It's silly to think that man’s body has changed!
The present Pope declared -
God created beings and let them develop in accordance with the internal laws that He has given to each one, so that they could arrive at their fulfillment. http://www.cnet.com/news/pope-says-evolution-doesnt-mean-theres-no-god/
This is blatantly unbiblical and erroneous! If we have to accept this perverted idea of the Pope, it will mean that our present condition as humans, as "fulfilled,” is a product of evolution and not as an image of the Creator that is present in the human since he was created!
Man was created upright at the time of his creation. He did not have to change biologically from unfavorable to favorable.
ECCLESIASTES 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
His condition is "very good" immediately after creation and doesn't need evolution to be fulfilled!
GENESIS 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
In this narrative of creation where will evolution take place? It's imaginary to think it can. It is stupidity! It is delusion!
Take note that after creation God brought unto Adam animals to be named under his dominion.
GENESIS 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
For this task to be accomplished it needs perfect intellect and understanding which Adam had at the time he was created. Adam will not call a tiger as "liger" or a lion as "tigon.” A clear mind and a good memory was in the being of Adam, otherwise, he might be calling a lion, "lion" this day, and tomorrow or some days after, he would call it "elephant"!
Adam had a perfect understanding and awareness about his being because he was made in the likeness of God. Not having the opportunity to see actually the reality in his being, he knew that he had flesh and bones, which is impossible for an ape to understand!
GENESIS 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Why? Because he was informed by his Creator and he believed in it. Adam was not an atheist!
Humans have been given dominion over animals because they did not come from animals!
JAMES 3:7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
This dominion is God-given and not the product of evolution. The Bible correctly and scientifically uses the term "species" or "kind" to separate humanity from the animal kingdom.
GENESIS 1:20-25 20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
From Strong's #4327 -
From an unused root meaning to portion out; a sort, that is, species: - kind.
If humanity or the human species evolved from animals, it will contradict the truth that in the beginning God created only one man!
MALACHI 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
I CORINTHIANS 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
If evolution were true, there should be many men and many women at the start of the human race. If evolution were true, it will contradict the very recent findings in science about the Mitochondrial DNA which gives us the assurance of the Biblical truth that all men descended from only one woman.
GENESIS 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
And if evolution were true, won’t it mean that of all the apes existing before the start of the human race, only one ape succeeded to be a man and only one ape evolved to be a woman to allow the scientific findings about mitochondrial DNA?
Part of the guesses of the theory of evolution which the Pope believes is the following:
..."As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form."...
[Ref: Darwin, Charles (1859), On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, (London: John Murray) 5 (121): 502]
We will wait for the answers of the Pope and his fans club, the atheists.
The foolish idea of evolution as believed by its proponents is random. Can atheists give us the percentage of the random possibility of the success of producing only one woman and only one man from all the apes that exist before the start of the human species?
The possibility of an asteroid hitting with damaging impact on earth is one every 100,000 years. The possibility of being hit by a lightning is one in 3,000,000 people. The possibility of being struck by a falling meteorite is one occurrence every 9,300 years... The possibility of an earth-like planet is one in one thousand quintillion quintillion quintillion quintillion quintillion quintillion quintillion... The possibility of a man in our time reaching the age of 120 and above is one among 2 billion.
If we talk about the probability that a planet capable of sustaining life might exist somewhere in the universe, according to research, computing is not yet anything like an exact science. There is enough information though that the probablity is extremely low. Below is Dr. Hugh Ross’ (1998) “Estimate on the Probability of Attaining the Necessary Parameters for Life support.” (Ref: Design Evidences in the Cosmos, www. reasons.org). Ross is an astrophysicist.
If evolution were true, is the possibility of evolving from an ape, only one man against all the apes that existed?
The reality is that evolution is not "planned!" And no one is in control. Here’s an excerpt on “Whale Evolution” written by Tom Mueller for National Geographic, November 2014.
The common ancestor of whales and of all other land animals was a flat headed, salamander-shaped tetrapod that hauled itself out of the sea onto some muddy bank about 360 million years ago. Its descendants gradually improved the function of their primitive lungs, morphed their lobe fins into legs, and jury-rigged their jaw joints to hear in the air instead of water. Mammals turned out to be among the most successful of these land lovers; by 60 million years ago they dominated the Earth. Whales were among a tiny handful of mammals to make an evolutionary U-turn, retrofitting their terrestrial body plan to sense, eat, move, and mate underwater.(Ref: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/08/whale-evolution/mueller-text/3)
According to atheists, evolution happened because of intervening circumstances in the natural world. For example, as discussed above, the ancestor of the whale was a four-footed animal like a salamander that hauled itself out of the sea. As it evolved, it improved its lungs and turned its fins into legs. As mammal from the sea it became land-oriented.
And many more similar stories.
Richard Dawkins in his book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (2010) wrote, “I must go back to the sea again.” This hints on the atheists’ idea that land animals have evolved from fish.
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