Hebrews 2:6 But someone has testified somewhere, “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for them?”
Our view of humanity greatly impacts how we treat people. Survival of the fittest mentality, naturally leads to thoughts of natural selection weeding out the inferior, as evidenced in the last hundred years of history, which has led Christian ministers to ask, “What does the fact that humans haves killed more of their own in the twentieth century (including recently in the middle-east and terror attacks around the world) than in any of the previous centuries tell us about ourselves?” This is what happens when people no longer believe that humans are created in the image of God. Instead, macro-evolution (life spontaneously coming into existence by natural causes (life from innate material) and one species evolving into another over long periods of time by natural mutation processes) teaches us the philosophy that there is no origin, no purpose and no destiny beyond the grave, so anything goes and life means nothing that generates prejudges of others.
1 Timothy 6:20 “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.”
Our mid-week Bible Study has been examining the issues and facts of God’s Creation and seeing the false science of macro-evolution, compared to the undeniable irreducible complexity within nature that defies evolution and points directly to intelligent design by an Almighty Creator God. By which, in contrast, Christians have a natural high philosophical view of humankind. The Bible teaches that we came from the heart and mind of the omnipotent (all-powerful) and omniscient (all-knowing) God who made us in His image. That tell us that we are the child of God, a prince/princess in the kingdom of God, and we have an origin (a past), a purpose here (a present) and a destiny (a future), so we can love, serve and glorify Father God and love our neighbor as ourselves as we enjoy Him forever.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Therefore, Christians should live according to the commandments He has given us in His Holy Word; commandments designed for our good, our maturity, our advancement and our improvement as citizens of heaven. Ultimately, we are going to Paradise far beyond our comprehension. We have a divine origin and, though we cannot see it now, we have a sure hope for the future. We are to treat those around us as the divinely created mortal beings they are. Remember, each one (including you and I) are created in God’s own image.
In Christ, Brian