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December 20, 2013

TISCIONE: Kiss the Son, lest He be angry

By LOU TISCIONE

The title of this article is taken from Psalm 2:12. The psalmist gave this directive in light of the reality of the sovereignty of God. He asked a question, which is as relevant today as it was when the psalmist wrote it. “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?” (Psalm 2:1a) 

Men persist in trying to be autonomous. We think that we are the center of the universe. Charles Darwin, for example, sought to eliminate man’s need of the creator God. His theory was purposed in proving that all creation came about through chance and natural selection. He supposed that if his theory of evolution was true then there was no creator. Man then could assume the place of God.

Most reasonable people have rejected pure Darwinism. Over the years there have been many caveats made to Darwin’s original theory. As we have learned more about God’s wonderful and marvelous creation, pseudo intellectuals have modified Darwin’s theory to accommodate intricacies that have been observed.

Darwin wrote of one of the weaknesses of his theory. He admitted that the theory of evolution could not explain the complexities of the human eye. He was sure that as technology advanced, those complexities would eventually be explained in evolutionary terms. Today the functions of the human eye are known but the eye’s ability to do all that it can still points to the sovereign purpose of God. As we learn more about ourselves and the world around us, Psalm 139:14a gives us great assurance that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by a sovereign creator.

Still men suppress the truth in unrighteousness. (Romans 1:18) This is precisely the psalmist’s point in Psalm 2. Faced with our true place as creatures before a sovereign Creator, we still seek to set ourselves up as gods.

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