Sunday, 20 October 2013

Creation Upheld in the English Church

The Evolution Theory
An apology by the Church of England to Darwin in 2008 appears to establish the belief that people descend from animals – and ultimately from mono-cells - and therefore were not created in the Likeness of God.

The belief that natural selection favours those who are more adapt in the struggle for life and eliminates those who are weaker may of-course become a double-bladed sword.

The English Church and Creation
The Church founded in England has its origins in the Gospel, it was established in Canterbury by King Ethelbert on account of the Christian Faith of his Consort Queen Bertha.
This Church was not founded by Henry VIII and does not have a hereditary supreme governor as does Henry VIII's establishment.

Reneging on the doctrine of Faith which maintains that mankind was created in the Likeness of God as a distinct creation, distinct from all other creations of God, means showing a weakness and succumbing to doubt.
In the struggle for life, the English Church maintains steadfast the Faith in our Saviour Jesus Christ, of whom it is written in the Gospel according to Saint John:
In the beginning the Word already existed, the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
From the very beginning the Word was with God.
Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.
The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to humanity.
Gospel according to John, 1:1-4, Rainbow Good News Bible, edition 2004.

The Creationist Faith is the only true Faith, as explained in the Gospel, and the Coming of our Saviour to Bethlehem is the birth of the divine Word among mankind.
To give in to the evolutionist theory and the public pressure challenging the Faith may have seemed the easy way out, but, as the struggle for life dictates, only those who hold true to the end will have overcome the hardships.

The English Church upholds that we have a common Creator who created all things and gave life, and that mankind was created in the Likeness of God distinctly from the rest of Creation.
We did not evolve from mono-cells or from any other variant of cells, and we do not descend from apes or from any other form of animal.

For the Lord, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years are as one day. In this respect, the term day in the Old Testament can mean even a very long period of years, and so the period of time in which the universe and Earth were created, as too the animals living on it, may be very long indeed.

Mankind, however, has not been around for tens of thousands of years, neither in the form of man, nor in the form of a predecessor species. Our history in fact dates back around 6,000 years.
This is regardless of how many millions of years it may have taken for the Creation of the universe, the Earth, and animals both extinct and present.

Similarly, the English Church cannot evolve from its original conception in the sixth and seventh centuries into another church, and thus the process of natural selection will inevitably favour the Church that is built following the original plan.

As the struggle for life of the Church is in the care of God Almighty, so too is its natural selection determined by God.
Thus the One Faith in the Creator has to be consistent with the Gospel of the divine Son who is our Saviour.

The English Church will never renege the words of Saint John:
Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.

Our Church remains true to the words in Genesis:
Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us.”
Genesis 1:26, Rainbow Good News Bible, edition 2004.

Written by D. Alexander