“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator.” Well, if we are supposed to worship the Creator instead of the creation, who is our Creator? The Gospel of John says that the Word was the Creator, that the Word spoke the world, and everything on it, into creation. John 1:3 says that he spoke everything, heaven and earth, into place. The Word is a name given to Christ Jesus. John clarifies that the Word was with God and was God. (John 1:1) The Holy Spirit finished what Christians called the Holy Trinity or the Triune God. So, our Creator is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

In the beginning, then, we know that Christ created us, and everything we can see. It was good. That is, until we turned. Adam and Eve were told not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge, for it would bring death. Then the serpent, the fallen Satan, came to Eve and said, “You surely wouldn’t die, God wouldn’t kill you.” He claimed eating of the tree would make them like God, knowing good from evil. Eve of course ate, and convinced her husband to also eat, and because of this a curse was put on Man. Hardship would befall them, and they would die.

Our sin, disobeying the commands of God, was ever present through time, a weight on your backs. When the Jews were called from slavery (under Egypt), they were given a set of laws. Yes, the Ten Commandments were part of them, but there were over six hundred laws given. For each law, a sacrifice or punishment was assigned. The Jews turned on God numerous times, as a nation, and were punished by God because of their actions. They were told of a savior, a messiach. Isaiah 9:6 declares, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.”
For our sins, sacrifice had to be made, and that took the most perfect Lamb, the Lamb of God. (Isaiah 53:7) It was due to our transgressions, our sinful nature, that Jesus came as one of us, lived as one of us, and walked with us. He lived a completely sinless life, as an example of godliness. Jesus was the very Son of God. He then took up our infirmities, our sorrows, our transgressions. (Isaiah 53:4) “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

Evolution says that we are what we are today due to millions of years of bloodshed and death, to wean out the weak and allow the strong, the fittest, survive. The Bible declares that it is by blood that we can have peace and eternal life! The blood shed by our Creator Jesus Christ was pure and perfect. He was hung from a cross, and rose from the dead three days later. It was by this act of love that we are saved.

Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned, falling short of the glory of God. But God demonstrates His love toward us, Romans 5:8 continues, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:12 says, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. [...] For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to many.” The wages of sin is death! (Romans 6:23) But guess what? Through Christ we are given eternal life! (John 3:16, Romans 6:23, and more) Romans 10:9 lays down how it all works: confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead and you will be saved.

Death is present, and when it all said and done, do you know where you are going when you are dead and buried? Do you believe in Heaven? Hell? They’re real, and I know where I am going. I know that I cannot argue you into believing, but you believe already. Deep inside every man and every woman is a soul that is screaming for them to believe, screaming for them to surrender to God. If you are ready to give it all over, say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and that I have turned against you. I admit my sins, my transgressions. I am ready for my life to be more than just survival of the fittest. More than just evolutionary chance. I want more, and Christ, I give myself over. I surrender to your will, not mine. Lord, you are my Lord, and I believe that God raised you from the dead, so that all that believed in Him would live eternally with you. Please, Jesus, forgive my sins. In your holy name, Jesus, amen.”

If you said that prayer, please understand it doesn’t end there. Find a church, get a Bible, and get hooked up with a Christian group. Start studying, and learning more about your faith. Once you are under the blood of Christ, you must follow him. He is our Creator, and by him you are a new creation. Turn from your sins, and walk with him.