Sabbath Message by James Dailley

Sabbath 22/12/25/120

Creation or Evolution?

The proponents of the coming new world order generally believe in evolutionary processes and they oppose absolutes, like creation. Many of them declare that numerous, highly evolved, spirit beings called masters of wisdom or watchers, are overseeing our spiritual development. They believe that a spiritual ‘character’ evolution is also taking place, being linked with the physical. Some evolutionary proponents also have theoretical notions that have a philosophical basis.

On October 22, 1996, Pope John Paul addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The theme of their conference was to be the origin of life and evolution.

The Pope made clear that his predecessor, Pope Pius XI, had "considered the doctrine of 'evolutionism' a serious hypothesis." But, John Paul says, "Today, almost half a century after the publication of the encyclical [of Pius XI], new knowledge has led to the recognition of the theory of evolution as more than a hypothesis. It is indeed remarkable that this theory has been progressively accepted by researchers, following a series of discoveries in various fields of knowledge. The convergence, neither sought nor fabricated, of the results of work that was conducted independently is in itself a significant argument in favor of this theory."

Evolution: “The gradual development of something especially from the simple to a more complex form” (New Oxford Dictionary)

Creation: “The bringing into existence of the universe, especially when regarded as an act of God” (New Oxford Dictionary)

Natural Selection:

“The elimination of the unfit and the survival of the fit in the struggle for existence, depending upon the adjustment of an organism to a specific environment” (American College Dictionary)

“The process whereby organisms better suited to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring” (New Oxford Dictionary)

We can see evidence of natural selection in the world. What is happening is that there is a large spread in the gene pool of any kind of animal and certain of these genes will predominate in any group in different parts of the planet. Colour, hair follicle, and other variations within an existing population can begin to show changes in the group. If temperate or atmospheric changes begin to cause the deaths of a high percentage of any population, some tend to survive and will breed with the remaining animals, which will have similar genetic strengths and so these differences begin to predominate any group. This natural selection produces area variations, but this is not evolution.

There is no mechanism for the natural development of order in any system. Evolutionary processes require new beneficial genetic information to be constantly added to existing living systems. This must happen in a manner that improves the survival rate of the species. This means that if the environment is causing reptiles to change into birds then the new genetic information, producing feathers, wings, lungs etc. must appear in a gene pool where they don’t exist. There is no evidence that this happens. The act of creation has the created kinds fully functioning according to the outline of its individual system of DNA. All families of animals and plants function within the programming found specific to their kind.

The laws of thermodynamics make theorized evolutionary processes that provide origins without an originator impossible. The English word thermodynamics comes from a compound of two Greek words: therme, meaning ‘heat’ and dynamis, meaning ‘power’. The laws of thermodynamics describe some of the fundamental truths of heat power, and thereby all of science as observed by scientists.

Zeroth (primary) Law of Thermodynamics states that 'heat is shared common property'

First Law of Thermodynamics 'Energy is conserved'
Energy can be transferred from one "system" to another in many forms. However, it cannot be created nor destroyed. Thus, the total amount of energy available in the Universe is constant. This law is also called the Law of Conservation of Energy.

This material energy in the physical realm is constant as is defined above. We are not speaking about the spirit world, the first creation or our Father’s intercession.

Second Law of Thermodynamics 'Entropy increases'
Entropy is the measure of the disorder or randomness of energy and matter in a closed system. Left to itself the energy becomes less available to do work in any system and this can be measured. Heat can never pass spontaneously from a colder to a hotter body. As a result of this fact, natural processes that involve energy transfer must have one direction, and all these natural processes are irreversible. This law also predicts that the entropy of an isolated system always increases with time. This means that although the energy itself is constant its usefulness or ability to work is constantly deteriorating.

The Third Law of Thermodynamics states that 'at absolute zero, entropy becomes zero'

The Universe will attain absolute zero when all energy and matter is randomly distributed across space.

If this is an eternally functioning material world, as proposed, it would already be dead as required by the first two laws. This also requires a beginning in time and spatial dimensions in which to function. From science, a beginning is required. No one in the highly intelligent scientific community knows why energy is conserved or why entropy increases. These are the most proven laws of science and no one knows why they function as they do. They are part of God’s plan for His material creation and the beings that have salvation from death. It works with the initial Spirit creation and its spirit beings, but at this time it is the material creation God is concerned with (Heb. 2:16). These two creations have different dimensional aspects in which they must function. The spirit world was created first (Eze. 28:15) and then the physical or specifically the Adamic creation was second (Jn. 8:44).

With The One True God there is no entropy (SGD 5157). The English word entropy means, “A thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.” (New Oxford Dictionary) It is from the Greek prefix en meaning ‘inside’ and trope meaning ‘transformation’. Is this Scriptural?

James 1:17 Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning (tropy). <SGD5157> (BBE)
James 1:17 Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change (tropy). <SGD5157> (RSV)
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness <3883>, neither shadow <644> of turning (tropy ) <SGD5157> ) KJV

SGD 5157 troph, trope {trop-ay'} = Transformation
Meaning: 1) a turning 1a) of the heavenly bodies
Origin: from an apparently primary trepo {to turn} n f
Usage: AV - turning 1; 1

With the Father there is no change and no entropy (inside transformation) (Jas. 1:17).

It will be worth your time to review these laws of heat power as they present a reasonable rebuttal to people who see that they may be more intelligent than we and wish to overwhelm us with their scientific synopsis. Reviewing these laws will provide us with support for the reason for the faith that is in us. It is not our responsibility to prove to others, but to state the truth and make a correction if we find ourselves in error or ignorance.

Very few scientists believe that these physical laws are established by a creator God who has His creation in mind:

Nehemiah 9:6 And Ezra said: "Thou art the LORD, thou alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and thou preservest all of them; and the host of heaven worships thee. (RSV)

For us there is One God, The Father (1Cor. 8:6),

1Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. who created (Gen. 2:4; Ex. 20:11; Ps. 8:3; Mal. 2:10; Eph. 3:9 & 4:6; Rev. 4:11, 10:6, 14:7) alone (Isa. 43:7-10; 45:5-6&18-22; Neh. 9:6). He is our creator and we are to bring Him glory.

Isaiah 43:7 Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made." …….. 10 "You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.

Isaiah 45:18 For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, But formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else. 19 "I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness Declaring things that are upright. 20 "Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol, And pray to a god who cannot save. 21 "Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me. 22 "Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.

Remember (Ecc. 12:1) it is Him we serve and not the creation (Rom. 1:25) for which we are responsible.

Christ is the first one of God's spiritual creation (Rev. 3:14) who was born human and he died which the Father cannot do (Rom. 10:9; 1Tim. 6:16). Christ 'created' <SGD 2936> or built, made or developed the boards of government and administrative districts as we see in Colossians 1:16. He created the kingdoms or the heads of state and their dominions and their time and power to act.

He now, after the successful completion of his task and resurrection, has been given life inherent. He did not have it, or he would not have needed to receive it as a gift from his God and Father (Jn. 5:26). He is before or, at the head of, all these administrations (Col. 1:17). Often the development or configuring of these administrative structures gets confused with the complete spiritual and material creations that exist in their own dimensions.

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, <SGD 2936> that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

The idea that a subordinate being, a son or the second in a trinity, is actually the creator of the heaven and earth and everything that is in it is found in many ancient religious systems, as well as certain modern covenant keeping bodies. More work will have to be done to compile a list of the human born sons or gods or hypostasis who are declared to be our creator.

He is our brother and co-inheritor (Rom. 8:17; Gal. 3:29; Jas. 2:5) of eternal life in the Kingdom of God (Eph. 3:6; Tit. 3:7; Jas. 2:5). He is not our creator.
Romans 8:17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.

In Ephesians 3:9 the words "by Jesus Christ" are not in Scripture but they have been added to make people believe Christ is creator. Christ did not make this claim, he is not our creator.
Philippians 2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Brethren, many pagan religions preempted features of covenant keeping Christianity. There are numerous crucified virgin born saviours and mediators, baptism, forgiveness of sin, Lord’s Supper with unleavened bread but without wine, resurrections, and a Christ figure as creator etc. Many of these have mystical features and many also had features that we would recognize as evolutionary in substance.

According to the religion of the ancient Assyrians, it was Marduk, the Logos, the Word, "the eldest son of Hea," "the Merciful One," "the Life-giver," etc., who created the heavens, the earth, and all that therein is (Bonwick, Egyptian Belief, p. 404).

Adonis, the Lord and Savior, was believed to be the Creator of men, and god of the resurrection of the dead (Dunlap, Mysteries of Adoni, p. 156).

Prometheus, the Crucified Savior, is the divine forethought, existing before the souls of men, and the creator (Hominium (Ibid., p. 156).

Samuel Johnson, D. O. Allen (Allen's India, pp. 137 & 380), and Thomas Maurice (Indian Antiquities, vol. ii. p. 288), tell us that, according to the religion of the Hindus, it is Chrishna, the Son, and the second person in the ever-blessed Trinity, "who is the origin and the end of all the worlds; all this universe came into being through him, the eternal maker" (Oriental Religions, p. 502).

The Chinese believed in One Supreme God, to whose honor they burnt incense, but of whom they had no image. This "God the Father" was not the Creator, according to their theology or mythology; but they had another god, of whom they had statues or idols, called Natigai, who was the god of all terrestrial things. In fact he is god, the creator of this world which was inferior or subordinate to the Supreme Being from whom they petition for fine weather, or whatever else they want. He was their mediator.

According to ancient Persian mythology, there is one supreme essence, invisible and incomprehensible, named "Zeruane Akerene," which signifies "unlimited time," or "the eternal." From him emanated Ormuzd, the "King of Light," the "First-born of the Eternal One," etc. Now, this "First-born of the Eternal One" is he by whom all things were made, all things came into being through him; he is the Creator.

The Church of God must only worship Eloah, God the father, whom we can know. We will keep the covenant with Him on the days and in the ways He set apart for us. This has been made possible by the sacrifice of the only human born of the spiritual sons, Yahoshua, His Messiah.

This will take some study and we will come to know God and His will for His creation.

Have a restful Sabbath.


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