Was it Creation or Evolution?

 

Generally, debates about creation vs. evolution are limited to the origins of the universe. However, the topic can be relevant in our personal lives as well. As an example, let’s look at the Book of Exodus:

In Genesis 32, Moses had left the people in Aaron’s care while he went up to Mount Sinai to receive God’s Commandments. While he was gone, the people began to get impatient. In fact, they asked Aaron, the high priest, to make for them an idol of gold, like the surrounding countries. Aaron submitted to this request, and asked the people to give him their gold jewelry. He took the gold, melted it in the fire, and fashioned a golden calf out of it.

When Moses came down the mountain carrying the tablets with the commandments, he saw the golden calf, and the people dancing, as a form of idol worship. Moses was so furious, he smashed the tablets. “He said to Aaron, ‘What did these people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?’” (Exodus 32:21) Let’s look at Aaron’s rather interesting response here.

“‘Do not be angry, my lord,’ Aaron answered. ‘You know how prone these people are to evil. They said to me, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses, who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’ So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.’ Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!’”

Now obviously Moses knew that golden calves don’t just happen to come out of fires. Indeed, Aaron planned the golden calf; he created it, and had a purpose for it. Aaron’s response to Moses was clearly evolutionary. By not taking responsibility for creating the golden calf, he allowed the whole situation to get way out of control.

A creationist way of life can be summed up by the following: Know your Purpose, and Live on Purpose. When you’re living on purpose, you have a focus and direction. You’re not being randomly tossed about in different directions. When you start living on purpose, your life no longer is meaningless.

Remember: Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God created you with a plan and good purpose. Live a purposeful life, the one you were created to live.





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