Yesterday, the sermon topic was on the Feast of Trumpets in the Old Testament and how it related to the return of Christ in the Rapture in the last days. That took us on an excursion into II Peter 3:4. The main text for the message was this verse, and the fact that people will get jaded in regards to Christ’s return, but I thought that what comes next was more interesting.
The comment at the end of verse 4 accurately describes evolutionary thought. “For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” This is exactly what Darwin did– he claimed that things continued as they are going now. Hence you have thousands of years (if not millions) to create the Grand Canyon. You have to have millions of years for species to evolve into another one since the vehicle is Natural Selection.
But, Peter refutes Evolution more than a thousand years before it is theorized saying: “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
Peter states that it is foolish to believe that everything is as it was and will continue that way. It was the same thought that the people of Noah’s day had– and they perished. He says that the people who believe that it will and has always been the same are “willfully ignorant.” How better can you describe the evolutionary scientists that won’t even go into the debates in Kansas or bristle with people teaching that evolutionism has problems. They are willfully ignorant of historical fact.
Again, Peter refutes the idea that things have always been this way by pointing to the very thing that pops a hole in the evolutionary mindset– the Noahic, Global Flood. A catastrophe that caused the fossil record and the appearance of age.
I hope you’re encouraged by yet another example of how God’s Word is wiser than anything man can come up with, and fulfills Solomon’s statement how there is nothing new under the sun.