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Academia and the media usually depict Darwin’s theory of evolution as a concept so thoroughly established as to be beyond serious challenge. Yet when two good friends attended their biology class at Yale, the professor asked the class, “How many people here believe that God created man?” Just a few hands went up, six or so, out of about one hundred and fifty students.

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“I was thinking about the verse from the Psalms that says, ‘Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.’ (Psalm 42:7) It is all too easy for us to dwell on the surface of things. Even as believers, we can miss so much by not entering into a deeper understanding of what is going on around us, especially when suffering or sorrow are involved. In John 11, when Martha came up to Jesus to tell Him, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick,’ what she said was accurate. Jesus greatly loved Lazarus.

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“The Bible tells us of many miracles: the blind receiving their sight, the lame walking, and even the dead rising again to life. But the greatest of all miracles is forgiveness, the free and complete pardon of an undeserving sinner by a righteous and holy God. As Psalm 32 says, ‘Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.’ Why is forgiveness such a marvelous gift? Consider for a moment that guilt is the most common symptom psychologists deal with in their patients today. Guilt is the inescapable weight that oppresses our consciences when we do something wrong. We try to deny what we have done, or attempt to deceive ourselves and others with excuses…”

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“We live in a generation that prides itself on personal preferences and choices. We believe what we want to believe, and reject those things that do not fit our personal viewpoint. This is especially true when it comes to matters of religion. We hold today to a bewildering array of religious beliefs. Some of us can even be quite religious about our refusal to believe in God! On his deathbed in 1882, Charles Darwin spoke regretfully of what his contemporaries had done with his ideas and speculations on the origins of life: ‘To my astonishment the ideas took like wild-fire. People made a religion of them.’