In the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, there is an account of the first human beings and their responsibility in bringing into the world something we call “death”. They were created in wonderful and safe place. No predators, no disease, no parasites, no hatred, no cruelty or corruption at all. This would suggest that their homestead was isolated from a the rest of the planet’s more dynamic and dangerous landscape. Or it could have been a planet wiped clean of the “Jurassic Park” environ of the preceding ages. The vast period in which the earth was transformed from a barren volcanic vista into a veritable garden with rich soil and healthy colorful plant life.
The first humans were created as adults or children? Based on the text itself, I’d be inclined to favor the possibility that they were children. Why, because of the events that follow. You see, one of the most important rules to remember in trying to understand the Creator is that He operates at an incredibly complex level. He knows everything that is going to happen before it does and accounts for it all in advance and yet, rarely ever interferes. Secondly, everything that exists belongs to Him.
He calls the first humans, Adam and Eve as you probably well know.? They were placed in a wonderful garden and instructed to just stay away from the one tree and don’t eat it’s fruit. Easy enough! Well, some time later (a year, decade, century, millennium, million years, we’re not told) one of the Creator’s enemies, Satan entices Eve then Adam to eat of the forbidden tree (knowledge of good and evil) and they become self-conscious about their nakedness and hid from the Creator when He came to visit.
The result was a curse on Adam and Eve, their offspring and the world in general. For them, the curse may have included puberty and the capacity to reproduce. Reproduction would be necessary in order that the Savior could eventually be born and bring the Creator’s forgiveness and release from the curse’s ultimate consequence, “the second death, hell” Darwin either was ignorant of these facts or chose to forget them.
Just watched the movie, “Creation” which is supposed to tell the story of how Darwin came to publish his infamous fictional creation story. How Tom Huxley praised Charles for “killing God” which threw Darwin into a deep depression followed by the death of his daughter. How often do parents feel anger towards their Creator after the death of their child? Darwin had convinced himself that nature was cruel and grotesque even. He even is shown frequently seeing the “ghost” of his daughter in order to be constantly reminded of her death and was tormented by the thought of its finality as he imagined it.
Eventually Darwin succumbs to his temptation to publish his book about the role of adaptation in nature, “On the Origin of Species”. Instead of crediting “adaptation” with the role of preserving living things for future generations by allowing some minor level of change in response to changes in its environment, he turns it into a justification for his doubts in a real Creator. He tells a tale of a self-created world full of self-created animals and plants able to create new forms of totally different life in the future and on and on. He uses the colorful and captivating writing style that was popular during his time.
Charles Darwin failed humanity though. He brought his personal vendetta against his Creator and injected it into an account of his observation of adaptation in nature. As a result he dashed the hopes of millions of people around the world and poisoned the world of science with his godless tale of spontaneously generated creatures, turning microbes into humans using his magic wand of vast periods of time. It like the famous Orson Wells, “War of the Worlds” farce on steroids. Now, we have a generation of duped Tom Huxleys going around in a hopeless haze of despondency.
That’s how pride is…