One of the ill effects of our public education system is that people can’t recognize piffle anymore when they hear it.
Our self-righteous jidrool in the White House visited Hiroshima last week and called upon the whole world to “morally evolve” so that nuclear weapons will never again be used ( http://www.telegram.com/article/20160527/NEWS/160529209 ). He wants “a moral revolution” to match our scientific and technological revolutions.
“Evolve”–what does he mean by that? Does he mean the kind of “evolution” he had, that convinced him that homosexual pseudo-marriage is A-OK, ticketty-boo morally, and the Bible has always been dead wrong about it? Or is it Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s “evolving standards of decency” that make the indecent decent?
Where does he suppose this “moral evolution” will come from? Islam? Socialism? More money spent on more schools, more colleges, more teacher pensions? Or will it just develop naturally–like from walking fish to dinosaur to monkey to Social Justice Warrior?
God’s word teaches us that man is fallen, cursed. That’s why we needed a Savior. If we could save ourselves, or just “evolve” into morally upright beings, there would have been no need for the Son of God to die on the cross. Jesus Christ is the source of our moral regeneration. Jesus Christ, and Christ alone, is the Person who can make us better. We are all sinners, and we sin all the time: but we are also capable of repentance, and God will not turn away a contrite heart.
God’s word promises us that someday all of Creation will be regenerated, with sin and death banished from it forever. This is accomplished not by us, but by the irresistible grace and power of God.
In the meantime, humanity as a species is the same as in the days of Noah–DNA pretty much guarantees it–and we as individuals just as much in need of salvation–and just as capable of receiving it, in Christ–as ever.
“Evolution” does not enter the picture.
But it sounds so cool when the president says it.