United Church of God, ia
Portland and Hood River Oregon

Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People

Does It Really Matter What You Believe?

We have revealed much of the untold story of evolution: how the facts about the pillars used to support evolution-the fossil record, natural selection and random mutation-in reality fail to support the theory at all. We've seen that evolution cannot explain many of the facts we see in the world around us. We've seen that the book of Genesis doesn't conflict with science, but, when we consider all the evidence, it actually offers a better, sounder explanation.

Where do you go from here? The choice is yours as to how you view the evidence. We have only scratched the surface; many of the sources cited in our publication - Creation or Evolution: Does It Really Matter What You Believe? - can help you learn more.

You can choose to accept or retain the Darwinist view, that there is no Creator and we are simply the result of blind, random chance, a series of lucky accidents. You can decide for yourself how you will choose to live and what values and principles will determine how you treat others. You can believe that man created God rather than the other way around. As Paul pointed out almost 2,000 years ago, many people are quite content to find ways to reason around the concept of a Creator (Romans 1 :20-32).

On the other hand, you can accept the evidence that there is a Creator who cares about you in ways you can't imagine.

Some 3,000 years ago King David recorded his thoughts upon gazing at the magnificent night sky:

"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?" (Psalm 8:3-4, NRSV).

He understood that a Being capable of creating such perfection and splendor must have a great plan and a purpose for us. And indeed He does. God wants to reveal that purpose to you, to show you the way out of the pain and sorrow we have brought on ourselves from rejecting His ways. He offers this incredible invitation:

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3).

We've summarized some of these "great and mighty things" in our free booklet What Is Your Destiny? It will show you from the Scriptures the future God has planned for those willing to believe Him and accept His invitation. It's a future far beyond the meaningless and purposeless moral, emotional and spiritual vacuum offered by evolution.

". . . I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses," He tells us. "Choose life so that you and your descendants may live" (Deuteronomy 30:19, NRSV). The choice is yours.

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