Sunday, April 24, 2011

In Six Days

Scripture clearly, simply, and unquestionably states that God created the world in six days:

"Six days [Yom] shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work.... For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day...." (Exodus 20:9-11).

Yom, the Hebrew word for day is always used in Scripture to denote a literal 24-hour day. Pope Benedict appeared to affirm this biblical prerequisite during an Easter Vigil mass, in St. Peter's Basilica:

"If man were merely a random product of evolution in some place on the margins of the universe, then his life would make no sense...."

But unfortunately, Popery is still just adding to the confusion: Catholic schools include evolution in their science curriculums; Catholic churches teach evolution as a natural God perpetuating process; the Vatican consistently affirms that the "science" of human evolution and faith are not inconsistent.

An earlier pope also allowed "research and discussions...[to] take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution" (Pope Pius XII, Encyclical, Humani Generi, 1950). Attempting to bridge controversy, this pope re-introduced the heretical body-spirit dichotomy of first century Gnostics, i.e., the body matters not, spirit is all. However, the Lord's linage is a linage of the flesh and consequently:

".... every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world" (1John 4:3).