Satan’s Shadow in Abrahamic Religions:

Clerics’ Defiance of God’s Creation Sabbath Day Mandate in Celebrating Charles Darwin’s Evolution Day in Their Places of Worship.

Satan’s Shadow in Abrahamic Religions:

Clerics’ Defiance of God’s Creation Sabbath Day Mandate in Celebrating Charles Darwin’s Evolution Day in Their Places of Worship.

Who we are, where we came from, and where we are going are topics that belong to the domain of religion rather than science. Science, classical or modern, is limited to the material realm and addresses events that are testable, repeatable, and reproducible. Human beings are spiritual beings with animal bodies; but the spiritual aspects are outside science’s purview. Therefore, when science is used to answer religious questions, it too must be functioning as a secular religion. This is not the role of science but the wish of Satan, whose goal is to oppose God and suppress the truth.

Michael Ebifegha examines the two answers to “Who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.” The first answer is from God, who addressed the origin of species under the rubric of the moral law in the Decalogue, which is referred to in this book as God’s Creation Sabbath Day (GCSD) mandate. God presented His account in a religious forum through the scriptures and in a historical setting by presenting His narratives in a speech before an audience of Israelites, who were His chosen nation for this occasion (Exodus 19 and 20). God also provided His narratives on tablets of stone (Exodus: 31:17–18). God’s goal is for humanity to know the truth without needing a theory or speculations about His creations.

The second answer is from evolutionists. In this regard, evolutionist Michael Shermer wrote, “Darwin matters because evolution matters. Evolution matters because science matters. Science matters because it is the preeminent story of our age, an epic saga about who we are, where we came from, and where we are going” (Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, 2006). The scientific account is linked to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, a mechanism that causes populations of living things to change gradually over time via competition, inheritance, variation, and adaptation. Under the evolutionary paradigm, Mother Nature is the creator. Science provides no knowledge of the origin of either God or Mother Nature.

Ebifegha exposes Satan’s shadow in all of this. First, whereas God presents His narratives on origin as a commandment that can be interpreted only literally and cannot be subjected to debate, evolutionists present their account as a theory that cannot be compared or challenged by alternative theories, a stance that affirms the religious status of their paradigm. It is immoral and invades liberty when a theory is imposed on the public as foundational scientific truth that cannot be challenged in any form. Second, God’s narrative on the origin is based on a primary event (creation), whereas the evolutionist account is based on a secondary event (evolution), which is bizarre because an origin is a primary event. Third, God stipulates it took six days to create the living environment and animal and plant lives based on His power, wisdom, and understanding. Darwin’s theory of origins requires millions of years of evolution based on random, blind, and unconscious natural processes. It is weird to imagine that evolutionists who have evolved through the influence of lifeless and unintelligent mechanisms are alive today and are using abstract intelligence instead of unintelligence to describe their origin. This only makes sense in a court presided over by Satan, where falsehoods are declared as truth, and science fiction is presented as reality.

Ebifegha argues that religious organizations are also victims of Satan’s mission to mislead the world through pseudoscience. He insists that it is only through Satan’s platform that clerics can declare that God’s six days of creation stipulated in the Decalogue and Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection spanning millions of years are two very different but complementary forms of truth. Therefore, many clerics from various faiths have accepted the theory of evolution as foundational scientific truth in the pro-evolution Clergy Letter Project, established in 2004 by atheist Michael Zimmerman. They maintain that only the evolutionary worldview should be taught in public schools and have denounced presenting the creation worldview in science classes. In not acknowledging God’s six days of creation as literal truth, humanity falls into the sin of claiming to be more knowledgeable than God. Satan’s shadow is evident as certain religious communities began celebrating Evolution Sunday or Weekend in 2006 to recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday and promote his theory of evolution.

The GCSD commandment is the only universal moral law that links all nations and creations to the same creator (Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah) and the only mandate that invites all believers to adopt the same day (Seventh Day of the week or Saturday) to fellowship with the creator as an endorsement of His six days of creation. Evidently, because of Satan’s influence, world religions in general and the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) in particular are divided on the GCSD issue. Many Jews perceive GCSD as one of their exclusive sabbaths. Muslims do not honor the GCSD commandment because many contend that God cannot be weary and, therefore, does not need to rest. Some Muslims proclaim Friday is their sabbath. Many Christians incorrectly perceive the GCSD commandment as obsolete because they claim it is not restated in the New Testament, though God enjoins its observance as a timeless moral obligation. Some Christian denominations believe Sunday is the Christian sabbath due to Christ’s death on the cross and post-resurrection appearances on two Sundays. Satan is thrilled by the irreconcilable division among the Abrahamic religions on the GCSD mandate.

Ebifegha says honoring the GCSD mandate is the practical immunity God provides against false worldviews concerning the origin of the universe. For issues beyond human comprehension, the Scripture demands, “Let God be true and every man a liar” (Romans 3:4). Scorning these scriptures, trivializing the GCSD mandate, endorsing Darwin’s theory of evolution as scientific truth, and celebrating Darwin’s Day are evidence of fulfilling Satan’s will. This book is for everyone who believes Satan is real and his goal is to oppose the will of God.

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