“Well, Bernard Wood is another famous American paleoanthropologist. At George Washington University he said this:

Why won’t they let it go? Because that image is very effective in brainwashing people. But, Dr Wood says, ‘It is an illusion.’

That, folks, is an illusion. It’s worse than an illusion.

It’s a deception:

because it leads people to think that they’re just an animal descended from some other animal which descended from pond scum on an earth that formed by chance around a sun that formed by chance as a result of a big bang that happened by chance. That they’re just an accident. That there’s no meaning or purpose to life. That there’s no one to tell them how to live their lives. That there’s no life after death. There’s no heaven and hell. There’s no judgment day. It’s all a deception.

Paul was talking to the intellectuals of his day in Athens, the philosophers, the really smart people of ancient Greece and in Acts 17 he confronted their idolatry. They had statues there to Zeus, to Hermes and Diana and they had a statue to the unknown God just to cover their bases. And Paul confronted their idolatry and he quoted from Genesis and he said, ‘God made from one blood one man, every nation of men to dwell on the earth.’ And then in verse 30 at the end of his message to them he said: ‘Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.’

And so there’s a day of judgment coming. And every one of us will one day stand before our Creator as the judge of all the earth. And there won’t be any ACLU lawyers there to get you out of that trial. All of your deeds, all of your thoughts, all of your words will be laid bare before the God who knows everything. And our only hope on that day of judgment is if we, in this life, have put our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. That we have repented, which means that we have turned from our sin. We’ve acknowledged our sin. We’ve acknowledged to God. I’m a sinner. I’ve violated Your laws. My conscience tells me that I’ve done that by my words, by my actions, by my thoughts. And I deserve Your judgment. That’s repentance. And then we put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross and rose again to prove that He had paid the penalty for our sins and that He can bring forgiveness and give us eternal life.

And so, this issue really does matter. It’s not just a scientific question. What we believe about from where we came from, affects our view of morality, purpose and meaning of life, and our relationship with God. So I hope that every one of you, and those of you who are watching by live stream or maybe some time after this is put on the web, that you will think seriously about your own life and listen to your conscience. It’s convicting you. It’s telling you that you are guilty before the God who made you and He loves you and He wants you to be forgiven and have forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

And so, I encourage you to think carefully about these issues and explore them through the resources that are available in ‘Answers in Genesis’ website and our bookstore of books and DVDs for people of all ages and levels of understanding.

Thank you for your attention. I pray that you have a great day today. God bless you.”

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