Almost two weeks down the road I’m still thinking about Auschwitz and what led up to the gas chambers of Birkenau. Ideas have consequences. They are the cultural seeds that grow into movements which either build or destroy the civilizations of the world. The seed-ideas of Democracy, the Reformation and the Enlightenment quite naturally gave us the Modern world just as surely as the seeds of Darwin led to the Holocaust.
The evolutionists have been teaching us for 150 years that human beings have no special value. Evolved from nothingness into a quivering mass of organs and blood, we’re merely animals of the highest order. And among the children of primates are some, (in the case of Nazi Germany it was the Aryans), who are more highly evolved that others. Nazism at its root was a demonic device to speed evolution along by exterminating the inferior races. What could be more logical or more inevitable? Hitler was a great fan of Darwin.
The horrifying thing, of course, is that those same ideas are fueling another holocaust of terrifying proportions: to date, over fifty million unborn children, (one third of an entire generation), have been aborted in America alone.
Genesis confers mankind with honor, dignity and purpose while evolution strips away human value until we’re left on equal footing with the animals. Auschwitz was a wake up call for me: It’s time we in the church learn better to counter the ideologies of death with the simple, articulate Truth that leads to life.