This week we continue on with the first chapter of my “Remnants of Eden: Evolution, Deep-Time, & the Antediluvian World.” God bless, and stay with me as the story unfolds with the next post…
Much happened over the following months. Dr. Aranov went his own way, Jeremy fell out of touch amidst his legal troubles, and I continued largely down a new path. Carl and I knew that the company was but the corpse of a once vibrant dream, yet we stayed in touch. No formal meetings resumed. No investors were considered. The interest that was once there had waned to the point of ineffectuality.
During that period I continued my new work, and also my research into both Biblical creation and the Bible as a whole, analyzing the whole matter in my mind, trying to see it from every angle.
By April, I came to realize that there simply was no way around the truth that stood before me. My faith in evolution was in tatters after learning of the plague of deceptions and misdirection that permeate it to its core. My trust in deep-time was laid waste in light of the foundational biases it stood upon. None of naturalistic teachings I had trusted for so long made sense now. At the same time, I was overwhelmed by the evidence that actually supported the Bible and its claims; not just one level of evidence either, but a vast wealth of it from historical, biological, cosmological, philosophical, and mathematical perspectives. The weight of support for the Bible was far more complete, far more compelling to me than anything I had encountered to the contrary. I could find no logical reason to doubt it any longer.
I came to the understanding that if the Bible was demonstrated to be trustworthy on all scientific and historic fronts, then I needed to recognize the implications of what it was saying on the supernatural level. It was clear that its entire narrative, from Genesis to Revelation, was about a perfect world that once fell and the Savior that would come to rescue those who trusted in Him, eventually returning the fallen world to its original perfection. Jesus Christ, I finally had no doubt, was that Savior.
Having been convinced of the overwhelming veracity of the Bible and the undeniable divinity of Jesus, I, in humble and desperate faith, fully surrendered. One fateful night, alone in a dark room, I submitted myself to His mercy, seeking the promise of His forgiveness on my knees. I have no doubt that I found salvation that very moment, and the full mental, physical, and spiritual realization of that beautiful truth was emotionally overwhelming, as majestic and powerful as the brightest morning rays of sunshine, embracing me with warm light and gentle hope, burning away the darkness and doubt that had so long ruled from within my midnight heart. I was, as it is said, born again.¹
My outlook was radically different following the events of that night. I began a new path, a course through which my very person was changing. Those changes were born not of strict adherence to an archaic religious dogma as some may suspect, but because my heart sought it honestly and steadfastly, finally acknowledging the truth whispered by my conscience. I was a new creation, and I have no doubt that it would have been impossible, and would remain so, for me to accomplish that on my own, without the redeeming salvation and gentle guidance of Christ.
- To be “born again” is based on the scriptural dialogue between Jesus Christ and the Pharisee Nicodemus in John 3:3, whereby in response to Nicodemus’ inquiry of how to enter heaven, Jesus responds, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” It represents the moment in a believer’s life in which they have fully placed their faith in Jesus Christ, beginning a direct and personal relationship with God
The Story Continues with the Next Post…
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