My God is Not Frankenstein

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11.

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Jesus would not have been much of a Jesus had He needed a time consuming process, rather than a moment, to complete his many acts of miraculous healing. Likewise, God would not have been much of a god had He depended on the ages-long processes of evolution to gradually fashion human beings “in(to) His image”. Who needs a god who creates by a supernatural process of trial and error?

In a nutshell this is why I do not believe in theistic evolution or evolutionary creationism.

Honestly, why would I trust with anything else a god who is unable to call into existence time, space, life and our universe at will, in a moment, and out of a perfect design born in His own mind? God who is not able to surprise me by going far beyond the final frontiers of my imagination, who is chained by the limitations of my own mind and ignorance, does not deserve to be a god at all. I do not want to place my hopes in this life, nor for the future beyond in the hands of a god who looks more like Dr. Frankenstein – experimenting, testing, trying, failing, sometimes succeeding.

This is why I trust in the God of the overwhelming power, who is able to surprise me beyond my wildest dreams and expectations; God whom my words are insufficient to explain, and my science inadequate to define. He released His unimaginable power at the time of Creation. He did it again at the time of Jesus’ resurrection. And He will do it again at the time of His second appearing – not through a spiritual evolution that will gradually unveil His kingdom, but in a brutally surprising, powerful, dreadful and sweet moment, “in a twinkling of an eye” 1. Cor. 15:52.

I like the words of Paul: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what human mind has conceived, those things God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1. Cor. 2:9. He does not depend on the patchworks of evolution to create and design. His powerful word is enough.

About Tihomir Kukolja

Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Baytown TX, USA with professional ties with Seattle WA, USA and Fuzine, Croatia. Currently serves as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative. Loves photography, blogging and social media. Views, opinions and interests expressed in this blog are those of the author and contributors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which the author is or has been associated in the past.
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