Why Everybody Is Somebody by James Merritt

"Why Everybody Is Somebody"
By James Merritt
Genesis 1:26-31


1. The next time you look in the mirror I want you to remember two things: First of all, you are either looking at a humanist or at a creationist. Now what is the difference?

2. Well Julian Huxley, one of the founders of the American Humanist Association, said this:

"I use the word "humanist" to mean someone who believes that man is just as much a natural phenomenon as an animal or a plant; that his body, mind, and soul were not supernaturally created, but are products of evolution, and that he is not under the control or guidance of any supernatural being or beings, but has to rely on himself and his own power." 1

3. On the other hand, a creationist is someone who believes that man was created at the initiative of God, in the image of God, and therefore has importance to God.

4. Now the second thing to remember is this: As you look in that mirror you are looking either at a chemical phenomenon or a created person. Or to put it another way, either you are created in God's image, or God was created in your imagination.

5. The inevitable conclusion of the humanist is summed up by the brilliant nature writer, Joseph Wood Crutch, who said:

"There is no reason to suppose that man's own life has any more meaning than the life of the humblest insect that crawls from one annihilation to another."2

6. Just one other example is a quote by the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who said:

"I see no reason for attributing to man a significance different in kind from that which belongs to a baboon or a grain of sand."3

Now if you hold to a humanistic evolutionary view of man, that is what you will wind up thinking about man.

7. But what does God think about man? Well when God scooped out the oceans, heaped up the mountains, flung out the stars, and set the planets in orbit, we are told repeate ...

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