The Myths That Exist in Our Church
1 Timothy 1:4; 2 Timothy 4:4, Titus 1:14
August 28, 1994
INTRODUCTION: Evolution is theory or myth. Creation is a fact. The roots of evolution go back as far as the 6th century before Christ. Creation goes back to the beginning of time. The central figure of the evolution theory was Charles Darwin who, in the 19th century propogated his theory in his 1859 release of The Origin of the Species. The central figure of creation was God, who is, who was, and who is to come and who propogates this fact through the Bible.
The interesting thing today is that most of the world embraces the myth of evolution and scoffs at the fact of creation. In fact, creation is not even allowed to be taught in most of the schools across America. People are drawn to myth. They easily exclude fact. I believe it takes more faith to believe in the myth of evolution than it does the fact of creation.
Ill: These are exciting times for our church (Master's Plan). (Two problems: leadership and money) Even as much of the world embraces myth, church folks embrace various myths that stunt their spiritual lives and harm the church. What does the Bible say about this?
Explanation of the word "myth" in the texts: The word in the Greek is, "mythos," meaning fable, legendary stories, fiction. It is a story or a thought or a tradition or a belief that is without foundation in fact; It is imaginary...fictional. (Fairy-tale - invented stories with no truth) These myths tickled the ears of the listener, but were useless and not worth telling.
Observations about this text:
(1) Myth and truth are at opposite ends of the pole.
(2) Myths are only entertained when truth is ignored and unaccepted.
Ill: The present condition of religious life of America
List of the 7 Myths That Exist in Our Church
(1) Our church is too big to be warm, caring, and personal. (Emphasis must be on Bible Study ministry as the caring arms of our church)
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