Exodus 20:11: “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Exodus 31:17: “It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”
Genesis 2:1-2: “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”
A very popular method the world chooses to use to attack God’s Word is to reject the Biblical account of creation.
They come up with increasingly fantastic stories to explain the origin of the universe and tell us objects they find are millions and billions of years old, despite having no objective way of ever being able to back up what they are claiming.
Praise God we, if we are saved, have His inspired and inerrant Word to explain to us how our wonderful world came into being.
However, there sadly seems to be creeping into many so-called churches and many so-called Christians a rejection of God’s Word when it comes to creation.
And it would appear that one such ‘church’ leader in Bangor, County Down, has endorsed such blasphemous rejection of the manifestation of God’s greatness through his creation of the universe in just six days.
Glen Mitchell (pictured, top), who leads a charismatic group in the seaside town of Bangor called King’s Church, seems to have endorsed the anti-Biblical nonsense that God used the so-called ‘Big Bang’ and evolution to create the world we see today.
He has certainly seen fit to give this blasphemy his support on his Twitter page.
Glen Mitchell shared a comment on his Twitter page from a Joel Timothy Houston, who, according to his Wikipedia page, is an “Australian musician, songwriter, pastor and leader in the Sydney-based band Hillsong United, a worship band of Hillsong Church.” He is also co-pastor of Hillsong NYC (New York City).
Hillsong, of course, are no example for any Christian to follow but they are sadly extremely popular and much beloved of the type of charismatic, easy-believist ‘churches’ the likes of Glen Mitchell are in charge of. To get a flavour of the truly shocking reality of Hillsong, we would advise everyone reading this to click here and read this article on this dreadful organisation.
Back to the comment from Joel Timothy Houston on Twitter (pictured, below). When asked for his views by another Twitter user, he said: “Evolution is undeniable – created by God as a reflective means of displaying nature’s pattern of renewal in pursuance of God’s Word – an ode to the nature of the creative God it reflects – and only ever in part – not the SOURCE! Science and faith aren’t at odds. God created the Big Bang.”
Those comments are utterly opposed to the Bible and, of course, Joel Timothy Houston didn’t use any Bible verses to support his man-made theory. The very good and clear reason for that is because there are none.
The natural response of any minister or church leader, or indeed any Christian worth their salt, would be to express disgust that a professing Christian could make such an unbiblical claim.
However, in his response to the comment from Joel Timothy Houston, Glen Mitchell left a single ’emoji’ of an explosion, thus clearly demonstrating his endorsement of the ‘Big Bang Theory’. Glen Mitchell’s tweet is pictured, below.
It is a very flippant response to a heretical comment and to demonstrate support for such is highly offensive to God.
This statement Glen Mitchell has given his backing to tries to claim that plants and animals evolve in their own tribute act to God, which is frankly ludicrous.
It is clear from the Bible that God simply created the world and didn’t rely on making the ‘big bang’ or creating animals to evolve.
The very notion is a nonsense.
John 1:3: “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Colossians 1:16: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
Isaiah 45:12: “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”
Genesis 2:19: “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.”
We are not told that God created animals out of other animals over what even evolutionists would say is a very slow process, we are told simply that “out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast”.
This is typical of large swathes of modern professing Christianity, a desire to have their cake and eat it, having a little bit of Jesus in the hope it’ll get them to heaven but denying Him by trying to be on friendly terms with the world.
Matthew 6:24: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Interestingly, Glen Mitchell was part of the august list of ecumenists and easy-believists who took part in the God-defying ‘New Wine’ Conference in Sligo last week.
Given the remarkable level of Biblical illiteracy he has demonstrated by rejecting God’s own account of His creation, it is somewhat ironic that Glen Mitchell was lecturing on ‘Competency in Biblical Literacy’ at that ecumenical conference.
And who was he lecturing with at the ‘New Wine’ Conference? Another character we have highlighted previously, Dave Wylie of the Emmanuel Church.
This also poses questions for the Emmanuel Church.
What is its view on creation? Do they believe the account given in God’s Word? Or do they reject God and His Word and embrace the blasphemy of theistic evolution?
We would ask readers of this post to ensure they share this post with Glen Mitchell and also with Dave Wylie and the Emmanuel Church to see what they have to say on this matter.
1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”