Are Followers of Jesus Christ Fools?

Where to start

It’s good to realize that followers of Jesus Christ are seen by unbelievers as fools. The apostle Paul says in I Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us that are saved it is the power of God.

This was written almost 2000 years ago, and it is still a fact today. He also states in I Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ’s sake.

If we want to show the world our knowledge of worldly things, we will not be where God wants us to be. It is better to be insulted and scorned than to receive praise from unbelievers.

Our views of how the world was made and where we come from do not have to be used to influence others. We should rather proclaim Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

If we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Way to God, it isn’t difficult to accept Bible truths. But if we argue about the place of Jesus Christ in our lives, it is very easy to step away from what the Bible says.

So before you consider the relationship between Creation and Evolution, you have to stop and think about who Jesus Christ is for you. Do you have a relationship with Him? Have you called out to Him, so that He can save you, and rescue you from eternal destruction?

2. What does the Bible say?

Let’s start with what Jesus Christ says. It is clear that He believed what is said in Genesis. He often refers to Creation and to Noah and the flood. John 1:3 states that all things were made by Jesus Christ the Word, and Hebrews 2:10 says that all things are by Him.

Atheists cannot accept what the Bible says, so it is not strange that they also do not accept the fact that everything has been created by Jesus Christ. But if we do accept what the Bible says, it is not difficult to submit to Jesus Christ, to acknowledge Him as our Lord and glorify Him.

The Bible says in Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

A few verses further the apostle speaks of the anger of God:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

Then an explanation follows of what can be known of God by all men:

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and deity; so that they are without excuse.

So creation facts are really connected with knowing God. If we accept that God created the world, we understand His eternal power and the fact that He is truly God. Everything has been created so that we would see it and be pointed to the One who has made it all.