UNLESS A SEED DIES IN THE EARTH
In the twelfth chapter of John, ‘certain Greeks…came up to worship at the (Passover) feast’ and wanted to see Jesus. Jesus, being a Jew, was in a part of the Temple in which Greek proselytes were not allowed to enter. There was a middle wall of separation between Gentiles and Jews. To go beyond that separation wall meant instant death to the Gentile.
There was even a sign to this effect. This led Jesus into a discourse about “unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” Jesus was telling His disciples that Gentiles would be part of that ‘much fruit’ once He died and was placed in the earth. He explained that one tiny seed, planted, would bring forth many generations of the church, including Gentiles. His death would mean that the ‘wall of separation’ would be done away with and Gentiles could enter where He is.
Science has yet to explain how the combination of a seed being planted in the earth multiplies itself. There are many mysterious elements involved in the death and resurrection of a seed. We believe only because we see it happen but cannot explain how it came to be. The elements of air, water, earthly nutrients, sunshine and the genetic codes of seeds are all understood to be needed. It is the combination of all of these things, mysteriously working together, and being in existence, that is the mystery.
Any element of air (Oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, etc) being missing would cause the seed to simply rot and wither away. Any element of water being missing would do the same. Any element of earthly soil being missing would cause the seed to fail. If sunshine did not have all the proper elements, the seed would not give its abundance. All of these things MUST work in harmony with one another in order for a seed to give forth its abundance. Evolutionists would have us believe that all of this was an ‘accident of nature’. Any farmer can easily see that this goes way beyond any accident.
We have a tendency to believe what we hear. It is part of our human nature to want to believe other people. Yet, we sometimes swallow a lie in the course of doing this. There is no such thing as a harmless lie, especially when it deals with our eternal salvation. Jesus died and was buried for a reason; that man might become part of that great mystery of death and resurrection. If we take a grain of wheat and put it on a shelf, it will never die and resurrect back to life. There are those who would have us reject the Creator. Once we do, we place ourselves on that shelf and deny our generations, of the many seeds that would have come, the opportunity to be planted and to give life. We humans are God’s seed. We were meant to have life eternal through the death and resurrection of His son: God‘s seed. Evolution cannot, and has not, ever been proven. It denies the Creator and places its advocates on a shelf apart from that Creator.
There is a group that was formed in South Korea in 1981. It includes 10,000 brilliant scientists; all with at least one PhD. Hundreds of these are currently involved in deep research in their field of science. Every one of these scientists has become a Creationist and a Christian. They are known as The Korea Association for Creation Research. They are not alone in the world. Groups like this are now springing up all across the globe. The Institute for Creation Research is another group; found in the U.S.A. and has many Christian Creationist members…all with PhD’s. People all around the world are now seeing that it took a Creator…not mother nature…for all of this to come into being.
The United States is one of the last strongholds teaching Evolution as a fact (a lie) instead of as a theory (which is all it is). Our neighboring countries are looking at our teaching methods as being out-of-date, antiquated and behind the times. Yet, Evolutionary teaching is so imbedded in our schools, and so protected, that no other opinions or theories are welcome much less tolerated. One can teach Creation theory without ever mentioning God or Jesus, if that is what they are worried about. It is being done in many other countries…except our own.