Why do we humans consider ourselves “such a big screaming deal”? Caving in to the value-denying godless philosophy of evolutionary theory, more and more people no longer see themselves as made in the image of God. And that’s sad.
Largeness does not equal significance. Compared to our universe, we are microscopic specks on the face of reality. But — and here’s where Christianity shines brightest — we are loved with an everlasting love by a God who gave His Son to pay our sin-debt. We are of value to Him!
Loren Eiseley, an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, penned the following about man:
“The thing that is you bears the still aching wounds of evolution in body and in brain. Your hands are made-over fins, your lungs come from a creature gasping in a swamp, your femur has been twisted upright. Your foot is a reworked climbing pad. You are a rag doll resewn from the skins of extinct animals. Long ago, 2,000,000 years perhaps, you were smaller, your brain was not large. We are not confident that you could speak. Seventy million years before that you were an even smaller climbing creature known as a tupaiid. You were the size of a rat. You ate insects. Now you fly to the Moon.” (The Cosmic Orphan)
Man’s worth and dignity is only accounted for by the fact that he has been made in the image and likeness of God!