Was Jesus in His Right Mind?

If evolution is true, then Jesus was either a liar or a lunatic.

Jesus often spoke of God as His father. Jesus was either lying to those around him, or he really believed it. And if he really believed it but it was not true he was a lunatic.

Once after Jesus said that no one comes to the Father except through him, one of his disciples asked to see the Father. Jesus replied to this disciple that anyone who has seen me (Jesus) has seen the Father. He continued to say that he (Jesus) is in the Father, and that the Father is in him. And he went further to say it is the Father living in him who is doing his (God’s) work.

Consider Jesus’ words for a moment in light of what the theory of evolution tells us is true about Jesus. If evolution is true Jesus is truly a lunatic because what he is saying cannot possibly be true. In fact, the very notion that an evolved man, an animal that evolved from the one before it, which evolved from the one before it, and on and on down the line to the first purposeless bacterium, would presume to speak of God as his Father is pure nonsense.

If evolution is true Jesus is no more special or different than any other evolved being that came before him or after him. God is no more his Father than God is Father to any of the other purposeless products of evolution any time in history.

There is another option. Maybe evolution is not true and Jesus is Lord for all the reasons supported in scripture. Maybe Jesus is the God-man, fully God and fully human, the promised Messiah who came to Earth as God incarnate to save all who believe.

Jesus told his disciple, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.”

We can consider Jesus’ miracles by looking into the Gospels. We can believe.

But not if evolution is true.

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