The Effect of Darwin's Theory on Christianity in Europe.
As I continue to grapple with why Europeans are more atheists and lack interest in anything that has to do with God, I keep coming back to when it all went wrong for Christianity in Europe.
Among the many scientific theories propounded by Charles Darwin is that of evolution. Science should compliment the work of God; for God gave us the brain and intelligence for knowledge, sadly, Darwin's theory did the contrary. God could have limited our intelligence to that of animals, but as stated in Genesis, he created us to rule over every other living thing. Understandably, He gave us the intelligence to accomplish this task, not to question His sovereignty. Does that make God a fool? NO! for He is immutable and a wise God!
Churches dot almost every town and city in Europe. Regrettably, this present generation believes that our forefathers who built these churches from their meagre earnings where ignorant and misguided. Derision of God is the order of the day - from government to the man on the street. Every reference to God in the media is negative; you're more likely to be offered a free drink in a pub and a pat in the back if you make derogatory comments about God. Talk positively about God and you are looked upon like you need your head examined. Believers are called bible 'bashers' among other names. This situation is exacerbated by a clergy that loves the praise of men more than the praise of God- John 12:43.
I marvel at fulfillment of scripture in Matthew 19:30 "But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first", giving that Europeans spread Christianity to every corner of the modern world after the Reformation. As my heart aches for Europe, I feel Paul's pain when said in Romans 10:1 "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved".
Let all faithful believers everywhere pray for Christian revival in Europe.