THE BATTLE IS STRONG By R. Edward Beauchamp ## Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20 Since the first time that Darwin showed his manuscripts to different colleagues, knowing full well that it was a hoax and full of error, man has sought to find a way to make this joke into reality. Darwin expected ridicule and chiding but that was not the case. Men flocked to him and called him a great man of insight, a true philosopher. Thus, one of the foundations of Anti-Christianity and Atheism started to grow. The gospel according to Darwin caught on and spread into schools and quickly went from a theory to the “Law of Evolution.” It is required study in our schools while prayer to God and the Bible is banned. Because evolution is a religion (Atheism and various Unitarianism’s), it is used as a basis for anything contrary to all sound Biblical teaching. Yes, our children are taught Satan’s word but not allowed to hear God’s Word. Evolution saturates entertainment, toys, advertising, etc., and has created a standard that this Earth is very old. It is to be accepted that struggle, death and dying has gone on for billions of years. That is why Paul exhorts us to be prepared by putting on Christ and the armour of God: “and having done ALL (or having worked out) to stand, STAND THEREFORE “(Eph. 6:13). Man is searching for methods to find the answers to the age of this Earth. He has opted to turn his back on his own scientific proofs that this Earth is very young. As we study, we will find that the Earth is a very young planet, it has not been here for eons of time. Most substantiated and accepted scientific data sets the age of the Earth at between 6,000.and 10,000 years. Just because a rock looks old, does not mean that it is old .. “In beginning—God” is the key. God can make the appearance of this Earth to look old to test us as to whether we will trust Him and His Word or man’s empty explanations.