I’m not a scientist. So I don’t know the particulars of evolutionary theory. However, I am a witness to what evolution has produced. I also know it’s based on lies. And this is what I want to discuss.
One of the tenets of evolution is natural selection. This tenet basically says that after a competition between strong and weak, only the strong will survive. Physical strength, beauty, intelligence (or any other attribute): only the strong will survive. As a result, some people want to create a strong or master race that will conquer the world. In order to do so, they try to exterminate the weak: the unborn, the physically or mentally handicapped, the aged, and various ethnic groups. They want to remove anyone who seems physically or mentally deficient. And what is the result of all this? Abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, racism – the devaluing of human life from birth to the grave.
Because strength is an attribute, something to be desired, people do not want to admit weakness – physical, emotional, mental, or moral. Acknowledging God, a higher being, would lead to acknowledging innate weakness as a human being. So what’s the solution? There is no God!
Christianity and creation say something very different: “the weak shall lead the strong.” We see this in the Bible in the lives of individuals. Gideon and his 300 conquered the Midianites (Judges 7). Jonathan and his armor-bearer won against the Philistines (1 Samuel 14). Young David killed the giant Goliath (1 Samuel 17). Jesus Christ came as a poor, “meek and lowly” Jewish carpenter (Matthew 11:29). He conquered death and hell through a bloody cross. And the apostle Paul “was with” the Corinthian converts “in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling” (1 Corinthians 2:3; cf 2 Corinthians 10:10).
We also see this on a national level. The nation of Israel, “the fewest of all people” (Deuteronomy 7:7), conquered Jericho and all Canaan (Joshua 6f). In the first century, the despised Gentiles entered the kingdom of God ahead of the chosen Jews (Romans 11:11). For God said, “I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation” (Deuteronomy 32:21). In this century, the third world is embracing God ahead of the first. We’ve seen this already in Haiti. [See “Christ in Haiti: That No Flesh Should Glory in His Presence.”] And in the millennial kingdom, “the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them” (Isaiah 11:6).
How did these people, deficient in physical strength, numbers, or age, conquer and lead the mighty? First they acknowledged their weakness. When God chose him to speak before Pharaoh, Moses said, “I am slow of speech” (Exodus 4:10). When God chose him as a prophet, Jeremiah said, “I am a child” (Jeremiah 1:9). Even if they had been strong, God would have brought them to nothing. David told Goliath, “The Lord saveth not with sword and spear” (1 Samuel 17:47). The prophet Isaiah said that God “bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity” (40:23).
Second, the weak declared God’s strength. “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28). Not only is he mighty, but “the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25).
Finally, the weak relied on God’s unlimited strength and wisdom – not their own puny strength or intelligence – for victory. “He giveth power to the faint (weak), and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. … They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:29, 31). When God told Paul, “My strength (power) is made perfect in weakness,” the apostle proclaimed, “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. … For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
Why does God use the weak to lead the strong? So that the weak made strong in God may give him glory – not themselves. God told Gideon to winnow his army down to 300, “lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, mine own hand hath saved me” (Judges 7:2). Paul declared to the Corinthian church, “God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty, and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are, that no flesh should glory in his presence” (1 Corinthians 1:27-29).
God alone is all-powerful. He has all the strength we need. And he alone deserves all the glory. Therefore God has ordained that “the weak shall lead the strong.”
All scripture quotations are from the King James Version.