The Resolution Evolution Failure

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

So, how are those New Year's resolutions working out for you? Early in the year, many people have already failed on some. I disremember where I read it, but one piece of advice was to avoid giving yourself a thorough remake, and just pick a few. Add more later if you have a mind to. Even so, the question remains: why do resolutions fail?

Monkey encampment, maybe they are discussing the failure of New Year's resolutions?
A Monkey Encampment, David Teniers the Younger, 1633
Dr. Albert Mohler brought this to our attention on The Briefing, so I got the bit between my teeth and ran with it. Seems that you can blame it on vertical (universal common ancestor) evolution. We can't stick to resolutions or be decisive because we've evolved that way so we can act quickly for survival. Sounds a bit Lamarckian to me. (He's the guy that said giraffes evolved long necks to reach leaves in trees for food.) It also seems live a pitiful rescuing device to excuse perceived flaws in behavior.

Evolutionists use the scientific principle of Making Things Up™ to keep the narrative going, even when they have no evidence to support their tall tales. Darwinism is pliable... flexible... malleable... other words ending in -able and -ible that mean it can be molded to fit whatever the storyteller wants. (To see some examples on how evolutionists force their beliefs onto fossils, follow the link to the main article at  "Evolutionists Making Things Up to Explain Everything — and Nothing".) Some folks think that evolution is just a biological theory for scientists to argue about. They often go haywire when we point out that evolutionism is a worldview, not just a topic for isolated academic and scientific pursuits.

It spills over into our daily lives, and is used to "explain" nearly everything. People are aggressive? Because evolution. They are sexually promiscuous? Because evolution. They eat too quickly? Because evolution. Yada yada yada. Just keep your eyes peeled and see that evolution is a convenient explanation for many things, some of them contradictory. Because evolution is used to "explain" so many things, it is actually worthless.

I kind of rode off the trail there, didn't I?

Not being able to keep resolutions, or to commit to decisions, is not based on Darwin's failed fantasy and atheistic ideas. Instead, the problem is the depravity of humans because of sin. We rebelled against our Creator back in Eden, and have been doing it ever since. We don't need will power, we need to be reborn and become new creations (John 3:3, 2 Cor. 5:17, John 8:36, Psalm 14:1, Eph. 2:8-9).

To read what got me all het up on the subject and Dr. Mohler's excellent insights, you can read the transcript, listen online, or download the MP3. (The part I'm emphasizing is about midway through the episode, but the whole thing is interesting.) Just click on "The Briefing, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018".