“Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions”-(Ecl.7:29).
The definition of upright is (1. erect, vertically upward - 2. marked by strong moral character). Out of all of God’s creatures on earth, only man was created upright. Man, (Adam) was created physically and morally upright. He alone can look up naturally and without effort toward his Creator. God created man upright, but then he sinned and took a fall into death and the grave, and now he has the heart of an animal. Unsaved man has committed wickedness and atrocities that are a thousand times worse than any four-legged beast. Man today is fornicating like an animal and murders his babies by abortion or abandons them. Man has invented nuclear weapons that can kill every creature on earth and poison the land in one hour. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked”- (Jer.17:9).
God has made man upright, but man has sought out many inventions like “evolution” so that man can pretend that there is no holy, righteous God that holds him responsible for breaking God’s holy, righteous laws and sinning. Man invents a man evolving from an ape in order to somehow escape the punishment of hell for his sins. He invents evolution so that he doesn’t have to believe God’s word of truth; so that he has an alternative to the Bible that says man has “devolved” after being deceived by the Devil and sinning. It’s devil-ution that is the source of the invention of evolution. “Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions” – (Ps.106:39). God created “homo erectus,” man did not evolve into being upright.
Man does not want to retain God in their knowledge so they invent evil things and sin even more. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” - (Rom.1:28-32).
Man no longer is morally upright, but is dishonorable and dishonest and desperately wicked. Our righteousness can only be restored to us by God’s grace in His dear Son on the cross when we’re born again by the Holy Spirit. Then God gives us a new Spirit and a new heart so that we can walk uprightly in a holy, godly manner. Only the new birth from God can restore to us an upright heart. Adam was born an upright man, but after sin man must be born again through Christ to be upright again.
The end result of the Satan- inspired invention of evolution is the Antichrist- Beast. If people live wickedly and insist upon believing that they evolved from a beast, then God will give them The Beast to rule over them. He will be the most wicked, blood- thirsty man in history. His imperial army will murder millions of people as he conquers weaker nations like a beast of prey. He will murder everyone that refuses his mark and refuse to worship him - (Rev.13). The most complete skeleton of “homo erectus” was found by scientists in Kenya in 1984. President Obama’s father was from Kenya.
The Lord Jesus Christ was sinless and therefore the most upright man who ever lived, and when He saves us from our sins we live uprightly also. “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who know no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” - (2Cor.5:28). We are made upright by God the Son, the Savior of the world, as Adam was made upright by God the Father. We become a new creature - “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” - (2Cor.5:17). Again - “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works…” - (Eph.2:10). Again - “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” - (Eph.4:24). PTL Jesus, man can walk upright again. “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart - (Ps.32:11).
Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe in Christ in your heart by faith and you will be saved from hell and receive forgiveness of sins and become a new born again creature in Christ having eternal life. Born again describes what happens to you when your truly saved. God sent His beloved Son down to earth to solve man’s greatest problem, sin and the punishment of sin which is death. Conquer your death by Jesus Christ, both the first death and the second death in the lake of fire - (Rev.20:14,15). “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” - (Rom.6:23).
Be a man that walks upright - Be born again.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76
Tucson, AZ 85705
Would love to hear from you!