If God does not exist then what is the ultimate law? It must be survival of the fittest. The fittest, according to Darwin, are those that are best able to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes. And this makes a lot of sense.
If we are stronger, smarter and more useful humans then we should live longer. Even things like kindness and generosity can be considered survival advantages for the species as a whole. Still, if we take this theory to its limits, we encounter problems.
What if a person gave their life to save a busload of murderers, thieves and vile persons who were certain to pass on their vile genes to their children? What if that person, who sacrificed their life, was genetically perfect but had no children? According to Darwin, for the sake of the species, it would be better to let the bus burn. This is the logic of a universe without God.
But the heavenly Father showed us a higher way, a celestial law.
His law flies in the face of a godless universe. For it is the law of love.
Love means: give up your life – even for the wretched and the vile.
The Darwinian, or atheist, model fails for another reason: it invites control through power. Survival of the fittest allows for all kinds of atrocities. Here, the strong decide, survive and rule. We, as a species, have seen this and continue to see this.
One might point to the abuses of Christianity as a counter-argument, but these abuses deviated from the true Gospel message. On the other hand, oppression and control are in harmony with the Darwinian gospel.
How many times do we want to help the jerk, the rude and the abusive? How often do we feel mercy for those that irritate, frustrate or generate hate inside of us? It might be a particular person or group, or it might be a political party or politician.
Do we feel in the pit of our stomach that they would be better off dead? What do you feel?
Personally, I can never overcome this on my own. It requires a supernatural intervention. It obligates God to show me that he and his Spirit exist in my life. Otherwise, I would be killing people in my mind all the time – or at least choking on a deep desire to change attitudes through god-like control instead of love.
In the end, Christ did not come down from the cross. He did not wield his mighty power and authority over all things. Instead of control, he showed us a much greater power that shouts his existence throughout the cosmos. The power of sacrificial love.
In the miracle of his resurrection, Jesus Christ did not pass on his genes. Instead, he passed us his Spirit. This is what makes us fit and strong.
Remember: You are not a Christian because you are better. You are a Christian because you are loved.