Yeah, that’s right. It’s evolution Sunday. Churches everywhere are celebrating evolutionary theory and it’s compatibility with Scripture, specifically Genesis 1. What’s that you say? Genesis 1 doesn’t allow any room for evolutionary theory? Hey, you’re right. It doesn’t. So, a good question to ask is why do so many Christians want it to?
Evolutionary theory is spiritual poison. No holds barred, folks. It’s absurd to think that Bible-believing Christians would entertain the idea of evolution when evolutionary theory is based upon the presupposition of the non-existence of the supernatural. Yeah, that means, according to evolutionary theory, we have no souls to save. Big problem. Anyone who has ever talked to an ardent evolutionist for any length of time knows this. A good question to ask theistic evolutionists (people who believe God uses evolution) is when did the soul evolve and for that matter why?
Evolutionary theory seeks to destroy the Gospel of Christ. The evolution of animals into man requires bloodshed and death to be successful but God says there was no death before Adam [Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22]. Death is the penalty of Adam’s sin against God [Genesis 3:19]. To say that death existed before Adam is to say that death is not the consequence of Adam’s sin. Believing in death before Adam removes our responsibility for our sin, calls God a liar and renders Him useless because Christ’s sacrifice becomes vain.
Animals and humans have different flesh.
“All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.”
[1 Corinthians 15:39 NASB]
Animals and humans have different flesh. One kind of flesh does not produce or transform into another kind of flesh. All life reproduces after its own kind [Gen 1:11-12, 21-22, 24-25; 4:1]. And this is just one of many passages in Scripture that addresses the issue.
Furthermore, science will never solve the origins debate. Why? Consider that we all have the same body of evidence but interpret it differently to come to two different conclusions. How could that be? Does the evidence change? No. It’s our presupposed worldviews that are different and they affect our interpretation of the evidence. This is why origins science is not objective on either side. You see, if a person’s worldview is flawed to begin with, how much more will it be at the end? How could any kind of truth ever come from it? Confronting people with this fact effectively removes science from the debate and forces them to look at the real issue: a person’s worldview and the philosophy behind it which ultimately uncovers an unwillingness to be morally accountable to God. It’s a moral issue. It always has been. People don’t want to be accountable to anyone let alone to God.
It’s a person’s philosophy, or worldview that needs to be brought to light and examined. In your conversations with others, I would encourage you to steer them in this direction. Otherwise you might both get stuck claustrophobically peering down a microscope at flagellum or endlessly counting DNA sequences rather than looking up at the One who created it all.
There are so many problems with meshing evolutionary theory and Scripture that one could right a very large book. Hmmm… actually, One already has.
It is my God-given passion to help Christians with evolutionary issues and I hope to post more about this at a later date. Meanwhile, to form a solid Scriptural defense against theistic evolution, please see Scripture Affirming a Literal, 6 Day Creation
Glory to God in the Highest,