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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Theistic Evolution: Unnecessary Compromise

Without Genesis, there is no Christianity.

I’ve heard a lot of Christians say they just don’t believe the literal account of Creation in the book of Genesis. They've become convinced that evolution must be true, so in order to fit that with their faith, they have bought into the lie of Theistic Evolution – the idea that God did create the universe and all that is in it, but that he did so thru evolution. This compromise is not only not necessary, but it actually undermines the whole Christian faith.

Christians wrongly assume that science has proven evolution, so they choose Theistic Evolution in order to reconcile science with their belief in God. The trouble with that is there is no reconciling the two.

Major Problems with Evolution:

There is no evidence for evolution in the fossil record
There is no evidence for evolution in the present (it is not taking place today)
There is no working theory of how evolution takes place
There is no viable explanation in evolution of the origin of life
There is no viable explanation in evolution of the beginning of the universe
There is no real evidence from geology

There are many reasons Christians can’t accept anything but a literal belief in the Genesis account of creation, but the number one reason is the question of evil:

Either man’s fall (sin) caused suffering and death


God caused suffering and death

*If you accept Theistic evolution, you must reject Genesis 1, 2, and 3, and since Moses wrote the first 5 books of the Bible, you must reject them as well, since he loses his credibility
*If you accept Theistic evolution, you must reject that Adam and Eve existed.
*If Adam did not exist, that makes others in Scripture who spoke of him liars who are no longer credible. That includes Moses, the apostle Paul, and Jesus Himself.
*If you accept Theistic evolution, you must reject the genealogies of Jesus in the New Testament
*If you accept Theistic evolution, you must reject belief in the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture

Everyone has a right and free will to believe what they will, but evolution takes faith just as much as or more so than Christianity. The real reason evolutionists won’t give up their beliefs is because they reject the thought of a God Who is to be obeyed. Here are a few quotes from noted evolutionists about their beliefs:

The more one studies paleontology, the more certain one becomes that evolution is based on faith alone” – Professor Louis T. More, evolutionist (The Dogma of Evolutions, page 160)

The known fossil record fails to document a single example of…evolution…” –Steven M Stanley, evolutionist (Macroevolution: Pattern and Process, page 39)

Evolution is accepted “not because it has been observed to occur or can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative – special creation – is clearly incredible.” – Professor D. M. Watson, evolutionist (quoted by D. James Kennedy, Why I Believe)

Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it because the only alternative is special creation which is unthinkable.” – Sir Arthur Keith, evolutionist.

I suppose the reason we leaped at The Origin of the Species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores.” – Sir Julian Huxley, evolutionist.

Many brilliant scientists reject Darwinism. For instance, Paul Lemoine, a former president of the Geological Society of France and director of the Natural History Museum in Paris once said, “The theory of evolution is impossible. At base, in spite of appearances, no one any longer believes in it…Evolution is a kind of dogma which the priests no longer believe, but which they maintain for their people.” The Creation Research Society has over 600 members, most holding advanced science degrees, and all of whom reject Darwinian evolution. The inventor of the MRI, Dr. Raymond Damadian, is an outspoken creationist. So the next time someone tries to tell you that you are uneducated and uninformed to reject evolution, let them know you are in good company with some of the most brilliant minds in the world, including Isaac Newton and Louis Pasteur to name a few.

Further Reading:

The Case Against Darwin by James Perloff
The Collapse of Evolution by Scott Huse
The Lie of Evolution by Ken Hamm
Refuting Compromise by Jonathan Sarfati
In Six Days – Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation by John Ashton
Scientific Creationism – An Elective Class offered by Faith Bible Institute
The Bible – The Book of Genesis

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" Genesis 1:1

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At 9:01 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

One of the things that crack me up is when they say we evolved from primates... If that's true, why are there still apes and monkeys today? HAHAHAHA! If we're the pinnacle of hominid evolution, why would they not also be humans, or be extinct? HAHAHAHA!

God created us, seven days, that's it.

I think he gave us the ability to change; humans are larger than they were even 100 years ago... Whether that comes from better nutrition/medical care, or from 'evolution', I can't say... But we'll always be human; we'll always be what God made us.

At 2:56 PM, Blogger ELAshley said...

Have you actually read all those books you list? That looks like a daunting six months worth of reading. I think I'll just take your word on it for now. Maybe I can free up some time in weeks and months to come.

Great post, btw. Especially the "*If you accept..." paragraph. I had never thought of it that way. Your argument is quite compelling.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

"Have you actually read all those books you list?"

Yes, except for In Six Days - Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation I haven't read it yet - just excerpts.

I read books like some people eat potato chips. I usually have 4 or 5 that I'm reading at the same time. I have a voracious appetite and God has blessed me with the ability to read very quickly and comprehend it at the same time. You know what they say...Knowledge is power.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger ELAshley said...

I read a lot too, but that is one dry as toast subject, though I readily admit it would be good to know as much as possible about Dry Toast. How else could I speak with any authority on the subject of Dry Toast, if I didn't know the in's and out's, the pro's and con's of Dry Toast?

Sigh...I guess Josephus and Steven Biko are going to have to make room for Darwin.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

All this talk about dry toast has made me hungry...


At 6:22 PM, Blogger Neil said...

"Theistic evolution" is an oxymoron, because Darwinian evolution is, by defintion, random and purposeless. So if God guided it, it isn't random and purposeless, and if it is random and purposeless, God didn't guide it. I see many Christians use theistic evolution as a cop out because they aren't equipped or willing to point out the huge holes in Darwinian evolution.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Harold said...

A few more evolution books to add to your reading list - any of Phillip Johnson's - Defeating Darwinism, The Wedge of Truth. Also, though not strictly just about evolution, check out - one of the best Christian apologetics sites. Lots of good resources - their Making Abortion Unthinkable - The Art of ProLife Persuasion dvd/cd/video resource is the most outstanding anti-abortion training I have ever run across.


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