Is Creation vs Evolution Important to Christianity?
Many Christians today try to read evolution into the Bible, or don’t really care about the issue. Unfortunately, creation vs. evolution is largely ignored in today’s church, and many pastors embrace evolution because of the simple fact that science has supposedly ‘proven’ evolution to be true. This mix of evolution and the Bible is called theistic evolution. But as we will show here (and as many others have), Genesis simply does not allow for theistic evolution.
Genesis Openly Denies Evolution
The Bible tells us that creatures reproduce “after their kind” (Genesis 1:11, 12, 24, 25). This leaves no room for evolutionary theory, which says that microbes evolved into man (two completely different kinds). In fact, the first chapter of Genesis alone contains this phrase (“after his kind”, “after their kind”) 10 times! God must have really meant what He said if He reminded us 10 times!
If God used evolution to make man and all the animals, then there would have been millions of years of killing, tumors, and struggle (all part of the evolutionary process) before man evolved. But Genesis 1:31 tells us that after God had created man, everything was “very good”: “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” How could God look at all the death and hurt in the animal world and call it “very good”?
Death before Sin
One of the most important aspects of Christianity is the Fall of man into sin. The Bible teaches that Adam sinned, and death came by sin (Romans 5:12). But evolution teaches that man was the result of a long process of death and struggle. So if God used evolution, then there were billions of years of death and suffering before Adam was born. And since death came by sin, sin would have already existed before Adam. And it is here that we find the answer to our title: this would abolish the need for Jesus Christ to come and pay our debts, for man was not the cause of them – sin and death would have already existed!
Plainly, theistic evolution conflicts with the most important teaching of the Bible – salvation. The Bible consistently tells us that man was the cause of death and sin; however, if theistic evolution were true, this clear teaching would have to be discarded.
The biblical evidence for evolution is scanty, if not, non-existent. In fact, the Bible directly argues against theistic evolution! So why should we compromise the plain teachings of Scripture in order to graft in evolutionary teaching – which hasn’t any tangible evidence supporting it anyway?comments powered by Disqus