Is there anyway for
Christianity to accommodate evolution in a happy medium?
There is absolutely
no way that a biblical Christian can accommodate evolution; belief in any
form of evolution (meaning that God did not create life in a fiat fashion in
seven literal days as the Bible says) undermines the authority of the Bible,
and discredits the whole tenet of Christianity. One cannot be an
evolutionist and a Christian at the same time; one might like to believe
that one can accommodate evolution in one's Christian beliefs, but in
reality this is an impossibility. There are those who call themselves
theistic evolutionists, and call themselves Christians. However, this
is a contradiction as we shall show later. Lets look at some reasons
why Christianity cannot under any circumstances accommodate evolution.
First of all,
evolution in essence denies the creation narrative of the Bible. You
see, scientific evolution denies the existence of God; or for some, if he
exists he has nothing to do with the origin of life forms as depicted in the
Bible. The Bible states clearly that God created life in six literal
days and rested on the seventh. Evolutionists say that life evolved
over vast periods of time, millions of years, thus contradicting the Bible.
There is no way that one can believe the evolutionist and the Bible at the
same time. To the evolutionist nature, Mother Nature, Gaia, is
responsible for creation, not God. For the biblical Christian God made
nature, it is simply the product of the sum of God's creation.
Secondly, evolution says that life first started out of nothing, absolutely
out of thin air, then somehow molecules and and then cells got together and
'became' alive and from there started the long, arduous process of passing
from very simple forms into the most complex forms we see today. This
means that for the evolutionist life started from the bottom up. For
the biblical Christian life started from the top, perfectly created and
complete, and due to sin degenerated from perfection into imperfection.
How can these two meet? These are two diametrical concepts. For
the biblical Christian God made life perfect without any signs of
imperfection or abnormality. For the evolutionist life forms through
trial and error, survival of the fittest, eventually got where it is today.
One cannot have both; one must have either or.
Bible says that due to sin death came into the world. The evolutionist
says that death is natural and is essentially the vehicle through which
things evolve from simple to complex. Without death evolution could
not function. One has to chose which to believe, the biblical
account or the false idea of evolution. Should one believe this
concept of death being natural and was always present, then the biblical
concept of sin and the Fall must be myths and must be thrown out. One
cannot have both concepts and still be a Christian or even an evolutionist.
Fourthly, should one accept the evolutionist's idea that there is no such
thing as the Fall of Adam and Eve, and therefore there is no sin, then the
Christian belief of redemption, forgiveness, judgment, and salvation are all
myths and falsehoods. More than that, the belief that Jesus came as
Redeemer due to the Fall must go out the window as well. Christianity
in essence is just a made up story by people who call themselves Christians.
And the record of Holy Writ, of the Old and New Testaments, is again a myth.
One has to make a choice regarding which to believe, evolution or creation.
What about those Christians who call themselves theistic
evolutionists? Theistic evolution means that God began life through
his divine power, but left it all to nature, natural selection, to evolve
into the forms that we witness today. This is really evolution in
disguise; for again, should we accept this concept, we must still throw out
the Fall, Sin, Redemption, and the teachings of the Bible. One cannot
hold the theistic concept of things evolving, after God made them, into
complex forms as we have today, and still cling to the biblical teaching of
the Fall, Sin, and Jesus' Sacrifice offering atonement for man's sin.
The two concepts are forever opposites; theistic evolutionists are just as
dismissive and destructive of the biblical concept of origins, and God's
plan of salvation for a rebellious world; one cannot have both concepts and
still be a biblical Christian. Theistic evolution is just a cop out
for integrating false science into biblical beliefs. In accepting
theistic evolution one actually destroys the concepts of both evolution and
creation; this belief pits the Bible against science. We biblical
Christians believe that both science, true science, and the Bible go hand in
hand. The Bible relates what God did, and science sometimes
demonstrate how He did it, but certainly shows that there is a Designer, an
author, of the complexities we see all around us.
So can biblical Christianity accommodate evolution in any
way? Absolutely not. We are not belittling anyone; we are simply
rejecting their non-biblical concepts of origins; and we have the right to
our own opinions. May God give us the fortitude to remain faith to the
biblical record of origins, while completely rejecting the worldly notion,
or the theistic concept, of how life started on our planet. God bless.
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