The Unsound Theory of Theistic Evolution

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“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

Introduction

The opening verse of the Holy Scriptures clearly states that God created the universe. There is no mention of a fabled ‘big bang’ to bring everything into existence from nothing. Some may object by saying that the Bible is not a book of science, but we reply that in reality it is the product of the Creator, the Master Scientist. The descriptions given to us in Genesis do not offer us information on exactly how God created everything; instead they simply state the facts in a way that anyone from a child to university professor could understand.

Theistic Evolution

We are all familiar with the notion of evolution as concocted by Charles Darwin, but what about theistic evolution? The true evolutionist is materialistic, godless and humanistic. The theistic evolutionists, usually approaching the subject from a liberal theology position, tries to marry Darwinian theories with Biblical truth. Such people believe that God was the ‘bright spark’ that ignited the mechanism for the ‘big bang’, and then left creation to the evolutionary process, that is, He let natural laws take their course.

Although theistic evolutionists acknowledge the presence of God in Creation, this does not qualify them as Bible-believing Christians; in fact, they mostly go out of their way to deny or explain away all the miraculous events found in the Scriptures. Their attempt to harmonise so-called science with the Bible is simply a ruse to bring doubt and unbelief into the minds of those foolish enough to entertain their ideas. This ‘best of both worlds’ approach to God’s word reveals the ‘Achilles’ Heel’ in their theory, for if the Bible is wrong about how the Universe came about, then Jesus was in error when He taught about Creation, and as a result, He was in reality the product of evolution Himself and not the Saviour. “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female” (Matthew 19:4) … “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female” (Mark 10:6). Theistic evolution therefore, regardless of its religious gloss, is a Christ-dishonouring theory inspired by Satan rather than God.

Theistic Creation

The first two chapters of the Bible state that God is the Creator of everything in the Universe. “In the beginning God …” (Genesis 1:1). Nowhere in the Bible do we find any other theory presented as absolute truth, but throughout we are told that God created all things. “God that made the world and all things therein” (Acts 17:24) … “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). Can we see that those who promote the Darwinian and Theistic theories of evolution are equally denying that God is the Creator and are simply following the devil’s desire to rob Him of glory?

Evolution, in all its forms, states that creation is a product of natural selection and the survival of the fittest. But the Bible reveals the exact opposite and leaves the theistic evolutionists building their notions on sinking sand. The following Biblical truths about Creation completely demolish such unsound theories.

[1] “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:12). God created the grass and the trees fully mature, having the necessary fruit to produce seed for the next generation.

[2] “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth” (Genesis 1:20-22). Both birds and aquatic life were created fully grown and could instantly mate to multiply the species.

[3] “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26-28). Man was created male and female, full grown beings, and like the animals, had the ability to reproduce.

There are no possible grounds for any evolutionary theory here. God literally spoke everything into existence. He created man with His own hands and gave him His own breath to animate him. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). Creation did not just happen as in the ‘big bang’ theory and nor did God simply start the ball rolling and leave everything to natural selection.

Conclusion

Evolution and Theistic Evolution are not new theories, for rebellious man has always sought to leave God out of the equation. The bottom line is the fact that any theory that denies the existence or need for God is at best atheistic. Therefore theistic evolutionist is a false description of what its proponents actually are. Instead they are in reality atheistic evolutionists, though God gives them the appropriate title of ‘fools’. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good” (Psalm 14:1). Have you noticed how liberals condone everything that God considers abominable, such as homosexuality and abortion? Both their theories and deeds prove them to be fools.

Creation is not the result of billions of years of evolution, instead it came about over a period of six literal days as Scripture declares. The vain attempt to unite the Bible and Darwinian ‘science’ makes such people even greater fools than fully-fledged evolutionists. We know that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) because Jesus, being part of the Godhead, was there, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3). He did not simply provide the forces to create all things, but continues to use His power to maintain what He created. “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3) … “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17).

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