Can one be a Christian and believe in evolution?

As a Christian, believing in evolution (God created basic elements and somehow things evolved into being), or theistic evolution (God purposely used evolution to create everything), or even the Day-Age theory (every day talked about in Genesis 1 actually means millions and millions of years) puts a major crack in the foundation of one's faith and puts one in opposition with the Bible.

Worse than that, if one believes in evolution more than in what God says in the Bible, then one's faith actually lies in the world and not in God. This plays out day after day as the devil pries people away from the church with this issue. The following quote from the February 1978 issue of "The American Atheist" underscores the idea that the enemy realizes the importance of this issue more than many Christians.

"Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus' earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god. You take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!" -G. Richard Bozarth

The most basic belief in Christianity is that death entered into the world through the sin of man, and the only way to redeem man, bringing him back into life, is by the sacrifice of a sinless Jesus. Evolution claims that the fossils show millions and millions of years of death before man ever came into being and the death of man is the natural order of things.

Can these two views be reconciled?

Absolutely not! Evolution and Christianity are diametrically opposed.

There are additional, broader problems with believing in evolution. The Bible makes references about creation as fact throughout book after book in the New & Old Testaments. Moses, the authors of Psalms, Isaiah, Amos, Malachi, Matthew, Mark, John, the author of Hebrews, Paul and Jesus himself all use Creation as a foundational principal for their message. If the words of all those people can't be trusted (ie. aren't true) then we need to throw out the majority of the Bible, which is what the majority of evolutionist do.

Do you believe in the Ten Commandments?

You can't if you believe in evolution.

Why not? Here's what the fourth Commandment says:

Fourth Commandment

Could God have created the world in one instant? Absolutely. But He didn't. He created it in six days and rested the seventh specifically as an example for man. This commandment makes absolutely no sense if the world just evolved over billions of years with no chronological order. Furthermore, if you take the Day-Age approach that would mean Moses and the Israelites were suppose to labor for billions of years and then do no work at all for a few million years- what sense does that make?!

One more problem: When God was creating the earth and everything in it He repeatedly claimed it was "Good".When all of creation was completed, the earth, the vegetation, animals, and mankind, it was perfect and God declared it was "Very Good". Yet Darwin closes his book The Origin of Species with this message:

"Thus from the war of nature, from famine and death the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely the production of the higher animals [humans], directly follows."- Charles Darwin

It took "death and famine" to bring everything on the earth to it's highest point according to the evolutionists. Yet, is war, death, and famine what God considers "Very Good"? The Bible says that God cursed the perfect creation with all of the violence in the animal kingdom, the diseases, the parasites, and poisonous and thorny plants while evolutionist call it a blessing.

John 3:12

Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies for the Christian who has been duped by the evolutionist is the distrust of the Bible it creates. Using humanistic logic, if the Bible weaves the lie of creation from Genesis to Revelation, then it can't be trusted when it speaks about salvation, eternal security, and God's love. But where are you going to put your faith? In man, who sinful and is consistently making false conclusions, or the Holy Word of God, the Bible, which has consistently proven itself accurate? While this page has only scratched the surface of this issue, it is clear that it is at great sacrifice of Biblical doctrine that Christians buy into evolution. Evolution has not been proven, in fact, the deeper we get into science the more impossible it becomes. Stay tuned as the next page will be:

"Scientific Evidence: Where does it lead?"

Over the next several months we will address the issues of creation and evolution, both scientifically and Biblically. Check back to this page or the Home Page for future updates. If you have any questions or would like an issue addressed visit our Feedback Page!

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