Do Christians Need Evolution?
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Many, if not most, of the leaders of the creationist movement today were once evolutionists. Most of them once believed that God created, but that He created through evolution. When they accepted evolution, they were considered objective by many. But as soon as they rejected evolution, they were considered biased by those who still accepted evolution.
Those who were once convinced evolutionists point out that there are serious objections to evolution. For example, the fossil record paints no picture of the development of living things from simple to complex. If you are a theistic evolutionist you might not believe this, but check it out. Representatives of every major phylum of animal living today are found in the deepest layers of rocks containing multi-celled fossils. They appear suddenly without any evolutionary ancestors.
Further, the fossil record offers not one undisputed connecting or “missing link” between the various kinds of creatures. Dr. Colin Patterson of the British Museum, who is not a creationist, admits in a well-publicized letter that there is not a single transitional form to link any kind of animal with another. Even the most famous so-called transitional forms have not stood the test of scientific scrutiny.
There is no single fact or group of facts that demand that the educated Christian abandon the Bible’s account of creation and history. There is no intellectual reason for Christians to adopt evolutionary beliefs!
Dear Father, I thank You that Your revealed Word is trustworthy in everything that it talks about, including history. Help me to be more regular and systematic in my study of the Bible. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Sunderland, Luther D. 1988. Darwin’s Enigma. El Cajon, CA: Master Books.