1 Corinthians 15:21-22
“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
Many of the leaders of the creationist movement today were once evolutionists. Most of them believed that God created but that He used evolution to do it; this is called “theistic evolution.”
Theistic evolutionists who have come to accept biblical creation point out that there are some very serious objections to evolution. For example, the fossil record offers no evidence of the development of living things from simple to complex. Theistic evolutionists might object, but check it out: Representatives of every major phylum of animals living today are found in the very deepest layers of rocks containing multi-celled fossils. They appear suddenly without any evolutionary ancestors.
Further, the fossil record offers not one undisputed “missing link” between the various kinds of creatures. Dr. Colin Patterson, formerly head of paleontology for the British Museum, who was not a creationist, admitted 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 of the so-called transitional forms have not stood the test of scientific scrutiny.
Evolution claims that there was death as indicated by the fossils long before the emergence of mankind, but the Bible clearly tells us that there was no death before Adam sinned. So whether you look at science or at the Bible, there is no reason for Christians to adopt evolutionary beliefs and every reason to believe the Bible’s account of creation!
Dear Father, the belief in evolution, even the belief that there was death before Adam, has done great damage. Show me how I can help to proclaim Your truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Photo: The BioLogos Foundation is a leading proponent of theistic evolution. It was founded by Francis Collins in 2007.