We’ve been snookered into believing the theory of evolution is an argument worth having. It’s not really.
How has this happened, and why won’t the issue go away?
Yes, I believe evolution is a false theory. From what I’ve read and understand, the fossil record doesn’t bear out what we’d expect to see if all life came from one single-celled organism spawned from a lightning strike or carried to earth by aliens.
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The Genesis narrative depicts distinct and unique creations by a Creator, Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
But what if I’m wrong? What if evolution is a thing? What if we all came from a blob of organic material?
Even so, my faith would not falter. God is still God. If He used a process of evolution to bring about life, that doesn’t change things for me. Does it for you?
Jesus Christ was still the son of God, born of a virgin, who lived a sinless life, and fulfilled prophecy. He still died though He was innocent in our stead. And on the third day? He was raised to life. Amen.
Does On the Origin of Species change that for you?
If not, then how has the issue become so important?
For the answer, you’ve got to turn to the other side: the naturalist. You see, in a way, Darwin takes the place of Jesus for the naturalist. The theory of evolution is the rock on which his or her worldview is founded. Take that away and everything crumbles.
If you could prove beyond doubt that all life did not originate from a single organism, how would the naturalist respond?
He or she must either turn to faith in some type of Creator, or else we’re back to the alien thing. (But if you believe aliens seeded the earth with life, the question then becomes, who created the aliens? You’re just kicking the origin can further down the road.)
What I’m trying to say is that the issue of evolution is and should be vastly more important for the non-believer than for the believer.
Now, you might say the argument is worth having in order to prove to an atheist that God is real. I say there are more effective ways. In fact, I wrote an article on the subject called, How to Prove to the World that God is Good. You can read it for free; just tell me where to send it:
Regardless of the importance you place on the issue, don’t get so sucked in to the argument that you lose sight of what really matters: Jesus Christ resurrected.