There are some people who claim to believe in Theistic Evolution. However, if a person wants to say that they are a Bible-believing Christian and believe in Theistic Evolution too then they are traveling down a very dangerous path. Theistic
Evolution is sometimes referred to as Progressive Creationism and in this section, Dr. Terry Mortensen shares about how this belief contradicts the Bible and he answers the question, 'What's wrong with Progressive Creationism?'...
Terry Mortensen's response is, "Well, to answer the question of what's wrong with Progressive Creationism or Theistic Evolution, the first thing we have to do is define what we mean by Progressive Creationism.
To start with, Theistic
Evolutionists/Progressive Creationists believe the following which are in clear contradiction with the Bible:
1. Believe nature is the 67th book of the Bible and that it is as reliable as the Word of God is.
2. Believe in
the Big Bang Theory
3. Believe the days of creation are overlapping
4. Believe that God created different creatures every so often over millions of years
5. Believe that there were millions of years which included death
occurring before Adam's sin
6. Believe that there were pre-Adam creatures that looked like humans but didn't have souls
7. Believe that Noah's flood was a local flood in the Mesopotamia Valley
8. Believe the human race
evolved or came about from ape-like creatures
Let's look at the above eight beliefs of Theistic Evolutionists/Progressive Creationists briefly:
1. Is nature the 67th book of the Bible? The
answer is 'No', not at all. The Bible is the divinely inspired, inerrant, holy Word of God. It is propositional truth. Creation, on the other hand, is created by God but also cursed by God when mankind sinned and creation is also non-verbal in its communication
to us. So, the Bible reveals to us that creation speaks about the existence of God and some of the attributes of God, but it doesn't tell us that we can work out a history of the world just by looking at the creation. We cannot trust what sinful scientists
say who are using anti-biblical assumptions to interpret the cursed creation. We cannot trust their interpretation and use that to interpret the Bible. Rather, we use the BIBLE to interpret the world we live in.
about the Big Bang? Well, the order of events in the Big Bang are absolutely contrary to the order of events in Genesis. Just for one example, the Genesis account says that God created the earth, vegetation, and trees BEFORE
the sun, moon, and stars. The evolutionists say exactly the OPPOSITE! (see Genesis 1:9-19) This is choosing to believe science over God and needs to be repented of.
3. What about the theory of 'overlapping days of creation'? The
days of creation are CLEARLY NOT overlapping. God says, FIRST day, SECOND day, THIRD day, FOURTH day etc. These days were also COMPLETED - there were evening and morning for the first day, and there were evening
and morning for the second day etc.
4. Did God create different creatures over millions of years? Again, God never says this, but on the contrary, as already said: God
says that He created everything during the FIRST day, SECOND day, THIRD day, FOURTH day etc. These days were also COMPLETED - there were an evening and morning for the first day, and there were an evening and morning for
the second day etc. Never do we read about evolution occurring over millions of years, but instead God referred to His creation occurring in DAYS that consisted of literal 24 hour evening and morning time periods. If creation occurred over millions of years
like evolutionists say then they must be accusing God of lying.
5. What about death before the fall? Well, six times God says "It was good" in Genesis 1 and at the end, He says it
was "very good". He tells us that the animals and the people were vegetarians at the end of Genesis 1. Then the JUDGMENT upon sin in Genesis 3 brought a curse to include death on all creation - on the animals, on Adam and Eve, and on the ground. The evolutionists,
on the other hand, say there are thorns in rock layers 350 million years old. They tell us there are dinosaur bones with cancer in them. This contradicts what the Bible teaches.
6. What about soulless
Pre-Adam 'people'? Well, the Bible doesn't talk about such creatures and there's no scientific evidence because the soul is not preserved in the fossil record. So there's no way you can look at a skeleton that looks like a
human being and say that it wasn't a human and didn't have a soul. (Note: What some people refer to as 'cavemen' were actually men who were referred to as vile debased men in the Bible and 'children of fools' that lived in caves during the time of Job.
See Job 30:3-8)
7. What about a local flood? There's lots of evidence in Genesis that this was a global flood. The purpose of the flood was to destroy not only all of the people
but also all of the animals/birds who were not in the ark and the earth itself as Genesis 6 tells us. The purpose o the ark was to save animals, birds, and people. If the flood was local, then the ark was totally unnecessary. The depth of the flood shows that
it was global. The water rose above all the high mountains as we read in Genesis 7. Also, the rainbow promise in Genesis 9 tells us that God promised never to send another flood and he made the promise to the animals, and to the birds, and to the earth itself,
and not just to Noah. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man." That flood was global and affected the whole world and Jesus' coming and judgment will also affect the whole world.
the human race evolve or come about from ape-like creatures according to the Bible? No, not at all and this belief is in direct violation of the truths of the Bible. The Bible clearly tells us that humans were created on the
6th day of creation and that God formed Adam from the dust of the earth and then breathed life into his nostrils (Gen. 2:7) while Eve was formed from one of Adam's ribs while Adam slept. (Gen 2:21-22) Anyone who flagrantly opposes these truths that the Bible
clearly teaches about human creation and insists that man evolved instead should really admit that they do not truly believe in God and the Bible. They need to decide if they want to make science their god or the God of the Bible their God.
In conclusion - As we can see, people who follow evolution and/or "theistic evolution" are not believing in what the Bible clearly teaches and are walking on some very
dangerous ground. People who believe in evolution and still want to claim to be Christians need to decide if they want the error-prone writing of Darwin and evolutionary pseudo-science to be their bible or if they want the holy, inerrant Word of God to be
their Bible. Thankfully God has been very patient with our ignorance and rebellion, but it is now time to repent of this evolution deception and get right with God! Revelation 3:19 tells us - "As many as I love, I rebuke
and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."
Humbly ask God to forgive you - Humbly
ask God to forgive you for your prideful rebellion in rejecting God's truths, for your humanistic views, and for twisting of Holy Scripture.
Humbly ask God to forgive you of the idolatry of placing the teachings of evolution above the teachings of God since the biblical teachings of
creationism stand in stark contrast to the humanistic teachings of evolution. Humbly ask God to forgive you for your belief and promotion of this heresy that has destroyed the faith of countless people. Finally, ask God to forgive you for your disbelief in what God clearly teaches.
Tell the Lord that you really want to start trusting in Him and His perfect Word above all from now on. How can we know otherwise if God might not consider us to be unbelievers if we fail to honestly repent? God says very clearly in Revelation 21:8 that the
unbelieving will not inherit the Kingdom of God. How is flagrantly denying what God teaches about creation, not disbelief? Also, the Bible teaches that if we take away from the words of His book that God will take away that person's part in the Book of Life
Just remember to TRUST GOD and His unfailing WORD - Trust God and not the evolution promoting scientists who may seem so "smart"
and like they "have all the answers". Remember that God's Word alone will last FOREVER, but the prideful ways of mankind who reject God and His truths along with all of their deceptive theories will all fade away just as grass and flowers do. Meditate
on these wise words from Peter, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands FOREVER." 1 Peter 1:24-25
Lastly, remember that just because a person puts the word "theistic" before evolution does not make their situation any better with God but probably makes it worse. - If anything,
this only shows that these people should have really known better because they actually claim to know what the Bible says and yet refuse to believe what it says anyway. But take heart for God promises that He gives His grace and forgiveness to the humble.
However, be warned that the proud who refuse to repent He will resist. God loves us enough to warn us so let us thank and praise Him for His mercy, patience, and grace toward us!
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The essence of theistic evolution is “God started it all and he is still watching over his creation.” Regardless of any good intentions, theistic evolutionists twist
Scripture and weaken the fabric of biblical doctrine.
In theistic evolution, the Bible is regarded as a collection of documents which partially contains God’s Word. The Bible thus contains no authoritative, binding truths, but must be freshly interpreted and corrected
for every era and in every situation.
who adopt evolution are inconsistent because they are accepting the foundation of the humanistic worldviews. Essentially, they are telling God that they believe Him when He told us about the Virgin Birth, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ,
but they do not trust Him when He tells us about how He created the world. Is this even truly believing in God?
Some respected Christian leaders, famous for defending the fundamentals of the faith against compromise, were guilty of their own compromise. None of us, including any particular
scholar (no matter how respected he is), or even the majority of scholars or Christians, can be the final authority for determining the truth. God’s Word must be the authority.