Sunday, December 27, 2009

Evolution: Compatible with the Bible?

Many Christians are willing to accept the idea that evolution is compatible with the Bible. They seem very ready to throw out literal Genesis in an effort to appear “intellectual” and “credible.” The sad truth is that while many Christians are na├»ve about this, the evolutionists know that evolution is nothing more and nothing less than a major attack on the gospel of Christ. They are therefore more than willing to give lip service to the absurd idea of so many Christians that two opposite things can be compatible. Yet, they reveal their true position in quotes such as the following:

"Atheism is science’s natural ally. Atheism is the philosophy, both moral and ethical, most perfectly suited for a scientific civilization. If we work for the American Atheists today, atheism will be ready to fill the void of Christianity’s demise when science and evolution triumph. Without a doubt humans and civilization are in sore need of the intellectual cleanness and mental health of atheism. 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. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!" (Bozarth, G. Richard, "The Meaning of Evolution," American Atheist, February 1978, page 30.)

It is too bad that Bozarth’s statement that "Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution" is no longer as true as when he said it. In many places, the fight is gone. It is time we recognize evolution for what it is – a man-made philosophy, an attack on the truth, and an assault on the gospel – and it is time we stand against it in every way. There is no room for compromise in our churches, in our Christian schools, and in our families.

Dr. John MacArthur addresses this topic in a short article entitled "Is Evolution Compatible with Christianity?" which is found here. He says, "The abandonment of a biblical view of creation has already borne abundant evil fruit in modern society. Now is no time for the church to retreat or compromise on these issues. To weaken our commitment to the biblical view of creation would start a chain of disastrous moral, spiritual, and theological ramifications in the church that will greatly exacerbate the terrible moral chaos that already has begun the unravelling of secular society."

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