Chapter 22: Evolving Jesus?

To many modern Christians (apparently including even the Pope) evolution “must be accepted” because atheist scientists say it is true. This book is dedicated to addressing the scientific reasons that evolution cannot be true.  I have explained how often scientists have had to make great leaps of faith in order to believe in evolution.  In fact, some would say (myself included) evolution’s proponents have had to abandon the scientific method completely.

There is another equally important point, at least equal to the ethical, scientific, and religious costs of believing in evolution. What is the scriptural cost of believing in evolution?  We have established that there is absolutely no scientific reason to believe in evolution, and equally importantly, there is no scientific reason NOT to believe the Bible. Still, we are told by atheistic scientists that we cannot believe the Bible creation account.

What does belief in evolution cost the Christian believer? The first, and clearest example is the need to toss out the entire first chapter of Genesis. We must change our view of scripture, from God’s Holy Word, to mythology and allegory. We must, in essence, assume that the Bible is not True ( with a capital T). We are then soon prone to toss out the Flood account, disbelieve the Ark, and soon after that we toss out all those bothersome “unscientific” miracles in the New Testament. But at least we still believe in the Beatitudes, and in love your neighbor, we say.  At least we still believe in Jesus.  Or do we?

An important fact often lost on those Christians who “choose” evolution, is that we must also call Jesus a liar.  In Matthew 19:4 Jesus describes the creation, and how God Himself created man, and woman and marriage.  In Matthew 25:34 Jesus describes a kingdom “prepared from the foundation of the world” for those who minister to the poor, and naked, and hungry. In Mark 13:19 he talks about the creation which God created.  In Matthew 24:37 Jesus discusses the Ark.  He talks about the event as if it were an established fact. He talks about Moses.  He mentions the prophet Elijah and Jonah.  He even mentions Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah. He clearly accepted the Old Testament literally, and treated the events recorded there as historical facts. Not only that, but nearly all Bible scholars accept that the Theophanies (times when God appeared in the OT) were actual appearances of the Pre-incarnate Christ.  So when God told Moses on Mount Sinai that He created the world in six days, it was actually Jesus, the Pre-incarnate Christ, who spoke.

1 John Chapter 4 reads, “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist.”  For most secular atheists, evolution excludes the possibility of the Creator God and his Son Jesus Christ. So by definition, the theory of evolution seems to clearly fall under the definition of antichrist.  Why are atheist professors so adamant that their young wards accept evolution?  Could it be because they themselves have accepted the religion of the antichrist?  Based on 1 John Chapter 4, one would have to believe this is possible.

Of course there are many other reasons to believe the Bible creation account, and many other direct consequences that occur as a result of disbelieving.  If the creation account was not a literal six days, then what is the reason or justification for resting on the Sabbath day? If death did not enter the world as a result of sin, but was already there for hundreds of millions of years, then why do we need redemption (Romans 6:23), and a Savior?  Why was there a worldwide flood if not for man’s wickedness and sin?  Must we throw out that entire account as well?

In fact, as many have written, even our free will and ability to choose right vs wrong are based in the Creation account.  “Carried to its logical conclusion, evolution—the undirected, random evolving of living things—eliminates the power of the human will. Darwin, himself, came to the conclusion that free will is an illusion. If evolution is true, then it means that all our choices are merely actions or behaviors determined by our genes or our surrounding environment and are conditioned by past choices—either successful or otherwise.” (1)

As we look back into the dark reaches of history, it seems easy for us to ridicule the beliefs of ancient Baal worshipers and their orgies and human sacrifices.  It seems absurd when we read about the polytheistic pagans of Greece and Rome, who seemed to have a different quirky god for every day of the week.  The Middle Ages with their superstitions seem so inane and unsophisticated. “How unscientific”, we say.  And modern secular scientists want us to believe that Christianity is also bound for the trash heaps of history.  But what if the exact opposite is true?

Someday soon, will a future generation look back at a naive and scientifically illiterate generation of Christians in the late 20th century, saying “How could anyone actually have accepted the blathering unscriptural and unscientific idiocy of supposed scientists like Hawking and Dawkins?  The virtual black holes in their theories were so vast they swallowed up all vestiges of sentience and reason.

God’s Word was and is clear. And the science is clear as well. I believe that day will come, and soon, when Belief in Jesus and the proper place of science will be restored, and belief in evolution will be called the greatest hoax ever known.

 Put no more confidence in mortals. What are they worth?”  Isaiah 2:22 Good News Translation

Exodus 20:11 “In six days I, the Lord, made the earth, the sky, the seas, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested.”

Evolution will one day be shown to be the greatest hoax in the history of science.  ANM

 

(1) http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/can-evolution-and-creation-go-together

 

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Emergency Room Physician. Student of science and student of scripture. Defending truth in a post-truth society. I believe that Truth exists, and I believe it is our duty and privilege to seek it out, amidst ignorance, frivolity, and misconceptions.

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