Summary: A common question, frequently asked by people who have been indoctrinated with evolutionary concepts through school, higher education and the media is; ‘Should Christians believe in Evolution?’
In many nations of the West, the Word of God was once widely respected and taken seriously. It’s still taken seriously in many nations in the southern hemisphere. But once the door of compromise was unlocked and Christian leaders conceded we shouldn’t take the Bible as written in Genesis, it undermined the integrity of the rest of the Bible.
Many in the church have said; ‘you can use man’s interpretation of the world to interpret the Bible’. An example of this is taking on board the idea that the world is billions of years old. This is reinterpreting the Bible. It’s revisionism. Those who follow this idea are saying the Bible is an outdated, scientifically incorrect ‘holy book’, not intended to be taken as written.
As each subsequent generations push the door of compromise open further, increasingly, they are not accepting the morality or salvation of the Bible either. After all, if the history in Genesis is not correct as written, then not only is the Bible’s integrity questioned but how can we be sure the rest can be taken as written?
Recall what Jesus said, ‘If I have told you Earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?’ (Jn 3:12).
The majority of Christian leaders and lay people within the church, in our society, do not believe in six literal days of creation. Why? Because they’ve been influenced by the world to not take the Bible as written.
Sadly, being influenced by the world has led to the church no longer being in a position to influence the world.
‘Naturalism’ is the dominant religion in our society. A view which says every law and force in the universe is natural rather than moral, spiritual or supernatural. It teaches that over billions of years and out of sheer chaos, matter evolved into everything we see today by pure chance.
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It’s popularly believed that Naturalism is objective and scientific. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Naturalism stems from Darwin’s theory of Evolution. But remember it’s just a theory and a very flaky theory at best. Yet in schools, colleges and in the media it’s pedalled as fact. Years ago TV presenters would have said; ‘scientists believe the world to be 6 billion years old’; today it’s stated as fact yet there is no proof. Belief in evolutionary theory requires absolute faith, it’s a philosophy, an attitude of mind. It’s no more ‘scientific’ than any other kind of religious faith. Jaw Bone - to ape man - show machine screw?
Social Darwinism applies the doctrines of evolution and survival of the fittest to human societies. This spawned Frederick Nietzsche’s philosophy, which opposed everything Christ taught. He scoffed at Christian moral values such as humility, mercy, modesty. meekness, compassion and service. He believed this bred weakness in society. His philosophy laid the foundation for Nazi Germany. Similarly you can trace Marxism and other tyrannical movements like eugenics and abortion to Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’.