By Will Brooks
Theistic evolutionists who claim to be Christians believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ – they say. Jesus Christ turned water into wine, gave sight to the blind, gave hearing to the deaf, and raised the dead to life. Theistic evolutionists believe in the reality those historical events – they say. On what basis do those theistic evolutionists have knowledge of and believe in the Resurrection? On what basis do they believe that Jesus turned water into wine, gave sight to the blind, gave hearing to the death, and raised the dead to life?
Those events are not within the realm of ‘science’. They were supernatural events. The only basis on which theistic evolutionists can believe in those supernatural events is to have knowledge of and faith in the Bible record of those events.
The Bible gives an accurate and truthful account of those historic events according to theistic evolutionists – they say.
But those theistic evolutionists do not believe the Bible gives an accurate and truthful account of the Creation of the heavens and the earth. They do not believe the Bible gives an accurate and truthful account of the Creation of the first human couple – even though Jesus Christ (and Paul) attested to the authenticity of those Bible accounts.
Additionally, theistic evolutionists do not believe in the account of Noah and the Flood – even though Jesus Christ (and Peter) attested to the authenticity of those Bible accounts.
IF the Bible accounts of the Creation of the heavens and the earth, the Creation of man, and Noah and the Flood (all supernatural events) cannot be trusted as accurate and historically true occurrences on what basis can theistic evolutionists believe the Bible when it tells of the Resurrection and other supernatural events?
Richard Dawkins (and other dyed in the wool Darwinists) is very comfortable debating with theistic evolutionists whom he despises and considers barking mad because he can very easily expose the foolishness of their contradictory arguments which he mockingly tears to shreds. And no wonder. But Richard runs the proverbial mile when challenged by Biblical Creationists using the excuse he “doesn’t want to give them the oxygen of publicity.” The reality is that poor old Richard knows too well that his arguments would be shredded pdq by Biblical Creationists.
To further illustrate the foolishness of theistic evolutionists:
“Then God said, Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness…” Genesis 1 v 26 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.” Genesis 1 v 27
“Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eye-witnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have actually investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught…Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat…the son of David…the son of Abraham…the son of Adam, the son of God.” Luke Chapter 1 v 1 – 4 and Chapter 3 v 23 ff.
Moses writing under inspiration of the Holy Spirit revealed that God created man – Adam – out of the dust of the ground as His special creation in His image.
Luke writing under inspiration of the Holy Spirit revealed that God called Adam – his son. Furthermore, Luke reveals that in His humanity Jesus Christ, the pre-existing Word in heaven aka God,
was a descendent of Adam.
The Holy Spirit enlightens us with the knowledge that God created Adam in His image and that Jesus Christ in his humanity was a descendant of Adam.
But theistic evolutionists who claim to be Christians who believe – they say – in the Resurrection and other supernatural events do no believe the God in whom they profess belief. Theistic evolutionists somehow think that the God who raised the dead to life and performed other supernatural events is incapable of 4 simple things: a) supernaturally creating the universe and earth in six days of 24 hour days, b) supernaturally creating plant, animal, and human life within specific 24 hour time spans, c) using language to make humans accurately understand what He did in the beginning, d) ensuring that humans accurately recorded in writing His thoughts and instructions.
Theistic evolutionists imagine that when God said He created man in His image he meant something different to that which He said. Specifically, theistic evolutionists imagine that God meant Adam evolved over millions of years from pond scum!
And they imagine that Jesus Christ the second Person in the Trinity was the descendant of pond scum! I can only conclude that such a belief is blasphemous. I fail to see how a born again Christian could possibly believe such nonsense.
Yes, it is no surprise that Richard Dawkins and other atheist scientists despise and ridicule theistic evolutionists and think they are barking mad.
Recently I discussed with a friend the unbelief of theistic evolutionists and I suggested that some of them are not only stupid but may not even be Christians. He is smarter than me and reckons that theistic evolutionists are fearful of being mocked by the guardians of so called “correct thinking” and theistic evolutionists demonstrate a loss of nerve.
I think he is correct.
“Fear of men will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” Proverbs 29 v 25
There are basically two worldviews. Biblical creationists accept God’s Word as the correct starting point. Theistic evolutionists accept as their starting point the worldview presented by atheist materialist evolutionary naturalist scientists.
The issue is that of authority. People either accept the Authority of the One who was there in the beginning OR they accept the authority of fallen flawed imperfect men. Theistic evolutionists choose to deny the God whom they claim to worship. They choose instead the authority of fallen flawed imperfect men.
So, the bottom line is this. Theistic evolutionists who claim to be Christians choose to believe atheist materialist evolutionary naturalist scientists who scorn the Bible and belief in God. And they choose to do so out of fear of looking foolish in the eyes of men – but fail to recognize that their weakness and compromising with atheist evolutionary naturalists makes them appear foolish in the eyes of those whom they fear!