Most people are aware that the theory of evolution runs contrary to Scripture. When evolutionary theory is contrasted to the Bible, the creation account in Genesis is the passage that most often springs to mind as the greatest source of conflict. Some Christians have even allowed the much-touted "scientific discoveries" claimed by evolutionists over the last 150 years to sway them to a sort of compromise position where the Bible that they claim to reverence must have some inaccuracies, or maybe Genesis isjust not translated or interpreted correctly, or it can't be literally true, because after all, so much "evidence" has been discovered to contrary. But many may not realize that there is much more than just a differing account of origins and cosmology presented in the Bible - it's a whole different world view, foundational to almost every area of man's thinking. Destroying the credibility of the Genesis account allows man to create a whole system of belief without the necessity for God, and without accountability or responsibility to Him. This, in fact, is exactly the motivation behind the evolutionary movement.
Many also don't realize that God, in the Bible, anticipates and directly refutes the doctrines of modern evolutionary thinking. This goes way beyond just a differing account of origins. If you accept the Bible to be the true and infallible Word of God, it's impossible for you to also hold that evolution can somehow also be true. God points out, almost 2,000 years in advance, the problems with the evolutionary point of view. Consider this passage of Scripture:
| 2 Pet 3:3-6
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
Peter here points out that after him would be some who would say that all things continue the same as they did from the beginning. This idea is today known as uniformitarianism - slow and steady processes and very gradual change - is one of the bases of evolution. He reveals their motive in purporting their theory - not a conviction based on the evidence, but rather a desire to follow their own lusts. They are scoffers, antagonistic to the Bible, and this is the starting point from which they proceed to advance their doctrines. The culmination of their teaching is that God will not return to judge the world, therefore there is no reason to restrain their lusts.
Notice that Peter confirms this underlying motive - denying God's judgment - in verse 6. They deny the flood of Noah. The idea of a global flood is universally dismissed as a colorful myth among evolutionists and, sadly, even many Biblical scholars and theologians.They refuse to accept that all the diversity of animal life on the earth that they claim "evolved" over millions of years happened in only 4400 years or so from a boatload of ancestors. More than this, they want to deny that God supernaturally intervened in history in such a catastrophic fashion, and especially, that He did this in direct response to the wickedness and sin of man.
2 Peter 3:7-10
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
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