We live in a world full of competing ideas—ideas that can turn us away from God by making us believe the Bible, starting on page one, is full of errors. Man-made ideas about where we came from have a common theme—when people turn away from God usually some form of evolution enters into their thinking. John 3:19 gives us a clue as to why this is so.
Did God use evolution to make us? No. He could have, but the Bible makes it clear that He did not. Why? Well, one reason is that if God used evolution then people would have a hard time “seeing” the real God mixed in among so many false, man-made, competing ideas.
God could have made us any way He wanted. The way He chose (as recorded in Genesis) however, is exactly opposite to the beliefs about how evolution happened. In doing so, God gave us a very clear choice to make—His way or man’s way. The following chart will help you see how different Creation is from evolution.
Creation (from Genesis) Vs. Evolution
I leave the reader with these final and, I pray, sobering comments about the casual acceptance of Evolution, theistic evolution, or any derivative:
*”If Evolution happened, then death was widespread before man evolved. But if death preceded man and was not a result of Adam’s sin, then sin is a fiction. If sin is a fiction, then we do not need a Savior,” quoted from Walt Brown’s “In the Beginning”
“If God is not limited in power and could have created the world, if He has given man a record of what He did, and if the scientific evidence does not contradict it, then what prevents you from believing it actually happened?” Ibid
“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!” G. Richard Bozarth, excerpt from “The American Atheist”