Theistic evolution: the rub

Here is the big rub of theistic evolution–the belief that God created the universe through the process of evolution over millions, or even billions of years: if you believe, if you truly believe, that God raised Jesus from the dead after three days . . . why would you have trouble believing God could create the world in 6 ordinary days?

People can be genuinely sincere about their belief in Jesus’ resurrection and still believe in theistic evolution, but they’re not consistent in their thinking.

I’ve heard the claim that the natural evidence leads us to conclude evolution took place and, since God is the creator of science, evolution (an atheistic, historical science philosophy) must therefore have taken place.   That’s a big jump. Then, these very same believers stand up to defend the resurrection of Jesus, an idea atheistic historical science philosophy does not support.

Why is the Bible supposed to yield in the first case (creation) and not in the second case (the resurrection of Jesus Christ)?

Each person must decide 2 Timothy 3:16-17 either is true or isn’t true.   What we can’t decide is that it’s true half the time.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV)

Published in: on November 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment