We constantly battle against the idea that you can add evolutionary ideas or millions of years to the Bible. Christians who compromise Genesis with evolution are really no different from the Israelites who compromised with the Canaanite religions. They are taking parts of the secular worldview and trying to squeeze them into the Bible.
It’s an attack on the authority of the Word of God. We live in an era when the authority of the God’s Word has been greatly undermined in this culture (and throughout our Western world). One attack on the Bible, which I call a Genesis 3 attack, asks, “Did God really say . . . ?” This attack reinterprets the days of Creation, the record of Noah’s Flood, and other Genesis accounts foundational to understanding the gospel.
If we want to see a revival in the nation, we need a new reformation first to call the church back to the authority of God’s Word from Genesis 1:1. One of the reasons the church is not impacting the culture like it once did is that much of the church has been invaded by the culture—compromise is rife. We need to nail Genesis 1–11 on compromising church and Christian college doors as that’s where biblical authority has primarily been lost in this era.
Why would we put our faith in that when we have God’s unchanging Word?
Think of how insecure secularists are as man’s word continually changes! Why would we put our faith in that when we have God’s unchanging Word? “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).
Here’s a reminder not to put our trust in man, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7 ESV).
Are science and faith in conflict? No! Observational science confirms the Bible’s history in Genesis and doesn’t confirm the religion of evolution. Adding evolution to God’s Word makes fallible man an authority over God’s infallible Word—as I’ve said before, it’s an attack on the authority of the Word. The Bible clearly states that the first man was made from dust and the first woman was made from the man’s side—God did not use any evolutionary process.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.