I believe the story of our existence is fundamental. It certainly is a topic that should be given some brain-time.
There are those Christians who argue that evolution is the work of God. I’ve heard people call evolution ‘one of those mind-boggling, majestic and mysterious tools of God’. Seriously? So He just created animals He really didn’t want, and then watched them evolve through natural selection over millions of years into something He does want?
That doesn’t sound like God. Natural selection is a system that works through death and destruction by killing off the majority of a specie to favour the minority. ‘God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all’. 1 John
The whole NS thing just doesn’t work for macro evolution. Suppose an ox-like mammal turns into a whale (yes, that’s what some evolutionists believe). Halfway through, the creature won’t be able to either walk or swim properly, making it an easy target for predators. Back to square 1.
No DNA info can be added to a creature through Natural Selection. Only existing info is highlighted. It’s not natural creation, it just selects. A fish has no DNA to grow a wing and feathers, and that won’t change no matter how many millions of years you add.
It’s important to differentiate between micro and macro evolution. The one is real and the other a religion (something you believe in without having evidence, aiming to answer questions to your existence). All scientific evidence points to micro evolution, but it is macro evolution that is taught as fact.
We all know micro evolution. A dog, through breeding, can get a shorter snout, for instance. That has been observed and there is proper scientific evidence for it. But macro evolution, where two different kinds of animals share a common ancestor, is a religious THEORY and not based on scientific evidence. It’s not science at all.
Micro evolution can be the result of mistakes during DNA replication, but these DNA bloopers are rarely beneficial. And even when it is, it still doesn’t add any data to the creature’s DNA. A fish still can’t make feathers or grow wings. It might just be able adapt to fresher water, for example. That’s the difference between micro and macro evolution.
To propose that the “days” of Genesis are not literal, but are symbolic for undefined eons of time, in an attempt to weave evolution into the creation story, introduces death before Adam and Eve existed, since it proposes that man is the peak of a slow process that took millions of years to evolve from simple forms of life. And if death was not introduced by God as the penalty for the sin of Adam and Eve, then the wages of sin is not death, God is actually responsible for creating an imperfect world that had its origins in death and random evolutionary events BEFORE man ever sinned – and this makes Genesis a lie! Man then did not fall, he evolved as a sinner since he is the product of a process of death and he therefore bears no guilt at all for sinning against God and introducing death to the world. If man is not responsible for sin and death, then the need to repent and turn to our Savior Jesus Christ evaporates before our very eyes!
Why mess with the perfectly good Word of God to help an imperfect theory fit?
From the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly observed in what he made. As a result, people have no excuse. They knew God but did not praise and thank him for being God. Instead, their thoughts were total nonsense, and their misguided minds were plunged into darkness. While claiming to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:20-22)
And that’s my 2 cents….