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Evolution and faith

Blake's Image of Creation and creationism should be a warning to fools who deny God and His creation narrative. Or those who presume to judge God with theological questions about which they know little themselves. Some dire predictions are also possible today. Creation also answers a great many questions about who we are and where we came from.

Advocates of “theistic evolution” say that their opponents lack faith. But they are the ones who lack faith—in the Truth of the Bible.

“Theistic evolution,” or “evolutionary creation,” or “progressive creation,” mean the same thing: evolution happened, in the exact way and for as long a time as conventional science says it happened, but with God, not chance, as a guide. Those who hold to this theory begin by disconnecting the Bible from real events, as if the Bible has nothing to say about them. They then say that those who oppose the theory of evolution are denying their faith!

Why investigate creation?

The most familiar religious story in America about how the world and mankind came to be is the Creation story and its immediate sequels in Genesis chapters 1-11. Yet few Americans realize that that story has a sound scientific basis.

The Gallup News Service tracked Americans’ positions on origins from 1982 to 2005. Typically Gallup would run its poll on this issue by asking this question:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings? [ROTATE 1-3/3-1:]

  1. Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.
  2. Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.
  3. God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.