EVOLUTION IS UNBIBLICAL
by Wayne S. Walker
Previous articles in this series have examined the general theory of evolution and have found it to be unscientific in many respects and unreasonable in asking us to accept it as the only explanation of how things came to be as they are. In this article, we shall affirm that as it is commonly believe and taught evolution is unbiblical. The scriptures claim to be inspired of God (2 Timothy 3:16). This simply means that they originated with God, not man, and are thus a revelation of God’s word and will to mankind. The evidences supporting this claim, which will be presented in later articles, have never been overthrown. Therefore, to the true Bible-believer, anything that stands in contradiction to what the Bible says must be false. This is true of modern evolutionary theory.
Since all scripture is inspired of God, the Genesis account of creation written by Moses is inspired of God. It is presented not as myth or legend, but as historical truth. No man who is alive today or who has left a written record was present to see evolution occur. But God was present at creation and through Moses left us His own record as to what took place. Furthermore, Jesus, the divine Son of God Himself, accepted this account as true. In Matthew 19:4 Jesus indicated His belief that humankind was created at the beginning both male and female, just as Moses wrote, not evolved over a long period of time. If evolution were true, then we can have absolutely no confidence whatever in anything that Jesus said.
The main assumption upon which evolutionists work is uniformitarianism, the theory that natural processes occurring over long periods of time can account for all geological and biological changes. They affirm that the present is the key to the past in that minute processes observable today can be extrapolated through past eons to explain the present condition of the earth and life on it. This theory is set in contrast to catastrophism which argues that major changes could have occurred during short periods of time due to huge catastrophes, such as the world-wide flood of Genesis. The Bible predicts such an attitude. In 2 Peter 3:4 Peter referred to some who would say, "For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning…," and then goes on to use the flood as proof to deny their assertions. Yes, evolution, with its assumption of uniformitarianism, is not in harmony with what the scriptures plainly teach.
If general evolution were true, it would ultimately deny the truth that, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). The whole reason for the promotion of evolution by some was to have a system whereby the universe could be explained without God. It would also deny the uniqueness of man as a being created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). If there were no God, man is left as merely a higher form of naturally evolved animal and completely unaccountable for his actions. Then it would deny the divinity of Christ, that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1). Jesus could not be the Son of a non-existent God but would be just another evolved human being. And it would deny the need for revelation, that "…Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21). There would be no God to reveal Himself and no supernatural guidance by which to do so anyway. So the Bible would be just a product of human beings as the modernists claim. The "theological" consequences of evolution are clearly antagonistic to the Bible.
In contrast to the entirely naturalistic view of general evolution, there are still many who believe, based upon the reasonableness of the evidence presented, that there is a God who created the universe, the world, life on earth, and in particular mankind. If this is true, then man is responsible to God and must obey what He has commanded through His Son in His word. If this is not the case, then we are no worse off for believing it, and the fact is that most of the progress made in this world has been promoted by those who were God-fearing Bible believers. In the next couple of articles we wish to discuss to specific items related to the teaching of evolution and its antagonism to the creationist viewpoint. (—taken from With All Boldness; February, 1994; Vol. 4, No. 2; p. 12)