It is deeply mysterious to me how any one — especially those who know the truth and have believed into Jesus — can embrace evolution as even a possibility of man’s origins.
Exodus 20:11 states, “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy” (emphasis mine).
That is very plain to me. It leaves very little room to finagle it into meaning something else. Perhaps you believe Moses wrote in various metaphors because the poor Israelites were too dumb to understand the truth and had to be spoken down to by mixing truth with the pagan creation myths that they were familiar with. If that is what you believe, perhaps you are too
dumb blind to understand the truth? Twisting such an inane interpretation into accounts of creation is ridiculous when compared to just how immensely deep the rest of the Scriptures are! Some of the most brilliant minds ever have studied the Book and have yet to exhaust its riches or to expound all of its truths! And we’re to expect that regarding Creation, God thought man was too dumb to understand “you came from animals” and so He utilized the lie, “You came directly from dust?” Right.
If Creation is merely metaphor, there would have been no reason for the Israelites to keep the Sabbath because there was never a seventh day upon which God rested. If Adam & Eve were merely metaphor, then there was no Fall and man has no sin nature and all the lost people of the world may actually be right in believing that man is “basically good” rather than morally bankrupt and wholly sinful through and through. If there was no first Adam, there is absolutely no reason for there to have been a last Adam, or maybe that was all a huge metaphor also and there is nothing at all literal in the Bible? If the first several pages of Scripture are plain lies, why believe anything else afterward!?
If you want to be a Christian, why is it so hard to simply believe as Jesus did? In Mark 10:6, He references the human race as being male & female “from the beginning of the creation,” a plain reference to the activity of Genesis 1:27. Was Jesus, the Creator Himself, confused? Did He really mean “from a few billion years into the creation, man has been male and female”?
This kind of reasoning is familiar. It’s the same kind of reasoning that the Roman Catholics use to make Peter the first pope or the Jehovah’s Witnesses use to rob Jesus of His Deity. It is a reasoning which throws the Reformation gem of “Scripture Alone” into the toilet, flushes, and mingles what’s left of the authority given the Scriptures with a substitute authority — a Book of Mormon, a Catechism of the Catholic Church, or perhaps even evolutionary science.
The Bible is authoritative in whatever area it speaks, and it certainly speaks of man’s origins. If anything speaks otherwise — science, cults, or even a voice from Heaven — it must be tried against the words of Scriptures. And guess what? Authority is not given us to wrest the Scriptures to fit another authority; the rule does not bend to that which is being measured, for it would distort or break and be worthless for measuring. Likewise is the Scriptures. Taken alone, the Words are pure and are an excellent guide. But the moment someone wants to bend the Words to fit another authority, suddenly nothing at all makes sense for the rule is no longer true.