Today is the so-called Evolution Sunday, a day which hundreds of pastors from hundreds of churches will honor in remembrance the birth of the “Father of Evolution,” Charles Darwin.
But, can the Bible and evolution peacefully co-exist? According to over 10,000 clergy across the United States, “the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science may comfortably coexist.”
Michael Zimmerman, dean of the college of letters and science at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, organized the Evolution Sunday observance, which calls pastors to oppose the teaching of intelligent design in school also, apparently, acknowledges the validity of evolution as one of the “discoveries of modern science.”
Says Zimmerman, “When these largely conservative, fundamentalist voices loudly proclaim we must choose between religion and evolution, that is false. You don’t have to choose between them.”
To eliminite the choice is to muddy the waters beyond recognition. If the Bible is true, evolution is a myth. If evolution is true, the Bible is a myth. There is no middle ground unless evolution and the Bible are first compromised to create one.
Says King Jesus, “The one not being with Me is against me” (Luke 11:23, LITV).
And what does our precious Lord say about Creation? In teaching on marriage, Jesus appeals to the fact that in the beginning the Father made mankind as male and female, quoting from Genesis 1:27 in reference to Adam and Eve.
However, evolution teaches that “in the beginning” there was no life, let alone male and female. Even after life arose, it wouldn’t be millions of years before there were males and females, as single cellular microbes are asexual, without gender.
So, is Jesus Christ a liar in affirming that in the beginning, God created humanity male and female? Or is evolution right in saying that humanity simply evolved over countless eons and by random chance ended up with male and female sexes?
Today, “Evolution Sunday,” churches trample under foot the words of the Bible, relegating it to the realm of mythology or allegory. Today, churches choose to follow the words of man rather than the words of God.
But, “Let it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; even as it has been written, ‘That You should be justified in Your words, and will overcome in Your being judged'” (Romans 3:4, LITV).
My brethren, if your church is inviting in the lies of mankind to replace the living word of God, it would be in your greatest interest to stand firm in the word of God. Show your pastor where he is wrong, and if after the first or second admonition, reject him. Find a new church, one where the Holy Bible is believed. Don’t allow swine to trample over the life-giving pearls of Holy Scripture.
(Source of non-Bible quotes: Pastor: Bible and Evolution Can Co-Exist)