A Christian embracing evolution is like lava embracing a village. There are going to be changes. As villages weren’t made to welcome molten lava, Christianity cannot marry Darwin without modification to its faith. One “Christian” wrote me in defense of his marriage:
· Jesus is the Logos, the Word. He is the physical embodyment of the Word of God, the scriptures are not the Word of God, they are the testimonies of the people of God.
This Christian evolutionist (CE) demoted Scripture as mere “testimonies of the people of God” not testimonies of the Holy Spirit:
· Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
Why does the CE demote Scripture? To comfortably welcome Darwin! However, there is not a verse in the entire corpus of Scripture that gives the slightest nod to evolution. Meanwhile CE college teachers cry out that there are many Christians ready to abandon the faith because they have been convinced of evolution. Therefore, these troubled souls need an updated Christianity that will work for them.
Why not instead show them the fallacies of evolution and unmask the faith that has been foisted upon them by the evolutionary community! After all, it is a faith which they have adopted from the highly biased proclamations of the evolution establishment.
Don’t be surprised by this. Sadly, the church has often played lapdog to the current social/scientific trends. When the scientific community was geocentric (that the earth was in the center of the solar system), the church followed along. When science embraced the steady state theory (the universe always existed), the church gladly trailed behind, even at the expense of Scripture. When the evolutionary establishment endorsed theories of racial superiority, the church became convinced that these experts knew better. And now that society has insisted upon the correctness of gay marriage, many churches have marched in lock-step, lest they be labeled a “homophobe.”
What will we not sell-out for the sake of acceptance!