In order to support their points, many cults insist that they alone have the necessary Keys to unlock the Scriptures.
The theistic evolutionists (TEs) are no different. However, they have their own set of keys. They insist that the correct understanding of Scripture requires that we strip Genesis 1-11 of its teachings about the physical world, even of its history.
However, we are warned throughout Scripture against tampering with God's Word:
* Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:1-2; ESV)
When we deny the history of Genesis, we fail to make an "open statement of the truth."
However, the TEs insist that Genesis was never intended as history but theology, but does the Bible provide any support for this. Not in the slightest! The entire NT has commented on Genesis as history. (The genealogies also testify to the historicity of Adam and Eve.) For example, Paul had written:
* For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)
Although many insist that TE is part of "mainline Christianity," by tampering with the Word, without any Biblical justification, they have joined hands with other cults.
Unfortunately, lacking Biblical maturity, and perhaps even antipathy towards the Bible, many have been taken in.