Can A Bible-Believing Christian Believe In Evolution?
The world we live in has this idea that all of humankind has descended from amebas, to fish, to monkeys, and eventually to man. If you look in nature, we see a change in some animals as they grow. For example, a frog is not born looking like a frog, it starts as a tadpole. We have seen changes in the animal kingdom. Does that mean that humans have also taken the same route? Do humans evolve with time?
If you are a student of the Bible, you will know that Genesis shows us exactly how the world was created. If you are a student of science, you will enjoy seeing how all things work together as Science with the Bible makes all very clear.
Can A Bible Believing Christian Accept Evolution?
Simply put, if we’re talking about animals, we see some limited changes in animals over time. If we’re talking about mankind, there is no evolution. Why? The Bible says in Genesis 1:27-28, that we were made in God’s image, in His likeness. God is a spirit and we are made like Him. He has arms, legs, a head, torso, and all the things that mankind has as we were made in His image. One thing that God doesn’t have is a belly button. Why? He created us and was not born of a woman.
Some religious folk, as well as Christians, have counted the generations in the genealogies that are throughout the Bible and said, “The earth is about 6,000 years old.” (You can see a great example of a genealogy in Matthew 1 showing the connection of Jesus, the Messiah, to Adam). These people say that because that was about how long ago the first human (Adam) came along on the Earth so that is the age of the Earth as God created the Earth in 7 days.
There are various opinions on that, but it is clear that the earth is much older than 6,000 years old to any believing student of true science. Clearly, humankind may adjust to the environment of sitting at a desk all day, or working at a field. Recently, kids in developing nations have been shown to have tight muscles, and are bent over more than their parents from staring into their electronic devices all day.
If you follow Jesus and know the Word of God, you know that God created humankind. If someone is trying to push evolution, the base of what they are really trying to say is, there is no God. Although the Theory of Evolution is an interesting theory, it is not fact. Nor is the theory proven with humans, if so then one would wonder why there are any monkeys left, if everything is evolving.
Man is not evolving, we are made in God’s image, in His likeness. In 1 Thessalonians 5:23 we see that humans are made with a body, a soul (mind, will, and emotions) and spirit. We are spirit being, we are not animals (read more about pets here). However, our ancestors were deceived and that’s when imperfection, disease, war, famine and every evil thing really started to creep into this world.
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