If God did not create the world, then humans become superior animals struggling to survive instead of the crown of God’s creation. Survival or serving oneself instead of glorifying God is the reason for living. Death becomes a natural event in the long struggle rather than a judgment against sin.
Evolution suggests that we are getting better and better and don’t need to face our desperate need for a Savior. But what about someone who says, “You believe in creation, I believe in evolution. We can agree to disagree. I still believe in Jesus! What does it matter how God created the world?” If one were to take this line of thinking to its logical conclusion, the veracity of all of Scripture could be in doubt.
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Author: David Scharf
Volume 107, Number 08
Issue: August 2020
- Bible study: God made the world - 2020/07/28
- Q&A: Does it really matter how God made the world? - 2020/07/28
- Q&A: Does God send people to hell? - 2020/06/29