The THEISTIC EVOLUTION HERESY

An Indictment

 

 

By

Gary Ray Branscome

 

“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” (Luke 24:25)

 

          God’s Word plainly tells us that He created the heavens and the earth and everything in them in just “six days”. Because God loves us He does not want us to be deceived by false claims that the world is millions of years old. Or, by false claims that life arose by evolution. His Word even defines the days of creation by telling us that each of them had an evening and a morning, and that each of those evenings and mornings consisted of a period of darkness followed by a period of light. How much clearer could He make it? He then goes on to tell us ten times, that He created living things to reproduce after their own kind [Genesis 1:1-31, Exodus 20:11.]

          He also saw to it that Moses carefully recorded the lineage of Abraham’s ancestors, including the age of each at the birth of his son, in order to make it perfectly clear that the world is not millions of years old. Therefore, those who teach the opposite, explaining away what His Word says, are rebelling against God. [Psalm 107:11, 1Samuel 15:23.]

 

Teaching Theistic Evolution is Sin

 

God gave us His account of creation because that is what He wants us to believe and teach. The words of Scripture mean exactly what they say, and the words, “Let God be true but every man a liar” tell us that those who contradict the Genesis account are lying (Romans 3:4). The Bible also tells us that they are “fools”, or in the words of Isaiah, “have no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20).  Those are strong words, and people in our pampered age tend to find strong language offensive, therefore, let me remind you that those are the words of God, not my words, and God goes even further to warn that, “All liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone” (Revelation 21:8).

Am I saying that people who believe theistic evolution cannot be saved? Not at all! We are all sinners, and none of us can enter heaven without God’s forgiveness. We are saved through faith in Christ, not by what we believe about creation. However, rejecting and contradicting what the Bible says is a sin. And, because it is a sin, those who are teaching theistic evolution need to repent! If they refuse to repent then they need to be dealt according to the steps of Matthew 18:15-18. However, this is to be done in love, in the hope that they will repent so they can be restored to fellowship. [2Corinthians 2:6-8, 1Corinthians 5:1-5, Titus 3:10]

 

Teaching Theistic Evolution is Blasphemy

 

          By claiming that God used evolution to create the world, the advocates of theistic evolution slander Him, by portraying Him as the one who brought sin, death, and suffering into the world. Who in their right mind can believe that death, suffering, cruelty, rape, and genocide are good things? And, who in their right mind would want to worship a god who uses such methods to bring life into existence?

 

Teaching Theistic Evolution is Idolatry

 

          A god who used such methods would be Satan, for it was Satan who brought sin, suffering, death, cruelty, rape, lust, and genocide into the world and it is Satan who continues to promote such things. Therefore, it should be obvious that the “god who used evolution to produce the life we see in the wold” is not the God of the Bible! It is not the God that I worship, and it is not the God who “so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).  

 

Teaching Theistic Evolution Undermines the Gospel

 

          The record of creation provides the Biblical foundation for both Law and Gospel. It provides the foundation for the gospel by making it clear that sin suffering and death were not what God wanted for us, but are what He sent Christ into the world to deliver us from. And, it provides the foundation for the law by making it clear that since God made us we are accountable to Him, and need to seek His mercy (Romans 3:19-20).

          The law was given to the Jews in order to show them their sin, so that they would seek God’s mercy. However, instead of seeking His mercy, they sought to justify themselves by looking for loopholes around His law, thus making His commandments “of no effect” (Matthew 15:6, Mark 7:13).

          However, theistic evolution makes the entire law “of no effect,” for if we are nothing more than animals, then we are no more bound by laws of morality than animals are! Some may blind themselves to that fact, but far too many young people see it clearly, many destroying their lives because of that lie. The philosopher Nietzsche also saw it clearly, and as a result denounced all religion, and promoted the advancement of man through forcible self-assertion. And, Hitler was the admiring disciple of Darwin and Nietzsche. Therefore, it should be obvious that those who teach theistic evolution are not rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

 

Teaching Theistic Evolution is Unscientific

 

          The French naturalist Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) was the first to propose the idea that the world is far older than the Bible teaches. In his book, “Epochs of Nature” (1778), he claimed that the world had slowly cooled from a molten state, and that it took long periods of time for it to cool. That is why evolutionists claim that the world was originally a molten mass. However, the facts say otherwise! It is a fact that all of the continents rest on a foundation of granite. It is a fact that granite has a crystalline structure that can only form in the presence of water. And, it is a fact that if you melt granite it will reform into rhyolite, never granite! Therefore, the world could not have come into existence as a molten mass. However, it could have come into existence covered by water, just as the Bible says it did (Genesis 1:9). The theories of men may contradict the first chapter of Genesis, but the facts never do!

          That holds true for every claim that life has evolved! Evolutionists may look at dogs and declare, “Look at how they have changed, that proves evolution,” but dogs are still dogs, they have not evolved into anything else. They may look at certain finches and declare, “Look at how the beaks have changed, that proves evolution,” but the finches are still finches, they have not evolved into anything else. They may also look at certain bacteria and declare, “Look, they have developed an immunity to antibiotics, that proves evolution,” but the bacteria are still the same strain of bacteria, they have not evolved into anything else. In contrast, when we look at the fossil record, almost forty-percent of fossil organisms are not extinct, and we know they are not extinct because they still look the same. That, in itself, proves that life is not evolving! Therefore, let me repeat, the theories of men may contradict the first chapter of Genesis, but the facts never do!

 

 

Conclusion

 

Theistic evolution is not just wrong, it is downright stupid! It is not only contrary to the Bible, it is contrary to what the evolutionists themselves teach. It is a fool’s delusion (Luke 24:25). Furthermore, it calls into question everything that Christ said, because He spoke of the creation record as historical fact. However, we should not be surprised at such blindness, for the Bible long ago predicted that, “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but… they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2Timothy 4:3,4).