Evolution, A Religion?
I am struck with amazement when I meet Christians who have accepted the belief of Darwinian evolution, or “molecules to man” development. It seems to be an affront to the words of God, when He stated in Genesis 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (KJV).
I'm not the only one saying that evolution is a religion that must be "accepted" as a belief system. Evolution is spoken of as such by its promoters. Evolution must be “accepted” as shown in this article: http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/706-public-acceptance-of-evolution.
The emphasis on “acceptance” indicates the religious nature of Darwinian evolution. It is indeed a religion that has given rise to another religion – atheism. Despite evidence to the contrary, adherents to the religion of evolution spend hours and hours emotionally defending their faith on various internet forums. This includes both atheists and theistic-evolution adherents. When I have been discussing biblical interpretation with theistic evolutionists, they dogmatically state that Genesis is open to interpretation and then they use evolutionary biology as an exegetical tool rather than going with the plain reading of the text.
When I see theistic evolutionists busy on the various forums, I have seen far more evangelizing for the acceptance of evolution than I have seen evangelizing for the gospel. On digging deeper, many theistic-evolution believers also believe in Universalism, choosing to not believe Jesus when He said that He is the only way to the Kingdom: "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me," (John 14:6).
So the universalist believes that we all – including those who claim that EVEN if they believed that God exists, they would never bend a knee to Him – eventually will be sitting around a celestial fire, singing Kumbaya.
The Bible-believing Christian can’t say we were not warned by Jesus that this would happen. John 5:45-47 (NKJV): "Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is [one] who accuses you – Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" How indeed?
We see those who accept evolution, working every day on the internet, railing against those who take a more biblical view. They join with the atheists in their cause, and other than a belief that Jesus existed, their arguments are the same: the Bible is false, the Bible has contradictions, there was a local flood, there was no exodus, “science” shows us that Genesis is false, snakes don’t talk, Genesis is symbolic. Despite much evidence to the contrary, all these excuses are great indicators of the power of the spiritual deception that is evolution.
Today’s guest blogger is Michelle Rose. Michelle came to disbelieve in evolution during an anthropology class in a secular university. She then came to believe in the biblical account of Genesis shortly after becoming a Christian 10 years ago. Michelle is now an administrator in our Creation Moments groups on Facebook. She lives on a farm in Canada.