By Donny Weimar
This is the teaching that theology and evolution can be integrated into a harmonized belief both in creationism and naturalism. Theistic comes from the Greek word theos, meaning God. Thus, when one claims to be a theistic evolutionist, he is saying he both believes in God and evolution at the same time. To this theorist, organic evolution is the method God used to create the universe and everything therein. Where it comes to the origins of our universe and the life in it, these two models inherently contradict.
The creation model states the universe and the solar system were suddenly created. The evolution model says the universe and the solar system emerged from non-life by naturalistic processes. Creationists believe life was suddenly created. Evolutionists believe life emerged from non-life by naturalistic processes. Christians who are confident in their faith understand all present living kinds of animals and plants have remained fixed since creation, and genetic variation in originally created kinds has occurred only within narrow limits. Contrary to the Christian faith, evolutionists say all present kinds emerged from simpler early kinds, so that single-celled organisms evolved into invertebrates, then vertebrates, then amphibians, then reptiles, then mammals, then primates, including man.
Creationism says mutation and natural selection are insufficient to have brought about any emergence of present living kinds from a simple primordial organism. According to evolutionists believe mutation and natural selection have brought about the emergence of present complex kinds from a single primordial organism. The Christian avers man and apes have a separate ancestry but the religion of evolution proclaims man and apes emerged from a common ancestor.
Faithful Christians hold to catastrophism, believing the Earth’s geologic features appear to have been fashioned largely by rapid, catastrophic processes that affected the Earth on a global and regional scale. The uniformitarian position held by evolutionists is the Earth’s geologic features were fashioned largely by slow, gradual processes, with infrequent catastrophic events restricted to a local scale. The inception of the Earth and of living kinds may have been relatively recent, according the theist. The evolutionist claims the inception of the earth and then of life must have occurred several billion years ago.
When pseudo-science and the Bible disagree, the Bible is consistently correct. It is only when we have misinterpretation of either the Bible or science that the truth is withheld. Brothers and sisters, theology and evolutionary naturalism cannot be reconciled into a Theistic Evolutionary model That simply is not viable for the faithful Christian. Beware of what your teachers believe and are telling your kids.