Salvation And Evolution

Q. While attending a Christianity 101 course at my church I was told that one can be a Christian and believe in evolution. Red flags go up on that for me, can you give me your opinion on that issue?

A. Technically, all that’s required for salvation is to believe that we’re sinners and that Jesus died for all our sins and rose again. If we believe that and ask Him to forgive us we’re saved.

But it has always puzzled me that Christians are willing to accept the Lord’s word that He has saved us, but then reject His account of how He made us. I think some people have a higher level of belief in the New Testament than they do in the Old, not understanding that the New Testament is largely the fulfillment of the Old.

But for most, their beliefs are only a reflection of what they’ve been told. Very few Christians take the time to study and understand the Bible for themselves. If they did they would discover it makes a lot more sense to take God at His word than it does to believe what sinful man says. After all God was the only eyewitness to the creation and He told us how it was done. How could He ask us to trust Him and to believe by faith unless He had always been truthful with us?

This is what the Lord says, “I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the stars are at my command” (Isaiah 45:12).

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