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Christian leaders across denominations have compromised with Darwinian evolutionary theory, which has caused havoc of faith for millions. Many Christian leaders argue that God used evolution to create all life. This position is neither biblical nor scientific and opens the door for utter ridicule and disrespect. If Darwinian macro-evolutionary theory is true then any belief in God is nothing more than blind faith because God is not necessary for the process.

The Bible teaches that God began with a perfect creation where there was no suffering and death. There was death of plant life but not life possessing “soul” (i.e. animals and humans). There was even perfect peace and harmony between animals. There were no meat-eating animals in the beginning (Genesis 1:30). Animal and human death did not occur until after man sinned. There was no struggle and survival-of-the-fittest among animals or man in the beginning. Man and all creation, which was placed under man, fell to imperfection, struggle, suffering, and death because of the sin of Adam and Eve, mankind’s first parents. All this is opposite to what Darwinian macro-evolutionary theory teaches. Unlike the Bible, the theory of evolution teaches the world was never perfect and the animal kingdom always existed with struggle and suffering and death (extinction). Scripture teaches these conditions came into being after the fall of man – not before!

You cannot mix Darwinian macro-evolution and the Bible. To say God used evolution to create man is in direct contradiction to the doctrine of the Fall of Man because the process of evolution involves struggle, pain, suffering, and death. God did not begin with these or with half-evolved fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, etc. God created a perfect world with complete, fully-functioning, and fully-formed species from the very beginning (i.e. complete fish, complete amphibians, complete reptiles, complete birds, complete mammals, etc.). How could a partially-evolved species survive anyway? It would be unfit for survival. Survival-of-the-fittest wouldn’t allow for partially-evolved species with partially-evolved tissues, organs, and biological functions and structures to survive!

More and more evolutionary scientists are abandoning the theory of gradual macro-evolution and are adopting a new theory, “Punctuated Equilibrium” which teaches that life forms changed suddenly, not gradually, by chance from one kind to another as a result of massive random genetic mutations caused by massive random radiation from the environment.

The reason for this big change among evolutionists is because they realize that species cannot survive in a partially evolved state with incomplete traits, tissues, organs, and body functions. A reptile with scales in the process of turning to feathers would not have the function of either trait.

The problem with punctuated equilibria, however, is that it is contrary to what we know about the nature of mutations and radiation. Punctuated equilibrium is nothing more than blind faith.

In Genesis 1, God says 10 different times that all living things must reproduce after their own “kind,” not into other kinds! A dog must reproduce a dog. Different varieties of dogs are possible genetically, but they will all still be dogs and not something else.

God placed within the “kinds” the genetic ability for variation and change to adapt to changing environments, but this is not the same as evolution from one kind into another kind as Darwinian macro-evolutionary theory teaches.

All the biological similarities between species are because of a common Designer (God) Who designed similar functions for similar purposes in all the various forms of life, not because of a common ancestry as evolutionists teach.

Many often wonder how all the varieties or “races” of people could come from the same original human ancestors. Well, in principle, that’s no different than asking how children with different color hair (i.e. blond, brunette, brown, red) can come from the same parents who both have black hair. Just as some individuals today carry genes to produce descendants with different color hair and eyes, humanity’s first parents, Adam and Eve, possessed genes to produce all the variety and races of men. You and I today may not carry the genes to produce every variety or race of humans, but humanity’s first parents did possess such genes.

All real evolution in nature is limited and is nothing more than an expression, over time, of already existing genes within a biological “kind”. For example, you may be a tall person carrying genes for producing short people that won’t be expressed in your descendents until generations later.

Many people have wrong ideas about evolution. For example, in November of 2004, articles appeared in major U.S. newspapers saying that running may have contributed to the evolution of man.

The simple fact is that physical traits and characteristics are determined and passed on by genes – not by running or any other form of exercise. Traits or characteristics which are acquired from the environment simply cannot be passed on to offspring (i.e. a woman who loses her finger will not cause her baby to be born with a missing finger; changing the color and texture of your hair will not affect the color and texture of your children’s hair. Even if an ape ever did learn to walk and run upright it still would not be able to pass on this trait to its offspring. Only the changes that occur in the genes (genetic information) of reproductive cells (i.e. sperm and egg) can be passed on to offspring. That is a simple fact of biology.

What about mutations? Mutations only produce more variations of already existing genes. For example, mutations in the gene(s) for human hair may change the gene(s) so that another type of human hair develops, but it’ll still be human hair!

Because mutations are accidents in the genetic code, caused by radiation and other environmental forces, they’re almost always harmful. Most biological variations are from new combinations of already existing genes and not mutations. Even if a good mutation occurred for every good one there would thousands of harmful ones with the net effect, over time, leading to the extinction of a species – not its progressive evolution!

What about natural selection? Natural selection doesn’t produce biological traits. Natural selection only “selects” from what is produced. It’s a passive process. If a biological variation occurs that helps a species survive in its environment then that species will survive (be “selected”).

Genetic information, like other forms of information, doesn’t happen by chance. That’s why we have genetic engineering!

What about “Junk” DNA? The latest science shows that “Junk DNA” isn’t junk after all! It’s we who were ignorant of how useful these segments of DNA really are. Recent scientific research published in scientific journals such as Nature has revealed that the “non-coding” segments of DNA are essential in regulating gene expression (how, when, and where genes are expressed) and various important intracellular activities. Just because these segments of DNA don’t code for proteins doesn’t mean that they don’t code for anything else!

Because of Christ’s death to pay for our sins and His resurrection from the grave, God will one day restore the earth to its original perfection!

What about the fossils, the age of the earth, and other evolutionary issues? These issues are covered at the author’s website www.religionscience.com and also there are many excellent articles supporting creation and refuting macro-evolution written by Master’s and Ph.D degreed scientists which may be accessed at the Institute for Creation Research site www.icr.org. Go to their site and just type in the “Search” box your topic of interest and the relevant articles will come up.

Other helpful sites are: www.creationscience.com, www.AnswersInGenesis.org, and www.ChristianAnswers.net.

The author, Babu G. Ranganathan, has his bachelor’s degree with concentrations in theology and biology and has been recognized for his writings on religion and science in the 24th edition of Marquis “Who’s Who In The East”.


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11 Responses to " Evolution and Bible cannot mix "

  1. sky says:

    Then why was Darwin, himself, a Christian?

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    • Mentalist says:

      There are so many who calls themselves Christians. Even catholics, but they worship the sun-God and can\t be Christians. The deciever is everywhere.

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  2. Dr. Z says:

    Religion is mankind’s greatest enemy.
    So you’re saying you actually believe a virgin woman was impregnated by a god and gave birth to a person who was also a god. This fatherless god/man revived dead people, and died himself, only to come back to life.
    All accounts of Jesus’s life were written decades after his death by people who did not know him.
    Evolution is pretty much proven science at this point, natural selection easily explains what you dismiss.
    Half organs, and a lizard sprouting feathers didn’t occur as abruptly as you believe, but took millions of years and millions of generations to develop. But if you believe the Earth is 6000 years old then its the only feasible explanation.
    If you are willing to believe the Earth is Billions of years old, this goes against the Bible’s teachings. If you can make an adjustment for time and evolution then we must look at the Bible as a whole as misinterpreted and potentially (and probably) false.

    In accordance with Adam and Eve, they had two sons, one got killed. So this in turn means we are all the result of a large line of incest and inbreeding, Right?

    Science does not have all of the answers, if we did, there would be no need for it. To fill in the gaps in science with “God” until a scientific explanation is found is simply ridiculous and makes this “God” less and less believable.

    This world would be much better off without religion.

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    • KD says:

      “Evolution is pretty much proven science at this point”

      This alone fails on multiple levels, beginning with the fundamental logical composition of the sentence itself.

      It would at least be personally proactive to question what each believes, in the context of Evolution, the 200+ year old Carbon based dating system drafted by a single geologist, again over 200 yrs. ago, should be questioned to begin with…

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      • Dr. Z says:

        My mistake..
        Evolution IS proven science at this point.
        Carbon dating may have been drafted 200 years ago, but the measure of radioactive isotopes has been very recent, and very reliable.
        If you have trouble believing in a proven science that is merely 200 years old, what makes the Bible, which is almost 10x as old, any more believable?
        It’s not scientifically relevant, it holds no proof of any claims, nor do the ten commandments hold up to what we believe as ethical in modern culture (no mention of slavery, child molestation, etc.)
        I’ve questioned my beliefs, and science is more reliable and continues to evolve with what we understand, and to learn more. Reason is religions greatest enemy for a reason, because it leads to a loss of their power and control.

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    • Sofyn says:

      Dr Z you need to read the bible before you criticize it lol Matthew, Mark,Peter, John just a few who knew walked and talked with Jesus.
      Takes faith to believe in billions of years… get rid of God you get rid of any Judgement and Guilt.

      Dont be fooled by this false science you are only being tricked into beliving this world and the New World order agenda!!
      Next step in evolution is to get rid of you and 90% of the world population.
      will pray for you!!!

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      • Dr. Z says:

        It takes no faith to believe in billions of years, it takes reason.
        to get rid of judgement and guilt would indeed be a great thing, no more religious wars, no more terrorists.
        I’m assuming you were brought up christian, so it’s all you have known, what if you were brought up in Afghanistan, or India, or Ancient Greece, do you still really think you would believe the same “word of god”. No, you would believe whatever your parents and your culture told you was the “truth”.
        And what is this “New World Order Agenda”? -Peace, science, reason, advancement of human knowledge?
        Why rid the world of 90% of the population like me? You condemning me to death sounds very familiar in the “God-lovers” long and disgusting history.
        It’s a fact that the most religious states (in the US) have higher crime rates than the most atheistic states.
        Why are you Jesus lovers so miserable?

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  3. Heidi says:

    Well written!! At last, glad to see there are some who are prepared to challenge manmade theories. Scientific theories may come and go, but the Word of God is the truth!

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    • Dan says:

      The Bible is a man-made theory. God wrote nothing, man did. We should challenge that.

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  4. Dr. Z says:

    How can you be that ignorant that you actually believe the Earth is under 10,000 years old, that a Virgin gave birth to a human, that an elderly man herded 2 of each animal into a ship and fed/removed their waste for over a month, that we all descended from two individuals, and some “god” is always present, knows everything, and listens to everyone’s prayers simultaneously!
    Jesus may have existed as a person, but only Paul wrote of an actual figure Jesus, and this did not include all of the virgin birth nonsense and many of the supposed miracles performed. Jesus died around 30-35 AD right? Well the gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke were all written well after 70AD. Do the math.
    His story was passed on orally until it was written down. Now when was the last time you told a story and exaggerated the plot to make it sound better, these stories are no different.
    Religions provide a sense of security, in that you can do whatever you want, as long as you love god you will be happy after death. We all fear death, but to depend on an imaginary friend to save you is improbable and quite delusional. Santa, Easter bunny, and tooth fairy are all God-like figures, you reach an age when you figure it out for yourself, religion should be no different.
    What makes Jesus and God so much more believable than Thor, Zeus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.?
    As you can see, when your religion is challenged, you respond with anger and wish to rid the world of “people like me”. That sounds like true words spoken from a Bible-lover. While your on your knees Sunday morning talking to your imaginary friend praying for health and world peace, I’ll be taking action in my life to better myself and my community.
    “Lighthouses are more helpful then churches.” — Benjamin Franklin
    “I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.” –Albert Einstein
    “The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” –Thomas Jefferson

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  5. craig bovia says:

    This whole line of thinking makes it clear how insane many on this planet really are. Pure nonsense, but great fiction. Where is Stewart and Colbert?

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