Biblical Evidence Against Theistic Evolution
By Bob Dutko
God and Evolution may sound like an acceptable mix, but this concept of Theistic Evolution, or the belief that God guided a process of evolution during the Genesis Creation does not stand up to science or the Bible. So many Christians have been sold the lie of evolution that they feel they must accept itas truth or else they are somehow denying science. In fact, if you boldly declare that God created the Heavens and the Earth in 6 literal 24 hour days just about 6000 years ago, you will likely be laughed at and accused of also believing the Earth is flat. (By the way, the Bible does not say the Earth is flat. It describes it as a sphere suspended upon nothing, which of course, is true. It also does not claim the Earth is the center of the Universe as Galileo's persecutors believed)
First, keep in mind that God certainly could have used evolution if He wanted to. However, had He have used evolution, the fossil record as well as the rest of the scientific evidence would be different, but also, the Bible would have been written differently. Of the many Biblical evidences that God did not use evolution, let's take a look at just one small example: Adam and Eve. To examine whether God created Adam and Eve through evolution, we need to first examine just how evolution says Adam and Eve would have been created and then compare that to how the Bible says Adam and Eve were created to see if they both can logically be reconciled.
According to evolution, hominids would have been evolving over millions of years, getting a little more “human” like over the years until eventually the first fully human man was born. That's when God would have said “okay, we now have 'man', and I'll call him 'Adam'”. Let's now compare that to how God told Moses he created Adam in Genesis. Genesis 2:7 says “the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground”. Here's where a little simple logic is required. How can anyone honestly interpret Adam being “formed from the dust of the ground” to mean “Adam was conceived and born of a part human, part monkey hominid mother”? The Bible then says that God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”. However, if God really used evolution, and Adam was born of a part monkey mother, he would have been alive from the moment of conception. Medical science has now confirmed that a human embryo is a living being long before the nostrils even form. So did God breathe the breath of life into Adam's nostrils as a fetus? If so, was Adam not “alive” as he was developing in the womb up to that point before his nostrils developed?
Then there's the issue of Eve. The Bible say in Genesis 2:21-22 that Eve was created by God putting Adam into a deep sleep, taking out one of his ribs and creating Eve from that rib. This has incredible spiritual significance throughout the rest of the Bible with regards to marriage, because by making woman from man, she was to Adam “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23). God used the way he created Eve to establish marriage as a bond between a man and a woman who would become “one flesh”. Woman came out of man, so when a woman and man are married, “the two become one flesh”. (Genesis 2:24) Jesus even reiterates this creation account and it's significance in Matthew 19:5 and in Mark 10:8. Now compare that to Theistic Evolution which says Eve really wasn't created from Adam, but that instead, she was created in the womb of her part monkey mother, developed into a fetus, was born and raised by her hominid parents, then ran into Adam one day and said “hey, do your parents look as freaky as mine?”
If you believe Genesis can be interpreted to say God used evolution, then you might as well throw out the whole Bible. After all, if “man was made from the dust of the ground” can be interpreted as “man was born from part monkey parents”....or if “woman was created from man's rib” can be interpreted as “woman grew up the child of part monkey parents”....or if “God breathed into man's nostrils the breath of life and he became a living being” can be interpreted as “man was already a living being before he even developed embryonic nostrils to breath into”.....then why believe anything the Bible has to say at all? Why take anything Moses said seriously? Or David? Or Solomon? Or Paul? Or Jesus? If interpretation of Scripture can be twisted that far from what it really says, you can twist anything in the Bible to say whatever you want it to. Maybe we should just trust what God told us instead of trying to twist Scripture to fit what we think science tells us.
You may be thinking “but God wasn't going to explain evolutionary science, complex biological structures, genetic mutations and organic transitions to a bunch of sheep herders”. The problem with that logic is that he wouldn't have had to. If God really used evolution, he could have easily explained that to Moses in simple, non-scientific terms. For example, when we read in Genesis Chapter 1 where God described to Moses the creation of the sun on day 4, he didn't get scientifically technical. He didn't tell Moses he created a yellow dwarf star comprised of hot gases containing hydrogen, helium, calcium, sodium, magnesium and iron which burns at temperatures of 11,000 degrees at the surface to 25 million degrees at the core, with a diameter of 900,000 miles, suspended 93 million miles from Earth in one of the arms of the Milky Way galaxy. No, he told Moses “I created a great light in the expanse of the sky”.
In the same way, if God really used evolution, he didn't have to make up some fables like man being created from the dust of the ground, woman being created from man's rib, and so forth. God could have simply said “and God created life in the oceans, too small to see and over long periods of time they grew larger and more complex and changed until eventually they developed into plants, then animals, then man and woman....and it was good”. That's all God had to say. Moses would have understood it, it would be in Scripture today, as recorded in Genesis, and we all would accept evolution as being how God created man. The problem is, that's not how God told Moses he created everything.
It's also important to remember that the scientific evidence for Creation over Evolution is overwhelming when presented with all the facts, and those facts are available in the Top Ten Proofs Evolution is Scientifically Impossible – 2CD Set. You can also get the Top Ten Proofs Theistic Evolution is Not Biblical for many more examples of how Theistic Evolution is not Biblical and that the concept of God and Evolution in the Genesis Creation just do not mix.