What Difference Does it Make?
One of the greatest challenges to our faith and our devotion to God is evolution. The theory of Godless evolution is being accepted by many. Some Christians, feeling the pressure from the world, have sought a middle ground of compromise in relation to the origin of the earth. Their position is that evolution is true, but that God caused it. This position is known as theistic evolution. What difference does it make one takes this position?
Evolutionists see man as the results of a long process of change. His ancestors were little more than animals who at one time were covered with hair, but over millions of years have become “hairless apes.” Animals have no morality or sense of right and wrong. Animals have no hope in death and in the resurrection. His motto for life should be, “Let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall die” (see 1 Cor. 15:32). Adam never existed. Theistic evolutionists struggle to believe what the Bible affirms about man being made by God in God’s image. It does make a difference!
If theistic evolution is true there is no explanation for man’s eternal soul. The evolutionary parents of Adam and Eve were totally animals, and thus there is no way to explain our eternal soul. Genesis 2:7 describes the origin of the body of the first man. It also describes the origin of his soul. Who were the “parents” of Adam and Eve, and what were they like? They were totally animals and yet gave birth to people possessing eternal souls. Theistic evolutionists have a dilemma. They cannot embrace evolution and explain man’s soul. Only the Bible shows the origin of our souls! It does make a difference!
Theistic evolution cannot explain the origin of marriage. Evolution demands a natural origin of marriage. There is no room in evolution for the concept as holy matrimony. Marriage did not come about because of gradual social changes in lifestyles. Theistic evolutionists cannot believe the “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” concept of marriage. Yet, the Bible clearly says that the first man was Adam (1 Cor. 15:45), and Jesus Himself said that God, in the beginning, created two people, a man and a woman, and ordained marriage through them (Mark 10:6-9).
The only man who lived on this earth when the world was made was not Adam. Only Jesus was there when the world began, and He said it was a creation! Jesus did not believe in evolution, nor did He believe in theistic evolution. God made us. We live and breathe because of Him. He alone defines morality. He tells us of our origin and our eternal destiny. Theistic evolution cannot be true if we believe what Jesus said about origin. Think about it. It does make a difference!