Evangelicals Reject Creation, Affirm Evolution

The longing to be popular, accepted, fashionable, part of the "in crowd" is a very powerful compulsion with a price tag that can range from one's dignity to one's life. Silly affected speech, orange mohawks, goth, pants down around one's knees....all are prices paid for admission to inner circles. In this vein, to be accepted by the "inner circle" of "scientistic" evolutionary naturalists is viewed by some as a prize worth selling one's soul for. And that is the cost of admission being freely paid by the Evangelicals under discussion. For if evolution is true, then the Evangelicals are merely the accidental emergent product of primeval elements and they have no living souls. Though it is popular today to deny free will, all men nonetheless have it. And the choices we freely make always have consequences---price tags. By their freely made choice, these Evangelicals have in effect said "no" to Jesus Christ and yes to an eternal abyss populated by dead-souls. Linda


Polls by Gallup and the Pew Research Center find that four out of 10 Americans believe this account. It's a central tenet for much of conservative Christianity, from evangelicals to confessional churches such as the Christian Reformed Church.

But now some conservative scholars are saying publicly that they can no longer believe the Genesis account. Asked how likely it is that we all descended from Adam and Eve, Dennis Venema, a biologist at Trinity Western University, replies: "That would be against all the genomic evidence that we've assembled over the last 20 years, so not likely at all."

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