The debate is over. Ken Ham and Bill Nye the Science Guy… I was perhaps most grateful to Ken Ham for the fact that several times in the debate, he was able to share the Gospel message, pointing to us what is most important. I was also thankful that folks like him and Dr. Purdom are faithfully defending God’s clear and unambiguous account in Genesis of how we were created. My prayer is that God will use this event to move hearts and minds, bring people to the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, help remove doubt and confusion in the minds of wavering Christians, and that He will rebuke those professing Christian leaders who are promoting this ungodly teaching.
I know, perhaps not many minds were not changed right away, and some minds may never change on this issue. Yet, the biblical Christian knows that the theory of evolution is a farce. Even a non-believer who looks at the evidence knows it is a farce. It is unproven, it is full of holes, and many parts of it have been discredited over time, after many scientists were so sure about it. Yet, the sad irony is that not only does Bill Nye reject the truth of the biblical account of creation, so do many pastors! And this is one of the great dangers in our church today- pastors who deny the truth of Scripture, and you need to be warned about this.
It is very possible today that you could be under the leadership of a pastor who denies the historical accuracy and truthfulness of Genesis 1-11. In fact, I would advise you to ask him what he does believe, if he has not made that clear yet. If you believe what God has said in Scripture, and if you reject the godless theory of evolution, what does it say to you if you find out that your pastor accepts evolution?…
…Those pastors who are promoting the godless theory of evolution must be confronted. If not, they will continue deceiving countless Christians without opposition. They will sow the seeds of doubt in their minds, and soon, the floodgates will open for some, who will start doubting other parts of Scripture. These pastors are the “corrupt shepherds” that were so aptly described by Walter Martin….
Nothing new here, right? Just another literalist fundamentalist who believes the Bible is a science textbook. He is likely one of three people who thinks Ken Ham won the debate last week.
Reformed Nazarene, whose name is Manny Silva, does raise one valid point when it comes to those who are Evangelical and believe in theistic evolution. Speaking of theistic evolutionists, the Reformed Nazarene states:
You accept that death came into the world many years before any Adam and Eve, contradicting Romans 5:12 and its explanation of how sin and death came into the world;
I don’t know of any Evangelical who does not accept Romans 5:12 at face value:
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned
I think the Reformed Nazarene raises an unassailable point. If you believe that humans are inherently sinful and death is the consequence of this sin, how do you explain Romans 5:12 in light of the fact you think humans evolved and that death occurred before humans evolved into their present state?