God and Evolution

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Did God use Evolution?

A critical problem for Christians is that Adam is in the genealogy of Jesus. Jesus was a descendant of Adam. (See Luke 3:38) If one assumes that Adam is not a real person, created in the beginning by God as the Bible says, how then can we believe that Jesus is who the Bible says? How can we believe that he died for our sins or that he was resurrected? Either we believe that both Adam and Jesus were real people or we must believe that neither of them were real people.

Another problem for a Christian is that if he believes in evolution, he is calling Jesus a liar. Jesus said that in the beginning God created them male and female. Evolution requires millions of years for it to have happened. If people were created "in the beginning" that doesn’t leave room for millions of years before their creation. How then could a man who lied about that be the son of God?

Also, the Bible says that death is the result of sin. Evolution requires millions of years of death before people evolved. If there was already death, then sin isn’t the result of death. Therefore, death cannot atone for sin. Therefore the death of Jesus does not atone for our sins. The creation as described in Genesis is vital to Christianity.

Evolution was originally devised as a way of getting rid of God. It is a very sad compromise for a Christian to believe in evolution, and it is not necessary. There is no proof that evolution has happened so it is not necessary to add evolution to the Bible’s version of creation. There are many scientific evidences that the earth is very young.

Why Does It Really Matter At All?

Here is a comment that an atheist made about Christianity and evolution:

Bozarth, G. Richard, “The Meaning of Evolution,” American Atheist (February 1978),

p 30 “Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!”

This atheist understands the situation better than many Christians.

See these articles by scientists and others for more information:

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