Several years ago, I wrote a devotion about an experience I had on a tour of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: "Don't Shut Up About It."
In the comment section of that post, I had a back and forth debate with an evolutionist. While I would be more gracious if I had it to do over (I could have said some things less defensively--I'm still learning), you might find the debate interesting.
I hope it might give you some information that will confirm your belief in creation and perhaps give you some ideas for answering questions.
But this debate and others like it have made me realize that when people have made up their mind about evolution, it is usually better to pray for them than debate them. Sometimes you can "win" the debate, but lose the opportunity to share Christ.
But, we still should be informed enough to know:
- Both evolution and creation are based on faith.
- Creation has strong scientific evidence when viewed without evolution bias.
- Many legitimate scientists and intellectuals believe in creation.
How do the following passages confirm that God's wisdom will always be rejected by non-Christians?
1 Corinthians 1:20-21: The message of the Bible has always and will always seem like foolishness to the world.
1 Corinthians 2:14-16: Don't you remember how things began to make sense when you started walking with the Lord? We can't really expect non-believers to understand creation when they've been indoctrinated with evolutionary dogma. But the wonderful fact is that once a person accepts Christ, they begin to discern spiritual things. That's why sharing Christ is more important than debating evolution.
2 Peter 3: 3-7: I think this phrase in verse 5 is especially interesting: "they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed." Some people naively accept the flawed facts of evolution, but others deliberately overlook the errors in the contradictions in evolution in order to advance the cause of atheism so men will think they are not responsible for their sins.
Okay, now it's your turn...what insights did you get from doing this Bible study...I'd really love to hear them....really!
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