“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
I can think of many reasons why a Christian should be a Bible-believing creationist and not try to include any form of evolution in his basic thinking. Let me briefly mention several of them:
First, God is omnipotent and omniscient. To deny his infinite knowledge and ability to create anything for nothing, is to deny His Deity.
Second, evolution is bad science. According to the Institute for Creation Science (ICR), the scientific evidence does not support evolution. Evolution is a non-testable concept and therefore not even a proper scientific theory. It violates the basic laws of science and probability. There is no hint in the fossil record that any basic category of plant or animal has ever changed into any other.
Furthermore, evolution has evil fruits. The failed concepts of racism, fascism, Marxism, imperialism, etc., are all founded on evolutionary principles, as are the original concepts of Freudianism, humanism, abortion, homosexuality, drug use, etc.
The Christian world view is compromised. Are we here as God's stewards of life and the earth, with the ministry of pointing mankind back to Him, or are we the mere products of nature, with only personal satisfaction, survival, and reproduction mattering?
The Christian should also recognize that evolution is bad Scripture. Belief in long-age evolution requires twisting of Scriptural references throughout the Bible.
Because it doesn't match with Scripture, evolution is bad theology. If evolution is true, then death preceded sin and cannot be its penalty, and therefore Christ's death did not pay that penalty. The concept of billions of years of evolutionary meandering and extinction is inconsistent with God's omnipotence, omniscience, loving nature, and even His grace.
Lastly, one's personal relationship to God is related to origins. The Bible teaches us to worship God for His creative majesty. I would have a difficult time in prayer if I didn't believe in creation and wasn't able to praise Him as Creator. Our life's work should be to fulfill God's purpose in creation, for we were created as beings on whom He could shower His love and grace, and respond to Him in reciprocal love and obedient service.
Let us not neglect to acknowledge Him as Creator, Author of Scripture, and Lord and Savior of our words and deeds.
Additional References: John 1:3, Psalm 104:1-3, Psalm 19:1
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