What The Bible Says About Evolution And Creation

Did God really create this world? Or, did God use the evolutionary process to bring into existence the world as we know it today? Evolution is being taught to our children in grade school, junior high, high school and college. We are constantly exposed to it on television, magazines, park and museum tours, and in virtually every form of media today. This constant bombardment assumes that evolution is a fact of science.

If man is just the product of evolution, then man is nothing more than a glorified animal. This destroys any sense of an obligation to a God, a creator, or any particular set of moral standards other than whatever we think is right. Evolution has some very serious implications. Therefore, it is appropriate to question the validity of this theory.

With the current assault on the Bible and assumption of evolution, many Christians are led to doubt and compromise. Some attempt to maintain a degree of faith in the Bible while accepting the theory of evolution. This writing speaks to Bible believers and calls for a consideration of the Bible evidence to evaluate the theory of evolution.

The Bible does not teach evolution! The Bible teaches CREATION. There are those who feel that the creation story in Genesis chapter one allows perhaps for billions of years in which evolution perhaps took place. But even they must admit two things: First, the Bible does not teach billions of years. The time of Genesis 1 could be as short as a week. Second, if the earth has been here for 4 1/2 billion years, the Bible does not teach evolution during that time. The Bible teaches creation!

The Bible teaches God is a creator. In Revelation 4:11 the Bible says, "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." In Malachi 2:10 the prophet says, "...Hath not one God created us?" In Psalm 148:5 David writes, "Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created."

The Bible teaches God created all things. In Isaiah 45:12 the Lord says, "I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even] my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded." In Isaiah 42:5 the Bible says, "Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:" In these and similar passages the Bible consistently teaches creation. There is no hint that God used evolution to bring this world to be.

A critical feature of the evolutionary theory is that it calls for billions of years of time. If God used evolution to create the world, then the creation week of Genesis 1 lasted billions of years. But, the Bible teaches creation took six days. In Genesis 1:1-31, 2:1-2 it depicts creation taking place through six days. Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31 speak of these days consisting of evenings and mornings. This makes it sound like our ordinary day doesn't it?

Additionally, the Bible compares the creation week with our literal week of seven twenty-four-hour days. Exodus 20:8-11 says, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [is] the Sabbath of the LORD thy God...For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day..." Doesn't this sound like a literal week? The Jewish week was just as long as the creation week. The days of creation were no longer than the Sabbath day. If the week of Genesis was billions of years long, the Jews were to understand their week to be the same.

Another problem with the idea of creation week lasting billions of years is it would not have man coming onto the scene until billions of years after the earth was created. This is a problem because the Bible says man has been here since the beginning of creation.

In Mark 10:6 Jesus said, "But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female." Humans have been here since the beginning of creation. In Luke 11:50 says, "...The blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world..." According to this passage, prophets have been dying since the foundation, or beginning of the world. If the earth was created billions of years before man, this could not be true.

Another problem with saying the earth was here billions of years before man is revealed in Isaiah 45:18 where the Bible says, "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited..." The earth was created for the specific purpose of being inhabited. Since the earth was created for the habitation of man, why would God let it set here for a few billion years before placing man on it?

In summary, the Bible teaches that God created the earth in six days to be inhabited by man and that man has been here from the beginning of the creation. There is no basis for a compromise with the human philosophy of evolutionary theory.

People in the world may act as though evolution is true. They may belittle you for believing the Bible. But the evidence for evolution is not as compelling as people want us to believe. The theory of evolution is evolving itself. It has changed dramatically since it was first popularized by Darwin and company. It is still changing. Why? Because its components are constantly being discredited. The fossil record has not corroborated evolution. There is no need to be bullied by evolutionists into believing something that isn't true. You can be confident that the Bible record is true. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."