The Rejection of Creation
Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Charles Darwin is largely credited with heralding an all-out assault on the biblical foundation of the book of Genesis. The naturalism view has eroded trust in the Bible over the last few centuries both inside and outside the church. Many liberal theologians have long abandoned scripture in favor of relativism, humanism and naturalism, but recently the Pope went on record as rejecting the creation account in Genesis as well. Welcome to modern Christianity, where man once again calls God a liar and we dictate reality according to our own theories and fantasies. Source: Pope Francis sides with Evolution One of the more troubling quotes from the Pope is, "When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfilment." The Pope just admitted that he doesn't believe God to be omnipotent- He is not able or capable of creation as described in Genesis. Instead, God is limited in His power and had to rely on the hypothesized perfecting power of evolution to accomplish His design. Furthermore, the Bible explicitly states that God did not leave man to develop according to his own internal laws as doing so would lead to death and condemnation, not fulfilment or eternal life. So in one sentence, the Pope negates both the creation account and Christ's redemption of mankind. The Pope fails to recognize that evolution is diametrically opposed to scripture theologically, not just scientifically and textually. The Bible clearly and plainly states that death was a result of sin, which man brought into God's perfect creation and that the cross was necessary to overcome it. Naturalism states that death is a necessary and beneficial process which drives the evolutionary mechanism and has always been part of the universe. God called death bad, man calls death good. God said death was an unintended consequence, man says it's an intentional design. God said death came after man, man says death came before man. God said death can be overcome through the cross, man says death is beneficial and doesn't need overcome (though science pursues transcendence and immortality anyway). Accepting the naturalism view is to reject the responsibility for sin and death, reject the need of a savior and reject God's plan for eternal life. In other words, to accept naturalism is to reject Christianity. God's truth is not a buffet where you can pick and choose which parts you like and which parts you believe. Christianity is not a faith of convenience nor is it syncretic and God is not a being who can be overruled or superseded by His creation. Let us put aside man made myth and return to the inspired Word of God- there are plenty of scientific as well as theological reasons to do so.