Theistic Evolution: What is the Issue?

by Stephen J. Huxley

Christians today are bombarded with information and ideas that must be evaluated through scripture. Some ideas tend to be easy to evaluate, while others prove more challenging. One such challenging issue is theistic evolution. Because it contains the word theistic it could be assumed that God takes a central role. However, the majority view of theistic evolution sees God involved only at the beginning of a cosmic experiment that has little to no alignment with scripture. Read on to learn more about this important issue.

Theistic evolution is essentially the view that God used purely unguided mechanistic evolutionary processes to create the material universe and life. While on the surface it sounds benign, this view has many serious implications for the integrity of scripture, theology, and apologetics.

First, theistic evolution adopts a full-throated evolutionary viewpoint about the history of life. Therefore, it denies that God specially created Adam and Eve as the progenitors of humankind. But this viewpoint is clearly taught in the scriptures. For example…

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