I am calling the month of January the Christian Apologetic month. We will be looking at how Christians ought to defend their faith against false teachings. The first area we will address is the false teaching of evolution. God told us how we got here. He created us, the world, and everything in it, in six literal days. The world tells us that we got here by evolution, and it took millions and millions of years. There are two different world views, and we, as Christians need to have an answer for what we believe.
On our broadcast today we had a special guest. His name is Skip Tilton. He is the founder of From Day One Ministries. He travels, teaching on the issues of evolution. I have known Skip for a number of years, in fact, we were students in Bible Collage in another age.
Since this article is based upon our Saturday radio broadcast, and since this is an interview, I think you will get a better feel and understanding if you listen to the broadcast for yourself. You can do so on our website by clicking here. I will give you an overview of the broadcast, and not an exact transcript.
We need to start by teaching people about the authority of Scripture, and start at the beginning from day one. The Bible starts with creation, and I believe this is the best starting place in a culture that doesn’t believe the Christian Scriptures. This is the best way to form a biblical world view.
It seems that we are losing the battle in the creation/evolution debate, not because we don’t have the facts on our side, but because we don’t know how to present them. We have to start by realizing that many who call themselves Christians, especially among our youth, don’t understand the biblical view. Many of them believe that God created everything, but that He used evolution to do so. This is called Theistic Evolution, and doesn’t square with what the Bible says on the issue.
This problem is a cultural problem. In church, people are being taught creation, and in our schools, they are being taught evolution. Those in authority are teaching two different things, so they married the two together. This has been going on for so long that we find many in our churches who think this way.
The problem is knowing where to start. Everything boils down to the authority of the Word of God. Either the Word of God is true, or man determines truth for himself away from the Word of God. When man determines truth for himself, he can go in any direction, and that is what has happened. Secular humanism has become the way of life, rather than yielding to the authority of Scripture.
When a person is saved, he becomes a new creature, and the change is dramatic. There is a transformation that begins at salvation, and it starts by the renewing of the mind.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2)
Discipleship is an essential component to the growth of a Christian. If there is not a plan to grow Christians in Bible doctrine, they will believe just about anything. This is how theistic evolution has crept into the minds of so many Christians. They haven’t spent the time to study things out.
As Christians, we are not to just take someone else’s word, we are to study things out for ourselves.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
We can’t just accept something because it is said to be “scientific.”
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: (1 Timothy 6:20)
We need to learn to think from a biblical point of view. This is how we get a proper understanding of what we call science. It is interesting how the evolutionist and the creationist can look at the same facts and come to such different conclusions. It is because of how things are looked at, it depends upon our world view.
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