By Edd Sterchi
There is a theory among some Christians that maybe God created the world and the things in it through the organic evolutionary process. This is an obvious attempt to combine macro evolution (being taught in our public schools) and the Bible. But if we read the Bible carefully, we see that this cannot be true.
One verse as a case in point would be Romans 1:20: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” I have a question for those who believe that God created all things through the process of the current theory of organic evolution: “If God’s power has been clearly seen since the creation of the world, whom has it been seen by?” The evolutionary theory claims that man is a latecomer in the grand scheme of things (coming over 4 billion years after the earth). Then who has seen the creation since the world began? It is obvious that it is man, since the Bible states that man was created on day 6 of the creation week (Gen. 1).
This verse states that all we have to do is open our eyes and heart, and we will not only see that “God did it”, but that God did it the way He says He did.
- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.broadwaychurchofchrist.net/