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Are some religious leaders missionaries for evolution?
It may seem a bit strong to call some Christian leaders “missionaries for evolution,” but, in fact, leaders in many denominations will make an all-out effort to promote evolution. While some Bible-upholding leaders oppose what they’re doing, their voices are often drowned out.
Evolutionists can capitalize on this confusion in the church. Sometimes church leaders are some of their strongest allies!
Here’s what the Paleontological Society said in an evolution tract written for the general public:
“Many people of faith, including scientists, find no conflict between evolution and their religion; in fact, many religious denominations have issued statements supporting evolution. Science and religion need not conflict.” [J. Pojeta D. A. and Springer, “Evolution and the Fossil Record” (Alexandria, Virginia: American Geological Institute, 2001), p. v.]
That’s double-talk, of course. It doesn’t work both ways: the only way that the Bible doesn’t conflict with evolution is if religious leaders surrender and compromise the Word of God. You can’t say that God created in six days out of nothing, and then turn around and say that God also created in billions of years, using evolution’s death and suffering before sin.
Church leaders, instead, need to return to the sufficiency of Scripture without incorporating humanity’s fallible ideas about the past.
See also: Churches in Praise of . . . Darwin!
Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. (Genesis 2:1–3)
Breaking News: Answers in Genesis Honored for Financial Integrity
Answers in Genesis, which opened the Creation Museum outside Cincinnati last May, has been named one of 30 “Shining Light” Christian ministries for 2007 by MinistryWatch.com, a donor-advocacy organization. Read more.
News to Note Quick Look
Super-fast Human Evolution: The rate at which humans evolve is 100 times faster than it was 5,000 years ago, reports ScienceNOW on a human DNA analysis project reported on in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. Read more.
Evolution to the Rescue: Apparently each of us has not only a mother to thank, but also evolution for bringing us into the world safe and sound—or so implies recent research published in Nature. Read more.
Also: The steamy side of Mars, intrigue in Kentucky, and a Dawkins Christmas Carol. Read more.
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