The Bad Guys

It seems evangelical creationists are the bad guys. A bit disappointed to see these 2 articles (one & two) at bethinking.org, but I suppose they are wanting people to think, which is good. Here is how the first article ends, “Arguably, attacks by well-meaning Christians on evolution promote rather than counteract atheism.” So, to be against evolution is to be against God. Thanks for that.

That being said, there are some articles that promote an alternate view at the site as well.

I’m hesitant to get into a debate about this issue, but just a few questions for the theistic evolutionist to answer (none new, but none that have be adequately answered either):

– At what point does the image of God enter into creatures who have evolved to human status? Is this something that is earned by reaching a certain evolutionary point?

– It seems extremely difficult to maintain the historicity of Adam and Eve.

– Death before the fall?

– By implication/necessity there would be a need for Christ to come even without the fall for one of the results of his work of redemption is the redemption of creation.

– Are the resurrection bodies something we’ll evolve into as well? Why not?

– Should we seek to explain something scientifically that is miraculous?

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2 Responses to “The Bad Guys”

  1. Chris Knight Says:

    I hope the following helps to explain the position of bethinking.org: “The material on bethinking is intended to help people think through the implications of the Christian faith and the proper interpretation of the Bible. Discussion of different points of view can help to clarify our own reasons for believing what we do, and so on some topics where Christians disagree, bethinking.org provides some material with different viewpoints. We hope this will help you to think through the issues, so you know why you believe what you do, and why you reject other viewpoints. We hope that this is always done with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). Whether or not you agree with a particular speaker or author, we hope and pray that you will be blessed by bethinking.org as a resource to help you grow as a thinking Christian.”
    I agree with you that ‘theistic evolutionists’ have some hard theological questions to answer but ‘creationists’ also have some hard scientific or evidential questions to answer. I hope that the material on bethinking.org helps people to think through these issues prayerfully and to be able to love God fully with their mind as well as with their heart, soul and strength.

  2. luehrmann Says:

    Chris, many thanks for your response and explanation. I understand, though still find it frustrating:) Also, I have found bethinking.org to be a wonderful resource and would point many to it.

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