How Compatible is the God of Bible with the Theory of Evolution?

Quotes from Authority

Evolutionist Douglas Futuyama;

“Anyone who believes in Genesis as a literal description of history must hold a world view that is entirely incompatible with the idea of evolution, not to speak of science itself…Perhaps more importantly , if the world and it’s creatures developed purely by material, physical forces, it could not have been designed and has no purpose or goal…the fundamentalist, in contrast, believes that everything…was made for a purpose. Nowhere does this contrast apply with more force than to the human species. Some shrink from the conclusion that the human species was not designed, has no purpose, and is the product of mere mechanical mechanisms-but this seems to be the message of evolution.” (Science on Trial: the Case for Evolution, 1983, pp. 12-13)

Evolutionist William Provine, Cornell University;

“Modern science directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with mechanistic principles. There are no purposive principles whatsoever in nature. There are no gods and no designing forces…Second, modern science directly implies that there are no inherent ethical or moral laws, no absolute guiding principles for human society…” (Evolution and the Foundations of Ethics, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, vol.3, no.1, pp.25-29)

Evolutionist Gaylord Simpson;

“Man is the result of purposeless and natural forces that did not have him in mind.”

(The Meaning of Evolution, 1967, pp.279)

In the same book Simpson said that everything can be explained by materialistic answers and that only the very beginning cannot be explained and that we could know nothing about that;

“The first Cause is not known and I suspect it will never be known to living man.”

(Simpson, ibid, pp.344-345)


“So God created Man in His own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. And God blessed them and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over…everything that moves on the face of the earth.'(Genesis,1: 27-29)


“For what can be known about God is plain to them, for God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly revealed ever since the creation of the world by the things that have been made.” (Romans 1: 19-20)


“For when gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires…they show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience bears witness…” (Romans 2;14-15)

Jesus Messiah;

“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” (Jn. 10:14)

Many evolutionists and those involved in education often make the claim that Christianity and evolution are compatible, but what do they really mean? Gaylord Simpson explains below;

“Of course there are some beliefs still current, labeled as religious and involved in religious emotions, that are flatly incompatible with evolution and are therefore untenable  in spite of their emotional appeal. Nevertheless, I take it as now self-evident, requiring no further special discussion, that evolution and true religion are compatible.” (Simpson, Johnson, Darwin on Trial, p.128, italics mine)

True religion? I thought that was only in the realm of us dogmatic theists. And our constitution, written by theists and based on the puritan belief in freedom of conscience protects us from using coercion in forcing our true religion on others. However history shows that atheists, such as Marx and Trotsky did not have any qualms in deciding what everybody should believe and they saw evolution as a tool for enforcing their beliefs on others. Is that where Simpson and the rest are going? Any religion that accepts Darwin’s theory is acceptable and falls under the “label” of true religion.

Remember what they did with the peasants in Stalin’s Russia. They refused to turn over their old Christian world views and accept Darwin. This amounted to a rejection of Karl Marx, so they were taken off their property and either killed or shipped to the Gulags. And all because we see design and purpose in nature, which some of us attribute to the supernatural workings of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Moses. I don’t think this is the freedom our forefathers had in mind.

Have a great day.


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