Thursday, February 03, 2011

Baptist Press - Mohler at center of debate over evolution & the Bible - News with a Christian Perspective

Baptist Press - Mohler at center of debate over evolution & the Bible - News with a Christian Perspective

In this article it states that "

R. Albert Mohler Jr. believes the theory of evolution "represents one of the greatest challenges to Christian faith and faithfulness in our times," and he has found himself at the center of a controversy over the compatibility of evolution and Christian theology.
Mohler also states that some the following great truths we needs to listen to today
What is most lacking in the evangelical movement today... is a consideration of the theological cost of holding to an old earth position. The position, seems to be at an "insoluble collision with the redemptive historical narrative of the Gospel."
"The cost to the Christian church, in terms of ignoring this question or abandoning the discussion, is just too high. The cost of confronting this question is also costly ... It can be very expensive because it can create intensity and conflict and controversy, but I would suggest that the avoidance of this will be at the cost of our own credibility."
"... In our effort to be most faithful to the Scriptures and most accountable to the grand narrative of the Gospel, an understanding of creation in terms of 24-hour calendar days and a young earth entails far fewer complications, far fewer theological problems and actually is the most straightforward and uncomplicated reading of the text as we come to understand God telling us how the universe came to be and what it means and why it matters." 
Mohler also points out to those who don't see that Genesis 1-3 as historical narative which excludes evolution that...
"There is a consistent denial of any possibility that Adam and Eve are the genetic parents of the entire human race. The BioLogos approach also denies the historical nature of the Fall, with all of its cosmic consequences. BioLogos has published explicit calls to deny the inerrancy of the Bible. The concerns do not stop here."
"To the contrary, I believe that it represents a very significant challenge to the integrity of Christian theology and the church's understanding of everything from the authority and truthfulness of the Bible to the meaning of the Gospel. ... A buzzing little fly is only a nuisance. The theory of evolution is no mere nuisance -- it represents one of the greatest challenges to Christian faith and faithfulness in our times."
I applaud Dr. Albert Mohler in taking the stand against evolution and for a young earth as the only biblical understanding open to a Christian.

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