Biblical Objections to Theistic Evolution
• When God created the world and all that is in it, His words caused an immediate response:
– Genesis 1:3 - God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
– Genesis 1:11 - God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation” . . . And it was so.
– Genesis 1:24 - And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures" . . . And it was so.
– Psalm 33:6 - By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth . . . For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.
• . . . not a gradual evolutionary process.
• God made plants and animals to reproduce "according to their kinds"
– Genesis 1:11 - Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds."
– Genesis 1:25 - God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds.
• . . . not mutations leading to completely new kinds of plants and animals.
• God’s creation was good when it came from the hand of God. . .
– Genesis 1:11-12 - Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation . . . The land produced vegetation . . . And God saw that it was good.
– Genesis 1:24-25 - And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures . . . God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
• . . . and did not require “survival of the fittest” and millions of years to produce the various kinds of plants and animals.
• God made Adam directly from the dust of the ground and Eve directly from Adam’s rib . . .
– Genesis 2:7 - The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
– Genesis 2:21-23 - So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, 'for she was taken out of man."
• . . . not an evolved species of ape-like creatures.