Evolution Is So Improbable That Even After Decades of Teaching It, Very Few Believe It

By: Tia Johnson 0 Comments   7/11/2012

As widespread as the teaching of evolution is in public schools, very few adhere to it. According to a Gallup survey, only 15 percent of Americans have adopted evolution as the answer to life's origins.  

Forty-six percent believe God created humans within the past 10 thousand years, and 32 percent believe humans evolved under some theistic guidance. The survey was reported on by Anugrah Kumar in the The Christian Post.

So, despite repeated attacks on the Christian faith this past decade, it appears that Americans are still more likely to attribute the origins of life to God than to what evolution promises. The editor-in-chief at Gallup, Frank Newport, noted that these statistics are very similar to those thirty years ago.   

Despite cultural shifts, Americans' view of how life began has barely changed. This is remarkable, since we humans are capable of rationalizing our own ideas over God's truth in scripture. 

The Christian Post noted that those who hold conservative viewpoints and are considered religious are most likely to grasp onto creation. Those with a higher education are more likely to grasp evolution, but this is likely because of strong push for evolution at public universities. In fact several professors have lost teaching positions for openly expressing a creationist view.

Such discrimination is ridiculous. Certainly enough evidence exists to place creation on the same discussion table as evolution, especially at an academic institution that should be committed to the free expression of ideas.

Dare To Look At The Evidence 

Today there is so much evidence supporting a divine designer for life that in some ways, putting stock in evolution is as shady as putting stock in a wooden idol. Why does it remain untouchable and above reproach to some? 

Well, as any worldview, evolution may have been the belief one was taught from childhood. All others may have been ridiculed. To some, having faith in evolution may have become a religious practice- and it certainly can mirror a religion.

When we ask, "How can one base the origins of life on evolution?" we could also ask, "How can one dispense their life into the false teachings of another religion?"

For this reason I am glad that the Christian faith has been confirmed by multiple prophets whom God spoke through. There is only one God, yet He used numerous teachers throughout history to back up the same trustworthy message.

Even Jesus had insisted that his skeptics not take His word for it; look at confirmation of historical scriptures and miraculous signs that He did to confirm that He was God.  

No other religious leaders in the world truly asks and even dares its critics to look at the evidence, instead they hide the evident for Jesus Christ and persecute those that find out what they were hiding.

Darwin may not have been seen as a religious figure, but his beliefs are religious because they attempt to explain the source of life.  If nature is the source of life, then nature becomes god and we begin to worship the creation rather than the Creator – as predicted in Romans 1:25. 

As mentioned earlier, we are capable of rationalizing our own ideas on many fronts. Though we may be faring well in believing God's work in creation, we struggle to believe God's work around us.

For example, how often have we faced an opportunity to do something great for God but disbelieved His desires and abilities? Or, how often have we decided to choose sin over obedience because we figured God would not come through on His promise to help us obey?  

How often have our lives resembled culture rather than God's mighty works of grace and mercy? Bible teacher Beth Moore once said that unbelief is the most prevalent sin in the church today, and it has had crippling effects on the church body.

Though we may look in puzzlement at those who ascribe themselves to Darwin's religion, we must also investigate how we, too, have fallen to the sin of unbelief in how we live as a Christian.

Because in my opinion, the evidence is all around us.  God has given us enough evidence of Himself that we cannot help but take notice and He waits for our respond.

Thankfully, Americans have largely recognized some form of deity being responsible for our origins, and nearly half (46 percent) of them have pointed to the scriptural account of creation.  

I am encouraged that so many have taken notice of the obvious pieces of evidence pointing to the creation account.

Yet in making Him King of our hearts, believing Him as omnipotent and trustworthy, with the remarkable power to forgive and cleanse us of sin is not easy.   

Keeping our faith from wavering is difficult, but it can be done by “hiding his words in our hearts so we do not sin against him.” – Psalm 119:11  

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