On today’s blog we are going to start getting down to answering some very difficult questions people might ask you about since you are a Christian. I feel that there are four major areas of questions that can be the most difficult. The areas are the topics of evolution, trusting the bible, suffering, and hypocrisy. We will be covering all four area over the course of the next 4 blogs. Hopefully you will find these insights helpful to you.
Recently, I was reading the book The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask by Mark Mittelberg. I found this book to be very helpful in coming up with some of the content for answering questions directed at Christians. If you have any interest in this topic, I would strongly recommend checking out this book.
When we talk about the topic of evolution it can be a very difficult topic to answer questions about. If I tried to get out into a full-out discussion of the topic, it would take a lot more room than I care to write about here. I think that the most important thing to keep in mind when discussing this topic is this. Scientists would have you believe that they can prove that a God doesn’t exist, but no one has ever been able to do it. It is true that the existence of God requires belief and faith since God can’t be proven or physically seen. It is also true that the theory of evolution put out by the scientific community can’t be proven either so their theories would require faith as well.
I would like to approach this topic by simply giving you some ideas to consider when you are talking to someone about the topic of evolution.
Darwin’s theory does not account for the origin of the universe, the origin of the first living organism, or the encoding of complex information in DNA. Even if his theory were true, it would be dependent on these other things I mentioned. The reality is that these other things not accounted for in Darwin’s theory point to a creative intelligence outside the universe.
The explanation by many scientists for how the universe began is the Big Bang theory. The way this theory is stated, the event goes beyond science and points to an intelligent cause outside of itself.
While some have attempted to put God and science at odds, many of the greatest scientists in both the past and present have been strong believers in God.
Our greatest opponent is not science or even evolution, but philosophical naturalism, which says only non-supernatural causes can be considered. Good science should follow the scientific facts wherever they lead.
Unless our friends view evolution as incompatible with a belief in God, we should focus on introducing them to the Savior. Bible-believing Christians hold a variety of views on this matter and a person doesn’t have to subscribe to a certain position to trust Jesus for salvation.
The topic of evolution can definitely be a tricky one. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers. There are a lot of unknowns in this area because God does not give a very detailed account of how He created everything in the Bible. I think it is important here that we keep in mind that if we get too caught up in the details, we will miss the big picture. God did create everything and it is pretty amazing. It is ok to have questions, but lets not lose sight of the marvel God did in His creation.