Why are Christians embracing Evolution
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Its called theistic evolution and its just another way to get around Gods truth of Creation, and substituted it with mans ideas and theories. Here is a good explanation:

"Believing that God used evolution to create annuls numerous Bible teachings...

As some Christian scholars and leaders are increasingly advocating theistic evolution to explain creation, two scholars.. say Adventists cannot accept theistic evolution unless they annul many of their Bible-based fundamental beliefs. Theistic evolution, the belief that God used processes of evolution to create, implies at least believing “an account of origins at odds with the biblical record of history,” said Geoscience Research Institute scientist Timothy Standish. It also implies, he added, introducing the presence of death before sin, or at least defining death in different ways before sin and after sin.

Thus, “Seventh-day Adventists cannot embrace theistic evolution without exhibiting extraordinary duplicity and naiveté,” Standish said.

Southern Adventist University professor Greg A. King seconded the notion. “Because of the unresolvable contradictions between theistic evolution and Scripture … and because of the profound way in which theistic evolution would alter or modify key doctrines of the Bible, it seems clear that there is no middle ground between theistic evolution and biblical creation.”

The questions may be asked, why do many confessed Christians not see a conflict between the work of a Creator God and evolution? Why are they embracing evolution without a second thought? And why can Adventists not accept it?

..First, believing in theistic evolution affects our view of Scripture, King said. It undermines the authority of Scripture itself, which tells us a different story of origins than is portrayed by evolution. It also affects the doctrine of God; according to the Bible, He created by the power of His word. “The God of theistic evolution is a diminished divinity,” King said.

King also explained how theistic evolution affects the doctrine of salvation. “Why do humans need to be saved, if they are simply following God’s plan for how to get to higher forms of life?” he asked. And “from what do we need to be saved” in the first place?

In theistic evolution, said King, human beings are also diminished. They fall short of being God’s crown of creation and become mere beings emerging at the end of a long, slow process of development. “The biblical doctrine of man is severely altered in such a scenario,” he said.

Sabbath is also affected, he pointed out, because in theistic evolution there is no creation week. Sabbath stops being a memorial of creation and becomes a human invention. And theistic evolution affects marriage. As the marriage covenant loses God’s imprimatur, King believes “theistic evolution helps pave the road for some … unbiblical permutations of marriage.” https://www.adventistreview.org/church-n...sts-cannot
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#2
To see Creation in the Bible seems to be pretty straightforward. Let’s look in Genesis 1:

•Day 1-Light Genesis 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

•Day 2: Atmosphere / Firmament Genesis 1:6-8 King James Version (KJV)
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

•Day 3: Dry ground & plants Genesis 1:9-13 King James Version (KJV)
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

•Day 4: Sun, moon & stars Genesis 1:14-19 King James Version (KJV)
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

•Day 5: Birds & sea animals Genesis 1:20-23 King James Version (KJV)
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

•Day 6: Land animals & humans Genesis 1:24-31 King James Version (KJV)
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

•Day 7: The Sabbath of rest Genesis 2:1-4 King James Version (KJV)
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

So we need to determine whether the six days in Creation Week were ordinary days. As when the word is indefinite period of time, such as in the expression, “For the day of the Lord is at hand” (Joel 1:15) or one we know even better, “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2).

We know that the six days in Genesis 1 were ordinary days (not six long ages of millions of years) because the Hebrew word for day (yom) is qualified with “evening,” “morning,” and a number for each of the six days in the Creation Week. When the Hebrew word yom for day is used with any of these qualifiers throughout Scripture, it always means an ordinary day. So here in the Genesis Creation Week, the word, yom, always means a twenty-four-hour literal day as it is used with a numeral—day one, day two, first day, second day, etc. There are no exceptions to this rule. So in the Genesis Creation account these are literal days of twenty-four hours.

This leads us to Adam, who was spontaneously created by God, he didn’t evolve, on the Sixth Day of Creation. Determining how long ago Adam lived is a straightforward process because Genesis records the age and total lifespan of Adam’s descendants all the way to Abraham and his sons and we can calculate from there. Summing the lifespans in these genealogies leads to Creation Week either about 6,000 years ago.
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#3
So now we have a context of day and time for Creation. Now lets turn to Exodus 16:14-26:

“14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.16 This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.23 And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field.26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.” Exodus 16:14-26 King James Version (KJV)

Here we see the children of Israel, as they were wandering in the wilderness, God supplied manna—every morning. They were to gather only enough for one day’s use. Anything more than that would spoil by the next morning. However, on Friday, they were to gather twice the usual amount of manna, because none would be available Sabbath (Saturday) morning. When they gathered extra manna on Friday for use on Saturday, the extra manna did not spoil as we see in verses 23-24.

This illustrates that the weekly Sabbath, marking each cycle of seven literal days, continued to be a memorial of Creation Week. As a unit of time, the week has no basis in the natural movements of earth, moon, or sun as do the day, the month, and the year. Other than the week of creation as described in Genesis, is no basis for the week as a unit of time. Thus the weekly cycle is intact just as it is today, and is evidence that the days of Creation were literal days of twenty-four hours.
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#4
The fossil record gives no support to the idea of species gradually changing into other species, and fossil evidence is more in harmony with the Bible. In verse 25 of Genesis 1 we read, “25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: “ This text is concerning the reproduction of creatures "after its kind." The word "kind" refers to species, or families. Each created family was to produce only its own kind. This doesn’t allow the changing process required by evolution where one species turns into another. It does not mean there could be no changes within the family there can be changes that produce a wide assortment of varieties within the family. But cats have always remained cats, dogs are still dogs, and men are still men. All the organisms continue to reproduce exactly as God decreed at Creation, after its kind.

In prior years it was not so necessary for Adventist to defend their belief in the Biblical account of creation. But the last few years has been a struggle as Christians have experienced considerable debate about creation and evolution. Christian teachers and professors began introducing the idea of theistic evolution and accepting this view would substantially alter many of the Bible-based Christian doctrines. Theistic evolution is a view of evolutionary creationism or God-guided evolution. It undermines the authority of Scripture and affects Creation which according to the Bible, God created by the power of His word. In theistic evolution, human beings are also diminished. They fall short of being God’s crown of creation and become mere beings emerging at the end of a long, slow process of development.
So if you go through the days of Creation Week and alter them according to Theistic evolution, holding that each day of the Genesis Creation account is actually an extremely long period of time of millions or billions it causes problems.

For example, Genesis 1 says that plants were created on the third day in verses 11-13 and that sunlight was created on the fourth day in verses 14-19). If the third day is actually a long period of time, how could plants have existed without sunlight? It also leads to taking out the Sabbath, as if there is no literal creation week, Sabbath stops being a memorial of creation and becomes a human invention. And it also affects marriage as the marriage covenant loses God’s divine stamp, it basically becomes an arrangement like a business deal.

Theistic evolution has become an issue even in our church as it is spreading among professors and teachers in our schools. The 2010 General Conference voted to maintain the denominations commitment to 6-day creation and strengthen the Adventist Church’s focus on creation. General Conference President Ted Wilson, urged Adventist-school educators to “be loyal to God’s biblical truth” by accepting the creation belief. Yes, we have come to that.

Lets turn to Psalm 33:6-9 :
“6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:6-9 King James Version (KJV)

Notice what it say, “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spake, and it was done;” “He commanded, and it stood fast.”

SOP tells us “As the earth came forth from the hand of its Maker, it was exceedingly beautiful..…After the earth with its teeming animal and vegetable life had been called into existence, man, the crowning work of the Creator, and the one for whom the beautiful earth had been fitted up, was brought upon the stage of action. To him was given dominion over all that his eye could behold; for “God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over ...all the earth.... So God created man in His own image; ...male and female created He them.” Here is clearly set forth the origin of the human race; and the divine record is so plainly stated that there is no occasion for erroneous conclusions. …There is no ground for the supposition that man was evolved by slow degrees of development from the lower forms of animal or vegetable life. {PP 44.3}
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#5
The SOP not only affirms a supernatural creation through a personal God, but it also describes creation as having taken place in six literal consecutive, 24-hour days. Ellen White wrote that the days of creation are not “vast, indefinite periods, covering thousands or even millions of years” (Ed 128; cf. PP 112) “each successive day of creation . . . consisted of the evening and morning, like all other days that have followed” (PP 112). In other words, the days of creation are real 24-hour days, as we know them today.

According to Webster Dictionary, spontaneous generation is "the generation of living from nonliving matter … [it is taken] from the belief, now abandoned, that organisms found in putrid organic matter arose spontaneously from it."
Simply stated, this means that under the proper conditions of temperature, time, place, etc., decaying matter simply turns into organic life. Scientists have tried, but even under controlled laboratory conditions, no organic life has ever emerged from nonliving matter and it has been abandoned. Today no reputable scientist tries to defend it and why Webster says it is "now abandoned." Yet this is in essence what evolution tries to portray. But this is only possible if God is in the equation.

Ellen White wrote, "The theory that God did not create matter when He brought the world into existence is without foundation. In the formation of our world, God was not indebted to pre-existing matter."

The beautiful and astounding complexities of nature point to a loving Creator, not to a multi-million year evolution all by chance, with no divine hand. But God speaking, and it was so, commanding and it stands fast, and we see Creation by design.

Let’s turn to Hebrews 11:3
Hebrews 11:3 “3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. “

This means by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. The Bible teaches us that that God created the universe and all that is in it. The idea of a Big Bang and that life sprang spontaneously without God, goes against scripture. We must hold on to the truth from God, not man’s ideas and theories, and have faith in understanding what the word of God gives us.
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