The following report from Scientific American shows that academia is concerned that one in six biology teachers still cling to a Creator God.
Scientific American stated in 2019 that despite encouraging trends, one in six biology teachers, 17.6 percent, are still presenting creationism as a scientifically credible alternative to evolution. And almost as many high school biology teachers, 15 percent, are still failing to emphasize the broad scientific consensus on evolution, despite its general prevalence in state science standards and despite encouragement from professional organizations.
For me what is even more disturbing is the number of Bible Colleges that teach evolution and compromise the clear Bible teaching on creation and a young earth.
Jesus believed in a young world, but leading theistic evolutionists say He is wrong.
The standard secular timeline, from an alleged ‘big bang’ some 15 billion years ago to now, is accepted by most people in the evangelical Christian world, even though many would deny evolution. Some would even say that to dispute billions of years is to place an unnecessary stumbling block in the way of any scientifically-minded potential converts.
This is in contrast to the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator made flesh, as well as several of the biblical authors, which makes it plain that this is wrong—people were there from the beginning of creation.
“But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.” Mark 10:6
“That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias … ” Luke 11:5-51
Paul plainly says in the following Scripture that people have been able to perceive these attributes of God in His creation ever since the creation of the world. Not ever since people were created.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”. Romans 1:20
Carl Weiland former CEO of CMI produced the following response for a Professor at a leading Bible College whose response to Jesus’ clear teaching on origins was that Jesus did not know the science we know today. Moreover, Jesus had laid aside his divinity at the incarnation.
“OK, let’s assume for the sake of the argument that firstly, creation was by evolution, over millions of years of death and suffering—and that Jesus did perform some sort of lobotomy on Himself so that He could no longer recall what really took place. So He just understood Genesis in the most natural straightforward way, not realizing what the real truth was. What you’re claiming, in that case, amounts to this: That God the Father, knowing the real truth, permitted not just the Apostles, but His beloved Son, while on Earth, to believe and teach things that were utter falsehoods. Furthermore, it means that the Father permitted these false teachings to appear—repeatedly—in His revealed Word. With the result that for some 2,000 years, the vast majority of Christians were seriously misled about such things as not just the time and manner of creation, but gospel-crucial matters such as the origin of sin, and of death and suffering.”
The Lord Jesus repeatedly made it clear that His words and actions were on the Father’s authority, in all respects. Some examples:
“So Jesus said to them, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me‘”. John 8:28
“For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.” John 12:49-50
When God’s church and Bible Colleges no longer teach the inerrancy of the Bible – God’s Word, you know He will step in and judge them just as He has judged the nation He set up to be His witness on the earth – Israel.
Thank goodness the Bible gives us many prophecies that apostasy will be prevalent in the last days before Jesus returns so we need not be concerned, God is still in control. However, we need to make sure we are doing what He has called us to do. Christians are called to be salt and light in a dark and dying world. Why salt? Salt purifies, it preserves, it enhances the flavor. It prevents decay, it puts out fires, and it helps to de-ice things that are frozen. Light dispels darkness, reveals hidden dangers, and exposes dirt (sin).