I believe a person can be a theistic evolutionist and embrace the Lord Jesus Christ believing on him
and the good news of salvation through him.
BUT, in the New Testament Book
of Acts chapter 14, early missionaries, Paul and Barnabus urge the listeners to turn from worthless pagan things
unto the true God, who is, in actual fact the creator of heaven, earth and sea and all things therein.
Acts 14:15: And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with
you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the
sea, and all things that are therein: (I have the full text of chapter 17 below)
In the last
70 years or so we have seen an explosion of high tech gadgets with which to peer ever more deeply into the intricacies of
the physical world.
And beyond any question, this world is intricate, wondrous, and beautiful
beyond our ability to describe.
This is obviously a marvelous, very specially created, world.
16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in
their own ways.
God has the moral right to govern
us, because he made us -- he owns us.
The passage notes the goodness of God for his
he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our
hearts with food and gladness.
Our world continually
robs God of the glory, honor, and thanksgiving he deserves with the embedded myth of evolution in virtually all of our activities.
1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that
they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of
the Greeks believed.
2 But the unbelieving
Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony
unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also
of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that
lieth round about:
7 And there they preached
8 And there sat a certain man at
Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that
he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a
loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of
Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and
Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done
sacrifice with the people.
14 Which when the
apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like
passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven,
and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto
19 And there came thither certain Jews
from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been
20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round
about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
21 And when they had preached the gospel to
that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the
faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended
them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended
to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how
he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
And there they abode long time with the disciples.