Does Evolution Require More Faith Than Christianity?

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"Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." (Heb. 11:1)

Most people recognize this text of Scripture. Christianity, however, isn't the only worldview which requires faith.

Christianity relies upon a written record given to man over a period of about 1500 years. The theory of evolution, on the other hand, calls for blind faith in something that supposedly happened over billions of years.

Christianity relies upon fulfilled prophecies as evidence that the Bible must have come from God. Evolution relies upon various experts who trust their version of what they think happened over a long period of time.

Christianity relies upon Scripture which states that God created Adam and Eve as the first human beings. Evolution requires blind faith in the theory that man evolved from apes, which evolved from bacteria, which came from nothing.

The only thing we find in nature is adaptation, or microevolution. Macroevolution, on the other hand, is not supported by scientific evidence. It's mere fantasy and wishful thinking on the part of those who want it to be true.

Christianity teaches that man is accountable to our Creator. Evolution leads many to assume that man is accountable only to himself.

Christianity teaches that God defines "right" and "wrong." Evolution leads many to assume that each person gets to define "right" and "wrong" according to whatever feels right at any particular moment.

How convinced were the apostles concerning the truth of Christianity? Well, after seeing the risen Christ, they went out preaching repentance and salvation even though it cost most of them their lives. They became convinced of Christ's resurrection from the dead once they saw and touched the risen Savior.

Scores of people over the centuries have died for a lie, but no one willingly dies for a lie while knowing it is a lie. The faith of the apostles was based on something they saw with their own eyes. They knew for a fact that the message of Christ's resurrection was not a lie.

While many today choose to reject Christ and the Bible, a person must ignore the historical evidence in order to do so. An honest appraisal of history points to the One who rose from the dead. Jesus had in fact prophesied that He would rise again (see John 2:18-22). And sure enough, He did it.

Meanwhile, evolution cannot produce evidence today of one kind of animal changing into another kind of animal. Therefore, this elaborate theory can only be accepted through blind faith. One kind does not change into another, either in the fossil record, or in observations of living organisms.

Christianity does not teach the theory of evolution, and evolution knows nothing about eternal salvation in paradise through faith in the sacrificial death of the Son of God.

So does evolution require more faith than Christianity?

Well, if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. And if you want to believe that a fish can evolve into a duck, and eventually into an ape, then you are free to place blind faith in that theory.

As for me, I am going to stick with Scripture. This too requires faith, but not the blind faith that evolution requires.

It's really rather ironic don't you think? Evolutionists trust their version of history dating back billions of years. Meanwhile, Christians believe what the Bible teaches concerning eternity. Scripture describes how everyone will spend eternity in heaven or hell.

Evolution offers no risk to the Christian, but if the evolutionist is wrong about Christ, he will have eternity to regret his misplaced faith and his lack of spiritual discernment.

Jesus said, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)

So are you hungry for spiritual food, and thirsty for spiritual drink? If so, will you come to Christ today? I sure hope so, not only to benefit your immortal soul, but also for the sake of your family. They need to hear this message from you.

After all, shouldn't the members of your family be given the same opportunity to accept Christ that you are being given right now?

Those who trust in evolution place their faith in a narrative which they obviously didn't see happen, and which they don't see happening today. Christianity leads people to trust in the Savior, who died on a cross and rose again to redeem those who repent of their sins and believe the good news.

Millions of believers have been changed from the inside out after receiving Christ as Savior. These changes are visible today, unlike the theory that one kind of animal can change into another kind. There is simply not a shed of concrete evidence for Darwinian evolution. Therefore, evolutionists must "live by faith and not by sight."

Sounds familiar? (2 Cor. 5:7)

Christians do the same thing, only with objective evidence to stand upon.

So do you have enough blind faith to believe in evolution? There is a much better option than blind faith. God will open your eyes to see the truth, but you will need to open your mind if you are going to honestly evaluate the solid evidence for Christianity.

So is your mind open to examining the evidence, or has blind faith led you to close your mind to the truth?

Dan Delzell is the pastor of Wellspring Lutheran Church in Papillion, Neb. He is a regular contributor to The Christian Post.