Scriptures Proving That Theistic Evolution is False

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Evolution and creation both cannot be true and theistic evolution is not biblical.

Problems with a Theory

Evolution and creation both cannot be true and theistic evolution is not biblical. The first problem that arises with evolution is that many believe that microevolution and macroevolution are the same thing and work in similar fashion, but microevolution is nothing more than creatures adapting to their environment where birds might have extended beaks to reach certain food sources, but macroevolution would have the bird changing into another specie, so you can see how radically different they are. It is not the same thing to have moths adapt to their specific environment and a moth that evolves into something else. A bird with an extended beak is still a bird! Human beings adapt or change slightly according to their environment, but a bird that grows a slightly longer beak is still a bird and will always be a bird and it will never change into something different. It’s one thing to have adaptation, but it’s radically different to have species allegedly change into another. The problem with the theory of evolution, besides this obvious problem, is that it’s still a theory. It doesn’t help that there is no fossil evidence and millions of missing links that should be there are missing altogether.

Not Observable

I know that microevolution has been tested in experiments before but I don’t think “microevolution” is a good name for it because it’s not an evolution at all. It is specie adapting to its environment. For macroevolution to be true we should have millions and millions of transitional fossils that show one specie morphing or evolving into another…instead, we find species remaining the same species. We cannot find any fish fossils that were transitioning into a reptile and later, a bird or a bird and then into a lizard, or whatever other theories “propped up” new species. The Apostle Paul spoke about different kinds of species or creatures, saying “God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body” (1st Cor 15:38), and “not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish” (1st Cor 15:39), so there is only “one kind” for humans, one kind for each of the animal and mammal species. It cannot be “one kind” evolving into another kind because there is only one kind for animals, birds, and fish and for man. This leaves no room for interpretation but is straightforward in saying that God created one kind after their own kind, and not one kind becoming another kind. Evolution and creation are not compatible. They both cannot be true.

Jesus on Evolution

I know it seems to be a stretch to say this, but if you were to ask Jesus if He believed in evolution, what would He say? It would seem that the Scriptures cannot allow for evolution since Jesus Himself asked, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female” (Matt 19:4). Jesus quotes the Book of Genesis and says God created them male and female “from the beginning,” and not “becoming male and female.” Jesus gives the religious experts a slight rebuke, saying “Have you not read,” meaning have they not read the Scriptures, particularly the Book of Genesis? God created mankind after His own image and He did not create them into an image that would evolve into His own image (Gen 1:27). God created a mature adult man and woman and a fully fertile and mature garden with fruit already on the trees. He did not wait for thousands of years for that to come true. God speaks and things come into existence immediately. God does not speak and then wait for something He orders to come to pass. Rather, it is just as the Bible says, “Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created” (Gen 5:2) on the sixth day…not in the sixth millennium of earth’s existence.

Jesus on Genesis

Jesus believed in a literal creation of mankind and of the rest of the creation too, so Jesus refers to a literal man and woman in Adam and Eve and not some amoeba changing over millions of years into a male and female. God tells Adam to name the animals, not waiting until they “become” an elephant or a bird. That’s ridiculous. Jesus also believed in the flood of Noah’s day, Jonah being swallowed by a great fish, the Red Sea parting, and the walls of Jericho which came crashing down. We can read Genesis and read it literally just like Jesus did and not try to use it as some analogy of how God used time, chance, and space to create matter and life. That’s utter nonsense and it’s not biblical. If Jesus is quoting Genesis, Genesis must be true.

Mission Impossible

Richard Dawkins, a staunch anti-creationist and evolutionist who has always attacked creationist’s wrote about, what is called, the “irreducibility complex.” That involves the enormous problems of life evolving on its own by time and chance. In Dr. Dawkins book, Climbing Mount Improbable, he writes about probabilities. In fact, he ignores the astronomical odds of life creating itself or arising spontaneously on its own, but he seems fine with using the same outrageous probabilities for life arising by chance. For example, Dr. Dawkins debunks creationist’s ideas of the impossibility of naturalistic mechanisms being the way that life could not evolve, but it’s no problem for him to state that the odds-to-infinity claim that over eons of time, this hill-climbing change made life possible by self-evolving creatures.

The astronomical odds for life evolving on its own, if worked out into an equation, would put it as simply impossible, and yet, according to Dawkins own words, “the sort of lucky event we are looking at could be so wildly improbable that the chances of its happening, somewhere in the universe, could be as low as one in a billion billion billion in any one year. If it did happen on only one planet, anywhere in the universe, that planet has to be our planet-because here we are talking about it” (p. 283). [1.] Dr. Dawkin’s “proof” of his being here on earth “talking about it” is simply no proof at all.

Cause and Effect

Did the Universe Come into existence by chanceThe law of cause and effect provides that the universe could not be self-caused, or could have created itself. Nothing can create itself without an outside cause and nothing could create itself, otherwise it would have had to exist before, so we see the impossibility of a self-created universe. The effect of the universe must have had a cause greater than the creation itself, and the creation (universe) is so titanic, what must this Creator be!? To say the universe (and matter) had no cause, and must have caused itself, or has always existed, is essentially saying that all matter existed before it came into existence, which is a logical absurdity. If at any time there was nothing, then nothing exists today, but there was something…or rather, Someone and He is the Creator, so without a universe, and thus matter, the question of life would be a moot point, however Dawkins avoids this impossible question because he has no answer. Aristotle, out of a purely logical conclusion, knew that a “First Cause” was probable and in fact logical. Perhaps Dr. Dawkins would be better suited to call his book Climbing Mount Impossible, because the odds he mentioned, “one in a billion billion billion,” are beyond improbable…in fact, they are impossible.


I cannot reconcile those who believe in evolution and those who believe in God as Creator. For those who claim to be Christian and still believe in the theory of evolution, how do they explain Jesus referring to a literal Adam and Eve and creating them in His own image? If evolution were true, God would be a deistic God and God would just wind up the universe and let it work itself out, but that’s not the God of the Bible because the Bible says “he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:9; Rom 8:28). God doesn’t need to speak and then to wait for millions of years for Adam and Eve to evolve from apes.

The Bible clearly says that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27), and not “given enough time and chance” Adam and Eve would be created. God did not create the single-cell amoeba after His own image, but mankind, and Scripture doesn’t allow for an alternative theory. Evolution is a theory….creation is a fact. That is exactly why the Apostle Paul said that they have “exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the One having created— Who is blessed forever, amen” (Rom 1:25).

1. Dawkins, R. 1996. Climbing Mount Improbable, Norton Publishing, New York. (p. 261, 3, 283). ISBN 0393039307
Here is some related reading for you: The Logical Reasons I Believe in the Intelligent Designer and Not Evolution

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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