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Grace Fellowship Church
Jim Rickard
November 27, 2012
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.—
The Book of Proverbs
Chapter 3
Prov 3:19-20
Creation vs. Evolution
I. Introduction.
Genesis 1 gives the account of
God’s Creative Act.
L.S. Chafer, “Evolution is a
humanly devised theory which
has no truly scientific basis or
evidence upon which to rest, but
is all the same believed by college
and university professors and in
general the intellectual class.”
“The unregenerated being unable
to believe the Genesis account of
creation and not having any
ability to believe that there is a
God who created all things, they
have devised the best theory that
they can, but still with great
“No Spirit-taught person will
have trouble with the Genesis
account of creation.”
II. The Theories of
1. Naturalistic:
By “natural selection” and the
“survival of the fittest” the
varied forms of living things
came to be what they are as a
result of fortuitous
2. Theistic:
God is the original cause,
while embracing a supposed
evolutionary process as the
method by which He
developed man from the
original cell He had created.
God states clearly throughout
the Bible that His Being is the
sole source of all things and
the precise method He
employed. Cf. Gen 1-2, with
Mat 19:4; Rom 5:12-19;
1 Cor 15:45-49; 1 Tim 2:13
Those who embrace the
Darwinist theory of evolution
and animal ancestry dishonor
both God and himself, having
disregarded the truth of God’s
Word treating it with
If man is the product of natural
forces, then he has responsibility along moral lines as
natural forces demand and no
more. He then may look to
tadpoles for his moral ideals,
and truth is without foundation.
As His creation we have a
moral accountability to Him
and His Word.
As His creation we have a
moral accountability to Him
and His Word.
1 Peter 1:16, “You shall be holy,
for I am holy.”
As His creation we have a
moral accountability to Him
and His Word.
1 Peter 1:16, “You shall be holy,
for I am holy.”
Mat 5:48, “Therefore you are to be
perfect, as your heavenly Father is
Rom 4:3,
“Let God be true, but every
man a liar.”
Evolution is the change in the
inherited characteristics of
biological populations over
successive generations.
Life on Earth originated and
then evolved from a universal
common ancestor
approximately 3.8 billion
years ago.
Charles Darwin was the first
to formulate a scientific
argument for the theory of
evolution by means of natural
III. The Blending of
Evolution and Creation.
The Genesis record of the six
days of creation has been
reinterpreted in terms of the
evolutionary ages of
historical geology.
It is critical that we interpret
the Bible literally and then fit
science into it, if at all
possible. We should never try
to fit the Bible into science.
1. Theistic Evolution:
a. It contradicts the Bible
record of creation.
b. It is inconsistent with
God’s methods. The standard
concept of evolution involves
the development of
innumerable misfits and
extinctions, useless and even
harmful organisms.
c. The evolutionary
philosophy is the intellectual
basis of all anti-theistic
Grace Fellowship Church
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tape # 12-136
Proverbs Chapter 3
Creation vs. Evolution, Part 1
Introduction and Theistic Evolution
Prov 3:19-20; Gen 1; Mat 19:4-6; 1 Cor 15:45-49
James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2012