Rethinking Evolution and Rejecting It

Letter to the Editor

Rethinking Evolution and Rejecting it

Rethinking Evolution and Rejecting it!

I was very dismayed with the front-page article in the Star-Telegram, “Rethinking Evolution” (July 11). In fact, I was shocked and dismayed with the amazing arrogance and dishonesty expressed in the account.

According to the author, John Wilford, certain French scientists have found a fossilized skull, jaw, and teeth which they think represent an extinct member of the “hominid” family that may represent an ancestor of modern humans. The arrogant dishonesty of the article is appalling. Wilford states, as though it were an established fact, that this creature lived about 7 million years ago. He is convinced that it clearly establishes evolution. In fact, he doesn’t even question the theory of evolution nor does he question the speculative date involving millions of years!

As a matter of fact, many reputable, trained and honest scientists of all disciplines reject the evolutionary theory and are convinced that God created all things in the beginning—a beginning that may be dated rather recently, from 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. They are convinced that a worldwide flood at the time of the Biblical Noah had catastrophic effects upon the earth and this may account for many fossils on the earth, as well as the existence of coal beds and oil reservoirs. Institute for Creation Research in El Cajon, CA (www.icr.org) and Answers in Genesis (www.answersingenesis.org) offer numerous, in-depth studies establishing these facts.

Consistent Christians would agree with these “creation” scientists. We base our beliefs on the Bible, the Word of God, and find that these are entirely in harmony with established facts of science, including paleontology. Apart from its pathetic speculation, why does the Biblical Christian reject the implications of Wilford’s article? The Bible says that God created all things (Acts 17:24) in six literal days (Exodus 20:11) only thousands of years ago (Genesis 1:1-31). Both the Lord Jesus Christ and Paul believed and taught that Adam and Eve were the first created human beings (Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:13-14; Romans 5:12-14; 1 Corinthians 11:8-12; 2 Corinthians 11:3). Jesus Christ said that the first human beings, Adam and Eve, were created at “the beginning of creation” (Mark 10:6)—not 15 billion years later! The reality of sin is based on the historicity of God’s creation of Adam and Eve, thus forgiveness of sin through Christ’s death on the cross is undermined by the false theory of evolution, including the irresponsible speculations found in Wilford’s article.

I challenge the readers of the Star-Telegram not to be deceived by the pseudo-science displayed so deceptively in the article, “Rethinking Evolution.” I would call upon them to really “rethink” evolution and reject it as an empty, bankrupt, and disproved theory that displaces God as Creator of all things.

Richard Hollerman
(
Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

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