Evolution vs the Bible comparison

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The Bible And Evolution In Conflict As God’s creatures, we do not subject the Bible to science; we subject “science” to the Bible. The challenge whether to believe God and His Word or to believe theoretical evolutionary science is presented by Scott Huse, a Christian thinker, in his excellent book, The Collapse of Evolution. The conflict of evolutionary theory against the Holy Scripture is impossible to reconcile. Huse lists 24 contrasts between the Bible and evolutionary thinking: [1]

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God is the Creator of all things (Gen. 1).

Natural chance processes can account for the existence of all things.

World created in six literal days (Gen. 1). World evolved over aeons.
Creation is completed (Gen. 2:3). Creative processes continuing.
Ocean before land (Gen. 1:2). Land before oceans.
Atmosphere between two hydrospheres (Gen. 1:7). Contiguous atmosphere and hydrosphere.
First life on land (Gen. 1:11). Life began in the oceans.
First life was land plants (Gen. 1:11). Marine organisms evolved first.
Earth before sun and stars (Gen. 1:14-19). Sun and stars before earth.
Fruit trees before fishes (Gen. 1:11). Fishes before fruit trees.
All stars made on the fourth day (Gen. 1:16). Stars evolved at various times.
Birds and fishes created on the fifth day (Gen. 1:20, 21). Fishes evolved hundreds of millions of years before birds appeared.
Birds before insects (Gen. 1:20, 21). Insects before birds.
Whales before reptiles (Gen. 1:20-31). Reptiles before whales.
Birds before reptiles (Gen. 1:20-31). Reptiles before birds.
Man before rain (Gen. 2:5). Rain before man.
Man before woman (Gen. 2:21-22). Woman before man (by genetics).
Light before the sun (Gen. 1:3-19). Sun before any light.
Plants before the sun (Gen. 1:11-19). Sun before any plants.
Abundance and variety of marine life all at once (Gen. 1:20, 21). Marine life gradually developed from a primitive organic blob.
Man’s body from the dust of the earth (Gen. 2:7) Man evolved from monkeys.
Man exercised dominion over all organisms (Gen. 1:28). Most organisms extinct before man existed.
Man originally a vegetarian (Gen. 1:29). Man originally a meat eater.
Fixed and distinct kinds (Gen. 1:11, 12, 21, 24, 25; 1 Cor. 15:38- 39). Life forms in a continual state of flux.
Man’s sin the cause of death (Rom. 5:12). Struggle and death existent long before the evolution of man.

References

  1. Scott Huse, The Collapse of Evolution (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983)