A Biblical Case Against Theistic Evolution

A Biblical Case Against Theistic Evolution
Matthew Pickhaver
Matthew Pickhaver Matthew Pickhaver, an Associate Lecturer and Communications Manager with Biblical Creation Trust, holds a BSc in Zoology from University College London. He preaches regularly in Norfolk.
27 April, 2023 2 min read

Author: Wayne Grudem (editor), John D. Currid, Guy Prentiss Waters, Gregg R. Allison, and Fred G. Zaspel
Publisher: Crossway
256 pages
Purchase from: Eden Books (£15.73)

This is a slimmed-down version of 2017’s Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. It reproduces six chapters – three revised – by five leading scholars, to show how theistic evolution (TE) conflicts with Christian doctrine. It provides an overview of TE’s theological implications, without 1000 pages of science attached.

Wayne Grudem states that since Genesis 1–3 provides the foundation of the whole Bible, it should be understood as historical narrative. He responds to BioLogos’s objection to the TE definition previously used – agreeing that God actively sustains the natural world, but not that God ‘did not cause any empirical detectable change in the behaviour of matter until living things had evolved by purely natural processes’. This confuses creation with providence, denying God’s direct creation of living creatures.

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