Before the 19th century, the majority of scientists, clergy and professing Christians believed the Bible and its account of creation as given in Genesis. That’s not to say there weren’t those with the evolutionary lie floating around in their head and it even being spouted albeit privately.
However, that deceiver, the Devil, knew when the right time had come for the populace to fall for The LIE. That time came when Charles Darwin wrote his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. The Western world was ready for the BIG LIE and Darwin’s book sold out in a few days and the rest is history.
Today, most if not all schools of higher learning teach macroevolution as a fact rather then a theory even though there is absolutely NO evidence of a monkey changing into a man or non-life evolving into a living cell.
Yes, He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh…, when men stand before Him and try to explain why they taught something so contrary to real observational science and His Word!