My last article concerned Wheaton College and its condemnation of the January 6, 2021 violence in Washington DC. In that condemnation they blamed “wicked leadership—especially by President Trump,”. That statement speaks volumes!
Recently I came across an ad for a new book by five Wheaton Professors on the theories of origins. This book was made possible by a grant from BioLogos which holds ‘…that God created the universe, the earth, and all life over billions of years‘. https://biologos.org/about-us/what-we-believe/
It was the BioLogos grant that permitted the writing of this ‘…new book, Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins: Cosmology, Geology, and Biology in Christian Perspective.’ https://biologos.org/articles/5-wheaton-college-professors-release-new-book-on-theories-of-origins
The authors of this book are said to team teach at Wheaton the ‘…Theories of Origins, a general education science course first offered at the Christian college in 1995. Big Bang cosmology, origin of the solar system, Earth history, origin of life, origins of species and evolution, and human origins are introduced by faculty representing physics and philosophy of science, geology, chemistry, and biology. A Bible scholar provides background on principles and methods of biblical interpretation and accounts of creation and the Flood in Genesis.
Faculty enthusiasm and student interest in the course has remained strong despite the changing lineup of faculty with over 1,150 course alumni in its 23-year history. After all, the syllabus “evolves” with every new discovery: The course was introduced at the initiation of human genome sequencing and before the discovery of some 3,500 exoplanets and eleven additional hominin species!’https://biologos.org/articles/5-wheaton-college-professors-release-new-book-on-theories-of-origins
It is apparent from the statements above that Wheaton takes the hypothesis of evolution over the plain literal teaching of the WORD OF GOD! Now, it clear that neither the evolutionist or the Bible creationist was there when everything came into being. However, the creationist has the Bible as well as the evidence of fossils etc. that the evolutionist has as well. Therefore, it is how one looks and reads the evidence for both Biblical creation and Darwinian evolution can be correct.
Wheaton teaches a ‘science falsely so called’ and is not building the students up in the faith of the Word of God when it teaches a theory from Satan’s workbook. As Dr. Floyd Nolen Jones writes on page 22 of CHRONOLOGY OF THE OT that once the student is hooked by the teaching of evolution ‘…gone for the
most part is trust in an instantaneous special creation by God, a literal Adam and Eve, the Fall of
man, and his subsequent need for a Redeemer. The first eleven chapters of Genesis, the seed bed for
all the doctrines that follow in the remainder of Scripture, become little more than a fable or parable.
The rudimentary truth of fallen man’s proclivity toward evil and of eventual judgment against
impenitence, as demonstrated by the world-wide Flood, is lost in the battle for the hearts and souls
of those for whom the ultimate sacrifice has been made.’
Scientists who believe in a literal reading of Genesis are not simpletons. For example Isaac Newton ‘…wrote powerful refutations on atheism while defending the literal six day Bible Creation
account. Moreover, he believed that the worldwide Flood of Noah’s day accounted for most of the
geologic phenomena observed in his day. Newton’s authored two volumes addressing Biblical
chronology, The Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the great work, The Chronology of
Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published posthumously in 1728. In the latter, Newton decimated and
overthrew the current dates of Greek, Latin and Egyptian chronology demonstrating the
impossibility of using any of their chronologies as a stable foundation which could be used as a
standard.’ Page 36 CHRONOLOGY OF THE OT
You get the point. Evolution and Biblical creation are not compatible and it does make a difference what one believes. If interested you can find a list of creation organizations at http://www.nwcreation.net/groupcreation.html.