“The theory of evolution is incompatible with the gospel of Jesus Christ even as it is in direct conflict with any faithful reading of the Scriptures,” Albert Mohler, head of the Louisville, Ky., school, wrote in his blog.
Wow. Not only does Mohler dismiss a large portion of Christians today – those who do not see Genesis 1 as scientifically literal – but those throughout history (and even many in Second Temple Judaism) who didn’t read Genesis 1 the same way as Mohler does. What is this, but as Jim says, a work that we must accept a particular interpretation on a small portion of Scripture in order to be counted saved. This is where Creationism, at least those who hold that it is an essential doctrine to the Faith, are heading, to a division among the Faithful.
Even reading the Scriptures, we find those who didn’t hold to the Genesis 1 account as science…
But, this is the mentality which is increasingly familiar in the United States, an either or type, where everything is black and white, where a line is drawn, and all those on the other side are ‘other’ and thus unsaved.
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