Re: [asa] New IVP book Should Christians Embrace Evolution

From: Dennis Venema <>
Date: Fri Nov 27 2009 - 14:50:38 EST

Skimmed the website and the few posted quotes from the book. Yikes. Fossils don't support evolution, the genome doesn't support evolution, theistic evolutionists avoid/hide data, etc etc. And not a real biologist in the bunch as far as I can tell - a clinical geneticist and a vet is as close as it gets - wonder why?

May I please review this one for PSCF too?

Or perhaps share the review with a paleontologist (*cough* Keith? *cough*)?

Anyone over there in the UK willing to post me a copy if I send you the funds? I notice Amazon UK has it bundled as a special with Meyer's Signature in the Cell book as well - since I need that one too, maybe I should get them together?

Michael, would you be willing to order them and send them my way?



On 27/11/09 11:15 AM, "Dave Wallace" <> wrote:

Should Christians Embrace Evolution

Appears that IVP is pushing this book hard. Anyone in the UK read it yet?
It may at first seem easy to say 'God simply used evolution to bring about the results he desired', as some are proposing today. That view is called 'theistic evolution'. However, the contributors to this volume, both scientists and biblical scholars, show that adopting theistic evolution leads to many positions contrary to the teaching of the Bible, such as these: (1) Adam and Eve were not the first human beings, but they were just two Neolithic farmers among about ten million other human beings on earth at that time, and God just chose to reveal himself to them in a personal way. (2) Those other human beings had already been seeking to worship and serve God or gods in their own ways. (3) Adam was not specially formed by God of 'dust from the ground' (Gen. 2:7) but had two human parents. (4) Eve was not directly made by God out of a 'rib that the Lord God had taken from the man' (Gen. 2:22), but she also had two human parents. (5) Many human beings both then and now are not descended from Adam and Eve. (6) Adam and Eve's sin was not the first sin. (7) Human physical death had occurred for thousands of years before Adam and Eve's sin - it was part of the way living things had always existed. (8) God did not impose any alteration in the natural world when he cursed the ground because of Adam's sin.
Dave W
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