What About Darwin's Theory?

Many Christians have been profoundly offended by the writings of Charles Darwin. They have felt that the growing acceptance of his theory threatens some deeply cherished fundamental teachings of Christianity.

Darwin, whose father encouraged him to be a minister, chose eventually to be a natural scientist. His studies and observations led him to theorize, among other conclusions, that human life as we know it has evolved over millions of years from primitive bits of matter—developing first in water and later on land.

Many felt this theory discredited the Bible and its account of Adam and Eve. Emotions ran so deep over the issue that an American schoolteacher was prosecuted and convicted in 1925 for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in a public school. Of course, today it's not uncommon for the theory of evolution to be included in school texts. But many concerned Christians feel strongly that the Adam and Eve account should be offered as an alternative and printed alongside Darwin's theory.

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Reversing Reversal
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