Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
Review Published April 2006
Morris says that people who compromise with evolution, in the form of theistic evolution, are "semi-creationists." He says that "compromise never works."
However, there are millions of Christians who believe in evolution, and they have active, vibrant Christian walks. They fully believe in God as the Creator.
Perhaps the question should be rephrased to read "Does it Hurt to Compromise with Evolution?" Clearly, the answer is no.
The best quote on the issue of blending evolution and Christianity comes from the great evangelist Billy Graham...
"I don't think that there's any conflict at all between science today and the Scriptures. I think that we have misinterpreted the Scriptures many times and we've tried to make the Scriptures say things they weren't meant to say, I think that we have made a mistake by thinking the Bible is a scientific book. The Bible is not a book of science. The Bible is a book of Redemption, and of course I accept the Creation story. I believe that God did create the universe. I believe that God created man, and whether it came by an evolutionary process and at a certain point He took this person or being and made him a living soul or not, does not change the fact that God did create man. ... whichever way God did it makes no difference as to what man is and man's relationship to God."1
Clearly, it is Jesus that matters, not what you believe about creation.
1 Source Book: Billy Graham: Personal Thoughts of a Public Man, 1997. p. 72-74
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