No topic stirs up a fight quicker than evolution. Young earth creation science advocates (and some old earth creationists) have targeted evolution as an enemy to be crushed. Despite all the arguments against evolution, it marches on. In fact, if you do a quick web search, the arguments put forth by young earth theorists are countered by the evolutionists (see TalkOrigins.org or No Answers In Genesis, for example).
There is no reason why evolution should not be a viable basis of belief. One can believe in evolution and be a born-again Christian. These believers are known as "Theistic Evolutionists."
Although theistic evolutionists vary in their positions, from conservative to liberal, there is no reason why a theistic evolutionist cannot be very conservative, believing in an inerrant Bible. At Old Earth Ministries, we always take the conservative position that the Word is inerrant and infallible. It is possible to be a fundamentalist and an evolutionist at the same time.
Evolution - The Bible Taught it First! Evolution is not contrary to God's Word...God's Word actually supports it!
Reproduction and Speciation – Contributed Article by Jim Schicatano
A Theological Argument for Evolution - Shows that one can accept both evolution and belief in God
Theistic Evolution - by Carl Drews
God and Evolution - Good FAQ about Theistic Evolution (Off-site. Opens a new window)
The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy – Contributed Article by Jim Schicatano
Did Darwin Miss the Obvious? - Response to claims about extinction rate vs. speciation rate.
20 Reasons Why Genesis and Evolution Don't Mix? - A review of Appendix 1 of Ken Ham's Book The Lie: Evolution
10 Dangers – Is it dangerous to accept the Theistic Evolutionist theory?
Creation Science Commentary - Evolution Causes Mass Murders? - Answers in Genesis claims evolution made them do it!
Chromosome Count and Complexity - A simplistic, false claim from Kent Hovind
Neanderthal A Distinct Species – New evidence argues against a young earth
Birds from Dinosaurs? - Bruce Malone uses outdated science in his poorly researched work
Did Darwin Prove Genesis a Fairy Tale? - by Dr. Dennis Bonnette
Must Human Evolution Contradict Genesis? - by Dr. Dennis Bonnette
Transitional Fossils of Hominid Skulls - Supports the idea that transitional forms of hominids do exist to adequately answer this young earth critique (Off-site, opens a new window)
Re-Dating Human Fossils - Misrepresentation by Young Earth Theorists
Young Earth Creationism and Evolution – Yes, they believe in evolution!
Stone Blades - The discovery of tools used by human ancestors provides no proof of a young earth
Decontaminating the Church - Our youth are leaving the church because of young earth creationism
It Is All About Teeth – In order to explain carnivorous activity, the young-earth proponent accepts evolution, and some other far-out ideas!
Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodymanics - by Ed Morris. Christians should not use the argument that this law is violated by evolution. Offsite--opens a new window.
Theistic Evolution Web Sites
Did you know that you can be a Christian,
and believe that the earth is billions of years old? You can even
believe in evolution and be a Christian. There is no conflict
between science and the Bible...all one needs is a proper
understanding how to merge science and the Bible. To learn more
about old earth creationism, see
Old Earth Belief,
or check out the article
Can You Be A
Christian and Believe in an Old Earth?
Feel free to check out more of this website. Our goal is to provide rebuttals to the bad science behind young earth creationism, and honor God by properly presenting His creation.