I agree with Taylor Brown that ‘science vs. faith’ is a false dichotomy. But, as a fellow Christian, I must respectfully disagree with the rest of his article.
Firstly, as much as Ken Ham talks about the age of the Earth, I find it sad that he is still misrepresented so often. He does not teach that the world is “only about 4,000 years old,” but rather takes the plain interpretation of Genesis that the Earth is about 6,000 years old.
Although I do not doubt Mr. Brown’s salvation, I believe he holds a dangerous belief. Theistic evolution is dangerous because it puts death before sin and therefore negates the fall of man. If there were no fall, why does Mr. Brown or anyone else need a Savior?
“Evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of God...and if Jesus was not the redeemer who dies for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing.” (G. Richard Bozarth, American Atheist)
Many former Christians have realized this inconsistency and left God to embrace atheism. Although this is not a salvation issue, it is a foundational issue and a slippery slope that can lead to the rejection of God. I sincerely pray that Mr. Brown will reject theistic evolution or remain inconsistent in his beliefs.
Dylan Goracke is a aerospace and mechanical engineering sophomore