Because of efforts to synthesize
Greek thought with early Christianity, the Christian church from the
beginning of the fifth century to the seventeenth century taught a doctrine
of theistic evolution. After a brief return to a belief that Genesis
is simple history, Christians from the seventeenth to the nineteenth
centuries again wavered from the doctrine of special creation by teaching
extreme fixity in created kinds. Close study of the Old Testament today
brings out the point that Genesis does teach a fixity of living kinds.
However, the fixity is not at the level of the individual, but
at the level of the kind. Thus new individuals are always of the same
kind as their parents.
Wild Flowers: A Problem For
William J. Tinkle, Ph.D.
According to the inclusive
explanation of evolution by natural selection, wild flowers developed
by chance variation. Evolutionists postulate that flowers came from
changes in leaves. A truly vivid imagination is required to visualize
floers of Dutchman's Breeches developing by chance from a leafy branch,
especially in the absence of any leaf branches in this wild flower.
Evolutionists reject purpose on the part of the Creator because of a
philosophy, but not because of their observations. Evolution by natural
selection cannot be used to adequately explain the vast interdependence
of living things.