Thursday, 24 July 2008

I Laughed Out Loud: Grudem on Creation

…while reading Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology! This made me do it:
Instead of the straightforward biblical account of God's creation, the theistic evolution view has to understand events to have occurred something like this:
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds." And after three hundred eigthy-seven million four hundred ninety-two thousand eight hundred seventy-one attempts, God finally made a mouse that worked. 276-277
This in the fascinating Chapter 15, on Creation, and a section entitled, "Some Theories About Creation Seem Clearly Inconsistent With the Teachings of Scripture," one of those theories being "Theistic Evolution."

Grudem thinks that there is an incompatibility between God's purposefulness in the biblical account of creation and the randomness demanded by evolutionary theory.

No kidding!