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As I have said numerous times: Adventism and evolution are mutually exclusive. If one is true, the other is false. Ergo, you can be an Adventist or an evolutionist, but not both. Our name, Seventh-day Adventist, implies a rejection of any creation story thatâ€™s premised not on the six days before the seventh but on eons of evolutionary hell. Honesty demands that those who call themselves Seventh-day Adventist ought to at least believe in what the name they claim stands for.
Because Iâ€™ve taken this unyielding position on whatâ€™s an unyieldable position, Iâ€™ve been accusedâ€”both in the flesh and in the fleshly androgyny of cyberspaceâ€”of advocating that anyone who believes in evolution ought to be thrown out of the church.
Thatâ€™s false. What Iâ€™ve said is that itâ€™s hard to see how anyone who believes in evolution would want to be in this church. Nothing Adventist makes sense with the neo-Darwinian synthesis as backdrop. To paraphrase a fundamentalist atheist, evolution is an acid that erodes everything it touches. That would include the three angelsâ€™ messages of Revelation 14, which have the central theme of creation and redemption, two truths nullified by evolution, even a â€œtheisticâ€ kind. (Whoâ€™d want to worship a theos who created like that, anyway?)
To reiterate: be a Seventh-day Adventist or be an evolutionist, but letâ€™s end the charade of thinking one can be both.Â (Read more)