Volume 4, Number 4
Fixity Among Living Things
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
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.