Alex McFarland

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March 2013: Part II: Independent Thought in an Evolution-Soaked World

Worldveiws MarRelease of Darwin’s 1859 work On the Origin of Species had a tremendous impact on public discourse about science and faith. The discussion continues in full force to this day! There have been—and are—many who try to hold to both God and Darwin. Belief in supernatural creation is, they say, compatible with naturalistic evolution. But the consistent evolutionist will inevitably arrive at an atheistic understanding of the universe. British scientist Richard Dawkins, seen by many as a sort of “guardian of orthodoxy” regarding evolutionary theory, unapologetically articulates his belief that everything ultimately came from nothing. Dawkins asserts: “Life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved literally out of nothing.”1

Praised or ridiculed, the anti-supernatural implications of Darwin’s theory cannot be ignored. . . .


Go to Part I.

For the December lesson, “Why Is Jesus Different from the Gods of Other Religions That Claim a Virgin Birth and a Resurrection?” – click here.

For the full November lesson, “Where Did the Universe Come From?”—click here.

For the September lesson and a bonus video on Christianity and science—click here.

Dr. Alex McFarland is a speaker, author of 10 books, and advocate for Christian apologetics. He serves as director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, a leading U.S. Christian college. He has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally and has preached in more than 1,300 churches.