If you could ask Jesus about evolution, would He say He believed in it? You can find His answer in the scriptures. It is clearly obvious that Jesus did not believe in evolution and if you can believe in Jesus, which I do, then let His words prove it to you. Don’t believe me, believe what Jesus says.
In Matthew 19:4-6, He answers the question about divorce from the Pharisees saying, “4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? ‘ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together let no man separate.” So God did not create amoebas after the amoeba kind or single-celled creatures after the single-celled creature kinds.
Did Jesus Believe the Story of Noah’s Ark and the Worldwide Flood?
Big time yes on this. In Matthew 24:37 He speaks of the end times, saying “As in the days of Noah, so shall also be the coming of the Son of Man be”. It is apparent that Jesus did believe in the story of Noah’s Ark and thus, by extension, the Global Flood.
Did Jesus Believe Jonah Was Swallowed by a Great Fish?
Yes He did. In Matthew 12 some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. Just as Jonah was in the belly of a great fish three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. Jesus speaks of Jonah and this necessarily included him being swallowed by a “great fish”, not a whale as is supposed and which is not in the original Hebrew. So Jesus certainly believed this to be true and not a mythological story or an analytical piece of literary work.
Of course a Christian’s salvation does not depend upon whether he or she believes in evolution or not, but whether he or she believes in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). Evolution and Jesus words are not compatible with evolution. God is Creator and He didn’t use happenstance or random events. Whether you believe in evolution or not, I pray you believe in Jesus Christ, because that belief holds your entire future in it.
Here’s what is at stake. Take Blaise Pascal and read what is called Pascal’s Wager: “If you erroneously believe in God, you lose nothing (assuming that death is the absolute end), whereas if you correctly believe in God, you gain everything (eternal bliss). But if you correctly disbelieve in God, you gain nothing (death ends all), whereas if you erroneously disbelieve in God, you lose everything (eternal damnation).” I am putting all of my chips on the table, I’m all in, and I am staking my eternity on Jesus. What will hell be like? No light, outer darkness, for He is light. And separation from God will be hell enough…for all time. You can bet your life on Jesus.
Originally published on Everyday Christian.