Sunday, April 01, 2012

Tim Keller the evolutionist

Few Christian colleges or seminaries teach young earth creationism (YEC), participants noted during discussion groups. But less formal, grassroots educational initiatives, often centered on homeschooling, have won over the majority of evangelicals. “We have arguments, but they have a narrative,” noted Tim Keller. Both young earth creationists and atheistic evolutionists tell a story tapping into an existing cultural narrative of decline. To develop a Biologos narrative is “the job of pastors,” Keller said.

(Evangelical Evolutionists meet in New Work)

Well, Keller has once against shown forth his position as a evolutionist. As I have mentioned before, embracing the Framework Hypothesis is not contrary to embrace of some form of Theistic Evolution. And don't anyone dare to play semantics here. As long as one thinks that the process and mechanism of evolution plays some role in the creation of species, that is evolution. To the degree that God is used as an ad-hoc "god of the gaps," to the degree that God is used as a crutch in the origins debate.

Evolution is a holistic system. There is no true fusion possible between evolution and Christianity. What "fusion" there is is a mongrel and mishmash of conflicting propositions, just as abominable as a hybrid between Protoss and Zerg.

If the PCA treats its ordination vows in the same way as the OPC does, Keller would be working in blatant violation of his ordination vows as a Presbyterian minister in which he swore to uphold the teaching of the Westminster Confession of Faith. Keller IMO should be charged, but I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.

[HT: Wes White]

9 comments:

Committed Christian said...

That would be most unfortunate if the PCA did not charge Keller, but I too do not have a lot of faith that would happen...

PuritanReformed said...

@Committed:

ditto

Joel Tay said...

Many of the leaders in Biologos are anti-inerrancists.

Shawn Teo Chee Yong said...

Gosh dan! PROTOSS AND ZERG!!! HAHA so true...

Yea.."we have arguments"! yes, man made one nonetheless no wonder i found it so funny... But again on a serious note "they have narrative"... A very bad sweeping statement and have huge ramifications given the huge support he has. Lack of disregard of scriptures honestly, he should do something about it... Apparently he forgotten this so called narrative used here is God's word...

PuritanReformed said...

@Joel:

indeed.

@Shawn:

=P

Mary said...

Then God said,"Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let him rule over the fish of the sea...God created man in His own image,in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."Genesis 1:26-27

Is God a liar? Is this a fable? Did God create Himself (His Image)as a souless homosapien? And, if He did such a thing at what point did the soul POP into being? Utter rubbish!

To imagine such foolishness with the God who can not lie, and fashioned us, fearfully and wonderfully in His likeness, is inconceivable.

PuritanReformed said...

@Mary:

indeed. It happens when so-called "experts" relegate Genesis 1-11 as ANE myths.

Mary said...

Someone much wiser than myself helped me understand that the evolution from hominids to humans is a more difficult leap than one would think. For instance, when did sin/death come into the world? Think how long Adam and Eve lived in the beginning without diseases and the earth being misted (greenhouse effect sort of)living 600 to 900yrs. How would a hominid have died (before sin/death entered) to even be able to evolve?

If you are trying to answer from a Biblical/Christian perspective, there is a problem.

PuritanReformed said...

@Mary:

well, I guess they take the curse of death due to the Fall to be a spiritual and not a physical death