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Evolution and Christianity


By AbdurRahman - Posted on 04 March 2007

Not all, but many Christians believe in evolution. Rev. Thomas J. VandeStadt, Pastor of the Congregational Church of Austin writes, "I happen to find the theory of evolution pretty darn convincing. I also read the Bible and have faith in God." (The Visitor, April 2005)

Perhaps Reverend VandeStadt might have attended a high school course in chemistry and forgotten about the "Laws of Thermodynamics," most specifically, the Second Law of Thermodynamics:

The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics describes basic principles familiar in everyday life. It is partially a universal law of decay; the ultimate cause of why everything ultimately falls apart and disintegrates over time. Material things are not eternal. Everything appears to change eventually, and chaos increases. Nothing stays as fresh as the day one buys it; clothing becomes faded, threadbare, and ultimately returns to dust.
— Emmett L. Williams, editor, Thermodynamics and the Development of Order, 1981, p. 18.

Duane Gish, Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley states:

Of all the statements that have been made with respect to theories on the origin of life, the statement that the Second Law of Thermodynamics poses no problem for an evolutionary origin of life is the most absurd... The operation of natural processes on which the Second Law of Thermodynamics is based is alone sufficient, therefore, to preclude the spontaneous evolutionary origin of the immense biological order required for the origin of life.

The very fact that Christians are divided, not only in their thousands of denominations, but also on such a core issue as evolution, merely verifies what God has said in His Book, the Qur’an:

اتَّخَذُواْ أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللّهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُواْ إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُواْ إِلَـهًا وَاحِدًا لاَّ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

They have taken their rabbis and monks as lords besides Allah,
and also the Messiah, son of Maryam.
Yet they were commanded to worship only one God.
There is no God but Him!
Glory be to Him above anything they associate with Him!
— at-Tawbah (9) 31

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I find it distressing that all Christians are assumed to think alike.

For those who think and listen to reason, let them contemplate the fact that Allah (God) created Jesus in a way that was less miraculous than the creation of Adam or Eve. The object of our worship should be Allah (God) himself, not that which He created.

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
(Mark 12:29)

Let us now hear the words of Allah al-Aziz (God Al-Mighty) as they have been translated into English:

They say, “Be Jews or Christians and you will be guided.” Say, “Rather adopt the religion of Abraham, a man of natural pure belief. He was not one of the idolators.”
(The Qur’ān 2:135)

The Jews and Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion. Say, “God’s guidance is the true guidance.” If you were to follow their whims and desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you would find no protector or helper against God.
(The Qur’ān 2:120)

I wonder how many people realize that you cannot convert to Islam without professing your belief in Jesus and the other prophets. We believe in his second coming as well, and that he will lead us, the Muslims.