For me, a thrilling development in recent years is to see prominent theologian and seminary president, Albert Mohler, speak out on the creation/evolution debate. Mohler is President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.
On his latest blog:
The debate over Darwinism rages on, with almost every week bringing a new salvo in the Great Controversy. The reason for this is simple and straightforward — naturalistic evolution is the great intellectual rival to Christianity in the Western world. It is the creation myth of the secular elites and their intellectual weapon of choice in public debate.
Mohler makes it clear where the attack on the church is coming from today. Evolution. And uniformitarian geology, which ignores the biblical Flood and posits billions of years, is the underpinning of the evolutionary worldview (hence the reason for this site).
So Mohler has named the enemy from without, but he also names the enemy from within:
Given the stakes in this public controversy, the attractiveness of theistic evolution becomes clear. The creation of a middle ground between Christianity and evolution would resolve a great cultural and intellectual conflict. Yet, in the process of attempting to negotiate this new middle ground, it is the Bible and the entirety of Christian theology that gives way, not evolutionary theory. Theistic evolution is a biblical and theological disaster.
By describing the deadly consequences of compromise he sounds a warning. It’s a warning that needs to be pondered by leaders of evangelical denominations, by pastors of evangelical churches, and by principals and staff of evangelical colleges. A decision needs to be made. Mohler makes it clear on what is at stake:
We now face the undeniable truth that the most basic and fundamental questions of biblical authority and gospel integrity are at stake.