THEISTIC EVOLUTION: A SINFUL COMPROMISE
The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy in 2nd Timothy 2:2 with these words
“And the things that thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also”
Over recent years I have increasingly come to the firm conviction that we are living in days when the preservation and transmission of God’s “truth” (John 17:17) has fallen into the hands of many who are not “faithful men who shall be able to teach others also”.
An area where this ‘truth war’ has manifested itself is the whole subject of ‘origins’ – God has in the opening chapters of Genesis outlined the truth concerning what are termed ‘origins’ – that He is the creator of all and that He carried out His creative work in six 24-hour days.
With the ‘advent’ of Darwin’s theory of evolution that divine-creative truth has increasingly been challenged by the secular and increasingly atheistic world. In addition, in recent decades, there have been increasing numbers within professing Christendom who have sought to come to some sort of ‘accommodation’ with this theory and so have posited the view of ‘Theistic Evolution’.
TIM KELLER and CHRISTIANITY
Those familiar with the ministry of ‘Take Heed’ will know that I have already shared many concerns about the teachings of TIM KELLER – one of my previous articles concerning him is located on
On 25 December 2016, the current principal of Union Theological College, where those being prepared for ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland are trained, posted the following to his Facebook Timeline –
25 December at 08:51
Great article for all who have doubts about Christianity.
Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller?
A prominent evangelical considers a skeptical journalist’s doubts. NYTIMES.COM|BY NICHOLAS KRISTOF
This post then linked to the following
THE CHURCH : Satan’s Sustained Subversion
On 19th March 2013 Dr E S Williams (author of the excellent book ‘The New Calvinists: Changing the Gospel’) gave a very informative, enlightening and topical talk on how Satan has been continually seeking to subvert the truth of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In his talk he charts the impact upon the true Gospel of the likes of ‘Higher Criticism’, ‘New Evangelicalism’, ‘The Church Growth Movement’, ‘The Purpose Driven Movement’, ‘The Lausanne Movement’ and ‘The Emerging Church Movement’.
Dr Williams identifies key figures who have been involved in this sustained subversion – people like Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller, Billy Graham, John Stott, Rick Warren, Tim Keller, and Mark Driscoll to name but some.
TIM KELLER: FLESHING OUT SOME OF MY CONCERNS
Back in 2013 I posted an article to the ministry web site called Sharing concerns about TIM KELLER It can be viewed on
Towards the end of that article I wrote the following – From my own perspective there were 2 points in particular that were noteworthy. Bearing in mind that Mr Keller is supposedly coming from a ‘Reformed’ position
(1) He supports ‘Theistic Evolution’ and
(2) He regards favourably the heretical teachings of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits whose aim of course is to reverse The Reformation and restore the Universal Rule of ‘Mother Church’ and that cause has been greatly helped by the election of the first ever Jesuit Pope earlier this year.