Belief in the Creation View Falling: But Why?
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” Romans 1:20
A recent Gallup Poll article, from May 2017, “In US, Belief in Creationist View of Humans at New Low”, by Art Swift, shares some interesting information. I think the writer is missing the point though. Yes, the Creationist view is falling, but the author makes it sound like only the gullible and uneducated believe in Creationism, but he is dead wrong.
First the statistics: Only 38% of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form. 58% of Americans believe that God and evolution played a role in human creation. Only 19 % believe that humans developed via evolution alone.
So, roughly three quarters of the American population believe God had His hand in our creation, either through God plus evolution or just God. That’s not too bad. Only 21% of those with post graduate degrees believe in Biblical creation, while 48% that have no more than a high school diploma, believe in Biblical creation.
Now this makes it sound like lesser educated people believe in Biblical creation because they are uneducated clods. Nothing can be further from the truth. The truth is that the longer you are exposed to the evolutionary dogma taught in our atheist universities, the more you will be inclined to believe in evolution.
High school is a secular enough environment, but colleges and universities are much worse for demanding a secular view from their students. The longer the education the more exposure to evolutionary dogma or more accurately, faith based evolutionary religious views. Let’s face it folks, evolution has become a religion. Even though Darwinian evolution has been proven to be impossible, the evolutionists still worship at Darwin’s feet.
We still have 50% of the Protestants that believe in Biblical creation. Unfortunately, that’s only half the people in your congregation preachers. Pastors, either the Bible is right about everything, or it’s wrong about everything. The vast evidence for the Bible being the inspired, infallible Word of God, make me say emphatically, that the Bible is true from the first word to the last word.
Pastor’s you’ll like this! Of the people that go to church on weekly bases, 65% believe, “In the Beginning God created.” They believe a Biblical worldview, which is exactly how they should believe. I don’t know what’s wrong with that other 35%. 100% of your congregation should believe that the Bible is true and all of its historical accounts are accurate, including the history presented in Genesis. I know that’s unrealistic, but it’s a target to shoot for.
The less you go to church, the less you believe in a Biblical creation. The more time spent in school, the greater chance that you’ll believe the lie of evolution. The indoctrination in our universities is relentless. The closer your walk with the Lord, the more you believe what His Word says. The more you study the Bible the more you know it’s true. Stay in the Word, stay in church and stay out of liberal universities and you will have a Biblical worldview.