One of the stanzas in one of the recent Hillsong United songs, So Will I (100 Billion X) says the following:
And as You speak
A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath
Evolving in pursuit of what You said
If it all reveals Your nature so will I
I can see Your heart in everything You say
Every painted sky
A canvas of Your grace
If creation still obeys You so will I
So will I
Nice words. However, you can’t use the word “evolving” in this context and not have to answer for it. Why? Because of the number of evangelical Christians who are beginning to believe in theistic evolution.
This choice of words begs the following questions,
- Did it’s writer consider the implications of this word?
- Does he or she embrace theistic evolution?
- Is this a benign usage of the word “evolving?”
Below is Amanda Cook’s cover of the song. (I love Amanda Cook, even here chewing her gum while singing this song that deals with such profound things! Funny!)