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So Will I (Believe in Evolution?)

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?”

It matters.

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!)

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4 replies »

  1. The use of the word was purposeful and despite the controversy it has raised, they haven’t changed it to a word that would be be an issue for Christians who take God at His Word. It’s a slippery slope when we allow ourselves to let these compromises find their way into our worship of the Creator who made us in His image. Evolution requires death before sin, which is contrary to the whole of God’s Word. Thank you for posting this article.

    • Hi Sandy, thank you for your comments. If it were t for the foolishness of theistic evolution we might be able to let it pass. Frequently I discover people who don’t see the value in thinking through how their creativity etc. might be misinterpreted. Thanks again.

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