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The Summit Lecture Series: Myths of Evolution with Sean McDowell, part 2

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If Darwinian Evolution is true, than you are the result of the same process that created other primates, created other animals, and all of the living world. So this reminds us that there’s nothing special or unique about you as human beings. You are just as equal in value – and essentially in your nature – as other animals.

One famous quote actually came out of Hollywood in regards to this. When asked about her reputation of promiscuity, actress Scarlett Johansson replied, “I do think, on some basic level, we are animals; and by instinct, we kind of breed accordingly.” Now regardless of if you agree or disagree with promiscuous sex, it is clear that she understands that ideas have consequences; and if Darwinian Evolution is true, you are essentially just another animal, not uniquely made in the image of God – so why not act like it?

So this begs the question: Are we made in the image of God according to a plan? In other words, are you the result of a purposeful creation, intended by God; or are you the result of an unguided accidental process?

It seems to me that it’s harder to come up with a more basic and important question than this. Now some people – even many Christians – wonder why the evolution debate even matters. Why can’t Christians just agree to disagree with evolutionists, or even compromise and suggest that God used Darwinian Evolution to create the world?...

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