Quotes for Topic: Evolution-faith
Naturalism itself is a religious belief. The conviction that nothing happens supernaturally is a tenet of faith, not a fact that can be verified by scientific means. Indeed, an a priori rejection of everything supernatural involves a giant, irrational leap of faith.
Reference: The Battle for the Beginning, 2001.
Religion is exactly the right word to describe naturalism. The entire philosophy is built on a faith-based premise. Its basic presupposition - a rejection of everything supernatural - requires a giant leap of faith. And nearly all its supporting theories must be taken by faith as well.
Reference: The Battle for the Beginning, 2001, p. 11.
[The Bible] presents a most plausible understanding of the universe and the existence of life. It presents a God who creates. That makes more sense than believing that everything came out of nothing – that nobody times nothing equals all things – which is essentially what the theory of evolution says. I have an easier time assuming that everything was produced by someone. And the Bible tells me who that someone is: God.
Reference: You Can Trust the Bible, Moody Press, 1988, p. 8.
As Christians we accept one foundational truth – God – and everything else makes sense. An atheist denies God and has to accept incredible explanations for everything else. It takes more faith to deny God than to believe in Him.
Reference: The Ultimate Priority, Moody Press 1983, p. 38.