It seems a prevalent response of atheists against the existence of God is that “evolution has taken away our need for God.” The sad thing is that many Christians continue discussing almost believing this idea. It is illogical. Many in Western society have come to think that the theory of evolution and the debate over the existence of God are connected. In reality, these two things do not deal with each other in anyway. Evolution is not a theory on how the world began but on how it developed. It does not answer the question of how the world came into existence. I do want to state that I do not personally believe in the theory of evolution because it has some gaps and logic problems. Yet, it is very possible that God could have created the process of evolution. Nothing is impossible with Him. He very often does things that we would not predict.
My main problem I am trying to explain here is that it seems the main arguments against God’s existence actually have little to do with the subject. The Big Bang Theory has been thought to be contrary to God’s existence, but in reality, whether or not it is absolutely accurate, it shows that this world had a beginning. No offense to the modern atheists but the ancient atheists held a much more logical stance than what is held now. What I mean is that a majority of atheists in the past believed that this world had no beginning. Instead it had been eternally in existence. This took out the need for a Creator and beginning. When an atheist today claims that the universe had a beginning but still claims no God, he brings logical problems into play. Not everything in existence has a cause, but everything that has a beginning certainly has a cause. Therefore something had to cause this world to begin existing and it must have come from outside.
To my Christian brothers and sisters, we need to be careful not to fight a theory or idea so fast because it is new. We do not need to embrace it or accept it in anyway, but we must rationally look at its evidence and effects upon the truths we already hold. Also remember what Paul told Timothy in his second letter, “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.”*