Standing for Scripture: Against Theistic Evolution
In 1997, Dr. Ross Anderson, who is now a professor in the Biological and Physical Sciences Department at The Master’s College, did the unthinkable in realm of secular higher education. He took a stand for the Genesis account of creation.
That stand cost him his job.
At the time, Anderson was a faculty member at Lamar University near Houston, Texas. He didn’t begin his time at Lamar as a young Earth creationist, but with God’s help, that’s where he ended.
“I was a theistic evolutionist,” Anderson says. “That’s the only way I could combine my formal education with my church education. Obviously, my church education wasn’t much, particularly in that area.”
When students asked how he fit evolution into his Christian beliefs, he gave the answer he had been trained to give—that evolution is what God used in creation. The answer was good enough for his students, but it never really sat well with Anderson.
“I was unsatisfied with my answer,” he says. “I started thinking, ‘I am the teacher now.’ All those verses about being more accountable applied to me. I didn’t want to be a stumbling block. So I asked God to reveal the truth to me on this issue.”. . . .[Continue reading here]
[HT: Tony Zabala]