Another way to put it: Are you going to rely on the authority of a 4-pound mass of tissue between your ears to make accurate analysis of data that is thrown at it, or will you rely on the One who holds all knowledge and allow Him to reveal His truth to you?
No, they are not.
How might we re-phrase that? It appears that the very first step of faith is belief in creator God. This stands in stark contrast to those who espouse the “Big Bang Theory” which states that all matter came from a condensed blob of hydrogen along with a host of other matter. A big bang flung everything into space which just happened to form the intricate order of celestial objects which make up the known universe.
The following are just a few examples as to why Evolution and the Bible are not mutually compatible.
1. Jesus attested to the authority of the Genesis account by stating in Matthew 19:4, “Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,’” Are we to doubt Christ’s words? He brought validity to the Genesis account of creation. His words “at the beginning”, refers back to this account of creation. And there they were; male and female, right from the very beginning. We learn from Genesis that sin, death, and corruption in the world came through the fall of Adam and Eve. Oh, and by the way, Genesis also tells us that in the beginning all living animals, including mankind, were vegetarians.
Evolution relies on millions of years of death, disorder, and destruction before human beings ever came on the scene. And yet, God declared that His creation was all “good” in the beginning. Would God have used such a cruel, haphazard, inefficient, and wasteful processes to bring about this “good” creation?
According to the Bible, God did not create the world full of pain and death. Instead, it was the self-centered, rebellion, and wickedness of humans that spoiled the perfect peace and harmony which God had created. In the words of Romans 8:19–21, because of man’s evil, the creation was “subjected to futility … and a bondage to corruption.”
3. The gods of evolution are time and chance. Neither is a friend to evolution. Mathematicians have time and time again shown just how improbable it would be for evolution to occur by “chance.” That’s why some evolutionists have resorted to explaining life on earth as having come from aliens seeding the earth. (Seriously – that explanation was provided by Richard Dawkins, a well-known atheist and evolutionist) Yet, where would these aliens have come from? We’ll read a bit later from Romans 1:18-25 and see where this line of reasoning originates. Chance is a big factor in Evolution. The Bible leaves nothing to chance, but reveals a God who is in constant control of His creation. Examine, not only the order and harmony of everything around you, but look at the history revealed through scripture. God worked out His plan to bring about the Messiah, the Christ / Savior / Lord at the precise time and place in history. God is the God of time and space.
This Biblical truth, in summary, explains and reveals why so many people refuse to simply believe God who created all things and reveals himself through His Word, the Bible.