The Aggressive Agenda of Unbelief
November 18, 2014
Biologos has as its mission to spread the message that the Bible cannot be relied upon as a trustworthy guide to human origins (or anything else related to creation). If Biologos were an arm of a secular university or agnostic think tank, that agenda would make perfect sense. But the profane irony is that Biologos purports to be a Christian organization.
Lest you think this is simply a debate over the some of the finer points of Hebrew exegesis think again. Biologos (founded by Francis Collins) denies outright the special creation of man, the historical fall, and biblical inerrancy. In fact, just a few years ago Kenton Sparks of Eastern University wrote a six part series of posts for the Biologos website attacking the inerrancy of Scripture.
Perhaps you are thinking, “Wait a minute, if there was no first Adam then Jesus isn’t the Second Adam. If there was no fall then that has massive implications for the gospel itself.” Exactly. In fact, some of the men who have been associated with Biologos and written for them, like Pete Enns (Eastern University) have said as much. If you jettison Adam and the fall then you have fundamentally changed the Bible’s metanarrative. If you do that then you must reformulate the gospel. And Biologos does not disagree. If I recall correctly, the apostle Paul has something to say about that in Galatians.
World Magazine reports on the massive influx of money into Biologos for its aggressive campaign to spread its message. Of course, what is disturbing is that Christians and Christian institutions seem eager (to the tune of millions of dollars) to demolish a key tenet of historic Christian orthodoxy. The reason given by Biologos for its campaign to undermine the witness of Scripture is the reason so often given to justify such projects: “People cannot be expected to believe supernatural nonsense.” One wonders how the incarnation, atonement or resurrection of Christ can survive such a standard.
Recently Christianity.com posted my response to an article by Karl Giberson.
Some worthy reads:
Adam in the New Testament by J.P. Versteeg
Adam, the Fall and Original Sin, Reeves & Madueme (editors)
Should Christians Embrace Evolution?, Norman Nevin (editor)
Creation and Change by Douglas Kelly