Dr Denis Lamoureux holds the professorial chair of science and religion at St Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, Canada. Some of his books are ‘Evolutionary Creation’ and ‘I love Jesus and I accept evolution.’ 1 He claims that he is an evangelical Christian, who believes Scripture is the inspired Word of God, but calls himself an ‘evolutionary creationist.’
# The question is, if God created through evolution, how did He create the angels?
Evolution is supposed to be able to ‘create’ only material things. Here we find a clash with Scripture, which says, ‘…by Him [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.’ 2
# Jesus is the Creator of both the visible (all of nature and man) and the invisible (angels).
Angels are important in God’s Kingdom as His servants. To get an idea, let’s look at the book of Revelation. Angels are mentioned from the first verse, ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John.’ 3
# Angels and men are fellow-servants of God.
Like God’s human children, angels also worship God 4 and do His bidding. 5 When John wanted to worship an angel, the angel said, ‘Do not do it! I am a fellow-servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!’ 6
# The Bible is Truth
Because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Bible is logical, consistent and comprehensive. No one can interfere with or change its facts. When you ‘change’ one aspect, it invariably means you have to ‘adjust’ other verses. It leads to a wholesale confusion in the end.
God’s authority derives from the fact that He is the Creator who spoke things into existence in Genesis 1. In the rest of the Bible He still speaks with authority. To change Genesis 1 ultimately leads to the ‘destruction’ of God’s authority and omnipotence in the eyes of people. A very serious issue indeed!
- Colossians 1:15-16. Also John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2
- Revelation 1:1
- Revelation 5:11-12
- Revelation 7:1-3; 8:2,6; et cetera
- Revelation 22:9