Paula Kirby has suggested that it is, and that evolution is the stitch that unravels the sweater. But more of that toward the end of the post.
I put up a piece last Thursday looking at a phone survey of senior pastors performed by Barna, commissioned by BioLogos: Creation, Evolution, and US Pastors. One of the questions posed in the survey asked about concerns raised by evolution. Four concerns were considered. Theistic evolution …
1. undermines the authority of scripture.
2. views portions of the Bible as non-literal, like Genesis.
3. raises doubts about a historical Adam and Eve
4. raises questions about how and when death and sin entered the world.
The senior pastors/priests were asked if they found these to be a major concern, a minor concern, not a concern, or if they were unsure.
Which of these raise major concerns for you? Why?
The results are not terribly surprising. Most of those who hold to a Young Earth Creation find all of these to be a major concern. I find it a little surprising, however, that the percentages are slightly higher for the two questions that deal directly with scripture than for the questions about Adam and Eve and Sin and Death. Unlike those holding to YEC or PC, few of those who hold to theistic evolution (7%-13%), and only somewhat more who are uncertain how God created (20%-27%), find any of these to be a major concern.