Here’s Wayne Grudem’s helpful, if not entirely accurate, summation of the differences which inhere from sequential reading views.
See the foreword in “Should Christians Embrace Evolution? Biblical and Scientific Responses” (ed. Norman C. Nevin; P&R, 2011) p. 9
'It may at first seem easy to say, ‘God simply used evolution to bring about the results he desired,’… however… adopting theistic evolution leads to many positions contrary to the teaching of the Bible, such as these:
- Adam and Eve were not the first human beings, but they were just two Neolithic farmers among about ten million other human beings on earth at that time, and God just chose to reveal himself to them in a personal way. [ed. --not accurately representing a plethora of views]
- Those other human beings had already been seeking to worship and serve God or gods in their own ways. [ed. --yep; see the cultural artifact evidence]
- Adam was not specially formed by God of “dust from the ground” (Gen. 2:7) but had two human parents. [ed. --false dichotomy; these things are not mutually exclusive]
- Eve was not directly made by God out of a “rib that the Lord God had taken from the man” (Gen. 2:22), but she also had two human parents. [ed. – sure, but he still doesn’t recognize the false dichotomy he’s posing]
- Many human beings both then and now are not descended from Adam and Eve. [ed. --a simple error of understanding that GA addresses]
- Adam and Eve’s sin was not the first sin. [ed. --well, of course not! Satan’s sin was first; Adam and Eve committed the first culpable moral sin, biblically]
- Human physical death had occurred for thousands of years before Adam and Eve’s sin --it was part of the way living things had always existed. [ed. – reasonably correct. Without it, earth would have been quickly overrun]
- God did not impose any alteration to the natural world when he cursed the ground because of Adam’s sin. [ed. --incorrectly characterized; we live in a “probationary universe;” only, since Adam and Eve, we’re now aware of it.]
Hope this helps.