Please understand that the gospel is a means to a specific end. I have demonstrated that a gospel that saves us from financial poverty to riches is not the Christian gospel. A gospel that saves us fr illness to health is not. I believe that scripture is clear that a gospel that offers a free ticket to heaven without respect to God is not the gospel either. Look at Eph 2:8,9.
For this, the hypothesis called common decent evolution does such a diservice for the understanding and realization of gospel rooted faith.
It pushes the idea about God so far out of the picture within peoples minds that the gospel appears more like the ticket than it does an eternal relationship.
It badly misdefines God as more of an impotent seed planter who gives nature the reigns for design than the all powerful wise God who formed plants and animals according to their kinds.
Out of it has evolved great apostate theologies in general.
If God is seen as more impotent and nature “smart,” the tendancy will be for folks to think that evolving a good nature to appease God instead of gospel surrender to a perfect God who would be ever unaccepting of our deeds for reconciliation.
Lastly common decent evolution (the naturalistic form) is highly unintelligent: normally believers in evolution suggest that matter, time, selection and mutation can create, for example, an animal that procreates…but when one really thinks thru this, it is utterly impossible. Or a flying animal from a ground animal-the process needed to adapt this change would inevitably cause the adapting animal impossibility of ground survival while gaining clumbsy appedages of half wings!
In my perspective, the only reason a person w belief in the God of the Bible would choose to cling to an evolutionary worldview is due to the fear of what man will do to them if they stand up for God as ultimate Designer and Creator of kinds. Guess what? If one has fear this way then guess what much of the world will say of you when you declare that they are sinners in need of a Savior? Part of the gospel message is that if we “confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord, then you will be saved” This was spoken to the people in a time when Christians were being butchered because of their faith! And perhaps not you as only God knows our heart…but there are Christian scientists afraid to even stand upon the highly logical and Christ exalting premise that God is Designer and Creator of kinds?? They are not even calling a persons sin to account!