So What's the Difference - Atheism / Evolution
While not intended to be inclusive, the following chart provides a basic summary for comparison and discussion.
Worldview Atheism / Evolution
Authority The Bible, the Word of God Science's observations from nature
The only infallible source of truth only. Yet, 95% of all matter in the
universe is not observable, so
conclusions are made on only the
5% that is.
Only source of Bible, Word of God Bible is regarded as magic / super-
truth 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16 stition resorted to in order to
Romans 1:16 explain what we don't understand
Core Beliefs 1 Corinthians 15:1-3 Jesus No agent needed if mechanism of
was crucified, died, buried nature (life & universe) works.
& rose from the dead.
Ephesians 4:4-6 - one Body
(church composed of all
believers), one Spirit, one
hope of your calling (heaven),
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God & Father of us all.
Salvation by Faith in Jesus Alone Not applicable - you life your life
John 3:16; 14:6 to add to the gene pool and
Ephesians 2:8-9 information of mankind.
Romans chapter 3, 10:9,17
Life of faith Loving God & Others (Luke 9:27) Naturalism - can only believe what
characterized by Living for Jesus (the walk) & can be observed.
imitators of His life
Ephesians chapters 4 thru 6 Focused on self / individual, since
Colossians 3:1-4:6 life is all about the survival of the
Telling others of Jesus 2 Cor. 5 fittest.
Afterlife belief Millennial kingdom - Jesus will None.
return & reign for 1,000 year as
promised. Revelation 20:4 A belief system without hope.
Heaven, paradise, the New
Jerusalem - eternal
Philippians 3:20-21, Revelation
chapter 21 & 22.
Hell - place of eternal suffering
for those who rejected God &
Jesus. Revelation 20:10-15