If you had to guess what the number one reason for Christians that attend secular universities to leave their faith what would you guess?
I’m sure that some might guess that it would be liberal teaching. Others would guess that they get into the wrong crowds. And I suppose some could argue that these college students may never have been saved in the first place.
Ken Ham reports that a Christian University professor had the following to say:
After 30 years of ministry on a secular campus I have concluded the number one reason Christians lose their faith is the teaching of evolution as an inarguable fact. The same professors invariably attack the reliability of the Bible – Number One Reason Christians Lose Their Faith at Around the World with AiG’s Ken Ham
Now, I know that some secularists and atheists would be glad for this– the problem is that evolution is not an inarguable fact. Millions of years, go-to-you-via-the-zoo– all this stuff attacks the foundation of a Christian’s faith and the fact is that they are willing to do whatever it takes to state that evolution is incontrovertible, and that if you believe anything else you’re insane.
To them, evolution is their founding story, it justifies their “faith” that there is absolutely no God. The problem is that Christians are not as adamant in their beliefs– they’re willing to accommodate, consider, and even accept evolution and in doing so they tear the roots of Christianity right out from under it.
You see, Christianity rests on Christ coming to die for sinners– to be our sin for us. And the Creation story tells us how man became sinners in the first place and is the first recorded place where there’s a prophecy about the One that would come to save. Without Creation, we don’t know why He came or why we’re sinners. Without Creation, we don’t know what “history” in the Bible we can trust and what we should just consider tall tales.
Creation is foundational to a Christian’s belief– and if that is taken away, it loses a lot of its meaning to many people.