Keller’s Answer to a Very Common Objection to Christianity

An exceedingly common evolutionary argument runs like this: “You can’t trust your religious feelings; they were just mechanisms developed by evolution that helped your ancestors survive.”

Tim Keller gives a great answer: It proves too much. If that’s the case, then your logic itself—and your belief in evolution—is only a mechanism (or the fruit of one) that helped your ancestors survive. You can’t say it’s the truth, just a useful tool for spreading your gene pool.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

1 Comment

  1. Andrea on March 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Great answer! We greatly enjoyed hearing Mr. Keller preach at the West Side Campus of Redeemer when we were in New York City a couple of weeks ago to visit Juilliard.

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