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Discovery Magazine 6/1/2013

Should I Read Books on Evolution?

by  Digger Doug

There are some evolution books in the library. Should I read the books?


Dear Reader,

That is a wonderful question! In fact, many kids have asked the very same question. We know that evolution is a lie. But sometimes, Satan can be very convincing when he lies. Do you remember how he lied to Eve about the fruit in the Garden of Eden? Many people have believed in the lie of evolution, because they have read books about it. Because of this, it might not be the best idea to read all the books in the library that talk about evolution.

But, on the other hand, since evolution is a lie, if you think through it correctly, you can see the problems with it. For this reason, I believe it could be a good thing to sometimes read books about evolution if your parents believe you are ready. In fact, I often read books about evolution. That way, I can better understand why some people do not believe that God created the world. Then I can explain to kids, such as you, why I know those people are wrong.

The Bible says that we should “test all things” and “hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). What that means is that we should be willing to listen to others. When we hear good things, we should focus on them, so that we can become wiser. When we hear untrue things, such as evolution, we should make sure to know why they are untrue.

So, yes, it might be safe to read a few books about evolution when your parents say it is okay. Just make sure that you read the Bible more and that you read good books that teach the truth about God’s creation, so that you can find the answers to any questions you may have when you are reading about evolution.

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