The Bible is clear that becoming a Christian (salvation) is a gift based solely on faith in the person of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and rose again to conquer death (Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:11-13). A particular view of origins is not a condition for becoming or being a Christian. (See “Becoming New in Christ.”)
In my presentation “Why I Believe… in Creation,” (available on our YouTube® channel) I made it clear that microevolution (adaptation) of organisms is observable in nature and not in conflict with Christian faith or the Bible. Indeed, it gives credit to a God who creates with intelligence and wisdom.
It is only macroevolution that becomes a problem, because it states that the mechanism of origins is chance, not God. This can never be reconciled with creation or intelligent design. Most Christians who say they believe in both the Bible and macroevolution state that they believe God used macroevolution as His method of creating. This is called theistic evolution. From a macroevolutionary point of view, that makes them a “creationist” not an evolutionist. No evolutionist would accept the view that God is the mechanism for evolution.
It is this difference which makes creation and macroevolution irreconcilable. In other words you can’t believe the Bible’s teaching that God created all things and, at the same time, believe macroevolution whose mechanism excludes God.
Regarding believing the Bible, shouldn’t the Christian follow Jesus’ view and teaching? He affirmed the historicity of Adam and Eve, Noah, and the Flood (see Matthew 24:37-39; Mark 10:6; 13:19; Revelation 4:11). So did His apostles (1 Corinthians 15:21-22, 45; 1 Timothy 2:13; Hebrews 11:4-7; 2 Peter 2:5; Jude 11).