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If you pay attention while you're watching TV shows and movies, you might be surprised by the amount of evolutionary content the writers and producers work into the finished product. Everything from children's movies about the ice age, to Flintstones cartoons and sci-fi movies have subtle (or not-so-subtle) messages of evolution over millions of years.

This is especially common within the science fiction genre of films. Many of them feature backstories that dip into the far distant past or alien civilizations that have evolved elsewhere in the universe. Indeed, this genre started to become popular with the widespread acceptance of evolutionary ideas and one of the "fathers of sci-fi" was ardently anti-Christian and a committed evolutionist.

Actually, the whole idea of alien civilizations or finding extraterrestrial life comes from an evolutionary worldview. If life evolved here on earth, then it simply must have evolved somewhere else in the universe because we can't be special. There must be other life somewhere! And yet, in the real world, this other life that's supposedly out there remains elusive.

But from a biblical perspective, God created earth to be inhabited so it isn't likely we'll find intelligent life on distant planets. Also, Adam's sin affected the entire universe, and Jesus came to earth as God and man to save the descendants of Adam. So, if there are other intelligent beings, they aren't descendants of Adam, yet they are suffering from the curse and can't be saved. This is a major theological problem. Starting from God's Word, we don't expect to find alien life. Also, I don't think this standpoint precludes the idea of the claimed "alien encounters and abductions" because I do believe that the spiritual realm is very real. But these "beings" don't originate from distant galaxies.

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It seems movies and TV shows have been a great way of promoting evolutionary ideas. This is just another way evolution has become increasingly popular with the public. But when we study God's Word, we find that it provides the true history of the universe. Let's spend just 10 fewer minutes each day on television and unwind with a good book. You know the one I mean.

Listen to the David Rives Show on the Charisma Podcast Network for more intriguing content like this. You can also check out David Rives Ministries on YouTube for more fascinating content about creation like "Don't Self-Feed the Ducks!" and "Spontaneous Generation: The Foundation of Evolution."

The Creator left a pattern of His fingerprints across each corner of the universe, a pattern that David Rives has devoted his life to researching, revealing and sharing, while declaring the glory of God. The president of David Rives Ministries, his weekly TV show Creation with David Rives airs to millions globally on TBN. Author of 21 Verses Backed By Science, his work has been featured on the History Channel, DirecTV, NRB, TBN, CBN, METV, and heard daily on Christian radio. Having gained millions of views on social platforms, his Facebook, TikTok and YouTube pages continue to grow, as Rives captures the attention of Christians and skeptics of all ages. Rives leads annual dinosaur field trips, photo safaris to Africa, expeditions into the Grand Canyon and shares the gospel to millions along the way. He may be reached at booking@davidrives.com

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