God did not use evolution to create the universe. Evolution is a requirement of the naturalist or atheistic worldview, but it is completely incompatible with the Bible, which provides a history of cosmology, geology, paleontology and biology that is supported by observational science. There are those that believe that Genesis is just poetry or symbolic, but that is not true. Genesis is written as an historic narrative, as indicated by this Scottish Old Testament scholar and professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture and of Hebrew at Oxford.
“Probably, so far as I know, there is no professor of Hebrew or Old Testament at any world-class university who does not believe that the writer(s) of Genesis 1-11 intended to convey to their readers that creation took place in a series of six days which were the same days of 24 hours we now experience.”
Letter from Dr. James Barr to to David C.C. Watson.
Atheists understand that the history proposed by the theory of evolution is incompatible with the history described in the Bible.
“Christianity has fought, still fights, and will continue to fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the Son of God. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing.”
G. Richard Bozarth, The Meaning of Evolution, American Atheist
“The original sin is supposed to have been committed by Adam, who as we now know never existed. So we now have the preposterous idea that Jesus was sacrificed, the scapegoat was sacrificed for the sin of a non-existent forebear.”
Richard Dawkins, The Unbelievers Documentary
Although atheists recognize the incompatibility, many Christians accept the idea of theistic evolution, or that God used evolution to create, so let’s set the record straight.
Creation, Sin & Death
In the Biblical account of history, God created the universe in 6 days and declared it was “very good”. Then Adam sinned and death entered the world, both physically and spiritually. If he had not sinned, Adam would still be alive today, but instead we live in a fallen world. In the future, however, there will be a new earth and everything will be restored to it’s original “very good” state.