No, you must believe in creation or evolution. Choose you this day whom you will serve. Christ or Darwin.
...by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned
but don't you believe that God couses the weather?
Sorry for getting mad, Krispy.
Taco, merely by crediting God with causing and influencing biological life you are no longer believing in Evolution...you believe in Intelligent Design!
We can observe the complete cycle of water, air currents, and temperature in our world.
I don't think we are talking about a meaningful contradiction. Yet you should be mindful when telling others you believe in evolution...you may not be aware of it but most of the scientific community understands this term to mean a strictly naturalistic godless system. If you still prefer to identify yourself with Evolution, you should understand this is how the average Evolutionist will intepret your beliefs. To the Evolutionist, God (at least the God of the bible) is a primitive social myth, the obsolete Deus ex machina that modern science has replaced.Intelligent Design resembles Evolutionary doctrine is every way except that I.D. allows for the influence of God. Yet, Evolutionists are as opposed to I.D as vehemently as they are opposed to short Earth creationism. If I.D agrees with the Evolutionist that there were billions of years, macro-transformation, and the cone of simple to complex life development, then where does their indignant pugnacity and tryannical rejection of I.D stem from? From the heart.Blessings,MC
Here is a quote from an interview with scientist Kenneth Miller, that I like.
ActionBioscience.org: In your book, Finding Darwins God, you write, in nature, elusive and unexplored, we will find the Creator at work. How is your view different from that of creationists or proponents of intelligent design, who argue against evolution?Miller: I think the biggest difference, and the most direct way to pinpoint that difference, is to say that creationists inevitably look for God in what science has not yet explained or in what they claim science cannot explain. Most scientists who are religious look for God in what science does understand and has explained. So the way in which my view is different from the creationists or intelligent design proponents is that I find knowledge a compelling reason to believe in God. They find ignorance a compelling reason to believe in God.
Hi Corey,"That still doesn't explain everything. Like why did veritable killing machines like Lions have canine teeth in the Garden - if they were herbavores before "death entered into the world"? Did mosquitoes not suck blood at that time?"In regards to Romans 5:12...I agree, it doesn't explain much about what those things might have been for, but it does seem straighforward in saying there wasn't any death before Adam's sin. Soooo... what about those teeth and so on... Well, I think if we take the whole revelation of Scripture, I would not find it hard to imagine that God designed the creatures with this cursed world in mind(see Romans 8:20-22 for example), that is, at least insomuch as He planned for the contingencies of life in this world, in their original designs. We're only left to imagine ways in which these things which seem to us now to be only suitable for life in such a world as ours, full of violence, how these things could have once been usefull otherwise, and benign.Not meaning at all to be curt or overly simplistic, but I think of the scripture which says all things are possible with God.Chris
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow
We're only left to imagine ways in which these things... could have once been useful otherwise, and benign.
I find knowledge a compelling reason to believe in God. They find ignorance a compelling reason to believe in God.
and the earth is only 6,000 yrs old, ya'll.