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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Jesus was the LAMB of God who removes the sins of the world. That is a reference to the sacrificial Lamb. God did not DESIRE a sacrifice, but it is necessary due to Adam's sin.
I'll leave it at that. I don't want to get into another argument.
Occasionally, scientific ideas (such as biological evolution) are written off with the putdown "it's just a theory." This slur is misleading and conflates two separate meanings of the word theory: in common usage, the word theory means just a hunch, but in science, a theory is a powerful explanation for a broad set of observations. To be accepted by the scientific community, a theory (in the scientific sense of the word) must be strongly supported by many different lines of evidence. So biological evolution is a theory (it is a well-supported, widely accepted, and powerful explanation for the diversity of life on Earth), but it is not "just" a theory.