Here are are just two example quotes of those who say yes:
Evolution is just as compatible with the existence of a deity as heliocentrism....
That is why so many Christians accept the truth of evolution. It is also why acceptance of it is official doctrine in the Roman Catholic
church. Are people who accept evolution not to be considered Christians by your estimate?
What do you think? Are they both correct?
Here's my take:
I agree with the statements above only for those who were misled, whose faith's were corrupted and not solidly founded on the Truth. Watch/consider
this simple test: you can tell right away where they stand – mention the Bible, the Holy Scriptures and they will right away go on attack mode. They
will come up with so many excuses to disregard and disparage the Bible. Belittle it and treat it as merely just a book written by as they love to say
it here “goat herders” and not as it is truly is The Word of God – the Truth.
Why the adverse effect? IMHO, because it destroys the very foundation of evolution, it annihilates their ENTIRE belief system. It shows it what it
really is a mere set of belief. A phylosophy if not a psuedo-science based on nothing with no real foundation, no real meaning and with no real
purpose in the end. Above all it puts them in direct contradiction with the Bible and it's author - God.
(note: real science that inhance our lives and helps us understand the awesome universe is not the issue here but psuedo-science.)
Now please consider just this simple analysis:
If God used evolution to make men from beasts or directed bacteria to develop into fish and then to continue developing through reptiles and mammals,
so that finally a race of apes (common ancestor) became humans. Then how can they reconcile these Bible verses.
(The creation of the first humans Adam and Eve)
“And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” – Gen 1:27
Jesus Christ confirmed it by quoting it.
In reply he said: “Did YOU not read that he who created them from [the] beginning made them male and female.” – Matthew 19:4
The physician Luke verified it through genealogy: Luke 3: 23-38. Confirmed that Adam was a real person just as Jesus is a real person.
Furthermore, Jesus himself, when he commenced [his work], was about thirty years old, being the son, as the opinion was,
[son] of He′li,
24 [son] of Mat′that,
[son] of Le′vi,
[son] of Mel′chi,
[son] of Jan′na·i,
[son] of Joseph,
38 [son] of E′nosh,
[son] of Seth,
[son] of Adam,
[son] of God.
There are many more verses but the ones quoted above should be more than enough to prove my point.
Thus from the time they were created they (Adam and Eve) were perfect and beautiful in every way endowed with very impressive statures and thinking
abilities possessing the attributes (image) of their Creator such as love, wisdom, power and justice.
In other words they were not a brute ugly creature as depicted by evolution.
So based on just this one simple analysis just an ounce of common sense tells you that evolution is truly incompatible with Biblical Creation (not
creationism or ID).
Only someone who was misled, whose faith was corrupted and not founded on the Truth that one will fall victim to it.
And last but not least. If you still INSIST that they compatible, please answer this one simple question:
What would Jesus say if he was asked the question: Is evolution compatible with Biblical Creation?
I know what he will say but what about you?
Note: this thread was created so as not to derail an active thread.
I will continue the conversation here in order to reply to my last post on that thread.