Back when I was in college, the whole semester (don't ask...) my friend Jessica and I got to talking about religion one day while eating lunch at a
local restaurant. While we had a mature conversation and didn't resort to bickering, fighting or blowing each other up, lol, we had an idea that just
seemed to fit.
Okay, so we all know the battle between creationism and evolution....right? Well, we had a thought that we said out loud at almost the exact same
time, "Why can't they both be true?" I know that might upset some and I understand that, but just finish reading this first.
Let me start out by saying I believe in God. I don't follow any organized version of Christianity because I feel they (the Church) have prostituted
it's meaning and twisted it into their idea of what it should be. However, I'm also a man of reason, when I see compelling evidence of something, I
don't blindly ignore it and say it doesn't exist. I look at all the evidence and compare and say "Hmm...is there any place these two could match
up?" And I can kind of be a lazy person, so I don't try to force anything to match because, as I jokingly call it, it's "too much work."
Okay so, let's start the theory here: Evolution states that man evolved over billions of years from apes to what we are today. And there's clearly
considerable evidence to support this. The extremely close similarity of human DNA to ape DNA. The similarities in social structure and the way apes
raise their young compared to humans. Do I really need to go on? I mean, I can if you'd like.
Then there's the Bible. Just look at all the events in it that have been proven to have taken place. For example the great flood of Noah. Science has
proven that a large flood took place when, I believe, the Mediterranean Sea burst over a barrier and that resulted in the Dead Sea. Evidenced by the
fact that there are homes submerged by the water near the old lake shore. And while NOT proven, there's evidence that the Garden of Eden was in the
. (Link provided for more info.) And one last example. The
evidence of spirits which would mean there was something after death, or an afterlife, which odds are we wouldn't have if evolution was in the
ballgame by itself.
And one part of the Bible states that man has (Numbers 12:6-8
) seen the form of God, Admittedly,
, states man hasn't seen the form of God. However, if you read the Bible or do your
research into it you see how many people it says God has appeared too: Moses, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, Abraham.
So, with all that being said here's what he hypothesized. God DID create us in his image, however his image is that of an ape and we (man) have since
evolved into the human beings we are today. So with this argument it's up for you to judge if you think this would explain the "missing link."
Jessica and I said "Hey, this could just solve the missing link 'problem'." You decide for yourself.
All I ask is that you please keep comments polite. Talk, share your thoughts and share with friends, family and people you know to just see what they
might think. All (polite) comments are more than welcome. Please know that I am not trying to convince anyone of anything, just to say this COULD be
More about man seeing God.