posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:37 PM
This is my reply to a topic in another forum about creation and evolution.
We humans have a way of mis-stating arguments so we end up even more confused. It can't prove anything but here is my take on the whole thing.
Common sense: Our recognition of God's Intelligent Design
Creation: The Mind of God impressed upon spiritual matter resulting on the beginnings of the universe.
Evolution: God's method/process for insuring constant growth and change. Began at moment of Creation.
First God creates and then evolution begins. What happens? The earliest and lightest elements such as hydrogen are the very first physical components.
They are physical and therefore have gravity so they group together into nebulas and then stars which, when ignited by pressure, produce the heavier
elements of which everything else is made. This is God's Intelligent Design in it's beginnings.
Much much later our sun and planets are formed by the same process. At a certain time biological life begins on earth in the simple forms which then
immediately begin evolving. Animal life progresses to primitive man-line things that we find in fossil records. God's goal in this evolution is to
provide the human souls an appropriate body so they can experience earth lives and thus have opportunity to be aware and to choose between right and
wrong and so on. God watches as the earth readies itself. When primitive man develops the brain which is compatible with the needs of the human mind
then it is time for humanity to begin on earth. This is where the story of Adam and Eve comes in. They were the first two REAL human beings. All
others before them were proto types. Not quite human but close. They were intended to die out which they did. Cain went into the land of Nod to find a
wife. This is why he was able to do that. He found himself an old type female and between the two began what would become man on earth. Now there were
two lines of humanity on earth. The older that had been evolving and the newer which were of the older stock but which had a true human soul where the
older did not. The older had animal souls, not human. The new line produced by Cain and his wife had the sudden higher mental capacity needed by true
man and that is how it all began.
So my take is that Creation comes first followed by evolution. I have never heard science declaring that "life" is the result of mere evolution.
They speculate and many scientists have private opinions but not enough is known to be sure. Thus we are wrong when we say that evolution opposes
creation. The two go hand in hand. This is the truth of the matter. It is all in scripture but has to be properly understood. For one thing there are
more than one stories of creation but not in KJV.
The role of science is to look backwards in time further and further and try to find the beginning of matter. They have come very close and call the
moment of creation the Big Bang for want of a better name. The role of faith is to take up at this point and tell us the stories of existence before
this time, the reason for it all and the eventual ending of the human story. See how beautifully they mesh? Science looks back then, at a certain
point where science can see no further, faith takes over.
If we could only to manage to realize this imagine how we would suddenly find that, indeed, there is a God after all and that He did have an
Intelligent design. Why do we persist in fighting about something which is supposed to be so uncomplicated and wonderful? The only reason I can find
is the story of creation in Genesis. When the Christian mentions "creation" he really means the Genesis story. But why? When I mention "creation"
I mean the moment of the big bang. So why do we not understand that Genesis is placed as it is so that we may have our first big challenge and
division of thought to overcome? God intends that we use our minds that He gave us to unravel the mystery. It's like a homework assignment. So
simple. Is Genesis wrong? No. All the correct elements are there. Look at it as though it were a puzzle to be assembled properly before the true
meaning is revealed. Again training us to think and reconcile is another aspect of intelligent design.
Evolution does not, and never has, been defined as saying anything about the "source" of life but only of the methods of changes that life is
subjected to. Darwin only theorized evolutionary change. He said nothing of ultimate source. Creation tells us the beginnings as they were. Simple
primordial forms with great potential. So beautifully eloquent and perfect.
So you see? It is we who mix things up by including our own prejudices into the argument and making it much more difficult that it is supposed to be.
Human beings can be most difficult and, at times, foolish. But God is patient.