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Someone Explain To Me The Dual Belief In Creation And Evolution...
Someone Explain To Me The Dual Belief In Creation And Evolution…
In the Biblical book of Revelation, the Apostle John codified the warning from the Christ about those of us who are lukewarm in our beliefs and adherence to the tenets of the Gospel… warning that He will spit us out because He rather that we are hot or cold - not both. This position of giving credence to both Creation/Evolution by some for me meets the definition of being lukewarm, and it is what I think that the Christ warned us about in the Book of Revelation. I was listening one day as Chris Matthews of MSNBC, if I recalled correctly, snarkily, berated those of us who believe only in the Biblical Creation, as it is told and recorded by Moses in the Book of Genesis; and Mr. Matthews then went on to say that he is a practicing Catholic but who also believes in the principles of Evolution.
For the Traditional Christian, holding such a dual belief in Creation/Evolution is fraught with danger, because, in essence, these adherents are again calling God a liar and limiting His omnipotence, which, in itself, for me is an oxymoron. I have had this debate before with Atheists, but their position makes logical sense according to their belief because atheists believe in no god; however, if you believe in a God like Mr. Matthews does and from the Catholic point of view - this dual belief to me seems illogical. If those like Mr. Matthews believe that God has the Divine Wherewithal to keep himself alive for eons of years, then does not this same God has the same Divine Wherewithal to concoct all that make up the principles of the Genesis Creation?
There are other exegetical problems that are associated with this dual belief in Creation and Evolution too - one of which is that those who do seems to be tacitly calling God a liar, if not expressly so… because in Genesis He says that He created the world in six days. It is true that those who adhere to this dual belief in Creation/Evolution may rationalize this fact by saying that they are not calling God a liar because the ‘six-day’ creation is allegorical, but as the disciple Peter in one of his epistles said: one day to God is like a thousand years and verse versa - but not even Peter’s divine take on the issue is given any credence by the Evolutionists because the latter are talking literally millions of years for the Evolutionary creation process to come to fruition….
As a Traditional Christian, I mostly and have to take the Biblical word of God literally because then if I do not… I run the risk of cherry-picking what to and not to believe. For indeed if I do not believe that God created the world in six days, which from man’s point of logic (Evolution) is impossible… then I could also, God forbids, believe that Jesus wasn't born of a virgin, nor did He walked on water… performed all those miracles and above all walked out of the grave after dying for all human beings’ Salvation, the latter being the fulcrum of the Traditional Christian faith. Like how in the past I have told my Atheists friends that ‘omnipotence’ means just what it means (all powerful), which leaves the only conclusion that God can and did make the world in six days and that through His Son, the Christ, did all those miracles that are recorded in the Bible - wasn't it God who asked the rhetorical question: … Is there anything too hard for Me to do (Jeremiah 32:27).