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Are God and Evolution Mutually Inclusive or Exclusive?

  1. profile image56
    Chuck Juopposted 3 years ago

    Are God and Evolution Mutually Inclusive or Exclusive?

  2. scarebear profile image78
    scarebearposted 3 years ago

    You can believe in both. There is no reason to think they are mutually exclusive. The Bible says that to God a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day. The Old Testament, I don't believe ever uses the word "million", and certainly the Bible doesn't use the word "billion", there is no concept of those kinds of numbers back then. And there is no reason to think the word "thousand" couldn't be replaced with the word "million", or "billion". So, there is no reason to think that it has to be a literal seven days in which the world came about. It is also interesting to note, that the Bible says God created the world in the same order that science says it evolved, more or less. Just because we evolved, and we're not sure how we have all of our current DNA, doesn't mean we were or weren't created. Everything pretty much points to humans being created. but, the more answers we find, the more questions which arise.

    1. Robert the Bruce profile image62
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have a friend who is a Hebrew language scholar. He says the wording and grammar of Genesis can ONLY mean a literal, six day creation. Since evolution is a documented fact, this is another proof that the Bible story of "creation" is false.

    2. Besarien profile image86
      Besarienposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly scarebear! 2 Peter 3:8  But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

    3. Robert the Bruce profile image62
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's obvious that you two are not familiar with or do not care what the Hebrew text says. Genesis 1&2 are not compatible with evolution.

    4. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      RtB, and apparently you're not aware that the Pentateuch (1st 5 bks) was written by Kabbalists in CODE! So, even your Hebrew scholar might likely not know what they're talking about. So, NOTHING can be taken literally.

    5. Robert the Bruce profile image62
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Lonestar, unless you can provide solid proof of your code theory, then I'm afraid it's no more plausible than any other.

  3. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    I think that God and Evolution can be Inclusive in one's own individual life if I understand you correctly. A person can believe in God and Evolution. A number of years ago in a Sunday newspaper's magazine section I had read a brief explanation of why the ancient people created "Creationism". They looked toward the heavens like a child looks up to his or her parents and created a saga so compelling that it is told in the Old and New Testaments. Keep in mind the ancients had no way of testing their theories. In our modern age we likewise should possess an open mind when it concerns scientific proof of the origins of many species and theories regarding the creation of the stars and planets.

    1. Besarien profile image86
      Besarienposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well said! I am a Christian and believe the earth rotates around the sun and that evolution is at work. I'm just not a Christian who reads the Bible like it is a science text book (which it is not.)

  4. connorj profile image75
    connorjposted 3 years ago

    Inclusive indeed; what a Godly tool this evolution is. Imagine injecting your creation with stimuli to favor their survival. Our brain has definitely evolved, look at its structure. Yet why, how...

  5. nanderson500 profile image85
    nanderson500posted 3 years ago

    I think someone can easily believe in both. I've never understood people who think that believing in evolution is sacrilegious.

  6. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    Inclusive!

    I have found a great deal of hidden wisdom in the Bible (especially in Genesis). That was 15 years ago. Now, I'm discovering that the Kabbalists wrote the early Bible in code, so no one really knows what it means without that code. It's called the Language of Branches. (see authentic Kabbalism at Bnei Baruch for details http://perceivingreality.com )

    So, both from my own detailed research and the statements of authentic Kabbalists, essentially nothing can be taken literally. It's all code.

    God is creator of all reality -- both spiritual and physical realities. Science studies the products of God's creation and does a pretty good job of it. Part of their discoveries are the patterns of evolution.

    Those who take the Bible literally and dismiss evolution are playing into delusion, as does anyone who ignores reality.

 
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