Creation or Evolution Essay

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Creation or Evolution



EVOLUTION OR CREATION?


In a coherent world like ours people are questioning their religion and not knowing
whether to believe in creation by God or evolution, Through out my research I have found
four possible answers to this question to incorporate both theories . Which prove neither
wrong and belief in both at the same time

One approach would be to believe that when God when created the trees in 4004 BCE, he
would have formed them complete with growth rings. So too with other plants, animals and
minerals. Everything in the world would then appear as if they had existed in the period
of time prior to creation. In other words, God created the world as if it has had a past.
One would interpret the evidence to show that the world was created only a few thousand
years ago, but that it was created looking as if it had evolved over billions of years .

A second approach would involve a relatively small change in the belief system of the
"Genesis believing" creation scientists. The change would be to accept the Genesis account
of creation as God's initial creation message which He revealed to the ancient Israelites
who lived in a pre-scientific age. This would have been the only type of explanation that
they could understand at the time. This would require one to abandon the literal
interpretation of Genesis in favor of the belief that it is a historical myth. One could
argue that Jesus used parables to make a point about human nature; the parables did not
necessarily describe real people. Perhaps the authors of the Hebrew Scriptures adopted
some existing parables about creation and the flood from nearby Pagan cultures in order to
make a point about God's creative power and rejection of evil behavior. Perhaps God gave
humanity the intelligence to eventually develop the skills to find out the reality of
evolution. Most Christians believe that God's revelation has been gradually released to
humans. There is ample evidence in the Bible for this. Evolution may be one more example.

A third approach would be to define the "days" in the first chapter of Genesis as hundreds
or thousands of millions of years in duration. This would allow time for the various
evolutionary processes to occur. However, this concept has some serious flaws. some plants
which depend upon birds, ants, etc. for pollination could not survive the hundreds of
millions of years between the creation of plants and the creation of birds and animals.

A final approach is to accept the established findings of science. This requires that the
first few chapters in Genesis be seen as creation myths - similar to myths of many other
religions worldwide. This approach obviously requires that one abandon Biblical belief



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