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Creation and the Theory of Evolution


The theory of creation seems the most often contested theory in the bible against which those in society who do not believe use scientific proof as a justification for their thinking.

For this reason, I would like to propose my theory of creation which allows for "scientific proof". This theory comes out of the analysis of the bible as written in code, described in Deciphering the bible (where certain words have symbolic meanings, and using those symbolic meanings to make different sense of phrases).

So, let us start at the very beginning of the bible.

GE 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

So here it says that everything was created.

But,Ö

[2] Now the earth was* formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters [which, symbolically, can be considered as mankind <make link..>].

* In the footnote of the New International Version of the bible, it says that the word was could possibly be replaced by became. This makes more sense to me because, after all, why would God create things formless and empty.

One of the basic theories of science stipulate that everything, on its own, moves towards entropy (randomness and disorder).

So one could interpret the above as saying that God created everything although naturally, on its own, moved towards disorder (like we do Ė sin=lawlessness Ė without the light and guidance of God within us).

One interesting sermon I heard once was by a chemist studying biological chemistry during his masters study. Like about 85% of the Czech population, he too was an atheist. But after stepping back one day and studying the intricate map on the black board of the complexity and wonder of nature, how all the different chemical and biological agents work masterfully together in a beautiful and wonderful creation, he was forced to deduce that perhaps there is a God and that all this creation could not have come into existence by chance.

He picked up the bible and the rest is history.

Another biologist I once met, although this time already believing, stated that "you can surely see the awe of God when you look into a microscope".

The bible says,

RO 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, [19] since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. [20] For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Anyway, I think it is a difficult argument to look at nature, with any knowledge of it, and define it as "disorder and randomness". There must therefore be some energy in the universe working against this law of nature, moving things instead towards order.

So it is by nature, like the sin within us, that everything naturally moves towards disorder or leads to decay, and it is the light and love of God that saves and revives us.

For example,

If God withdrew his spirit and breath, all mankind would perish <link to Death study> together and man would return to the dust.

Job 34:14

Anyway, continuing on in Genesis, God is hovering over humanity, and says,

GE 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. [4] God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.

God is light

1 John 1:5
Dan. 2:22

God is love

1 John 4:8

If God is light and God is love, hence light love, then we can consider that the natural and decaying towards formlessness of humanity has responded in a positive way when subjected to Godís light and love.

The greatest argument by non-believers against all this is the understanding that the world was formed in seven days, which stands against geological evidence.

But,

PS 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.
2PE 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

God is eternal life and for him, time is a constant.

Hence Godís definition of a day need not be equivalent to manís. Note also that there are seven days, as in the seven spirits of God, and on the seventh day he rested and made it holy.

Also, some passages which indicate that the word "day" may have other meanings:

1TH 5:4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. [5] You are all sons of the light and sons of the day.
2PE 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
1CO 3:10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. [11] For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. [12] If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, [13] his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. [14] If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. [15] If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

Or, continuing on in Genesis,

[5] God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.

Other lines in the scripture in Genesis, such as

GE 1:11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. [12] The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.

allow for evolution. The key is, "Let the land produce vegetation, Ö each according to their various kinds." By letting the land produce, God is allowing the vegetation to be produced according to various kinds. So God is not creating every blade of grass but allowing the land to produce it, allowing for evolution and the various natural deviations of nature.

Or

GE 1:24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. [25] God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Remember again that it is against the law of nature for these things to come about by themselves, so we can consider it an evolutionary, "creating" process, set forth by Godís will and command. There is room for evolution and deviation of individual species, but we can say that the whole process moves towards greater complexity by the will and positive input by God (now referred to as "divine intelligence").

Concerning "man", if we look at such scriptures as,

1CO 15:45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
GE 2:7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Footnote for this last scripture:
7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam.
And a study of dust reveals its reference to humanity <make link to study on dust>
GE 1:27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

So "man" could be the first beings, male and female, which God created by drawing from the gene pool of humanity (dust) and breathing into them the breath of his life <link to Light and Life study> . A "living being" in this sense would then refer to those who have the living spirit of God within them, where the biblically symbolic meaning of death refers to those who are alive (according to human terms) but without the living spirit of God and Jesus within them <link to Death study> .

And what was Godís purpose for this "man"?

GE 3:22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." [23] So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.

If we can consider the "ground" or dust as mankind in general, then this created and "living" being, as with other such beings sent by God (such as Christ), were sent to work mankind and bring it out of its formlessness.

<Go on to say how sin leads to death, sin is lawlessness and disorder..
Mention earlier about lights governing etc. in Genesis.
Mention link to study on No Context Philosophy and Why Speak in Parables. - to be completed later >

 

 

 

 

 

RO 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. [19] The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. [20] For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope [21] that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

spirit brings life? (creates)

Psalm 104:30

 

 

 


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