I HAVE A FRIEND WHO…“Believes in Evolution”
Evolution explains little of the doubt surrounding creation,
while the Biblical account of creation remains the most trustworthy and faithful source!
What does the Bible say?
Colossians 1:16, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on the earth…”
Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made…”
Psalm 102:25, “You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands.”
God’s Word teaches that God created it ALL!
It answers the Who, the What & the Why.
It does not answer the When & How!
2 Peter 3:8,” God’s time is not ours…With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.”
Thoughts about the Bible
Not a textbook or science.
It leaves certain things as a mystery & certain things it nails down.
It encourages us to spend time on one PERSON – JESUS!
Six Theories in Recent years:
1. Random Choice: warm little ponds of water eventually leading to life.
2. Chemical Affinity: there is an inherent attraction that would cause amino acids to spontaneously link up in the right sequence to create living cells.
3. Self-Ordering Tendencies: under certain circumstances systems will actually rearrange themselves to a more complicated form.
4. Seeding from space: the building blocks of life came from somewhere else in space.
5. Vents in the Ocean: vents in the ocean actually provide a safe, continuous source of life particles.
6. Life from Clay: life arose on clay whose structure had enough complexity to somehow encourage chemicals to assemble together.
WE BUILD TRUST BY LISTENING & UNDERSTANDING!
WHAT DO OTHERS BEAN BY EVOLUTION?
MICRO: Organism changes over time.
MACRO: Every species comes from a single cell.
WE MUST MOVE OUR CONVERSATIONS
TO A MATTER OF FAITH!
The Center of our faith is the Life & Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It is the reason we are Christians.
It is why the early believers were called Christ – followers!