Friday, August 14, 2009

My view of Creation

This is in response to posts on another blog (mentioned yesterday), but also sums up my position on Creation.

I don’t have the time at the moment to address everything brought up. If after this post you still would like further discussion, you can find my e-mail at my blog. First, I would like to say that when I speak of evolution, I am talking about the theory that species evolved from DIFFERENT species over many years. I am not talking about adaptations/genetic changes within a species that leaves the species the same species. Many of the illnesses we see today are a result of these genetic changes that I believe are a result of the fall. However, those changes do not change one species into a different species. There are many different theories within evolution. I am mainly concerned with the theory that explains away a need for God; that everything happened by chance. This is what I think has done so much harm to our society. I do not believe in any type of evolution.
Some reasons for this are:
1. God saying that evening and morning were the first day, second day, etc. I don’t understand how this leaves room for millions of years. Also, God rested on the seventh day, which was an example for us. I believe this again points to Creation taking place in a week—6 days the work of Creation, the seventh for rest. Furthermore, if you study the geneologies in the Bible, you come up with an earth that is a little over 6,000 years old. 2. Over and over again God states “after his kind” in relation to both animals and plants. Meaning that a monkey produces a monkey, etc. I see no reference to things evolving over time into a different species. There would be no need, God saw it and said it was “good”.
3. If evolution took place shouldn’t many transitional forms have been found? Most “transitional forms” used to prove evolution have been discounted as mixtures of different species bones.
4. How did the transitional forms survive all those years in transition when their bodies would have been in disarray during the transition.

I also understand that DNA is made up of proteins, but they are arranged in certain order specific to that species. Species which God says produce after their kind.

While I respect the beliefs of those that add evolution into the Biblical account of creation and am happy that they believe God and most of the Bible, it still breaks my heart that so many people have decided they need to make the Bible fit into man’s ideas rather than taking God at His Word and trusting His account of creation. After the theory of evolution was introduced, people sought to find a way to fit it into the Bible, instead of taking God at His Word and continuing to believe His seven day explanation.

I enjoy science and all the wonderful things it has added to our lives: the things we can learn from it, the amazing things it has given to our world, the years it has added to many people’s lives. I am not trying to throw all of science out! However, when it contradicts the Bible, I choose the Bible over it and man’s reasoning. I also do not believe everything I am told in church. I examine it compared to Bible and will then agree/disagree with the teacher at the church. My biggest concern is that when you decide that creation is a parable, how do you decide what in the Bible is true? It quickly becomes a slippery slope.
There are many things I do not understand about the world and God. I will have to wait for eternity to completely understand many things. I believe that God has revealed to us the things that we need to know to live for Him. Just as I don’t tell my kids everything I know or have done in my life, God has chosen not to reveal everything to us. Can you imagine the size of the Bible if He had! I think that Satan and the angels fell shortly before the creation of the world. God has not chosen to give us an exact account of when He created the angels or when the angels fell and while it would appease my curiosity to know, it does not affect my Christian walk. As He so eloquently put it: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. ISAIAH 55:8-9
I am just thankful that God sees fit to care for me and made a way for salvation.
In regards to mainstream theology believing all sorts of strange things over the years, I have never considered myself to be a part of mainstream theology. I consider myself to be a Bible believer and would have probably been persecuted for it back as many who believed similarly were persecuted. I am thankful that I live in a country where we can all believe as we wish with little worry of real persecution. I am rather wary of “religion” and its many forms and try to look to the Bible for my beliefs and practices.

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