This possibility is often called the "Day-Age Theory." A common criticism of the day-age theory is that the order of days/ages does not match up with evolutionary theory. The answer to this criticism is that if Genesis 2:18-20 is apparently free to change the order of creation for animals and man from Genesis 1:24-27, why should we conclude that the order of creation days is strictly sequential and non-overlapping? If I were permitted to change the Bible (and I'm not), the only switch I would make would be to swap days 3 and 4. The Biblical order matches up well enough for me. One suggestion for the sun and moon appearing late in the sequence (from physicist and Christian Pastor Carl Johnson at A Christ Walk Church in Kingsbury, Indiana) is that the early atmosphere was very cloudy, much like the planet Venus is today.
It is natural selection, where nature can perform tiny to mass sporadic experiments on its organisms, and the results can be interesting from extinction to significant changes within a species.
This objection to theistic evolution states that if the Fall is not literal, if it never really happened, then Mankind is not fallen and there is no need for Christ. It's a serious objection, something that calls into question the basis of the Gospels and the coming of Jesus Christ.
A difference is that evolutionary theories postulate a biological predecessor, while the conventional understanding of Genesis is that Adam had no biological parents. However, one should note that Abraham the Patriarch was chosen from a continuous line. We assume that Abraham's father Terah was a decent enough citizen of Ur and Haran, but it was Abraham whom God chose to bless. I think that Abraham's skull looks pretty much like Terah's skull looked. Abraham is a special spiritual creation of God's covenant, with a conventional biological successor. Jesus Christ is also a special spiritual incarnation with a biological mother. It is within the pattern of God's ways as recorded in the Bible for Adam to be a special spiritual creation from a natural biological process. God can and does choose to bless individuals in a biological line of succession.
No! The Bible affirms that God works through the natural world and is in charge of it. Certain miracles may have had a natural component, but this is not a requirement. If no natural component is mentioned, then it is not proper for a Christian to invent one. It is not proper for a Christian to add to the word of God in an attempt to justify a particular interpretation.
Through a combination of scientific evidence and Biblical moralities, the intelligent design theory was established to accommodate believers in the divine Christ and the theory of evolution.
This essay will focus on: the early evolution of our eukaryote ancestor during Precambrian period, plastids origin along the algae family due to second endosymbiosis; discuss the evidence that supports the theory, including further examples of endosymbiosis.
Surveys, articles, case studies and a vast amount of other sources state that a large amount of people all over the world want both evolution and creationism to be taught in school due to the fact that both attempt to explain the origins of the universe...
Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of "expert" self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story - a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life - and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only to survive but to thrive.
The web site has 24 newly created or significantly updated essays during 2017-MAY, including the above book review.
New essays are marked "N". Essays that underwent a major upgrade are marked "U." In addition, we will make minor updates to dozens of essays this month which are not recorded here:
The debate between proponents of Evolution and those in favor of Intelligent Design, a component of Creationism, have battled over which model should be taught in schools across the country.
It is in fact possible!
“The Last Faith: a book by an atheist believer” provides a clear and scientifically elegant answer to all the questions listed above. The answer which will cause the reader to reconsider many established moral principles and notions about the world around us. The answer which will help the reader to understand the nature of human actions, dilemmas, dramas and passions, in their true light. The answer which will elucidate the current stage in the development of human civilisation and offer unexpected predictions for its future. ..."
There exists a myriad of sources and an evaluation of the evidence suggests that Evolution, in tandem with the available creatures that it describes, is the most fit in providing an accurate description of how the diversity of life occurred....