I just watched your Live Q&A. You mentioned that you sang praise songs for a Bible Study and also that you believe in Evolution. Do you still identify as a Christian? If so, how do you justify evolution and Christianity?

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Kelvin3
Kelvin3

Roaming - I believe in micro-evolution, not macro-evolution. I do not believe that is allowable since it says that God formed Adam out of dust and "breathed" life into him. All other things were created with spoken words. The idea that we evolved from monkeys is not Biblically acceptable. The reason our DNA is so similar is similar to a software programmer when they code. It makes much more sense to "copy and paste" already working code to do a certain known task than to code every single line from scratch every time you want to accomplish that task.

PacMan - it is impossible for all religions to be equally true considering they often disagree with one another. There can only be one that is right. Christianity is a great thing, not because Jesus is simply a great moral teacher. He does not allow us to believe that train of thought. He claimed to be God. John 8:58-59, "Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am." 59Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him"

"I am" is the name that God told Moses is His name, The Jews understood that this statement could only mean that Jesus was claiming to be God therefore they wanted to stone him for blasphemy.

PacMan
PacMan

Christianity is a system of morals, not hard science. Also I’d argue that Christianity is a system that builds strong and compassionate society. Take a look at the countries that have been primarily Christian over the past 100 years and compare their GDP to non Christian majority countries. Not all religions are equal, though they may be equally true, they are not equal. (Note; I am not Christian nor do I pretend to be. I just recognize it as a good thing.)

RoamingMillennial
RoamingMillennial

I am Christian.
The process described in Genesis mentions the creation of the planet, then animals, then man in almost little to no detail. Evolution supports the idea that this is in fact the sequence of how Earth's development occurred. The Bible is a work of allegory, parables, poetry and metaphors, and Genesis makes a lot of sense as an effort to describe complex scientific processes to a population that, at the time, had no possible way of knowing or understanding concepts like the Big Bang and evolutionary biology. Additionally, the creation passage is super short, only about 700 words. It was never intended to provide the minutia that we're able to discover with modern-day science.



Konoruck
Konoruck
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