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To: Natural Law

I also believe that God is the Creator, and that along with everything else he created the laws of physics, chemistry, etc. (But, just for clarification - not argument, I am not a proponent of Darwin’s evolution. I used to be).

But, I was trying to explain to my daughter how the earth was formed. Her answer was “God created it”. And I said - of course - he created everything. But HOW did he create it.

And then I had a thought pop into my head (I’m sure others have said the same thing, and perhaps it was in the back of my brain somewhere). When mom makes a cake, does she just snap her finger’s and a cake appears? No. What does she do? She mixes a bunch of things together in the correct amounts and the various laws of chemistry (or whatever it is in baking!) take over. Like the yeast causing the stuff to rise (I guess that’s bread!?), and everything working together just right to come up with a great cake.

The earth is a lot like that I think. Lots of amazing things that have to go together just right to make it work. I told her that the earth is an amazing place. Still lots to learn about it and how it works, but recognizing the love that God put into creating it (like Mom puts into a birthday cake) is a good thing along the way.


31 posted on 12/16/2009 11:23:57 PM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: 21twelve
"When mom makes a cake, does she just snap her finger’s and a cake appears?"

Great analogy. Creation was both an event and a process. No body denies that creation happened. Few deny that God created. Many disagree HOW He created. The debate is between those who believe in an abracadabra instantaneous process and those who believe there was an orderly science based process.

Another analogy is the process of Salvation. God had it in His powers to simple declare salvation yet He went through the process of prophesy, the birth of Christ, the teachings, the formation of His Church, the Crucifixion, and Resurrection. To me those who deny science simply do not grasp the degree to which the discoveries add to the Glory of God.

33 posted on 12/17/2009 7:40:26 AM PST by Natural Law
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