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Posted on 06/16/2010 7:59:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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So, when Genesis speaks of God ‘creating’ man from the dust of the earth and then ‘breathing’ life into him; when it speaks of creating the animals that will reproduce according to their kind (not making new kinds), where is the ‘evolution?
These people who believe in Theistic Evolution either :
1) Take Genesis metaphorically ( don’t ask me how they do it ).
2) Are not Christians, but Deists or Theists. They want to have their cake and eat it too ( i.e., believe in a creator, but a not too hands-on one ).
At least, that’s the way I see it.
It does not SUGGEST this, it says so
20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 2:18 tp 2:20 suggests humans came before animals.
18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
The above verse describes how God created them, not when. It does not say "and then..."
20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Genesis 4:15 suggests there were other humans in the land of Nod who were not direct bloodline to Adam and Eve.
You are looking at this through the eyes of today. At the start, mankind was very long lived, almost 1000 years. Adam and Eve would have and did have very many children. Where ever Cain went, there would have been more than ample time for more to follow.
It can, and anyone who suggests it can't is questioning the process by which God created and manages the Earthly world.
It can not. the Creation is described clearly in Genesis. Anyone who says it can is calling the Word of God, in Genesis, a lie.
Evolution is an anti-teleological explanation of the world, so on this point alone it is immediately incompatible with intelligent planning of a creator. A non-teleological world-view is incompatible with any notion of an intelligent God or divine providence.