Sunday, 3 January 2010
A great resource for the Creation/Evolution debate
Which ever side you fall on I strongly suggest that you have a look at this paper by Tim Keller,pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York: 'CREATION, EVOLUTION, AND CHRISTIAN LAYPEOPLE'
In it he argues that belief in the Bible and Evolution aren't mutually exclusive and looks briefly at 3 big questions which those who look to reconcile their faith and science will face:
1) If God used evolution to create, then we can’t take Genesis 1 literally, and if we can’t do that, why take any other part of the Bible literally?
2) If biological evolution is true—does that mean that we are just animals driven by our genes, and everything about us can be explained by natural selection?
3) If biological evolution is true and there was no historical Adam and Eve how can we know where sin and suffering came from?
It's very accessible and written with the layman in mind. I strongly suggest you all go there now and read it.
HT: JKDoyle.com who also provides a few excerpts and also a little constructive criticism.
Till Next Time!