There is something which you yourself are refusing to consider, though let me first point out that I agree with the spirit of your observations. No Christian should violate conscience for the sake of trying to appear 'smart' to the same people who poisoned our entire planet and think they deserve a cookie...
Best answer: There is something which you yourself are refusing to consider, though let me first point out that I agree with the spirit of your observations. No Christian should violate conscience for the sake of trying to appear 'smart' to the same people who poisoned our entire planet and think they deserve a cookie for it.
Maco-evolution is stupid for a number of excellent and easily demonstrable reasons, but I support the idea of Christians systematically discovering this for themselves. They cannot do that if they reject it out of hand and refuse to explore why it is an elaborate lie. We are called by the Lord to be both shrewd as the serpent and innocent as the dove, (Matthew 10:16). This means we cannot retreat only into the world of 'innocence' from corruption by avoiding the world. Nor can we embrace its shrewdness and hide with them behind their lies in order to avoid persecution. Christ's command places us squarely in the arena of persecution WHILE we overcome the world using the terms of its own 'shrewdness.'
"He captures the wise by their own shrewdness, And the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted.' (Job 5:13).
The more elaborate the proverbial house of lies, the more believable it seems, the more people embrace it without any doubt, the more fun it is to suddenly bring down around their ankles. That joy is part of our divine inheritance. We shouldn't hide from it for fear that GOD will abandon us to the lions. We aren't important enough to think of ourselves so highly. GOD is our glory, not the praise of other men.
That said, what you are failing to consider is that 'allegory' can also be reality without ceasing to be allegory. How? Ironically, it is atheistic science which is currently demonstrating a pallid version of this themselves called 'computer technology.' You are unlikely to freak out when you see a talking snake because your first reaction will be that Hollywood is somehow involved. What you fail to recognize is that GOD has always had His own far superior version, which He has been using throughout history. They are actually quite alive however, conscious, sentient and brilliant in advanced intelligence. He calls them 'elohim' and expressly forbids us from worshiping them. We also call them 'angels' or 'demons.' Just because atheists aren't quite bright enough to grasp what they are doesn't invalidate their existence. They are clearly attempting to create media to indistinguishably 'house' them, using their dreams of artificial intelligence, etc...It makes it easier to enlist help with this hare-brained project if everyone involved is told that such ideas are simply nonsense, even while they go on constructed from the 'dust of the ground,' (silicon dust, conducting metals, etc...), much like the description of 'Adam's' creation.
Adam was one of these 'allegorical beings' made up of every imaginable human trait. He was never designed to procreate or make more 'adams.' There was no need. You should notice that he and his wife did not perceive their nakedness or have intercourse until after they fell. After they fell, they were no longer a 'congregational' being. They became part of the narrative of the animals and their 'curse' was the struggle of life without the assistance of the elohim. So they were also 'real' as modern people now term it, but only afterwards. Scripture calls Jesus Christ and His Church the 'Last Adam,' (1 Corinthians 15:45). They are the new 'congregational being,' reunited with the elohim through the Holy Spirit and returning to that 'living allegorical state' once known to all members of the original 'Adam.'
Whatever you might encounter in this world of ideas which you cannot understand, embrace it until you can bring it under subjection. Do not fear being humiliated by the dimwitted who have no hope of ever escaping their own lies. Show them the pathway out. If you are too 'green' to make the attempt, then your Christian conscience will inform you of this. But don't assume that you always will be. GOD isn't raising cowards or robots. He is training thinking people to overcome every thought that raises itself up against the Lord and His anointed, ultimately bringing down every speculative fortress and subjecting all thoughts to the only true fountain of all wisdom and knowledge---Jesus Christ the Righteous, (2 Corinthians 10:5, Colossians 2:3).
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