Does the Bible say how???
Many Christians argue that evolution has to be wrong because the Bible says God created everything. Now I am not a Christians and I have never read the Bible so I am genuinly asking this question. Does the Bible ever say how he did it, or that he just did it?????
- Martin SLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
The Bile says that God is the creator of life and that He created it to reproduce after it's own kind. However, that doesn't prohibit an animal evolving within a species and that statement also comes when He first created life before his curse came on the earth as a result of sin.
What the Bible would definitely deny is that life on this planet came about when inorganic matter became organized by chance and that it "came alive" through purely naturalistic means. The Bible would also deny that humanity is the product of lower life forms being changed over millions of years because the Bible says that God created man in his own image from the dust of the ground.
The human body is made up of the elements found in the earth and so this is how the Bible described it to people who were alive around 1500 BC in accomodating terms that they could grasp.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds--livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
One could argue that the passage above says 'And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures..." and that it could be that God supernaturally caused life to come about in the manner that some evolutionists claim that it did. But when you take the above passage along with this passage...
Genesis 2:7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
...it's pretty hard to make it say that God caused humans to come about through the evolutionary process. It's interesting to note that according to what scientists have discovered that modern humans seem to be the latest animal to arrive on the earth.
All of the speculations about ape like ancestors are just that, -speculations. If someone isn't starting out the investigative process with a predetermined goal of finding evidence for evolution they would conclude that the so called "ancestors" of modern human beings are in their terms "evolutionary dead ends" that became extinct, not that they evolved into human beings.
- Mr. Un-couthLv 71 decade ago
No the Bible does not say how God created any thing. But the Bible is not necessarily always true. It is possible that our creator made things available in the correct proportions and under the right conditions so that evolution could and did take place. Whether he did this on purpose or by chance really does not matter. I believe our creator deserves to be called God and truly is God but not necessarily the same God referred to in the Bible. The two may be the same but if so I think the authors of the Bible may have been a little inaccurate in describing some of the destruction of humanity that they attributed to God`s instructions. Christianity came so long after the Universe was created that their guess about how we all begin is no better than any one else`s. Christianity has been around a long time but compared to how long the world has been here it is a very short time.
- CirbrynLv 71 decade ago
Tim wrote: "But the Bible says that God made the plants on day 3, and the sun on day 4."
Response: Maybe God made the sun on His day 4 and put the sun in the past relative to the plants. Authors do that all the time when they write books.
- 1 decade ago
yeah it says that he made the sun for day and moon for night and it took him days to create the earth and since evolution is against this they probley don't want the truth because they might be looking for answers to try and brake us down since they don't want to hear what we have to say.
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- Pedestal 42Lv 71 decade ago
It's a given.
"He made the stars, also" (Genesis 1:16b) is possibly the biggest throw-away line in the history of literature, or an aside, since from the human perspective the stars are of only tertiary importance.
Paul insists in Romans Ch1 that the existence of God should be obvious from looking at nature, the creation.
I've never found it so.
The possibility of an indifferent mechanistic universe always seemed at least a viable outside alternative.
Which makes it not obvious, or I can't see the obvious?
- timLv 61 decade ago
The Bible tells us, that God said...., and it was so.
There are a number of things that the Bible and evolution differ on, and they can not be made to work together.
One such thing is that evolution says that first came the sun, and then million of years latter plants came. The Bible says that God made every thing in 6 days. Some people try and say that a day means "an age", even millions of years. But the Bible says that God made the plants on day 3, and the sun on day 4. In nature this is imposible, and if a day is really millions of years, then that could be considered a bigger miracle than making every thing in 6 days.
- 1 decade ago
The Bible states that God created...
it doesn't state specifically how...I don't think as humans we can comprehend how. The miracle of conception is more than most of us can handle.
- Steve AmatoLv 61 decade ago
No it does say how other than commanding it. Thus the process is open to debate and scientific investigation.
- Paul HxyzLv 71 decade ago
Only fundamentalist Christians say that evolution has to be wrong, and further, that if evolution is true, then God can't be real, which is absurd. As to your question, Genesis is the explanation for the creation of the world, and it has a few "loopholes" in its logic - plants were created before light, for example.
About 150 years ago someone decided that the Bible had to be taken literally - something that had not happened for over 1,700 years (but the fundamentalists don't know this and will deny it). Once you do this, however, the Bible contradicts itself. If you take the Bible metaphorically - the way it was meant to be taken - this problem does not exist. Also, some people will tell you that the entire Bible is a "fairy tale", which isn't accurate - archaeology shows that parts of the Bible are true, but it also proves that some parts are inaccurate - its a double-edged sword.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think it doesn't I'm not sure...
I use to go to bible studys once in a while and I skipped quite a few so I never really found out..