Evolutionary Ideas and the Biblical Concept of Creation

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Evolutionary Ideas and the Biblical Concept of Creation

Creation and evolution come from two very different viewpoints. The main differences here are that in the story of creation in the beginning there was God, and in the theory of evolution in the beginning there was random chance. The conflict between the two is often referred to as "The Great Debate" because everyone asks the question "why are we here and how are we here?" they can either look to the bible or science for answers. They are completely unlike answers to one another but both agree on one thing - that the universe has not existed eternally. There are problems with the bible story of creation in the way that we cannot prove or do
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The biblical creation story believes in a divine Creator. (However, some Christians, regarding the creation of the world, also believe in evolution. They say that the process of evolution is carried out by the acts of God). People who believe in biblical creation (creationists) believe that all basic types of living beings, including man, were made by the acts of God during the creation week in Genesis in the Bible. Biblical creation is more supernatural than evolution, and is viewed as a miracle. Creation in the bible was brought about by direct acts of God as opposed to a natural, gradual process. 'In the BEGINNING God created the heaven and the earth' (Genesis 1:1). Creation took place in the beginning and was finished and complete - it was not spread out over the long period of time history of the universe. Creation was by the word of the God, the creator and He spoke things into existence. In Genesis 1 we read of a series of 'And God said' statements. Also we read in Psalm 33, 'By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.'

Creationists also believe that all geological matter in the world was laid down by a worldwide flood, as told in the story of Noah, and that life arose
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