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Evidences of God
I know this is a big topic, so sorry in advance for any cans it opens of the worm-kind.
Why does evolution have to be anti-Bible? Even science's answer for how things got started doesn't take out the magic of God's hand. I wanted to know if I can believe what science says and follow the Good Book without contradiction. Or do I have to choose a side? Thank you. Sincerely,
Straddling The Fence
Dear Straddling The Fence,
The Bible isn’t anti-science, but it is anti-evolution. Darwinian evolution teaches that all life came from non-life and that man evolved from single-cell organisms (sometimes referred to as “goo-to-you” evolution). The Bible specifically says that this didn’t happen. God handcrafted Adam and Eve in His image (Gen 1:26-27). Darwinian evolution also states that it would require billions of years to occur; God says that He made everything in six days (Gen 2:1-3).
The Bible is in complete agreement with science though. The Bible mentions the world being round before anyone knew it (Isa 40:22), and it described the water-vapor cycle hundreds of years before modern meteorologists got it figured out (Job 36:27-28). The Bible is completely scientifically accurate. What most of the textbooks won’t tell you is that many scientists believe in the creation story found in the Bible. Darwinian evolution is under attack by many scientists because the more we learn, the less plausible it becomes. Books like Case For A Creator, Darwin’s Black Box, and Icons Of Evolution along with groups of scientists like those at Answers In Genesis are beginning to point out the flaws in Darwin’s claims. True science backs up the Biblical account of Creation all the time. SB