Evolution: Part Two

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January 31, 2016 10:49am CST
Since there were so many comments on my discussion about Evolution, I thought I would write some more about it. For what it’s worth, to evolutionists and those who believe in an Almighty Creator of Life and a separate group who believe in creationism, which is actually a THIRD category of “believers,” I just wanted to say that we all have the “right” of course, to believe what we want to believe and although we have different “opinions” I’m sure we can discuss this in a kind manner. If you want to join in the “discussion,” I think that is great, the more the merrier, in my opinion. I always enjoy a lively discussion. If this subject doesn't interest you, you also have the "right" to skip it right here and not get involved in the discussion. A person who, with true faith in something, feels secure in what he/she believes, can have a lot to offer to a discussion, so I welcome that. For one thing, those who believe in evolution have different ideas about what part of the evolution theory they do believe. I think it would be more sensible to simply say what you believe and WHY and then let others do the same. For instance, I would venture to say that everyone believes in the fact that some life forms have “evolved” or “changed” to adapt to a certain environment. Or have changed somewhat from their original ancestor. Even humans now are sometimes taller and stronger than say, their great grandparents were. Better nutrition, maybe. Better health care, who knows? And some animals, like those that Darwin studied on the Galapagos Islands, “adapted” to their unusual environment, but one animal didn’t evolve into another animal. It’s easier for me to believe that an intelligent designer created humans and animals with the “ability” to adapt to different environments, knowing that humankind and animals would eventually spread out to all parts of the earth. That was God’s original plan, “to fill the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) An intelligent designer, would have known that the ability to adapt, would be necessary and so HE programmed that ability into the genetic code. Based on what we NOW know about DNA and RNA and other cell functions, that makes sense to me. And based on what we NOW know about reproduction of a species, it makes sense that what the Bible says about “living creatures” reproducing “according to their kinds” still holds true. Man, by means of artificial insemination has cross-bred some animals, but the result was a STERILE animal, and the hybrid animal was totally unable to reproduce another generation. This is true in animals as well as plants. Genesis 1:12 Scientists have created GMO fruits and vegetables but they started out with a “SEED.” Where did the seeds come from? And are these GMO foods able to reproduce? What about the so-called “missing links” that have been publicized only to find out they never existed, although some evolutionists try to convince us otherwise, even going so far as to “lie” about their “discoveries.” The Piltdown Man being one of the most infamous paleoanthropological hoaxes in the world. It was exposed as a forgery, consisting of the lower jawbone of an orangutan deliberately combined with the cranium of a fully developed modern human. It makes me wonder why these scientists go to such lengths to promote evolution? One answer could be that, if they can prove that God doesn’t exist and that humans somehow evolved from some chemical soup, then there is no need to follow any moral code. It leaves persons without any reason to exist. They can “do their own thing” and completely disregard any responsibility for their actions. On the other hand, many educated people take a dim view of the Bible. Why? It’s been misrepresented and misquoted to such a point that it SOUNDS unreasonable, unscientific or just plain wrong, because of what Bible critics have SAID, not because of what they have said is true. The fact is that there is NOTHING in the Bible that contradicts scientists’ various estimates on the age of the universe or the earth, like some persons believe. In addition to that, the Bible’s brief outline of how God brought life into being on this planet leaves ample room for scientific inquiry and theory. The Bible DOES state that God created all life and that all living things are made “according to their kinds” and those statements may be at odds with certain scientific theories but not with established scientific facts. You would probably be surprised, if you have never STUDIED the Bible, to learn that the Bible does NOT squelch curiosity. It encourages us to probe some of the most fascinating and challenging questions that humans have ever faced. Most people who put no faith in what the Bible says, have never studied it for themselves. They base their opinion of the Bible on what other people have told them. All I have to say about that is: What if what you were told is wrong? What if there is a loving God who has prepared this earth for humans in a way that supports all these life forms and sustains them with food and water, although man is doing his best to ruin the earth. (Revelation 11:8) What if God has a plan to rid the earth of pain and suffering and all we have to do is wait for that time to come, as it has been promised? (Revelation 21:1-3) Otherwise, what is your HOPE? To just grow old and die? There is not a person alive that does not DESIRE to live forever. No one wants to die. Sure we may want a BETTER life than we have, but did you know that God “has made everything beautiful in its time. He has even put ETERNITY in their heart, yet mankind will never find out the work that the true God has made from start to finish.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) So think about that! The Bible says that God put eternity in our hearts, the DESIRE to live forever. There is a reason why man grows old and dies. And there was a “ransom” paid for our lives. And so there is a HOPE that will be fulfilled in the near future. You, of course, can believe whatever you want to believe, but if you have no HOPE for the future, of what good is it? If man evolved, he has no future beyond maybe 100 years at the most, but if God created man with a HOPE to live forever and provided a ransom so that we could live forever, why wouldn’t you want to believe that? What if what the Bible says is true and you ignore it? “I take the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you today that I have put life and death before you, the blessing and curse: and you must choose life so that you may live and your descendants, by loving Jehovah, your God, by listening to him, for HE is your life and by HIM you will endure a long time on the (earth)…” This is what God told the ancient Israelites and what he is still telling us today. Yes, it’s YOUR choice. No one can force anyone else to believe what they don’t want to believe, and no one is TRYING to force anyone, so the choice to believe what you want to believe is still yours. I’m not finished with the subject of evolution, so you will see a few more posts from me. It’s your choice whether you want to read them on not.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
I was raised Roman Catholic, so I am steeped in my beliefs as far as evolution goes. But that does not mean I am not open to all ideas of it. I find it interesting to read. Last night, I was watching a movie about some people who had crashed in the ocean on a plane and in the end, the fight for survivorship on this island took over their bad sides. But the fact of all facts was that they had to have water above all else. That got me to thinking, I think we all come from water, as the human body is made up of it in a large part, and we absolutely cannot do without it as humans. Then I started thinking of how that may have come about..fascinating.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@IreneVincent I could not get to that link for some reason Alice sorry. But here is a long winded wiki regarding the Caholics and evolution: And of course this is what I was taught. I would like to see that video.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Part of a series on the Catholic Church St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Overview Organisation Background Theology Liturgy and worship Rites Controversies Other topics Roman Catholicism bo
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@TiarasOceanView I just read what you suggested from Wikipedia, but it's very confusing. And to be honest, I know what Wikipedia publishes is just a lot of different views from any number of willing contributors, so what you have there is no absolute answer, but a lot of opinions. What I found on my own research, was that when Darwin first presented his "theory" the Catholic Church rejected it completely based on the Bible, but over many years of what they termed "scientific research" the Catholic Church changed their mind and some Catholic theologians "converted" to evolutionism. But, should anyone disregard what Jesus confirmed about the Genesis account at Matthew 19:4, where Jesus said: "Did you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female?" So I guess what each person has to decide is: Whose opinion do you consider to be deserving more weight? Modern evolutionists who base their beliefs on a 150 year old theory that has been disproved by scientific proof of DNA, that Darwin knew nothing about, or the opinion of Jesus Christ.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@IreneVincent I believe in what I have read and was taught, the words of Jesus Christ. This does not make me unable to explore other areas and other opinions. I like to explore theories of other people and draw my own conclusions.
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@Auntylou (4372)
• Oxford, England
31 Jan 16
no time to read this now
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