by JOAOZINHO da S. F. A. MARTINS
(ORLIM, SALCETE, GOA, INDIA)
There seems to be no end to any debate between scientific creationism and evolution-ism. I said 'Evolution-ism' because the diverse theories of evolution, to begin with, were put forward to deny the existence of the Creator God of the Jewish-Christian Bible. Undoubtedly, these anti-God theories caught the attention of those concerned because the same theories attacked Christian's foundational beliefs. As in all other areas of knowledge, certain measure of truth is also to be found in almost all of the theories relating to evolution. Christian scientists and concerned theologians confronted by the truths in the theories of evolution embraced these theories to the point of defending the same to an extent wherein Genesis 1 and 2 are now looked upon by these devoted souls as figurative - not to be taken literally, any more.
The debate could very well be avoided if Christians were to first restrict themselves to studying Biblical Creation Truth by rightly dividing the Word of Creation Truth in Genesis 1 and 2. When Christians blindly or stubbornly hang on to their traditional belief of a creation in six days some six to ten thousand years they end up in all kinds of debates. Genesis 1:1 deals exclusively with the creation of original perfect heavens and earth; Genesis 1:2 describes earth's condition brought about by the rebellion of pre-Adamic men on the primal earth; Genesis 1:3-31 describe restoration of life on earth in six days crowned by the creation of Adam and Eve. The reader will do well to read online, without bias, by visiting: for a comprehensive un- biased appreciation of Biblical Creation Truth.
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"I have been a biologist for a long time, and I hope I never stop getting shivers in my spine when I think about the beauty of how we come to know things in biology.
Biologists make predictions, then they go out into the field or the lab to see if their predictions hold up. When hundreds of predictions of this sort are fulfilled, a theory reaches the point where it becomes certain, at least on a broad level. And that is where we are with evolution."
– Falk, Darrel. Professor of Biology. Point Loma Nazarene University. California.