Hey everyone! I know there has been some argument over creationism or evolution in society today, and I wrote this up to try to put my understanding of it. Feel free to comment on what you think and your reasoning. Thanks!
There is a huge conflict that probably keep most outside of the Church away from the christian faith: Evolution vs Creationism. Christians have been arguing there was no such thing as evolution because God didn’t need to create us over time. An atheist will argue that creationism does not exist because DNA shows we are 50% related to a banana. However, what if an idea occurred that could compromise both without disproving one another?
According to Genesis 1:25-27 (NAB) it says the following: “God made all kinds of wild animals, all kinds of cattle, and all kinds of creeping things of the earth. God saw how good it was. Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl to the ground. God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.” Most christians will look at this and say, “This was where God created Adam and Eve! This is the source of creationism. But we have to think about it. God said, “Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Who does God refer to as “us”? Certainly couldn’t be Lucifer, God created us not in His image. But who was created before man? The animals! You have to admit, sometimes we will go “animal” on each other, right? That explains our flesh side of humans and animals. So we had to have come from them, since they were really the only ones on the Earth God could talk to!
But then it goes on, God created man in His image; in the divine image He created him”. Before Jesus Christ, God was a really just the Father and Holy Spirit, before He came into flesh. When he talks about creating us in His divine image, He was talking about creating a pure soul, like His! After the events of Adam and Eve with the apple, we no longer has that pure soul.
While there is evolution, though, there is no Darwinism. One part of Darwinism I strongly oppose is Natural Selection: No time for the weak, only the strong! If that is true, than should we help the poor? The sick? Those who are held captive by our enemies? Well, no! Anyone could say that, but why? Because it is immoral! There’s the problem, morals. While the evolution I stated above had explained why we have close DNA to animals, it also explains where we get our moral from. Because humans have one thing in them that was in favor of the creationist: the soul. If darwinism has no support for the moral side of humans, than where does our moral law come from?
One might ask, “If there is such that as soul and moral law, why do only humans have it, but not the animals?” Good question! Remember, in Genesis, God created the animals, but not in His image. He then created the flesh of humans in the image of the animals, but He gave part of His divine image only to the humans. Not the animals, the humans.
Well, why, than, did God have to spend so much time with evolution if He could have just created us right then and there? Nobody knows. Remember, there were so many things God could teach us that no number of books could hold all of it. And to say that we expect God to just automatically do everything all at once is unbiblical itself! Why did He have different books of different prophets over different periods of time? Couldn’t He had just came down and told us everything we needed to know and do? No! He did it over time, He evolved our knowledge, such as He evolved us in the Garden of Eden.
So, creationism and evolution answer how we were created and what happened. Thanks!