Is Evolution compatible with Christianity?

Hello there,

I’m sure that this has been asked before, but I’ve searched extensively and can’t find anything to help me out. I’ve read that evolution (if it is true) is compatible with Christianity so long as we stick with the monogenestic theory, but doesn’t evolution contradict even this, in that death was required to get to Adam and Eve along the evolutionary pipeline, when the Bible says that there was no death before Original Sin? I hope that my faith can grow stronger with your reply.

Thanks,

James

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