So my sister recently told me that she no longer believes in evolution. After studying up on it, reading her Bible, talking with Christian friends, and praying about it, she has conceded the fight to creationism.
Which made me wonder why. She is a very intelligent woman, went to the same Presbyterian church I did, and took the same high school science classes I did. It never occurred to me that she’d “switch sides.”
That’s not entirely accurate, though. She had believed and I do believe a combination of the two: essentially, that God kicked off the Big Bang.
It Worked for Me.
But now it doesn’t work for her. So maybe it shouldn’t be working for me?
I referred to this last week at one point; after visiting this site, I’ve started taking my faith more seriously. I think I Get It. Much more than I used to, anyway.
So after talking about this a couple of times last week, she sent me an email tonight. Here it is, in part:
You may want to underline this. Please read Hebrews 11.
This jumped out at me. Of course, to read this, you must believe in
God. If that’s true, you must believe that the Bible is God-given to
teach, correct and train us (2 Timothy 3:16). If you’re still with me:
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command,
so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
I am floored. It is in black and white. Wow, what clarity. I’m sorry
if this doesn’t seem profound to you. This came at a quiet time for me
after I prayed for insight. Not only does He declare that the universe
was formed at his command (I got that from Genesis and Sunday school),
He further clarifies with “…was NOT made out of what was visible”.
I hope you appreciate that I’m sharing my own “God moment” with you.
This is special to me. Thanks for listening. You asked about how I
gained perspective to not believe in evolution; it’s lots of little
discoveries like this that string together to form my belief and faith
Furthermore, I StumbledUpon (literally; StumbleUpon emailed me the link tonight) this video, which further complicates the issue:
I’m just curious: where do you fall on the issue and why? Is the Bible completely inerrant, or is it the product of unnamed, unidentifiable (at times) humans? Feel free to cite Bible passages or other sources. I’m just interested in learning more.
By the way, I know this topic can get people fired up. Please keep your responses civil; I reserve the right to delete responses I deem inappropriate. That being said, I would like to hear from all sides.