Evolutionism and old-earth creationism can go together.
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I thank Con in advance for participating in this debate.
Exodus 17:14 A " Than the Lord said to Moses, " write this for a memorial and recount it for the hearing of Joshua."
(NIV, Exodus, 17:14A)
Now by then the day had been established for a long time. So if Moses meant millions of years, he would not have said six days. This brings me to CONTENTION 2: which is biblical disagreement. Now the Bible has a specific blueprint for creation. One day the Bible says fish were created, another man. Now God through Moses, mentions man speciffacly. It says in Genesis 1:26 A " Than God said," let us make man in our own image".
( NIV, Genesis 1:26 A)
This means that MAN WAS CREATED. Now if he was created in one day, how could he evolve in millions of years.
and last I would like to say, If the affirmative team is talking of greek creation, or hindu creation. Than I cannot continue this debate, as I have no knowledge of those subjects.
I would like to thank the affirmative team. And I do sincerly hope that the judges cast a negative ballot. Thank you and I now end this speech.
1. A growing season, about a couple months (Genesis 4:3).
2. Forty literal 24-hour days (Deuteronomy 10:10).
3. Forty years (I Kings 11:42).
4. Forever (Isaiah 30:8).
5. A year (I Kings 1:1).
6. Age (Genesis 18:11 and 24:1).
7. A lifetime (Genesis 47:28).
8. Ago (I Samuel 9:20).
9. Always - lifetime (Deuteronomy 5:29, 6:24, and 14:23)
10. Season - several months (Genesis 40:4)
12. Continually/continuance (Psalm 139:16)
13. A long period of time of unspecified length (Deuteronomy 19:9)
14. Evermore - a lifetime or eternity (Deuteronomy 28:29)
As you can see, Yom isn't just used for a 24-hour period. It could very well mean millions of years in the context of Genesis 1, allowing plenty of time for evolution to take place.
In closing, I again thank the affirmative team, and would like to say, I truly encourage your biblical knowledge.
Thank you, and I now surrender the virtual platform.
This is my sources source. I encourage you to read it. It is Hebrew research.
http://creation.com... > V17;
Yes, I will admit that you are correct about the context issue. I too used that source, as well as a couple others which said the same thing, but in the spirit of a lively debate I opted not to use that as it would hurt my argument.
Now to answer your logic argument. God did not leave anything to chance; He had a plan since before creation, showing that He truly is a loving god. And I do not see the connection between natural selection and whether or not God is loving. He had a plan for the species that were "picked off," and that was his plan for them: to be stepping stones in the chain of events that eventually created Homo sapiens.
As for man becoming like God, I agree that it "will not, cannot, and should not happen." Evolution could not develop omniscience, omnipotence, or omnipresence in a species. Evolution is a constant flow of adapting and becoming more fit to survive in the environment, and I highly doubt that speaking things into being will ever be necessary to survive.
Lastly, to answer your final question, we are not monkeys. We may be closely related to monkeys, but we ourselves are not monkeys. So no, God would not send His Son to die for a monkey.
As this is my final argument opportunity, I would like to thank Con now for being an excellent debate opponent. You have brought up some very good points and I sincerely believe that both of us learned something, whether it was something small or life changing (although it probably wasn't life changing).
I would like to thank the affirmative team. And would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this debate. And would like to encourage the affirmative team to keep reading the Bible.
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