Is evolution a threat to Christianity?
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Decent with Modification: This is obviously a fact, we are descended from our parents with modification.
Natural Selection: I am quite skeptical about this. To say that natural selection operating on random mutations can produce all of the complexity and diversity of life seems to me unlikely. However, we can see micro-evolution happening today through selection. But this doesn't prove macro-evolution by natural selection.
Common Ancestry: This is to say that all living organisms are related to one another, and all share a common ancestor. I see no compelling evidence for this. The only strong piece of evidence for this is DNA. The fact that the DNA is common among species. This is strong, however, not compelling. We could say that God used the same divine plan to create all living things. To give an analogy, a Honda, and a Toyota share a similar engine. This means that they used the same plan to make them, it doesn't mean the Toyota evolved from the Honda.
In conclusion, evolution is not a threat to Christianity.
You then account the flawed logic of the bible, by saying you dont think it was supposed to be taken "Literally?" How do you know? " Better yet why do you think that? Because the bible was wrong. Earth wasn"t made in 6 days, No it took millions of years till plant earth was even habitable. Earth is older then the human race, only the smallest of bacteria could of lived on earth during its younger years. Therefore you must change your perception towards the words written on the bible, for it to make more sense scientifically.
Evolution poses a threat to Christianity, for it goes against everything Christianity believes in. Evolution is a threat that goes to the very heart of Christian teaching. Evolution means that the creation accounts in the first two chapters of Genesis are wrong. That's not how humans came into being, or the cattle, or the creeping things, or the beasts of the earth, nor the fowl of the air. Evolution could not have produced a single mother and father of all future humans" "Common ancestry" and in conclusion that contradicts the entire story of Adam and Eve. Therefore with no Adam and Eve, you have no fall. No fall: no need for redemption. No need for redemption: no need for a redeemer. No need for a redeemer: no need for the crucifixion or the resurrection of Jesus Christ and no need to believe in that redeemer in order to gain eternal life. Therefore if you add it all up, if evolution is true (which it is) it gives us as the human race not the slightest reason to believe in eternal life and god in the first place. In conclusion Evolution contradicts the bible, and in doing so attacks Christianity thus posing a threat to Christianity.
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Vote Placed by sweetbreeze 3 years ago
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