The EVOLUTION of CREATION

 

"Science without religion is lame;

Religion without science is blind"

-- Albert Einstein

 

The theory of Creation, as described in Genesis (1:11-12, 20-31), proposes an evolutionary process: after confining the bodies of water and exposing areas of dry land, God created vegetation. At that stage -- the end of the third "Day" -- the world's continents were covered with trees and grass, but there were no living creatures.

 

It was only on the fifth "Day" that God created living creatures. The earliest ones included teeming sea creatures, sky-flying fowl and the mysterious "giant reptiles." So, at the end of this stage, the world had ocean creatures, birds, and "giant reptiles" but no mammals.

 

On the sixth "Day" "God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, and the animal according to its kind, and all the ground insects according to its kind." Finally, after God saw that Creation to that point was good, man and woman were created.

 

The document describing the evolution of Creation (in a very concise text) was written many, many generations before Darwin. It is very unlikely that Moses had any formal education in biology or geology, there are no indications that he collected fossils, and he did not leave behind his sketchpad of images of dinosaurs and other "giant reptiles." But, somehow, our forefathers had received that knowledge of evolutionary Creation.

 

Charles Darwin was an honest man. In his famous On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection he emphasized his strong conviction in the truth of his theory, but he recognized that it was just a theory, which he called the "theory of descent with modification". The fact that creature A existed before creature B does not prove that A evolved into B. It certainly does not explain the beginning of life, namely the existence of the first creature. His disciples, very faithful to their belief in Evolution, have pushed the notion that the theory is a scientific fact. The truth is that there is no evidence that a tree can ultimately evolve into a snake or that a snake can evolve, through some lengthy process, into a giraffe. The evolution of one species into another is a theory an article of faith for the priests (secular scientists) of the Religion of Evolution.

 

Secularists have an interest in painting Evolution as hard science and Creation as mere mythology. The truth is that both are human beliefs, and the origins of both Evolution and Creation are in the Book of Genesis. But, unlike Evolution, Creation provides a theory, admittedly a matter of faith, also to the beginning of life. Can any scientist show that raw carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur may just "evolve" into life?

Judah Ari-Gur

 

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