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Christians - How do you reconcile your Christian beliefs with evolution?

This is something I have always struggled with as a Christian, and I'd love to hear others' opinions.


Asked by WomanWitty at 12:56 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • i believe that God set evolution in place and is behind the discoveries science is making. i dont know a lot about evolution, but what i do know makes sense to why cant God be controlling it? its called "creator led evolution".

    Answer by okmanders at 1:38 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • What's to reconcile? There is no physical proof of evolution. The Bible says "God created" not "God created and sat back and watched _____ evolve over millions of years into ______________". To me, God created things the way we see them today and evolution is science's way of trying to explain creation without God.

    Answer by ruthie11617 at 12:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I don't reconcile it ... Here's an interesting video on this idea of reconciliation between Darwinism and Theism. You should also know that terms and their definitions are highly important. Darwinism deals with the origin of species - that all living things came from a single ancestor. Neo-Darwinism says that this happened as a result of purposeless "direction," meaning there is no rhyme of reason for our existence. Macro-Evolution is the ability of a species to change its DNA into a new and different species, and Micro-evolution is the ability WITHIN the species to adapt to the environment. From what I've studied, the ONLY thing that can be reconciled to a belief in a Creator is micro-evolution ... the others that I mentioned contradict Scripture. The species on this planet are unique unto themselves and don't share common ancestry and all of creation was made with a purpose in mind.

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Gal51, very impressive!  Your reply and the short video on that website are very thought-provoking.  I never heard of all those different terms before.

    I've mean wanting to read Chance or Purpose and The Language of God, and now I need to add God and Evolution to my reading list.


    Answer by flatlanderjenn at 3:10 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • There is no proof of evolution. there is actually a peron who has a standing offer of a substantial amount of money for anyone who can prove evolution. Evolutionists disagree on many things and the facts are that "Lucy" was a chimp, neanderthal man has been proved to be a scam, and there is no transitory fossils. Even Darwin apologized and many astromomers and other scientists have come to a point where they cannot go any further and at least acknowledge a Creator. So, no reconciliation. I belive the Bible and God's word, not a theory of man.

    Answer by kittieashy at 2:33 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I'm not a Christian, but you should do some research on theistic evolution. The two concepts aren't necessarily contradictory.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 4:11 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I don't believe there's anything that needs to be reconciled. I'm a Christian who believes in evolution with no problem. Then again, I don't take the Bible to be completely literal....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:21 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Oh, and I agree with okmanders, that God chose to work through evolution. I also think the adaptability of His creation is something He would have recognized as vital for their/our survival.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:23 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • If you believe in the Bible, there is nothing to reconcile. Therefore, it's never been something that has concerned me. Evolution is nothing more than the theory of a man who did not believe in God and who knew nothing of Christianity.

    Answer by NannyB. at 12:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2010