Evolution has been an ongoing topic in science and just in life throughout my lifetime and even before that. I feel like it needs to be addressed again from a Christian point of view so that there are no misunderstandings about our belief, or lack of belief in evolution. Before I do that I just wanted to give you a little background on Evolution itself and where the concept came from.
Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. The belief that overtime after Earth originated it evolved into something great and more complex. Charles Darwin is known as the forefront of this theory because of his contribution to society on natural selection and survival of the fittest. He believe that too much of a species were produced, having different varieties of genes and therefore having different chances of survival leading to one triumphing over the other.
Now my understanding of Evolution when I was little, what our teachers taught us, was that a monkey evolved over time into a human and now here we are. Not really the best understanding of Evolution but that is how it came across to me. Regardless, the concept of Evolution in humans is most definitely wrong. To this day it is still just a theory and never proven fact. Some can argue that so was Creationism but at least Creationism makes a lot more sense than this.
However, I am not saying that Evolution is complete bologna, just a little misrepresented and misunderstood. As a Christian I do believe in Evolution in animals and something called spiritual Evolution.
Take for example the most known Evolution in butterflies. They start off as a little caterpillar, then into a cocoon to transform and break out into a beautiful butterfly. That is Evolution at it’s finest.
Then there is spiritual Evolution of a person. The growth and change of someone’s character and attitude in life to the character and attitude that God ultimately wants them to have. It’s a continuous change and refinement of a person when God is doing the work and it is a type of evolution except we Christians call it Revolution.
Creationism is known as a religious belief that religious groups, especially Christians have about how the world became and formed. I am a Christian and quite honestly have a very biased opinion about Creationism. Humanity, life, Earth, and the universe were created by a supernatural being. God. It really is that simple.
A lot of other theories are in place about how the world came to past like the big bang theory which can be proven wrong but Creationism is arguably one of the best explanations about how the world came to past. Adam and Eve were the first humans in the Garden of Eden. There were other humans outside of the Garden of Eden as well.
Think about it, a supernatural being who is so awesome and wonderful and all-powerful speaks and whatever he speaks comes to past. Wouldn’t that make pure sense. Think about it for a second! We look at the sky, the ground, the birds, the trees, ourselves and we can agree on one thing for sure, that something greater than ourselves made all of this. Why not God? Why not a God that can speak and cause things to come to life just by his voice alone. Isn’t that cool?
One thing I know for sure is that God created all that we see, all that is around us. It’s time to do away with theories that don’t explain the complex beauty of the world.
In the case of Evolution VS. Creationism, Creationism wins.