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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Evolution.............

Today I was asked if I believed in evolution. Hmmmmm that is a complicated question and an even more complicated answer.
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In the beginning GOD........that is how Genesis begins. If you take God out of the scenario to me it will never make sense. Ok, so I am not here talking about earth but about the universe and beyond. Even if you go with the theory that it all came out of nothing, chemicals exploding and stars coming into being from those explosions........where did the chemicals come from? Where and what was the void? That is all beyond my comprehension. If we keep God in the picture, then it all makes sense to me. God made first of all light, before that it was void and empty. I love the creation story. "In the beginning God created the heavens (first) and the earth"............darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
We can safely say that earth began that way, how? well God had a plan already and began with the basics just as science believes (somewhat) after the atoms and chemicals were created they worked together to form the universe. Then God worked on the earth, his main plan for that day. He set the sun and moon in place and made the stars. These served to set the seasons in place so that life could begin. I personally believe this took thousands maybe billions of years to create the right environment. I also believe that God could have snapped His fingers and everything would just appear, but I think He enjoyed the process. Time itself is something we have created and put in place, God did not need time. The order of creation in Genesis is exactly as the scientists believe it happened.
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So after the initial creations, God set about to make the earth a beautiful place. He did that by first making everything we need to survive, plants that had their own life within themselves, seeds. Trees and shrubs, flowers and vegetation but it was all perfect. Life was made perfect. He then populated the waters with fish great and small, then the birds and then the creatures. At that time everything was vegetarian. Nothing killed anything else. It did not rain, the dew every evening watered the earth. Everything was perfect. No disease, no death.Then to crown the creation He created man. Adam was made as a companion to God, someone God could enjoy and talk with. Adam was lonely though for his own kind, all the animals had mates and families by then and Adam wanted that as his nature required. So God made Eve as a helper for Adam, and for them to populate the earth. It was all good. God enjoyed His creation. God was not alone in the universe. He had created Angels of many many kinds who were with Him in His realm. The angels were spirit beings and very beautiful. Some saw Gods creation and saw that man worshipped God, they wanted that for themselves. God had not given Adam any rules but one, do not eat of the tree of knowledge. Adam was fine with this until Lucifer whispered in Eve's ear. WHy cant you eat that fruit, what is God afraid of? He just doesn't want you guys to be as smart as God is. Eat it and you will be just like Him, you will know everything good and bad. Well Eve tasted the fruit and it was great, she didnt die and so she went and gave some to Adam. So now Adam who knew this was wrong and that Eve would now not live with him forever chose her over God. He knew what he was doing there was no going back, he ate his fill because it was good and his eyes were opened. Because he could not say no to Eve, the earth was changed forever. God sent them from the garden into the outside world, God killed an animal to clothe them and put the fear of man in the beasts. Everything was different now. Danger had come into the world, disease, death.
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There is nothing there that contradicts science. Nothing. There are some questions that we will never answer until we see God but I know enough to have faith. Eve was the mother of us all, all races came from her. I believe as time went on that man adapted to his environment, over time his features, colour and culture was different depending on where he settled. Over a long time all these things happened. Man progressed too quickly for Gods plan, he became evil and the Angels had something to do with that. The Angels saw that women were beautiful, they wanted them, the angels that followed Lucifer were kicked out of heaven with him, they were given the earth to roam. They had relations with women, with men, with animals. This to me explains the mythology of the Greeks and Romans among others. Fantastic creatures and people who were half man half angel. God saw this and was just not going to allow it to go on. He relented somewhat in destroying mankind by saving Noah and his family. Lucifer had thought that by corrupting the seed of man he could prevent the birth of Christ who God had intended to send to save us all and allow us in the future to reconcile with the Father. A hybrid is not able to reproduce and so if this was not stopped man would die off and no salvation would be possible for anyone.
Was the flood world wide? Or in the known world? I believe the continents drifted at this time. Moved away from the original formation. All that water came up from below in the depths and for the first time it rained on earth. It was a terrible terrible thing. Maybe everything was not destroyed, maybe some places were left although the bible does not tell us that. I think it only tells us the basics, what we need to know. I just wish science would begin with the Bible and go from there, they would save some time. The fact is we do not know.........and can not know because we were not there. Simple as that. I believe everything the bible says is true. I also think for myself and I enjoy speculating on what might have been, but it does not bother me. I see no contradictions here. The bible has never been proven wrong. In fact people mentioned in there that were not known by any other source have been found to be real. Every time that just boosts my confidence to believe what I don't yet understand. God promises that some day we will know everything.
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Until the day comes when the Lion lays down with the lamb in that once again perfect earth I am happy to say that I believe in the Bible and I believe that man and nature have evolved since that very first day. When we speculate about aliens and them coming down and giving man knowledge, yes that happened but they were the Nephelim, the fallen angels trying to outwit God. They failed, but are still around although no longer in a form we can see like they were back then. Satan rules down here until Christ returns to claim His kingdom. God gives man the chance to live without Him, to rule themselves and we have failed, miserably. So I say Come Lord Jesus come............welcome back, it cant be soon enough. Ask Christ to come into your life and be saved...........

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