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The short answer is "yes, sort of". The only sub-group within Christianity that I'm aware of that cares about whether the animals in the Garden of Eden were originally carnivorous or not are the Young Earth Creationists. To other groups, it's simply a non-issue. Only within the young-earth paradigm do you get the idea that there was no physical death ...


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You're right, creationism, of whatever variety, is not scientifically falsifiable. Creationists do not think this is a problem. In fact, they would say that all alternatives to creationism are equally unfalsifiable. The scientific method cannot test the past; it may be able to tell us what is possible, what is likely and what is unlikely, but it ultimately ...


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As a YEC - I think David Stratton has presented a good overview of our belief regarding animals (and human beings) being herbivorous before the fall, and that we use the Bible as our only canonical writing (though as I commented on his answer, we do not believe that every word in the Bible is meant to be taken literally, there are many figurative and poetic ...


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It's not a matter of theories or facts, it's a matter of personal worldviews. All people (whether scientists or not) interpret facts through their individual worldviews. A person with a creationist worldview will interpret a fact one way, while a person with an evolutionist worldview will interpret the same fact quite differently. For example, in 1963, ...


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Your question is a creative one and as humans we tend to think in human terms. In our day however we have a greater capacity of understanding how such things could even be possible. I'm going to use the example of computer games as what might be a humanly relatable comparison. I'm usually not one to use elaborate world-oriented illustrations, but this ...


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One thing that I think other answers have missed is that "creationism" means different things to different people. The definition one uses is vital to whether or not it is falsifiable* in a scientific sense. For instance, if one states that creationism means: All life has existed in or close to its present form since the beginning of the earth Then ...


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The explanation is quite simple. They had the same teeth, but they ate plants. Whether they struggled to eat plants is another question and mostly opinion based. Generally, Young Earth Creationists when challenged with this point, will note that there are examples of animals with carnivorous teeth, yet they are herbivorous. The most common example is the ...


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You appear to be making the most prevalent misconception that people make. That misconception is that the physical realm is the true realm, while in truth it is the Spiritual realm which is predominant. Just so that I do not confuse you let me explain things this way. The physical realm exists in the Spiritual realm. By that what is meant is that the ...


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Yes, the canonical writings of some (most?) Christian groups does say if animals in Eden were carnivorous and when they became carnivorous; and as for your title (bible as opposed to canonical Christian writings), also yes it is addressed. That is the blunt answer and technically a full one considering your question. However, you likely want to know not ...


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Reasons to Believe is an organization which presents arguments in favor of Old Earth Creation, and on their Who We Are page, founder Hugh Ross states: One of the approaches I've developed, with the help of my RTB colleagues, is a biblical creation model that is testable, falsifiable, and predictive. Their web site offers an overview of their ...


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When Michael Angelo looked at a large block of stone, he already new in his mind what he wanted the outcome to be. He didn't just start chiseling away hoping for the best. I believe God was telling Jeremiah that before he came into existence, He knew how He was going to use him. He was born to be Jeremiah the Prophet. God had set his course even before he ...


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There are no other common Christian denominations that believe in a pre-mortal existence. There are instances of individual Christians with this belief. Clementine, quoting Peter, said in Clementine Recognitions: Last of all He made man whose real nature, however, is older and for whose sake all this was created. Origen of Alexandria (ca. 200 AD) ...


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Starting with the second question, the Magisterial teaching of the Church likewise finds both decisions to be bad All things considered, it needs to be recognized that the thousands of abandoned embryos represent a situation of injustice which in fact cannot be resolved. Therefore John Paul II made an “appeal to the conscience of the world’s scientific ...


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Most English-language Bibles begin with "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth," although the first three Hebrew words of Genesis are: "בראשית ברא אלהים" (B'reishit bara Elohim). There is no definite article and the grammar is complex, if not confusing, but there is a general consensus among scholars that this can not be translated correctly ...


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I'll try to summarize some of the infos we can find in the JW.org site (wol.jw.org) First, have a look at their Awake! 9/06 magazine, pages 9-10, the article titled "Did God Use Evolution to Create Life?" As a summary, it says that the Bible’s account of the creation of the first man, Adam, is to be taken literally. It also says that Jesus (and his ...


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I am adding a bit more to this question as this view point has not been explored in the other answers: Genesis 2:1-3: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, ...


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Your whole premise is that God didn't have the foreknowledge of the goodness of his creation before he declared it to be good. That isn't a premise supported by scripture. God isn't limited by time. Ephesians 1:4 ESV ...even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. God knew about YOU ...


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In the words of Jesus: Mark 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation. In the following verses you will find that the Angels are in Heaven and that all things in Heaven were created by God. Mark 12:25 ...


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He was created for the glory of God... There have been similar questions as to why the earth was created, and all points to only one direction, which is to glorify God. All things were made to his glory.


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Understanding this question as part of "Why God, foreseeing that his creatures would use the gift of free will for their own injury, did not either abstain from creating them, or in some way safeguard their free will from misuse, or else deny them the gift altogether?"1 1. cf. Evil | New Advent. The article Evil | New Advent, presents St. Thomas Aquinas' ...


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Ezekiel’s Vision is essentially divided into three main parts, according to this Bible study from a Baptist source: Ezekiel’s Vision of the Lords Glory (1:10-28) The Prophet’s Commission and the Hardships He Would Encounter (2:1-10). The Prophet’s Message (3:1-27). And the intention of the vision can be viewed as the following, according to ...


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"Creationism" can span a variety of beliefs and/or theories. There is young Earth creationism versus the broader concept that life on Earth was created by God or an intelligent being. There is creation of human beings, creation of all living things on Earth, creation of the Earth itself and creation of the universe. I want to give a specific senerio of ...


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Creationists do sometimes make falsifiable theories and predictions, but I want to note first that: These predictions are not universally held among all creationists, or depending on the theory even relatively common They are based on assumptions that are not derived from scripture and which are not even logically required by the idea of creationism or ...


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This question is about confusion in reading the creation account in Genesis 1:1-2:4a, and the confusion arises because you are trying to see the creation story as a literal account. The existence of daylight and evening before the creation of the sun and moon is only the most superficial issue in understanding the creation story. Contrary to science, a ...


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Through modern revelation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we know that Satan, also called the adversary or the devil, is the enemy of all righteousness and of those who seek to follow God. He is a spirit son of God who was once an angel “in authority in the presence of God”. "And this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel of ...


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It is uncertain when Satan and the rebellious Angels rebelled against God or even how far the war had progressed before Satan and his Angels were ejected from Heaven. According to Scriptures which is the basis for Pink's analogy. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. is simply a statement that God was the creator and: ...


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cf. The Church Fathers list on the New Advent. From Creation and Genesis | Catholic Answers it states: The following quotations from the Fathers show how widely divergent early Christian views were. Yet there is no evidence from the quotations that they disagreed on the order of events as described in Genesis actually occurred in the order Genesis ...


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First, we don't even know what a spirit is, really. Is is heavy? Is it strong? Is it colorful? Can two spirits give each other a high five? The collective understanding of (LDS) scripture is essentially: Everyone had/was a spirit from before they were born. (Jeremiah 1:5) It has the form of a person. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, ...


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Many people reason that Eve was not created on the 'sixth day' because there are two quite separate creation stories in Genesis - verses 1:1-2:4a (attributed by scholars to the Priestly Source) and verses 2:4b-25 (attributed to the Yahwist). The first story says that man and female were both created on the sixth day, but does not mention Eve. The second ...


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Scientists are not a single cohort, so when we find that some will agree and some will disagree, this provides little in the way of useful information unless we know what we intended to mean by 'scientists' and then understand the profiles of the scientists. Richard Dawkins says, in The God Delusion, page 100, that a study by Larson and Witham appeared on ...



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