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@breana I welcome you to ChristianityStackExchange with an answer I believe this is the answer you may be looking for WMAP Site FAQs 9. I am religious and I also find science very exciting. Is there a conflict between science and religion? According to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS): Science is a particular way of knowing about the world. In ...


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There are two accounts. The first one is God's account. The second account is that of Adam, and only describes things from his experience on the sixth day. Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, Many places in Genesis when there is a ...


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God is a Physical Being God is not an non-physical being: "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also..." (Doctrine and Covenants 130:22) More about the nature of God Here. God Organized Existing Matter to Create the Universe God did not create matter: “The materials out of which this earth was formed, are just as ...


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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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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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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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Your premise that God might have been surprised at the fact that his creation was good, is belied by your own statement that God knew everything ahead of time. In God's plan (which is a mystery to us) in order for things to work as he planned; everything had to start out perfect, so it is not surprising that God would comment that things were ready to ...


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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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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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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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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 think they could have had many children in the Garden. However, Cain's arrival seems to fit in with what Eve thought to be a prophetic promise that the seed of the woman will bruise the head of the serpant. In that prophecy Gen. 3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou ...


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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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This is really amazing. The Bible starts of.."in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It must be understood that God created heaven and earth out of "nothing" God does not need anything to create something. Remember He is God. God does not exist, rather he is the existence without Him nothing exists. It is true the bible does not tell us ...


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The answers provided so far wander a bit from the original question, but they are still good answers. I would like to add one that just addresses the actual question directly and as it is asked... 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 ...


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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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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 are correct; it is evident that “nothing” always begets “nothing”. Your premise “nothing will always be nothing” asserts that since we encounter “something” then an eternal reality is imperative. The Bible asserts that God is eternal and that God is responsible for the heaven and the earth: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and ...


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Although a traditional understanding of Creation is 'ex nihilo' - out of nothing, it can be seen from one of the passages quoted by another answer (John 1:1-3) and also the following: By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible. - Hebrews 11:3 NET (cf. other versions) ...


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Yes, the bible says that God created matter, time, space, logic, physics, etc... out of nothing. John 1:1-3 ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. So, with a plain interpretation of the ...


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Although I am technically a Baptist, I study the Scriptures for myself and draw my opinions from them, and not from any Denominational interpretation. I will give you what my understanding is concerning the Spirit as I understand the Scriptures. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation unless otherwise noted. Genesis 2:7 And the LORD ...



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