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According to Genesis, they were simply spoken into existence by God, in the same Adam was. This is literally the first page of the first book of the Bible. There is nothing more to add, but I would encourage you to read it yourself!
Here's a pragmatic way out of the dilemma, which is what I use: God started the process of evolution, perhaps guided or unguided (this doesn't really matter), and allowed complex creatures to evolve. Finally, he intervened and created a literal Adam and Eve, who were made of the similar "stuff" as the other animals, but were meant to live on, but then the ...
This question could be rephrased: Why did God create man with the potential of falling from a relationship with Him? Why did God create man with a propensity for sin? Sin in this case is the “broken codes”. Our physical world and even our physical makeup was altered when man placed faith in the words of the serpent rather than in the Words of God? ...
God coded a wealth of variability into our genes. This is why his creatures are very adaptable. Just because our environment doesn't cause us to use every gene in our DNA, doesn't mean that the genes are dead or are left over from past evolution. I posit that even though we have mapped the human genome, we don't know the entirety of what it can do.
If we go back to the earliest Christian teachers we will find a substantial focus on metaphorical and spiritual meanings of the Bible, more than maybe a modern Christian might expect. Roger Forster and Paul Marston write in "Reason and Faith" (Monarch, 1989): In [the Church Fathers] there was, compared with today, a much greater emphasis on allegorical ...
The Wikipedia article on Young Earth Creationism gives a good explanation of it's origins, decline, and revival. Regarding the age of the earth, it cites Seder Olam Rabbah from 160 AD: The earliest post-exilic Jewish chronicle preserved in the Hebrew language, the Seder Olam Rabbah compiled by Jose ben Halafta in 160 AD, dates the creation of the world ...
I come from a Reformed background and though I know this is not something all Reformed people believe, I know that my church holds that there are many theological hills to die on, but the creation account is not one of them. The main point of the creation account is to chow God's omnipotence and THAT He created the world. How exactly He created the world is ...
The context of this verse: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young ...
I think that every person who has lived and who will be born in the future were angels at the time when Satan rebelled against God. As we know, 1/3 of the angels were cast out of Heaven along with Satan. I believe God created this Earth to see who would love him when given the freewill to choose. Thank you and may God bless you all.
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