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Preface that this isn't a site for debating what is true, it's merely for learning what s taught/believed within Christianity. See How we are different than other sites? With that in mind, most of your question is off-topic, but I believe that the core concept from your question can be addressed if we phrase it as follows: Do any Christian groups believe ...


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Yes, provided we are don't interpret ancestral sin as something that's physically transmitted from parent to child. Instead, it can be viewed as sin due to human nature. It is true that if we don't believe in a single historical Adam, then we have departed from the "literalist" Bible reading. This answer describes a theological viewpoint where that departure ...


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Doctrine does not make claims about the definitions that biologists (or others) use. If someone wanted to assert that the earth is billions of years old, then someone's doctrine may contradict that assertion, but it is not a doctrinal assertion to argue about what is meant by macro- or microevolution. If someone has an issue with macroevolution (e.g. ...


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Can the ancestral sin doctrine (and Paul's epistles) survive without a single breeding pair? Answer: YES When Adam fell and sin was ushered in "the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21thath the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into ...


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It is possible that the genetic engineering techniques practiced were part useless and part real. The attempt to imprint color on the hide of sheep by seeing stripes during intercourse is folklore. However, by coincidence/destiny the majority of sheep who underwent this silly attempt may have had recessive genes that produced color in subsequent generations ...


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Allow me to rephrase the question in terms more suitable to the internet... Whether God requires His creatures to have sex in order to condemn themselves? Objection 1. It would seem that God does not desire His creatures to continually create themselves bearing the fruits of original sin, but is in fact happier with those whom he deigned to create or beget ...


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Micro and macroevolution are non-ideal terms because they indicate that the issue is the size of changes, whereas the real issue is the type of changes. Adaptation (and natural selection) are undeniable, but those changes are changes that shuffle and modify genetic information that is already in existence. By contrast 'macroevolution' involves adding new ...


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(Firstly, this site is NOT a place for searching the TRUTH) Can the ancestral sin doctrine (and Paul's epistles) survive without a single breeding pair? Answer: NO If we reject the Biblical story that humanity started from a single pair, the whole christian concept of Sin and Salvation is meaningless. If evolution is true and that humanity started from ...


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Atheists routinely ridicule the Bible on this one. But nowhere does the Bible say that putting striped sticks in the water physically caused the animals to have striped and spotted off-spring. In many miracles in the Bible, God required people to go through some token action. Moses was instructed to hold his staff over the Red Sea before God parted the ...


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The answers above mention Eve. Eve created from Adam/Man. Man may think that is why the serpent fooled Eve. But in Eve's defense, then God created an enmity between Eve and the serpent. Theoretically speaking, the serpent/devil cannot fool Eve/Woman again. Genesis 3:15 GOD'S WORD I will make you and the woman hostile toward each other. I will make ...


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That's an excellent question. I myself have wondered how the two are reconciled. The Catholic Church has no opposition to evolution, only what's called evolutionism. Evolutionism is a metaphysical position about reality which is really what's at issue in the so-called "evolution debate". The Church is, of course, a religious institution and doesn't concern ...


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There is a relatively large and active community engaged in reconciling the current claims of mainstream biological science with what is known as "Young Earth Creationism." Young Earth Creationists believe that God's creation of the earth took seven literal twenty-four-hour days, and that it took place roughly 6,000 years ago. It is common among that ...


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I'll answer a tangential, but implied question: Can Pauline doctrine survive "physical death before Adam?" Answer: yes, from an Old Earth Creationist perspective. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned The Bible states that the doctrine ...



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