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Theistic evolution or evolutionary creation is a concept that asserts that classical religious teachings about God are compatible with the modern scientific understanding about biological evolution.

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How do Theistic Evolutionists interpret Genesis 2:7 in light of Ezekiel 37:1-14?

Genesis 2:7 NKJV 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Ezekiel 37:1-14 NKJV 37 The hand of the ...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

I previously posed the question Does Young Earth Creationism presuppose Biblical inerrancy?, an answer to which contended that one doesn't need to rely on Biblical inerrancy or a specific exegetical ...
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How can we reconcile the similarities between humans and animals?

If only humans are "created in His own image" (Genesis 1:27), then why are we so close in DNA to primates - why have we proved that dogs and primates have a theory of mind - among other ...
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According to Christian evolutionists, how can the suffering of evolution be reconciled with a loving God?

A renowned Christian who believes in evolution is Francis Collins: Collins also has written books on science, medicine, and religion, including the New York Times bestseller, The Language of God: A ...
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What scientific objections exist against theistic evolution?

There is already a question focused on biblical arguments, What are the Biblical and theological problems with theistic evolution?, but I found none focused on scientific reasons. According to ...
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How can the theory of Evolution be reconciled with passages in the New Testament that seem to refer to Adam and Eve as historical figures?

1 Timothy 2:11-14 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed ...
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Did God consult anyone in the assessment of Creation?

We read in Gen 1:31: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. By human standards, certificate of excellence in relation to ...
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According to theistic evolutionists, did Adam and Eve's parents have souls?

Theistic evolution postulates that God employed the process of evolution to bring about the formation of the human species. In this view, Adam and Eve, like any other living organisms, are thought to ...
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How do Christians holding some role of evolution defend against YEC that the many deaths required is adding blemish to God's character?

There are several ways that Christians have tried to reconcile evolution with the Biblical narrative of creation. Theistic evolution is one option. Another is C.S. Lewis's way of how while the ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Romans 1:18-24 sounds like an argument from Intelligent Design to me: 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

According to Young Earth Creationists, other beliefs (particularly in Evolutionism) harm Christianity in various ways such as: Making Death something other than the direct consequence of Sin ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Genesis seems to say that God created the Earth in six literal days ~4,000 B.C., and that there was a global flood ~2,000 years later that destroyed (almost) all life. It also claims that Earth was ...
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How do Christians who are neither Evolutionists nor Young Earth Creationists explain the timeline of the six days of creation in Genesis chapter 1?

It would appear that defining the word ‘day’ in Genesis ch. 1 has a profound bearing on stances taken. Young Earth Creationists take them to be literal 24-hour-earth-days, but Evolutionists say they ...
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How do Christian Evolutionists explain the timeline of Genesis chapter one?

I understand that some Christians feel it necessary to accommodate a long period of time (which is suggested by some scientists for reasons of radioactive decay, the fossil record, geological ...
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How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin?

As I understand, many Christians nowadays accept evolution. There are such Christians in most major denominations and inside these denominations exist different traditions and groups of believers, so ...
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How does the Tree of Life fit in Evolutionary Creationism

I understand how the creation narrative in Genesis can be interpreted to fit within an Evolutionary Creation perspective. In such a paradigm God used Evolution to beautifully create the biodiversity ...
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What is Adam, if he isn't literally the first human?

For the sake of argument, let's say our most recent common ancestor lived in Africa 10,000s of years ago, humans originally evolved from apes and migrated out of Africa, and the entire creation ...
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How can a theistic evolutionist account for the origin of suffering and death?

Young-Earth creationists have an easy answer in Genesis 3: it’s all man’s fault, but this conflicts with the overwhelming consensus in several scientific fields. Theistic evolutionists can accept ...
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How do Theistic Evolutionists who are Christians reconcile these Scriptures with the adoption of evolutionary theory?

NOTE: This question assumes that Scripture is inerrant. That it does not err on any point. Scripture is explicit that death was brought into the world after the Fall of Man, the sin of Adam, which ...
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Do any Theistic Evolutionists deny the possibility of (intelligent) life on other planets for Biblical reasons?

I recall reading a book by Hugh Ross many years ago, in which he claimed that life, or at least intelligent life, on other planets was a Biblical impossibility. I believe the argument hinged on the ...
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What are some scholarly biblical arguments for theistic evolution?

As I have done my research on theistic evolution, which is the theory that God created the earth and everything in it but let the process of evolution happen on its own. Definition of Evolution: ...
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Does the Roman Catholic Church embrace theistic evolution?

In 1996, Pope John Paul II gave a speech in a plenary assembly at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, documented here. It seems he embraced a version of Theistic Evolution (sometimes called Guided ...
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How do theistic evolutionists explain moral reasoning?

If you are a theistic evolutionist, then I see two possible explanations for the existence of human moral reasoning. 1) That at some point in the evolution of primates (or even a more distant common ...
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What is the basis for saying that B. B. Warfield believed in theistic evolution?

B. B. Warfield is commonly cited as a leading conservative Reformed theologian during the period leading up to the Fundamentalist/Modernist controversy of the early 20th century. One of the issues of ...
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Does Catholicism teach that Jesus was a theistic evolutionist?

If evolution is true, then the Bible’s account of the creation of the first man, Adam (Genesis 1:26–27; 2:18–24), would be, at best, a story meant to teach a moral lesson but not intended ...
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What is the scholarly biblical argument against theistic evolution? [duplicate]

In Catholics and Evolution | New Advent, it seems a case might be made for theistic evolution. The question is what is the scholarly - as opposed to personal opinion - biblical argument against ...
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How do Theistic Evolutionists reconcile that Eve was called the "the mother of all living?"

What is the Theistic Evolutionist's interpretation of these passages that seem to indicate that Eve was the first mother, and therefore the mother of all humanity? The man called his wife's name Eve, ...
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In Theistic Evolution when do the genealogies in Genesis become real?

In Genesis there is the genealogy of Adam to Noah, then the account of the flood. After that is the genealogy of Noah to Abraham. The accounts of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's sons then follow. ...
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According to theistic evolutionists, at what point did humans evolve enough to be considered special to God?

Disclaimer - Even though my personal views are well-established, I'd like to point out that I am not out to make a point with this question, and I am absolutely not out to establish whether any ...
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What are the Biblical and theological problems with theistic evolution?

Theistic evolution holds that God used evolution to create mankind. It seems to follow then that this view must also hold the creation account in Genesis to be unhistorical. So, Adam and Eve may ...
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What are the common arguments against theistic evolution? [closed]

What are the common arguments from Christians against the idea that God used evolution to create Earth over millions of years? This is not a place to argue. I'm interested in a rundown of the common ...
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