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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Paul is indeed making a teleological argument here, but it functions somewhat differently from modern watch-maker arguments. Paul is writing at a time when nearly everyone believed in some ...
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Why do many Christians oppose the evolution theory?

TL;DR: Because it's wrong. And it's opposed to Scripture. First off, we need to get our terminology straight. Most if not all Christians don't oppose "evolution", although many prefer the ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Genesis 1 is a much more serious challenge to evolution, so why worry about this? But really, this passage is all about idolatry, not evolution. This is far more evident in a modern English paraphrase,...
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Why do many Christians oppose the evolution theory?

Some Christians oppose evolutionary theory because they believe it contradicts the Bible. Other Christians see no contradiction between the concept of evolution and the creation account in the Bible. ...
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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?

Augustine answers this question in The Literal Interpretation of Genesis book III chapter 25: Someone is going to say: 'Then why do beasts injure one another, though they neither have any sins, so ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

If we zoom in: Romans 1:18-24 aims to emphasize the invisible attributes of God as the creator. But if we also zoom out and consider the context of the chapter, it is about how human perspectives on ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Q: Is Romans 1:20 a challenge to the Theory of Evolution? First off, what is meant by "evolution"? Organisms change over time; the evidence for this is, by any sane and rational definition, ...
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How do Creationists interpret the faculty of color perception in living beings?

After God created all the sea creatures and all the winged birds he saw that it was good (Genesis 1:20-23). After God created all the wild animals, livestock, and all the creatures that move upon the ...
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How can we reconcile the similarities between humans and animals?

Exactly what "God's image" means is disputed. That said, there are significant factors that clearly delineate humans from beasts. To wit, humans are the only creatures that are definitely ...
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Why do many Christians oppose the evolution theory?

Many Christians do not countenance the concept of an alternative explanation of the creation of man for several biblical reasons. Luke gives a genealogy that charts the history of humanity back from ...
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How can we reconcile the similarities between humans and animals?

This has an obvious problem: If the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was created in the image of the Manhattan skyline, then why are most of the other hotels in Las Vegas made out of ...
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Does any Christian denomination teach Genesis 3 as a description of human evolution from animals?

Short answer: No. For the Liberal denominations, see Epimanes's answer on the ECLA: Those denominations see Genesis 3 as a product of its time, allegorically teaching spiritual truths by concepts ...
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Does the free will rebuttal to the problem of evil still work for those who believe in old earth/evolution?

Yes, there is no reason why old earth / theistic evolution threatens the 'free will' answer to the question 'why is there suffering in the world?' C.S. Lewis defends this position in The Problem of ...
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