Genesis 2: Evolution or Creation

Introduction:

Where does life come from?  Where does humanity come from?  These are the questions that we want to consider today.  The most common answer that we find in our Western context is—evolution.  Life evolved from a primordial soup.  Time plus chance equals everything we see today.  Through a series of mutational jumps certain mutations proved advantageous, then by the process of natural selection, those with these advantageous mutations survived to produce offspring who perpetuated these characteristics.  Thumbs, eyes, walking upright, no tails, etc. are the results of the process of evolution. All that we are as human beings is a collection of previously advantageous mutations.  This is the basic theory of evolution.  However, in opposition to this is the Biblical story of creation.  God made Adam and Eve as mature, historical figures.  They were set in a literal garden and literally sinned bringing about consequences which we are sitting with today, e.g. sin, death, difficulty, etc.

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