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A Description of Christian Beliefs About the Origins of The World

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Religion and Science "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters." A Description of Christian Beliefs About the Origins of The World Christians believe that God created the universe. In Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis, we are told that God creates both the universe and everything that is in it. Thomas Aquinas, a leading scholar of the Middle Ages, argued that "Everything in the universe has a cause. Trace those causes back and there must have been a First Cause that triggered everything else. God is that First Cause." This was known as his "First Cause" argument. ...read more.


Genesis is saying that the earth came before the sun, grass and trees before sea life, and birds before land animals. So does science contradict the Bible? Before one is able to answer this question, one must find out what the scientific facts are, rather than the unproven theories created by Scientists. Some scientists are Christians, who believe in God but also in evolution. There are many different views on the subject of just how the earth was created. The Big Bang is just one of those theories. The Big Bang is a very popular theory among both Christians and non-Christians. However, it is not totally unquestionable, if it were there would be no more arguments concerning the creation of the world. ...read more.


Darwin's Theory of Evolution states that original life form evolved into more complex life forms. This was done through a complicated process of natural selection and random mutations. Mutations are rare, and almost all of them are harmful, even lethal, which argues against his theory. Darwin himself said "Lastly, not looking to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed. But, as by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?" The truth of the matter is, no theory is foolproof. Every theory created by philosophers and scientists have so far carried flaws. Had they not, perhaps more Christians would be willing to carry faith in them. ?? ?? ?? ?? Religious Education -- Religion and Science -- Claire Linacre ...read more.

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