I Dont Have Enough Faith to be an Evolutionist - Skepticism of Evolution
(02-09-2020, 11:22 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(02-09-2020, 11:14 PM)Augustinian Wrote: There's a logical flaw in the position of theistic evolution that was brought to my attention: that of the Resurrection in the Last Judgment. If theistic evolutionists, of the Christian variety, believe that Christ will restore all men to their bodies at the end of time for judgment, an instantaneous act, why then do they have such trouble with God speaking man into existence, instantaneously, at creation? Obviously most men's bodies will have returned to dust by then.
Unless they think that Christ will call forth the dead and then wait a few eons for man to re-develop from the base elements, I don't see how theistic evolutionists can believe that God had to use a natural process at the beginning, but then can merely act in an instant at the end. It's a completely contradictory view.

If they believe that 'God had to use a natural process at the beginning', I agree, but I've never heard that argued. What I've read is that God chose to use a natural process.

That's exactly it.  I think I would describe myself more as a progressive creationist now than a theistic evolutionist, but the problem for me has always been, if God created everything instantaneously, then how do we explain the preponderance of evidence that really makes it look like gradual changes took place over many eons?  This is the same problem that theistic evolutionists have.  God didn't have to choose evolution; he just as easily could have chosen instantaneous creation.  But then we can't explain what we're observing.

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RE: I Dont Have Enough Faith to be an Evolutionist - Skepticism of Evolution - by Melkite - 02-10-2020, 11:07 AM

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