CREATION and EVOLUTION?

Although the premise is incorrect, that God Created so that evolution could develop, the fact remains—with or without evolution a Creator, God, is required.

Genesis 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  Here is one sentence is the space-time continuum; beginning or time, heaven or space, earth or matter. Amazing.

The following is a response by Ray Johnson with J.B. Sarris to an evolutionist using the Pope’s words taken out of context as an excuse for his atheistic beliefs—May 30, 2016

LMHO!!! Not true . . . but nice try.  It isn’t all your fault, though. It is typical and what we have come to expect from the media to mistranslate and misreport.  I’m not a fan of his . . . but what he actually said was that God isn’t like a demiurge [a being responsible for the creation of the universe, in particula], creating the world out of chaotic raw material.  He’s infinitely bigger than that, creating the entire universe “ex nihilo,” from nothing. [The Pope’s] actual text from that October 2014 reference, if you are really interested, is: “God and Christ walk with us and are also present in nature.  When we read in Genesis that account of Creation, we risk imagining God as a magus, with a magic wand able to make everything.  But, it isn’t so.  He created beings and allowed them to develop according to the internal laws that He gave to each one so that they were able to develop according to the internal laws that He gave to each one [in order] that they would be able to develop and to arrive and their fullness of being.  He gave autonomy to the beings of the Universe at the same time at which He assured them of His continuous presence, giving being to every reality.  And so creation continued for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia until it became what we know today, precisely because God is not a demiurge or a conjurer, but the Creator who gives being to all things.”

“The beginning of the world is not the work of chaos that owes its origin to another but derives directly from a supreme origin that creates out of love.  [in his mistaken opinion] The Big Bang, which nowadays is posited as the origin of the world, does not contradict the divine act of creating, but rather requires it.”

This might be the part that confused you and biased the media . . . “The evolution of nature does not contrast with the notion of Creation, as evolution presupposes the creation of beings that evolve.  “With regard to man, instead, there is a change and something new.  When, on the sixth day of the account in Genesis, man is created, God gives the human being another autonomy, an autonomy that is different to that of nature, which is freedom.  And He tells the man to name everything and to go ahead through history.  This makes [man] responsible for creation, so that he might dominate it in order to develop it until the end of time [i.e., husband the earth].  “Therefore, the scientist, and above all Christian scientist, must adopt the approach of posing questions regarding the future of humanity and of the earth, and, of being free and responsible, helping to prepare it and preserve it, to eliminate risks to the environment of both a natural and human nature.  But, at the same time, the scientist must be motivated by the confidence that nature hides, in her evolutionary mechanisms, potentialities for intelligence and freedom to discover and realize, to achieve the development that is in the plan of the Creator.”

“So, while limited, the action of humanity is part of God’s power and is able to build a world suited to his dual corporal and spiritual life; to build a human world for all human beings and not for a group or a class of privileged persons.  This hope and trust in God, the Creator of nature, and in the capacity of the human spirit can offer the researcher a new energy and profound serenity.

But it is also true that the action of humanity – when freedom becomes autonomy – which is not freedom, but autonomy – destroys creation and man takes the place of the Creator.  And this is the grave sin against God the Creator!

because it matters~it really does

 [Edits/Inserts are mine]

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