Hi all, I tried to post a couple days ago but after an hour of typing my screen went bye-bye. I will not endeavor to try to repost it but did want to add a few comments.
Regarding "Blind faith": my use was to mimic what many evolutionists claim of Christians (just blind faith) and to turn and show them it takes more blind faith to believe evolution than to believe God.
Also my faith is not blind. You will not find the term in the Bible. In fact, faith is supported by SUBSTANCE and EVIDENCE. Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the evidence
of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
i.e. When you have FAITH that your spouse won't cheat on you - its because you KNOW your spouse, their values, their love, and you trust what they say. -- When we have faith is God its not too much different. And so we have faith that He is, and is a rewarder of them who seek Him. It is by our belief in Him and His words (belief means you will manifest that belief through obedience) that we are saved. After we believe EVIDENCE abounds in our lives by His many blessings and favor. (Ask anyone who can testify to answered prayers.)
Regarding the rest of the evolution science arguments - they are on the internet in many forums for all to see yet there is still disagreement. The truth is both Creationists and Evolutionists (Christian & Non-Christian)always look at the exact same evidence
yet they INTERPRET them differently because of each of their presuppostions.
1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
On that note- I choose to be skeptical of scientists who were not there at the beginning and choose to believe God who was there and through His spirit left a record (both written and in the heavens and earth.)
To my brothers in the faith in regard to belief in the evolutionary concept of all this death before man came to be: To deny the biblical account of creation and accept evolution where death came before Adam's sin and not related to Adam's sin denies a very basic tenet of the Christian Faith: that man's sin brought forth death. The sting of sin is death and if sin wasn't the cause of death then why would man need a redeemer? In effect, it neuters the gospel.
Now, God has not called many wise, we know. This western culture is indeed a remnant of the Greco-Roman mindset and the scriptures tell us that preaching Christ crucified is FOOLISHNESS to the people of this presuppostion.
1 Corinthians 1:17-31 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
To men and women everywhere: You, as all flesh, will DEVOLVE back into the dust you were created from and you will be raised to judgment at the end of days. Wouldn't it be an act of WISDOM to get to know the Judge personally before that time?