Creation: Similarities with Evolution?
First, conditions for life in the universe are extremely finite, that’s why we can’t find other life forms in the galaxy and beyond. We have telescopes that can see 5,000 light years away, that distance is mind boggling. Do you know what we’ve found? Nothing! If life was so easy, all the planets would be doing it 😉 Earth is a living oasis in a very barren universe. Our lives, life on earth, is not an accident. Everything that lives and grows was planted. There is nothing that comes from nothing. Creation was planted, life was planted, it didn’t just happen. There is one creator, one true God. In the bible, God spends very little time explaining creation because the bible is about the relationship between God and man, but here is some of what God said about how He created life before He created man:
‘Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.’ (Genesis 1:20-22; 24-25)
This is on the first page of the bible. This shows the creations of other species before man is created. The species also begin as lesser species, starting in the ocean and then going to land with crawling things… and then goes to greater species before man is created. This is a very, very condensed account of the creation of life… but what does this sound like to you? We are not saying it is the same but it sounds like there are some similarities to what a famous scientist claimed in the last century. But these words were spoken by God and recorded by Moses. These words were spoken by God a long, long, long, time before Darwin was born. Here’s also what Darwin said, “in my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of God”. -Darwin said this, look it up.
After that here’s what God said about creating man:
Then God said, “Let US make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26)
Ok… who is “Us”? and “Our”? Jesus was there in the very beginning of creation. Jesus was/is the master craftsman who helped make us for Him and for us to be with Him. I will show this later. But yes, this is all about Jesus.
‘He was in the world, and the world was made through Him’ (John 1:10)