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God Created Evolution. He Guides It And Controls It.

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org


"Evolution" is defined as "a process of change in a certain direction." This is the primary definition in my dictionary, Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Your dictionary probably says almost the same thing.

Few people would argue with this definition. Things change, they evolve in certain directions. Automobiles have evolved from early simple machines, as have airplanes and other manufactured items. Laws have evolved, music has evolved. Almost everything created by man has evolved from something similar to it which existed earlier. Man, as creator of these things, has deliberately modified them over time to meet new conditions and to include advances in technology.

In Nature too, we see evidence of evolution. God, as Creator of the Universe, has developed many things progressively from similar things which He created earlier. This is the way He works, bringing all things into existence when He is ready for them to exist.

God created evolution, and He guides it and controls it, for His own purposes. Evolution is not an accident, and it does not happen according to any mechanistic process.

The Atheists believe that "random mutation" is the force behind biological evolution. "Random mutation" coupled with "survival of the fittest" is the algorithm they believe in. They are wrong. The mutations are not random, they are are guided and controlled by God. This is why there is such overwhelming evidence of Intelligent Design throughout all Creation. Look at your hand. Could this possibly have happened all by itself. No. It was designed, by God, using his process of Guided Evolution to bring it into existence.

"Random mutations" could never account for the intricacy and perfection of design we see in Nature. If mutations were random, how many quadrillions of failed attempts would occur before the spots on the fish are exactly the same as the markings on the rocks it lives beside? The mathematics are prohibitive. Genetic mutations are quite rare, usually the result of a mistake in copying the code from one cell to another. And they are random, not related to any need of the species. So, over a million years the fish might randomly grow bigger fins and a smaller tail before it stumbled across some helpful change in protective markings. Such a cumbersome, long-winded process could never result in the timely development of needed protections. The species would die out first!

No. God is the Creator of everything, just as it says in the Bible. He uses evolution as one of His creative tools, and he guides it and controls it every step of the way.

One more thing, a source of much confusion:

The Bible speaks of the "six days" of Creation. This does not mean that everything was created in six literal twenty-four-hour days. The "six days" is a figure of speech, meaning six periods of time. Similarly, the Bible uses the phrase "the day of the Lord," in twenty-seven different places. But nowhere does it mean one single twenty-four-hour day. It means the entire period of time when God pays back people for the evil they have done. The Bible uses poetical figures of speech all the time. "Lake of fire" is a figure of speech. So is the idea of Satan as a "roaring lion." There are many, many others. It is a great mistake to take them literally.

So God accomplished His great work of Creation in six distinct stages, or "days," ending with His creation of Man. Now, His major work is done, but He continues to "fine tune" it in an evolutionary manner, guiding and controlling this Himself.

So whenever an Atheist tries to tell you that you were created not by God but by evolution, you can reply:

     "YES, BUT GOD CREATED EVOLUTION. HE GUIDES IT AND CONTROLS IT."
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Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord,

Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director
Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org - http://www.loveallpeople.org

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