Creation or Evolution
If we were created, as the Bible says, how did it really happen?
I have heard different views on the subject:
- Creation occurred in seven literal 24 hour days.
- Creation occurred in seven increments of time, paralleling the evolutionary time-line.
- Creation occurred when God made all of the requisite ingredients, setting the stage for evolution to transpire. He then sat back and joyfully watched things happen.
One of these is probably true—or perhaps there is a completely different understanding. It is easy to fixate on the details and lose site of the critical unifying element: that God was instrumental in creation. The rest doesn’t matter—not really.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.