Friday, November 4, 2016

thinking or arguing

Lewis talks today about his thoughts that evolution is pure hallucination in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

Today, you can find many different views on the relationship between Christian faith and evolution. There are many sincere, devout, godly Christian people who believe that man evolved from lower life forms. There are also very sincere, devout, godly Christians who believe that in six literal days, God made everything and breathed life into the man He made from dirt on the sixth day.

There are many in between. And then there are those who are not sure HOW God did it. But the truth of the matter is, NONE of us are sure how God did it. We know He did it. We know that, in an ongoing act of incredible, awesome creativity, God made everything that exists, including us. That we're sure of.

How He went about doing that is a matter that we can certainly think about. Definitely ponder and discuss. Without a doubt we should mull the subject over and consider the possibilities. That's what He gave us our brains for.

But we shouldn't argue and fight about it. There ARE things that we need to defend our positions on, like the sanctity of the family, or the value of human life. But the details of how God made the universe are things that, while certainly worthwhile to consider, are not details that we have to nail down. We can discuss the subject in love, allowing our fellow Christians to hold views that are different from our own.

Thank You, God, for making the heavens and the earth. And thank You for giving us brains to think about it, but not argue about it.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Amen, loved the picture