Per dictionary.com, "evolution" is defined as:
"change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift."
Although this definition has plenty of room for disagreement, I agree that the gene pool of a species can and does change over time. God agrees, agnostics and atheists agree, the pope agrees, Buddha agrees, and the gene pool agrees. Dogs became wolves (or vice versa), cats became lions, fast zebras bred fast zebras who could outrun lions (assuring continuation of the species), slow zebras bred slow zebras so there are now no slow zebras, etc. But the genes of the chimp species did not drift over to the human species.
We all agree that the population of any species can evolve into a subspecies of the same population related to the dominant, necessary characteristics of the evolved species of the same population, even into multiple subspecies of the same population.
German shepherds and chihuahuas are a subspecies of the dog population, but they are still dogs. Original dogs (male and female) became A dogs and B dogs and C dogs through genetic combinations that evolved the beginning population of dogs into specific individual breeds, like a Chihuahua or a Great Dane. Did you know there are thirty genera of woodpeckers?
there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,
the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
The premise of the theory of evolution introduced by Darwin is that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor. Lions, lillies, leopards, and the laughing kookaburra are all derivatives of one original random lone single cell that randomly captured a spark of life from a random combination of factors and took off on a random evolutional journey for billions of years so far.
In summary, the evolutionist believes the original spark of life was random, the division of that cell was random, and the resulting genetics were random. But, no matter what you believe randomly happened after the original spark of life, it still all depends on the original spark of life. And non-living things cannot instill life into other non-living things. Life must come from life.
You can believe that life originated from a random set of circumstances or you can believe that life was purposely given by the Creator; I do not see anything in between. And neither does the Creator, so that's what he wrote.
"... not one of the complex proteins of living things is ever formed under conditions similar to those in nature except by already living cells."
Thomas F. Heinze
Here are a few Bible verses that declare life comes from life:
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.
The Spirit of God hath made me,
and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
And after three days and an half
the Spirit of life from God entered into them,
and they stood upon their feet;
and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
The evolutionist believes (or at least lends credibility to the theory) that the original spark of life was the result of a random combination of factors, no God involved, it just happened. The Christian believes that the spirit of God purposely gave the breath of life and purposely created the different species. Lions have always been lions (or at least cats) and laughing kookaburras have always been laughing kookaburras (or at least birds).
Ready to laugh!
So, the evolutionist is basically denying the existence of the God of the Holy Bible as the Creator. He/she takes great pleasure in his/her pride of seemingly being the smartest living thing in the known universe and there is no room for a powerful Creator that is smarter than their own glorious self. So, like a good Creator, here's their warning in writing:
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
But whosoever shall deny me before men,
him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
If M/M Evolutionist would spend a small fraction of the time they spend studying a theory studying the Holy Bible with an open mind instead, they could gain the wisdom they are seeking.
And God saw every thing that he had made,
and, behold, it was very good.
including the chicken who preceded the egg.
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