Evolution Theory vs Creation Worldview

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These days, most of the textbook only presents evolution theory as a fact to interpret the origin of life and the earth. More and more people get to reject creation unconsciously because they had no opportunity to compare and evaluate both worldview in same degree. I interviewed my three close acquaintances and heard a various responses from many people including my interviewees. Some of them had same belief with me, but some people had significantly different opinion with me. As a consequence of evolution theory’s monopoly in education, non-believers and Christians are unconsciously influenced by this secular worldview. Due to the compromised worldview, the interpretation of Genesis 1 can greatly vary among Christians. Some people literally interpret Genesis 1, while other people have slightly different opinion toward it. First interviewee was a Japanese seminary student who is in the same organization with me. When I asked her about the length of a day in Genesis 1, she said that it is 6 days because she literally believes Genesis 1. Also, she thinks that the Earth should be about 6000 years according to her prior knowledge. Then she said that there is no common ancestor because she believes that God created apes and human separately. Consequently, she believes that Adam and Eve were real people. Second interviewee was my dad who is a pastor with a strong belief and firm criteria towards every thing related to Bible. My father’s answer was basically same. He believes that Adam and Eve actually existed, and man and apes are separate beings according to the Bible. However, He showed a slightly different perspective toward the age of Earth. He doubted the young earth theory because Moses’ reference of Genesis 1 should be an indir... ... middle of paper ... ... My friend, who claims to believe in Confucianism, answered my first question with a smile. Although he thinks that the evolution makes more sense than creation, he refused to admit that man and apes share a common ancestor, because not only he wants to believe in higher power, but also wants to value human life. A short time of doubt in evolution, a short period of wondering of higher power gave me an opportunity to explain the problems with evolution. My friend always respected my faith even though he was an unbeliever, so I was able to tell him that both evolution and creation worldview greatly depends on one’s faith, and that the evolution is not as scientific as he thought. When Bible makes sense to them, they believe in God and the rest of the Bible. Works Cited Dewitt, David A. History of Life Course epack. Creation Curriculum LLC, 2012. Print.
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