Re: classic arguments

Allan Harvey (
Mon, 08 Dec 1997 13:31:18 -0700

At 02:42 PM 12/8/97 -0500, Moorad wrote:

>didn't He [Christ] tell us about our supposed origin via evolution?

I think the words of Augustine are appropriate here:
"The Spirit of God who spoke through [the biblical writers] did not
choose to teach about the heavens to men, as it was of no use for

I think it is reasonable to extrapolate that to the Spirit of God
incarnated in Christ not choosing to spend his time giving us a
scientific account of human origins. He had things of more eternal
significance to tell us.

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