Re: evolution and the sabbath

Jonathan Arm (jarm@rics.bwh.harvard.edu)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 07:21:11 -0500

At 08:33 PM 2/10/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>>Hello List,
>>>Just wondering if anyone who using evolution as their working theory right
>>now has ever thought about God's "seventh day" rest and evol. mechanism.
>>Whether you go with the literal or non-literal Genesis it seems that God's
>>rest must be more some sort of change in the whole scene. A snoozing of
>>mutation rates? A tendency to macrostasis? (not a word but I think it
>>looks cool) Maybe I alone find this interesting but I thought I see if
>>anyone else had ever wondered.

I have only thought of it as a metaphor upto now. Watchman Nee in one of
his books points out that God worked for siz days and rested. We, on the
other hand begin with God's rest from which we begin to work. Similar to
Dick Fisher's comment that God has moved from creation to redemption.

Jonathan Arm

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