The Future of Evolution

From: Adrian Teo (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 12:33:02 EDT

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    Hello all,

    Just thinking aloud here. There has been discussion on how evolution fits
    into a pre-fall world in this listserv already, but I been wondering about
    what the future of evolutionary processes and mechanisms would be in God's
    plan. Once Christ returns and the Kingdom reaches fulfillment, would living
    things continue to evolve? That would certainly require death, extinction,
    competition, random mutations, predation etc. all of which seems quite
    contrary to the depiction of the New Jerusalem. Would God no longer have use
    of these mechanisms that many in this group believe were in effect even
    prior to the fall? If so, then what was God's purpose in introducing these
    mechanisms in the first place? Or was evolution the result of the fall,
    which some others hold, and therefore would be extinguished at the
    consummation of the Kingdom?


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