Re: The Future of Evolution

From: James W Stark (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 17:16:09 EDT

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    on 4/13/01 12:33 PM, Adrian Teo at wrote:

    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?


    Hi Adrian.
       Why do you want to explore such a scenario? We need to interpret the
    Bible more carefully as to what might really apply to the future. To me
    Christ returned at the resurrection. Our task is to complete the Jesus
    Movement. The kingdom will not reach fulfillment until we complete that
    task. A Darwinian evolution is an assumed fixed program with an emergent
    morality. The Jesus movement requires intentional change. If we do not
    intentionally change, we will probably destroy life on this earth. The
    future of evolution is to insert intentional change into the process.

    Jim Stark

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