RE: The Future of Evolution

From: Vandergraaf, Chuck (
Date: Mon Apr 16 2001 - 13:24:24 EDT

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    You're not alone in trying to come to grips with perfection. I'm looking at
    1 Cor 13:9-11 which suggests that, eventually, we will have perfect
    knowledge. However, I may be taking this text out of context. If there is
    no more time (as one interpretation of eternity), I would imagine that there
    would no longer be the need for death and birth because they imply time. I
    would think, though, that perfection and uniformity are not the same, IOW,
    there would be differences. Maybe it's like the instances where we
    momentarily experience total bliss, like an ice cream cone on a hot summer
    day. This concept works for me, but I'm open to alternative interpretations.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Adrian Teo []
    Sent: Monday April 16, 2001 12:06 PM
    To: 'Vandergraaf, Chuck'
    Subject: RE: The Future of Evolution

    The difficult thing for me to understand is this idea of the attainment of
    perfection. Does that mean we no longer change nor develop? Does that mean
    we have perfect knowledge? Does that also mean that all species will live in
    harmony and nothing will die? Does perfection leave room for individual

     -----Original Message-----
    From: Vandergraaf, Chuck []
    Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 5:12 PM
    To: 'Adrian Teo'
    Subject: RE: The Future of Evolution

    You raise some good questions. I've always (well, for as long as I can
    recall) been under the impression that, eventually, Jesus will physically
    return to earth and will usher in a new heaven and new earth with believers
    as its inhabitants ("I believe in the resurrection of the body"). At that
    point, I would think that perfection will been been accomplished. One could
    also ask, if we are to have eternal life, will there then still be the
    concept of time? If not, IMHO, evolution then be inconsistent, as it
    requires a dimension of time.
    Chuck Vandergraaf
    Pinawa, MB

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