Re: Evolution and the Image of god

From: Moorad Alexanian (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 14:15:33 EDT

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    I address the deception question to those who often say that God would not
    deceive us with appearances of a young earth. Moorad

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    From: "george murphy" <>
    To: "Moorad Alexanian" <>
    Cc: "Bill Payne" <>; <>; <>
    Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 12:50 PM
    Subject: Re: Evolution and the Image of god

    > Moorad Alexanian wrote:
    > > I believe God can create as He pleases. I suppose that would also mean
    > > God is in total control of the weather. People who say that God would
    > > deceive us, for instance, with a young earth---which I do not believe
    > > in--would have to address the issue of why God is attempting to deceive
    > > when it comes to the weather and evolution.
    > I don't understand this at all. Who says that God is "attempting
    > deceive us" about weather or evolution?
    > > Scientists believe that long
    > > weather predication is impossible since one is dealing with
    > > chaos. It is for this reason that when it comes to studying the past I
    > > out since we really do not know how to handle that except by good
    > > type scientific reasrarch.
    > We can't expect to know the precise position and velocity of a
    > star in our galaxy 5 x 10^9 years ago, but it's reasonable to think that
    > astrophysicists will be able to gain a pretty good understanding of what
    > galaxy as a whole was like then. The situation is similar with biological
    > evolution. We may be able to learn what the general condition of hominids
    > 10^6 years ago even though we can't learn what a specific one of my
    > 10^6 years ago today had for breakfast. Nobody expects or indeed wants
    detail of
    > that sort.
    > Shalom,
    > George
    > George L. Murphy
    > "The Science-Theology Interface"

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