From: Dick Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 14:45:39 EDT
Josh Bembenek wrote:
>IMO ID is perfectly compatible with a theory which states that
>initial conditions held all capacity to derive life given by God.
The point of departure is "intervention." TE denies it. ID demands
it. So "perfectly compatible," they are not.
If you read Genesis 1 carefully you will see that the Hebrew word bara for
"create" is used in three specific instances. God created the "heaven and
earth" (Gen. 1:1), God created sea life (Gen. 1:21), and God created Adam
(Gen. 1:27). God also commanded: "let the earth (land) bring forth" (Gen.
1:11), and "let the waters bring forth" (Gen. 1:20), clearly delegating and
delineating between his personal acts of creation and the impersonal acts
Postulating intermediate specific acts of special creation is without
scriptural support. Since there is no evidence for ID, and Scripture
doesn't require it, who needs it?
Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
"Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History"
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