RE: [BULK] - Re: The Fall

From: Dick Fischer <>
Date: Wed Oct 19 2005 - 17:01:45 EDT

Douglas.Hayworth wrote:
I don't think the fact of human sinfulness is at question or directly
confused by acknowledging the fact of evolution. What is more difficult
"reconcile" with the Genesis story is the picture of the pre-fallen
(sinless) condition. The traditional idea that the garden was idyllic
that the first true humans functioned sinlessly for a time seems most
difficult to maintain.
Agreed. It is far more reasonable to conclude and thus easier to
maintain that the first human prototypes who foraged for food and hunted
for game becoming bipedal in the process were unaccountable. Sinless as
any of God's other creatures. What happened in the garden is germane to
man becoming accountable and thus capable of sin.
The line of hominids begins in Africa roughly 6 million years ago while
the line of promise begins in the Tigris-Euphrates valley about 7,000
years ago. Why we try to line up the beginnings of biological man with
its long evolutionary history with the beginning of covenant man and its
relatively short line of patriarchs is beyond me.
Separating the two beginnings eases the tension between evolution and
biblical history.
~Dick Fischer~ Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
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