Evolution

Sin of Pride

In “God’s Two Books” (February 2010), Joel Hunter says: “Remind me again: Why are we afraid of the facts of evolution, instead of drawn to the picture God paints with them?” A clue to the answer can be found in Genesis 3:5, when the serpent tells Eve, “you will not die, for God knows that when you eat of [the forbidden fruit] you will be like God.” That is the temptation: We can’t stand our status as creatures, and we want to be like God. We are afraid of our close connection with the rest of the natural order because it is an affront to our pride. Stridently insisting that the opening chapters of Genesis represent history rather than theological reflection has a lot more to do with elevating the status of humans than with honoring the sanctity of God.

Rev. Frank J. Corbishley
Coral Gables, Florida

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Sojourners Magazine June 2010
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God's Two Books

I recently attended a private symposium of Christian leaders—scientists, theologians, and pastors, along with other scholars. We were learning from each other and praising God for many corresponding revelations in God’s two books: the Bible and nature. The value of each of God’s books should come as no surprise to any Christian who has read Romans: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes, God’s eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made” (1:20).

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Sojourners Magazine February 2010
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