as we all know evolutionist's love to cast doubt on the reality of god with lotsa math and science and the whole 9 yards. but to my joy plenty of doubt can be cast for their theory as well. this came to me the night before last and was as i see it, my final affirmation of god as creator. now this is not being presented as the truth, or the answer, just my way of showing doubt is universal. and there is more than one way to interpret things. it is by no means complete just a rough draft as it was written in 1 sitting after it came to me. really just an exercise to show how easy it is to bring doubt to known beliefs with speculation.
as evolution would have it the universe came into being in a big bang around 15 billion years ago. and as the bible puts it, creation happend just thousands of years ago. so which one is right?
what if both are right? well first we have to ask who is god? the bible says that god is all knowing, all seeing, and eternal, but most of all omnipotent. so if god is eternal, and omnipotent, that implies that he can do anything he wants, and he lives forever.
so if god lives forever, what was god doing before he created the heavens and the earth? how long has he been in existence? how does god view the passage of time if he is eternal? when the bible says god created everything in 6 days and rested on the 7th, is that a human term used by god to create understanding for a primitive people? because such things as space and time would be impossible for them to grasp? from reading the bible, it's obvious that god can see the future, so would know that man would learn these things in time, and as per the norm in the bible, because no one see's any outward signs from god (at least none they can recognize) some will use it to claim god does not exist.
at this point lets theorize the beginning of man. evolution shows man evolved up the ladder from a single celled organism, in a primordial soup (gotta love history channel : ) if you read from the bible in genesis 1, it's reads out as an evolutonary timelime in a primitive fashion, where each day as seen by man as a 24 hr. day night cycle. might be billions of years for god. again meant for them to grasp. kinda like shorthand if you will. and as for adam and eve being the sole genepool for all of humanity, that again doesen't add up for us today, but for them it was easy to grasp. today we can recognize a few things they couldn't because of our modern intellect if you will.
such as in genisis 1:26-28 it states, then god said, let us make man in our image, according to our likeness. let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds in heaven, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that moves on the earth. so god made man; in the image of god he made him; MALE and FEMALE he made them. then god blessed them; and god said to them, "be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the heaven, and over every living thing that moves over the earth."
and if you read on, you know that that was god's 6th day of creation the final day before he rested, yet it states that he created man, both male and female, and gave them dominion over all the earth. curious there is no mention of adam and eve in there right? but answers the problem of genepool yes? since humans were there already. some might say that is a prolouge to creation, a sort of condensed version, as genesis 2 get's into the detail of adams creation, and the need for him to have a companion.
so who were adam and eve? my best guess would be they were either chosen or created as stated in the bible as gods first to receive his word. because as stated in the bible god wants to have a relationship with us and want us to have a relationship with him, but how can we if we do not know who god is? so you can read that to be the creation that happened thousands of years ago, gods creation of the word. so to summarize there would be two creations in this theory the creation of the universe and all matter within, and the creation of god's word in primitive man.
hope you liked it, and again it's just an exercise, but for me it was enlightening.