I receive daily readings regarding fast days and saints that are celebrated. And this week due to the start of the Great Lent, the readings are from the Book of Genesis and how God made the Heavens, the Earth, breathed life into man and so on.
What I want to know is - I've never asked about this, nor have I been told - but how do we have testimonials to how God created Man in the beginning? Who kept records or passed along the information?
Also, dinosaurs - how are they explained in Christianity?
It is my position that God designed the natural laws and through them brought creation into existence. It is my belief that without the natural world to represent our norm, we would not have an appreciation for the supernatural existence of God. If miracles were so common, how would we see how awesome our Lord was when He became man?
I generally distrust the literal interpretation of the seven day creation account, because we now know that the passage of time is completely relative. It would make more sense that the account uses God as the anchor of time in which case the time that passed from our perspective could have been any number of days.
At the end of the day, though, none of us were there so we don't know. But I think the important thing to take from Genesis is that we come from God and we need a savior.
I say let the scientists not medal into morality and let the theologians not medal into science. Neither case seems to ever turn out well. I think we need synergy between the two not competition.