God and Evolution (Introduction)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Thursday, August 30, 2018, 21:22 (101 days ago) @ David Turell

Tony: Not even close. I see the current state of events as one of those pauses that we see throughout the fossil record. Think of it as a period of debugging before moving on to the next iteration in the production pipeline.

David: Are we replaced or changed?

Tony: Well, if the bible is to be believed, the bugs in the genetic code are supposed to be corrected, and then new things are supposed to start happening again which we have never observed or experienced before. Just what, who can say. I like to imagine that the rest of the universe will start to be filled with life the same way the earth was.

David: How does the Bible talk about genetic codes?

Tony: Like it talks about most things...in a very roundabout way. To be clear, it does never comes out and uses the words gene, or epigenetics, or any of the other words that were invented a few thousand years later.

Tony: First, understand that the original words used for sin, hhatah and chait, literally mean 'to miss the mark'; to err or make a mistake. Likewise, the tree and the garden was not 'the tree of good and evil', but the tree of 'functional and non-functional'. Whatever happened with Adam and Eve, sin (error) became something that was inherited. The only way that makes sense is if something changed in them at a genetic level that would be spread through all of their offspring. This is further alluded to in the fact that Christ was born without sin, having no human father, which implies that the 'original sin(error)' is likely passed through the male genome. When it talks about the period after Armageddon, it talks about removing 'original sin(error)', and mentions that sickness and death would be no more. To me, this implies that the inherited genetic errors will be corrected.

Thank you. My New Testament education is some readings in the Gospels.

You're welcome.

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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