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Jesus the evolutionist?

by Brad A. Greenberg

April 13, 2011 | 2:19 pm

Interesting post (actually, it looks like an op-ed) on the CNN Religion Blog arguing that “Jesus would believe in evolution.” Here’s an excerpt:

For more than two centuries, careful scientific research, much of it done by Christians, has demonstrated clearly that the earth is billions years old, not mere thousands, as many creationists argue. We now know that the human race began millions of years ago in Africa - not thousands of years ago in the Middle East, as the story in Genesis suggests.

And all life forms are related to each other though evolution. These are important truths that science has discovered through careful research. They are not “opinions” that can be set aside if you don’t like them.

Anyone who values truth must take these ideas seriously, for they have been established as true beyond any reasonable doubt.

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Christians must come to welcome - rather than fear - the ideas of evolution. Truths about Nature are sacred, for they speak of our Creator. Such truths constitute “God’s second book” for Christians to read alongside the Bible.

Read the rest of op-ed from Karl W. Giberson, who is VP of the BioLogos Foundation, here.

(H/T Torch)

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