Creation vs Evolution
The controversy of the origin of man is one that has been argued for many years. Although there are several ideas, society mainly argues over two of them. The first idea is that man was created by God during his creation of the universe, otherwise known as creationism. The second belief would be that of evolution, a theory proposed by scientists to explain the origin of all species. Both sides have convincing arguments and good reasons why the other side's opinion would not be considered valid, but which theory is the more probable one? Both theories have very different ideas.
The story of creation is is the logical conclusion of a clear reading and understanding of the book of Genesis, as a historical narrative. This historical narrative, which was given to humanity by God, otherwise known as the Creator, is the basis and foundation of Christianity and creationism.
There are various forms of creationism. Most forms of creationism contend that a higher being created the universe and all life. ‘Scientific’, ‘flat earth/geocentric’, ‘young earth’, ‘old earth’, ‘theistic evolution’ and ‘intelligent design’ are all considered forms of creationism. However, only young-earth creationists believe in the sole, straight forward readings of the book of the Bible with no exceptions of beliefs foreign to the text.
Based upon the book of Genesis, there are seven main precepts: 1.) God created the universe, the earth, and all of life around 6,000 years ago; 2) humanity rebelled, leading into the death and suffering of those created with sin; 3) a catastrophe known as ‘the flood’ destroyed all land life not aboard Noah’s Ark and much of the sea life 4,000–5,000 years ago; 4) the judgment given by God of all of humanity; 5) Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary over 2,000 years ago; 6) Christ was crucified then rose to life again to make a way for humanity to be restored to God; and...