Regarding the Creation account – I’m anchored firmly in the camp of “However.” I firmly believe that, as the Gospel writer John described it:
“In the beginning was the Word (i.e. Jesus, RMF), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5, ESV) Also, as the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Colossians, that:
“He (God, RMF) has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (and that, RMF) He (Jesus, RMF) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col. 1:13-17, ESV)
Now, since Jesus had the will and the power to create all that exists He was perfectly capable of bringing Adam and Eve into existence through a long evolutionary process or by bringing them into existence just as the Bible indicates. However He did it is fine with me. Still, it is interesting to consider various views on the issue and the following is by a pastor, Brian Jones, whose views I greatly respect. I hope you will appreciate his article on it which appeared at: http://www.brianjones.com/blog as: Do You Believe That Adam And Eve Were Actual Historical People? RMF
Do You Believe Adam And Eve Were Actual Historical People?
by Brian Jones
One of the important questions being discussed by theologians today is what we should do with Genesis 1 and 2. Were Adam and Eve actual people, or were they meant to be archetypes of sort?
Before 1859, the year Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species was published, this was a discussion in which few people engaged. The biblical account was taken at face value by most in the West. But now, with an increasing number of Christians viewing evolution as an established fact of Science, many are grappling over how to make sense of Genesis 1 and 2, which clearly depict Adam and Eve as literal historical people. Continue reading