Monday, March 5, 2012
Is The Story Of Creation, Especially Genesis Chapter Two A Mere Allegory?
It is very strange to hear that the story of creation and more especially Genesis chapter two is an allegory because there are so many contradictions. There are no contradictions in these passages. The problem here is one of paragraph patterns. One is in terms of chronology or logical order while the other is descriptive pattern. In chapter two, the paragraph is developed descriptively. The passages would have been contradictory if their development was sequential, yet that is not the case. It is synonymous to telling a story and digressing to inject an anecdote to buttress your point or to create some humor. Look at Genesis 2:18-21
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
In the above passage, the author narrates, then he suspends the narration about man in verses 19-20 to go to the animal kingdom. He comes back to verse 21 to give more details on how humanity was fully created.
Listen, if you write the same passages and develop them with different paragraph patterns, there will be an apparent contradiction due to placement of events. However, what is important is the existence of the facts. The topic sentence in chapter one and chapter two are the same. They talk of the creation of heaven and earth. If you look carefully in the way both passages are developed, you will realize that it is a problem of blueprints and not of facts.
Furthermore, the narrations lack any versification; thus, cannot be considered poetic. Those narratives are more prosaic than poetic because they proclive more to the former with a plot (creation of humanity), characters (Adam and Eve and the animals), setting (comic; heaven and earth), and a theme (creation) than to the latter.
That is lame excuse that that the evolutionists “believe that humans descended from a particular species or primates, which are now extinct”. The excuse of extinction is to avert the empirical challenge of experimentation that authenticates a theory. It is not possible for primates to become humans. Full stop!
Those that are destined for perdition are allergic to spiritual things. Their allusion to Galileo again defeats their very theory. Galileo never said just believe that the earth was not stationary, but he used a telescope to observe the moon. In 1610, he made his observations, and in 1725, James Bradley saw that the stars moved due to the earth’s rotation. That was within 115 years from the time of hypothesis to the time of experimentation.
However, since 1859 (the publication date of Darwin’s Origin of Species) in which he posited macroevolution with an ape mutating to a human being until today, we have not experienced anything. That is a period of 151 years from the time of hypothesis to that of experimentation. Considering that the average lifespan of man has been 365 years, at least if that was plausible, we would have experienced it. Bearing in mind that the average lifespan of humans is 70 years, then it is probable that we will never experience the cross mutation of species. In layman register, it is clear we will never see an ape change to a human being.
Consequently, those who believe in macroevolution do so on presumption and faulty
inference. They are the false teachers.
Until then, I am done with this futility.
St Arrey of Ntenako.
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