“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” – John 12:24
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death...Death is swallowed up in victory.” – 1 Corinthians 15:26, 54
"The greater the sin, the greater the mercy, the deeper the death and the brighter the rebirth.” - C. S. Lewis
"This story...has the very taste of primary truth." - J. R. R. Tolkien

Sunday, November 28, 2010

What Does "Creation" Mean?

Recently I've been writing about the Christian doctrine of "creation."  What does "creation" mean?  It's a word that has acquired a lot of baggage in recent decades; here I try to explain the original idea.  And what does it imply about God as Creator, and about the nature of reality as creation?  Some thoughts:


  1. is evolution an creation the same thing

  2. I would say that evolution is something that happens within creation; it is the process of creation growing. Creation means that the world comes from God and depends on God, and evolution describes what happens in creation. Evolution and creation are both true, and there is no conflict between them.


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