Hi Paul and all,
Guess we here are busy; no messages in March until now.
Yes, I believe in God's Eternal and instant Creations by fiat - let
it Be - and in our Creator Son of God, Jesus Christ, Who made our
universe here about 400 billion years ago; and He is continually
evolving and perfecting all things and beings in our universe. God's
Creations in space-time are called evolution. Astronomers now are
starting to realize that new, beautiful creations are still happening
in the universe ! No mere big bang could have caused that.
If a big explosion in a printing shop would produce instantly a
perfect 33 volume encyclopedia set with all pages and pictures
perfect, then I would consider the "big bang theory".
Life only comes from life. Mere dead ashes or dust can not make
life ! Our unique human personality and God's spirit Essence - God's
will - given within us are both direct Gifts from God the Father. Our
souls and minds are indirect gifts and our bodies come immediately
from our human father and mother - all Gift givers are alive in doing
I do not celebrate Ash Wednessay or Lent or Mardi Gras. If you want
to, that's fine. We Jesusonians celebrate Christmas twice a year --
Aug 21 and Dec 25. (Actual and traditional)
Peace and progress,
--- In Christian-Philosophy@yahoogroups.com
> On this day, the priest says that we come from dust and dust we
> return. We come from lifeless inorganic matter, and to it we shall
> return. Now a common ( and hilarious) argument by Young Earth
> Creationist is that it sounds silly to think that life can come from
> lifeless. Seriously, that's the bulk of their argument, it sounds
> But what it is that Ash Wednesday says? From Dust we come.
> Now, me being in favor of the evolutionist' model doesn't push away
> God. A lot of things had to have gone right for evolution to turn
> the way it did. I believe that God created an Evolving universe.