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In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Can Christians Believe in Evolution?

Well can they?

Different people have different perspectives on this issue. Some believe that it is possible, others that it isn't. Others believe that while it is possible to believe in both, believing in evolution will undermine the faith of the Christian and make full maturity more difficult.

Disclaimer: I take the Genesis account as written, and so don't believe in evolution.

I think it matters what you are converted to. Here's what I mean by that:

Many Christians go off to college and "discover" the theory of evolution. This is incompatable with waht they have been brought up to believe, and this rattles their faith. If they end up believing evolution, they end up NOT believing the Bible.

On the other hand, if you are brought up in a secular environment, like myself and one of my closest friends, Kal, and then you become a Christian, then you can believe in both. I think this is because you are personally convinced of the reality of God, and so you are more able to be content with apparent inconsistancies. Perhaps they are resolved (mine are - I go with the Bible) and perhaps not. Perhaps they are resolved correctly, perhaps not. But it doesn't shake your faith in the same way.

Just my thoughts...

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