My Take: Jesus would believe in evolution and so should you

Jesus once famously said, “I am the Truth.”

Christianity at its best embodies this provocative idea and has long been committed to preserving, expanding and sharing truth. Most of the great universities of the world were founded by Christians committed to the truth—in all its forms—and to training new generations to carry it forward.

When science began in the 17th century, Christians eagerly applied the new knowledge to alleviate ... Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Apr. 10, 2011

An opinion piece intended to reconcile differences between creationism and science. An age-old dispute. The author’s premise is: “Evolution does not contradict the Bible unless you force an unreasonable interpretation on that ancient book.” That unreasonable interpretation being considering the bible a literal history of religion, thereby depriving one’s self of the bible’s real treasure: a great work of allegory.

The real threat to Creationism is not from science but from history. Strangely, for a man who so changed the world, that prior to the gospels–the first of which was written a generation after Jesus (70-80 C.E.)–no contemporary reference exists of Jesus. No Mary, no Joseph, nothing of his birth, teachings, apostles, miracles, crucifixion, or empty tomb. The only mention of Jesus comes from Josephus (34-100 C.E.), a work considered by most historians to be a forgery inserted much later. The Nicene Council, convened by Emperor Constantine (325 C.E.) united diverse splinter groups and through the Nicene Creed, deified Jesus. However, not so prominent in the Nicene Council's history is also evidence of syncretism: the merging of different beliefs, including paganism, into Christianity.

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