How did it all begin? That is, where did we come from?
While I don’t intend to end the debate over this topic or change anyone’s mind, I do want to offer something to think about.
As you know, there are two schools of thought on our origin: we evolved or we were created.
Either point of view requires a degree of faith to accept — and for me, evolution actually requires more. Here’s why:
Follow the theory of evolution backwards, starting with people. Follow them to land animals, to water animals, to plants, to single cell organisms, to amino acids, to a mixture of gases, and so forth.
No matter how far back you go, the nagging question is always there: Where did that come from? At some point, there is the inescapable conclusion that something had to come from nothing.
For me, that takes a great deal of faith to accept — seemingly more faith than to simply say that an ever-existing God, living outside of time-space, just made it all.
If the use of the word faith is a bit off-putting, then consider Occam’s Razor, the principle that says the simplest solution is usually the correct one. To me, being created is simpler than having evolved, so I’ll go with that.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.