Another great conversation last night on our recent topic regarding creation and evolution. This was our third session in our new study "Can I Ask That?" It was also our best attended so far and we are excited to welcome anyone who is interested in the discussions in the coming weeks. Here is an overview of what we discussed.
"Evolution does not match up with the Bible." - Mrs. Bronson (Science Teacher)
Tom struggled with this phrase. He struggled with the group discussion surrounding Charles Darwin and evolutionary theories. Tom went to church and his class was aware of this. They asked him, "You don't believe in evolution, do you Tom?" or "Sorry, but isn't it kind of ignorant to think the Bible is true when science so clearly contradicts the Bible?"
Tom felt embarrassed and childish when the other students kept insisting science made faith in God irrelevant.
Tom talked with his girlfriend, Jen, who had a strong opinion and she said "You can't believe in both evolution and God. The Bible says God created the world in six days and then rested."
These conversations kept Tom awake at night. He started to wonder, "If I believe in evolution and science, can I still be a Christian."
Sunday night gave us an interesting topic of discussion "Does the Bible contradict itself?" The evening started off with discussing a story of a high school girl asking another girl why she didn't believe in God. This led to the girl searching through the Bible looking for contradictions in some of the Bible stories. She landed on the resurrection story in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Each version is different from the other in the details of who and what exactly happened. Here is a quick overview:
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