Picture of Dusty, Ambre & Christopher on the ape statue at the Wichita KS Zoo - taken by Fran
EvolutionBy: Frances M. McCrory-Meservy 1967
Some time after we moved to Virginia; a group of women were sitting around talking about evolution. Some believed it was true and others did not. It was the first time I had heard the theory. Evidently the schools on the east coast taught the theory as though it were a fact. Where I was from they did not teach it at all.
As I listened, the ones who believed they evolved from apes were reasoning that God could have done it in 7 days and evolution could still be true because to God a day was like a thousand years. Did you catch that I was listening to Christian women debate? I just listened that day because I knew nothing about the theory.
When I got home, I picked up my Bible and reread Genesis. I also found the scripture that said one day is as a 1000 years to God. In Psalms it is simply talking about how short a thousand years seems to the Lord. Later Peter is talking about a feeling of time. IE: if you are watching a really good movie, you feel like only a few minutes have passed when it is over. Or if you are really busy at work doing something you like, the day seems to pass quickly. (A thousand years seems like a day) On the other hand a bad movie seems to drag on forever but the movies take exactly the same length of time. But if your day is slow and boring, it takes forever for the day to end. (A day can seem like a thousand years)
I came to the conclusion that God knows what time it is and if he said it was 1 day, it was 24 hours – not 1,000 years. He said the evening and morning was a day.
I also prayed about whether evolution was real or not. God showed me that he created the earth old so it could sustain life and he created Adam & Eve old so they could give life. So as to what came first, "The chicken or the Egg?" It was the chicken and the rooster.
Now they say the earth is several billion years old. God is good at creating things old and baffling science. And from a secular point of view: If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes on earth? If evolution is real, why do animals, etc become extinct instead of evolving so they can adept to the changes on earth?
Gen 1:1, 31-2:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.
Isa 45:18 For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Psa 90:4 For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night.
2 Pet 3:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
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