Why God didn’t mention Evolution in Genesis
Genesis seems to quickly skip over how everything originated and instead, uses the Hebrew word yom — (which could mean an indefinite period of time) to describe how long it took.
So why didn’t Genesis simply say that humans evolved from animals? Well, even today, 42% of Americans are creationists. Not 42% of American Christians, but 42% of Americans (which includes all religions, not just Christianity). Considering that so many people still deny Evolution even after modern science has provided so much evidence for it (and that scientists have stopped debating it for the same reason they have stopped debating the law of gravity), we can assume that if Genesis did say that humans evolved from monkeys and that death was required to create life, many people would have stopped reading right then and there, unless God wants to get into this huge debate over Evolution and Creation without the help of modern science.
But philosophically, the Theory of Evolution seems to fit better than Special Creation because:
- In John 12, Jesus said “unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”
- In 1 Corinthians 15 it says “So also is the resurrection of the dead… It is sown weak; it is raised powerful”
- Man is in search of God and “The heavens declare the glory of God”
May the joy of the Lord and peace be with you always and I hope to see everyone in the Kingdom of God.