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Ken Mafli

Ken Mafli

is passionate about Theological Anthropology and has been studying the Bible, humanity, and how we relate to God for over 20 years.

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    Dighton Head

    I have been following the “evolution” of creationism theories for 40 years.
    Hugh Ross has a very tenable approach. I especially enjoyed “More than a Theory”, his recent book.
    Why can’t we get people like Nye to investigate such readings to inform themselves of what is actually out there in creation science?

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      Ken Mafli

      Ken Mafli

      I agree. I too have read his book and am encouraged that there are Christians willing to put forth a testable scientific model. I do not agree with everything that is in his model, but it is a great leap in bridging the gap of faith and science. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Ferris L.

    How does evolution help the doctor? In the past under evolution doctors believed there were over 50 vestigist ( organs of animals in humans which are not necessary now) My doctor was taught that tonsils are not necessary so he took them out.
    The bible is always true to the facts. The creator God made every out of nothing. Evolution believe nothing made everything..No cause and yet effect .No inteligent made harmony.
    There is one eternal God in three persons. God the Father X God the Son X God tlhe Holy Spirit = 1 God .. I choose Jesus as my savior how about you?

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      Ken Mafli

      Ken Mafli

      Ferris, While I appreciate your passion for the Word, I would point out these facts:
      -Science is dynamic. As such, the mistakes of yesterday cannot be held against the science of today. Scientists never claims to have all the answers, but just a tough minded pursuit of understanding.
      -I am not sure if these were separate thoughts, but it seems as though you are drawing a straight line between belief in evolution and loosing your eternal salvation. While you may believe that evolution is a flawed scientific theory, claiming one can lose their salvation for belief in evolution is reckless. Christians have gone up against a lot of other scientific theories and lost. So be careful about making blanket statements that deal with how God will judge, not man.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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        Jeff

        “Don’t think that I will stand before the Father and say that you are wrong. Moses is the person that says that you are wrong. And Moses is the one that you hoped would save you. If you really believed Moses, you would believe me. Why? Because Moses wrote about me. But you don’t believe what Moses wrote. So you cannot believe the things I say.” John 5:45-47.

        This is a pretty strong statement made by Jesus Christ. Moses wrote the origin account in Genesis, now I know there are interpretations for the word ‘yom’ and I’ve read your descriptions of different takes on Gen. 1, so I’m not saying you have to be a YEC, however, Theistic evolution does not believe what is writen in Gen. 1 to be true. Young and old earth Creationists both believe the account to be truthful, even Creation evolutionists believe God was active in creation through to the 6th day. Theistic evolutionists however do not believe the Genesis account of creation. Does this mean they won’t be saved? Why would Jesus say what He did? Personally I wouldn’t want to take the chance.

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          Ken Mafli

          Ken Mafli

          Jeff,
          Thanks for the comment. I would caution, however, taking the Scripture referenced out of context. Jesus, in John 5, is speaking to the fact that they (in this case, the Jews) did not acknowledge that He was from God. And instead of claiming the right to testify of this fact before God, Moses would testify against them because he wrote prophetically of Jesus. I know of no Christian Theistic Evolutionist that would deny the divinity of Christ.

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            Jeff

            Would you agree that Theistic Evolutionists do more harm than good in the debate of whether or not there is a God? I’ve seen it happen of forum after forum, atheistic evolutionists temporarily befriending theistic evolutionists to help them shoot down the claims of Creationists (YEC, OEC, and ID alike), then once they’ve done the damage they stab their theistic friend in the back saying he is just as foolish for believing in the old man in the sky, may as well believe in the flying spaghetti monster.

          2. Ken Mafli

            Ken Mafli

            Well, to be fair, anyone who is not “as wise as a serpent” can do more harm than good, no matter what position they hold. Theistic Evolutionists need to be ready with arguments for the existence of God, such as “The Anthropic Principle,” the “Universality of the Moral Law,” and the like.

            But to the larger point, it is about the search for truth. How are we to view Genesis 1-11? Can there be a concordism between the Bible and mainstream science? Plodding to a greater understanding is a messy business and fraught with difficulty. But to me, these questions cannot be answered with bumper sticker slogans that so many pundits spout. If we are to understand God’s mysteries, we must be willing to throw all preconceived notions of Scripture out the window and take the challenge: “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” (Prov. 25:2)

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