My second topic, the first was called ‘Theistic Evolution or ID - thoughts from a simple mind’.
I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to all of you for all your quick and good responses in the first topic.
Since high school, when I learned about Evolution, I was ‘at war’ with it.
As a Christian, evangelism mostly meant to me trying to convince others that Evolution couldn’t be true.
Lately I was having quite some discussions with an atheist friend about Evolution.
I read a lot about Evolution, Evo-Devo, Intelligent Design, Young Earth Creationism, studies on Genesis and more.
Following the discussion on this forum, I realized that this personal ‘war on Evolution’ was leading me nowhere.
God probably doesn’t want every Christian to become a scientist in Molecular Biology before they can share the gospel.
I decided to buy the book (The Genealogical Adam and Eve).
When I received the book, I quickly showed it to my atheist friend.
To my surprise, our discussion turned 180 degrees.
Almost instantly we were discussing Jesus and why I believe there’s hope for all of us in His death and resurrection.
Now I just finished reading the book and I’m amazed that it covers not only scientific but also deep theological topics like original sin and the fall.
The suggestions Dr. Swamidass puts forward are excellent, the hypothesis on genealogical descent is convincing.
For the first time in my life it feels like I really have peace with Evolution. It doesn’t challenge my Christian faith any longer.
I previously ordered a paperback version of the book but I´m now going to order a hardcover.
Paperback versions really don’t tend to last very long.
I’ll give the paperback version as a birthday present to someone else.
So again many thanks, you all helped me learning new truths.
A special thanks to Dr. Swamidass, I hope his book finds many people who have trouble with reconciling Evolution and Genesis.