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Pope Benedict XVI marked the holiest night of the year for Christians by stressing that humanity isn‚Äôt a random product of evolution.
Benedict emphasized the biblical account of creation in his Easter Vigil homily Saturday, saying it was wrong to think at some point ‚Äúin some tiny corner of the cosmos there evolved randomly some species of living being capable of reasoning and of trying to find rationality within creation, or to bring rationality into it.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIf man were merely a random product of evolution in some place on the margins of the universe, then his life would make no sense or might even be a chance of nature,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúBut no, reason is there at the beginning: creative, divine reason.‚ÄĚ...
Church teaching holds that Roman Catholicism and evolutionary theory are not necessarily at odds: A Christian can, for example, accept the theory of evolution to help explain developments, but is taught to believe that God, not random chance, is the origin of the world.-Article
The RCC apparently holds that God started off everything at creation, but then left everything in the hands of evolution. Holding to Theistic Evolution has several problems, but the greatest error of this teaching has to try to explain something very serious...
If dinosaurs died out millions of years before man came to be, then that is saying that there were millions of years of death before man. God's Word says, "1Cor 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead."
If death is the result of sin as God's Word says, how did a bunch of animals die so-called millions of years before sin? The worst problem with Theisitic Evolution is that if you say there is death before sin, then you make Christ's death of little value because death is just a part of evolution anyway. You cannot honestly believe in evolution and the God of the Bible. Remember, 1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins
Jim Lincoln wrote: Well, I can see why SA might have trouble with it, because when you Google, it says one thing for the USA TODAY story and then you get the Libya thing. However, foxnews, comes up correctly, for Pope: Humanity isn't random product of evolution but this excerpt from that story still shows His Unholiness and his apostate church is wrong,
but this excerpt from that story still shows His Unholiness and his apostate church is wrong,
Fox News wrote: Church teaching holds that Roman Catholicism and evolutionary theory are not necessarily at odds: A Christian can, for example, accept the theory of evolution to help explain developments, but is taught to believe that God, not random chance, is the origin of the world. The Vatican, however, warns against creationism, or the overly literal interpretation of the Bibilical account of creation.