But you do not live as your human nature tells you to; instead, you live as the Spirit tells you to—if, in fact, God’s Spirit lives in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ lives in you, the Spirit is life for you because you have been put right with God, even though your bodies are going to die because of sin. If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you.

(Romans 8:9-11) Good News Translation

Christians have been making fools of themselves, tilting at windmills and bringing Christianity into ill repute on social media, but the extensively documented process of genetic change over time that we call evolution has a Biblical context.

God told Adam that in the day that he ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge he would die, but, when he ate the fruit he didn’t drop dead on the spot. The process of biological senescence began. He began to die.

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

What God said would happen to Adam (dying you shall die) and what did happen to Adam (you shall die of dying) are congruent and it allows us to account for biological senescence, genetic decay and death. This lets us plug the process of evolution into the creation narrative and give it a more appropriate name: devolution.

Devolution is change in allele frequency in a population, combined with accumulated mutations and DNA replication errors, that causes genomic decay, sickness, and loss of variability over time. It includes both macro and micro evolution. It began at the fall of man in Genesis 3:16.

– Devolution, definition

Devolution isn’t how God created biodiversity, it’s what happened to biodiversity after sin entered the world and death by sin: genetic decay compounded over time. And now we can plug devolution into it’s Biblical context.

Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animal kinds saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the current distribution of biodiversity.

– Devolution, context


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