Sunday, September 24, 2017
ISAIAH and EVOLUTION
The Lord, via the author of Isaiah 55:7-9, advised the scoundrel to forsake his ways, and the wicked man his thoughts. “Let him turn to the Lord for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.”
“As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts, says the Lord.”
Isaiah, in other chapters, also contains some of the best texts anticipating events surrounding the coming of the Messiah about seven centuries before the birth of Jesus.
Where does the above fit in with God’s method(s) of creation?
Just as Jesus tells us how people can look as the sky and predict the weather, he could tell us today to look at the evidence of the living organisms and their fossils and see the glorious power of God exhibited in all creation. We might have to listen to Isaiah and accept the limitations of our thoughts where the evidence of nature is excluded.
Why didn’t Isaiah tell us about evolution?
Why should he? If he did it was most likely abandoned- as unintelligible with all that stuff about subatomic particles, genes, and fossils- for having no relevance or value to things then known. It is amazing, that ideas and information preceding computers and printing presses by 4000 years, got passed along as well as they did.
Is there anything that rationally connects God, science, and evolution?
Yes, a proper understanding of causality.
Joe Engemann Kalamazoo, Michigan September 24, 2017