To understand the Creation vs. Evolution controversy it is important to understand the terms used.
This page will be short definitions of words you may not be familiar with.
Christian- A Christian is someone who believes in Jesus, and relies on him for their salvation.
Creation- Creation is the Biblical doctrine that God created the world as described in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Someone who believes or teaches this is a Creationist.
Creationists believe that animals produce offspring with a small amount of variation from their parents. But they do not believe that these small amounts of variation can change one animal into another like Evolutionists claim.
Evolution- Evolution tries to explain the origin of life by natural means (in other words without God as creator).
Some argue that evolution does not try to answer the ultimate origin of life, and that it merely traces the changes throughout earth’s history.
The American Heritage College Dictionary ( third edition) defines evolution as:
- (biological) a. the theory that groups of organisms change morphologically and physiologically with time, mainly as a result of natural selection. b. the historical development of a related group of organisms; phylogeny.
(Keep in mind that Natural selection is not strictly an evolutionary term. Natural selection applies to the creation account as well. Survival of the fittest does not explain the arrival of the fittest. Where did life come from? - I believe the bible has the answer)
Someone who believes in evolution is sometimes referred to as an Evolutionist.
Atheist- an Atheist is someone who does not believe there is a God.
Just for the record:
Not all Christians are Creationists.
and Not all Evolutionists are Atheists.
However, I am a Christian, and I also believe in Creation. After reading my web page I hope you will too.
If you have any questions on Creation, Evolution, or just want to say "Hi" please feel free to email me.