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Tim Keller on Genesis 1 and Evolution

I know that the Genesis 1-3 reading was a couple days ago, but I stumbled across this paper that Tim Keller wrote to address several of the questions that are raised concerning Genesis 1.

He has written a few books that have been very well received, The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Counterfeit Gods. And from what can be gleaned by reading Deep Church, his ministry in New York exercises a considerable influence on Belcher and others like him.

In this paper, he addresses the following three questions:

Question #1: If God used evolution to create, then we can’t take Genesis 1 literally, and if we can’t do that, why take any other part of the Bible literally?

Question#2: If biological evolution is true—does that mean that we are just animals driven by our genes, and everything about us can be explained by natural selection?

Question #3: If biological evolution is true and there was no historical Adam and Eve how can we know where sin and suffering came from?

His answers are well worth reading.

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  1. G New
    January 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

    If I barely have time to read this blog, how can I get to a 13 page paper referenced IN the blog? Actually, I will make a point to read as I am very interested in these 3 questions.

  2. January 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

    i think you’ll find the article fascinating.

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