Wikipedia defines creationism as follows:
Creationism is the belief that the Universe and living organisms originate “from specific acts of divine creation.” For young Earth creationists, this includes a literalistic reading of the Book of Genesis and the rejection of evolution.
I would like to find a new word for what I believe in. I cant see why God could not have used evolution in the creation process… theres lots of evidence and you can clearly see it in nature and the way Dinosaurs and modern species developed over thousands of years.
2 Peter 3:8-9New International Version (NIV)
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
So if a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day to God, why couldn’t the 6th day have been over thousands of human years? He did in fact create the creatures in the water first, just as we see in fossils that water creatures were the first in existence. He did in fact, create the animals that roam the earth second, and after that, Man. Why is it so difficult to be open to the fact that all of that happened in God’s thousands-of-years- days?
So what would you call what I believe in…? I don’t even want to call it Christianity as the way I see “Christianity” today is so far distorted fromwhat it appears to me that God originally intended for us, that I don’t even want to call myself a Christian anymore. So many people get hurt, judged and conned by well meaning (and some spiritually arrogant) Christians these days that I have to say that it seems to me that Religion has taken over the original Christianity that had a basic simple trade mark which is following Christ!
Thats sort of all I’m about…
Christ and his never failing love for us and more so the fact that He ROSE FROM THE DEAD than the fact that He died on the cross. Yes of course this is of great significance… God sent his Son Jesus to become man amongst us, for us to identify with him as He had the same struggles as we did. Also for us to see how to live as Mankind on earth but most importantly so that we can be pardoned from all the rules of religion and so that the cross would be a ceremonial breaking of the chain of the old laws, setting us free to live life in full. Living in harmony with each other and with nature is not a law, it is something we are supposed to want to do for God as He blesses us beyond measure. Unfortunately we give in more to our human nature side than our Godly side (He lives in us when we accept Him) and free will makes us so violent and angry. Everything in life comes down to choices and I choose life. I choose God and His daily miracles and thats all that matters. Above all, I choose to protect what God gave us to protect.
So am I a creationist… well I believe in God…
Well all the religion and spiritual high-and-mightyness that goes with that makes me even less likely a Christian. I’d call myself a Child of God… so in one word… Godschild. There we go… I’m a Godschild!