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Readers' Views: God made creatures on 2 days

Editor,

 

For those who might remember, I wrote a letter years ago challenging another letter writer, Herbert C. Moore, to give me an example of one species evolving into a higher species. I waited, and was interested to see his example. There was no example.
I still haven’t seen any evidence from Moore in any of his recent responses to my recent letter (“Evolution is a fairy tale for adults,’’ Feb. 13 Viewpoints).

 

You know, Plato faced people like Moore many years ago. In 427 B. C., Plato said, “Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” Actually, Plato’s mentor, Socrates, had an even better quote for the Herbert Moores of the world: “When the debate is lost, slander is the tool of the loser.”

 

The Apostle Paul was appointed by Christ to preach the gospel to us Gentiles. The Apostle Paul said that all Scripture is God-breathed. That means there are no errors in the Torah, which includes the Book of Genesis.

 

In his response to my letter, Moore says something very strange – and remember, Moore goes to church. Moore says, “According to Andy, however, God created all creatures ‘in its own kind’ presumably at the same time (on the sixth day, I believe).’’ As many of you know, God gives a day-to-day list of his work. Moore believes God created all creatures on the sixth day.

 

If Moore would have a Bible and open it he would find that the creatures were created on the fifth and sixth day. Additionally, God’s creations were in a sequence and not all done at the same time, as he stated.

 

I believe it is safe to say Moore wrote his article in a state of confusion and couldn’t even think to search the sequence of creation.

 

Maybe, however, Moore knows all creations of creature were on the sixth day.

 

When it comes to creation, Moore has proven himself to be irrelevant.

 

Moore talks about dinosaurs not being in the Bible – I believe that there were dinosaurs from the sea, ones that moved along the ground and some that even flew. Again, Moore might want to open his Bible to Genesis 1:24,25. It tells you that God created creatures that were fish, animals that moved on the ground, and creatures that flew above the Earth. God never said they were limited in size.

 

Actually, God said in Genesis 1:21 that he created great creatures of the sea and every living thing.

 

Moore said that I wasn’t enlightened. I have to admit, Moore is right on this one. I am certainly not enlightened. The enlightened ones took part in the Enlightenment or Age of Reason, a movement started in the 17th Century. The purpose of the Enlightenment was to challenge religion using reason, and challenge the ideas found in tradition and faith. When you read Moore’s writing you can certainly see that Herbert is much more enlightened than me. The wisdom of man is foolishness to God.

 

I am requesting that Herbert Moore stop keeping us in suspense and give us at least one example of a species “leaping” into a higher species. Also, I would like Moore to show me where in the Bible it says the Earth is the center of the universe. This was a good example of stating something as fact that isn’t in the Bible. It’s like watering down God’s creation.

 

Also, maybe Herbert could answer one more question: In Genesis 2:7 it says, “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.’’ Now we all know that evolutionists believe man came from an ape. It seems we now have a conflict.

 

The scientific community disagrees with God’s book. I can only assume when the ape became a man it died and God breathed into the ape-who-just-became-a-man to give him life.

 

Maybe Moore could “enlighten” us on this. Did God have to hang around for millions of years for the ape to become a man?

 

                                      Andrew Burger
                                      Middletown