Does Genesis Contradict Evolution

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Doesn’t Genesis Contradict Evolution?

In modern times, scientists continue to come up with theories that explain the origin of the universe, the earth, and even life. The most popular theory about life is the evolution theory. The evolution theory states that all organisms (including us) evolved from a single-celled organism millions and millions of years ago. Despite the theory’s overall popularity in modern times, there isn’t a lot of evidence supporting this theory. To make the evolution theory even less appealing, Genesis goes against the theory all together.

Genesis 1:1 (ESV) simply states, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” This clearly states that there was and is an Intelligent Creator who created the universe.
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When we compare this to Genesis, there is a big contradiction here. In Genesis 3 (ESV) it talks about the Fall of Man. Sickness, disease, and death came from the Fall, based off of the biblical evidence. Genesis 2:16-17 (ESV) says, “And the LORD God commanded the man saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’” Now, why would God make death a punishment if had already happened to other organisms before? That is because death hadn’t occurred yet. The Fall of Man brought death upon Adam and Eve. Death wasn’t there, otherwise God would have called death “very good” as it would have been a part of his Creation from the very beginning. Once again, evolution is contradicted by…show more content…
Genesis 1 contradicts all of evolution as a theory, stating that an Intelligent Creator (God) created all of the earth along with all of the organisms, animals, and human beings (us). Genesis 2 and 3 state that the Fall of Man brought forth disease and death to the earth, while evolution, on the contrary, states that death and disease were existent even before the evolution of mankind. Finally, Genesis 6-7 gives clear evidence that due to the Flood, many rock layers were formed, contradicting the theories of old earth based off of evolution. As clearly seen above, Genesis (and even the Bible in its entirety) resists any attempt to correlate with evolution and the evolutionary
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