Genesis Contradiction Essay

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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. Of course, with this statement, we could easily say that God also created us along with all of the other organisms seen today because he is the Creator. However, people do not think that is enough because they think that there is not enough proof that God created everything. If we continue in Genesis up to Genesis 1:11-27 (ESV), it shows and tells clearly that God created all organisms including us. Despite how clear these verses are, people are still skeptical about the idea of an eternal Creator.

Evolution states that there was death, disease, and illness leading up to the evolution of mankind. 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,
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