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Progressive Creation Bio-250 Daniel Morad Dr. Keller Date: 12/07/2018 1
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Progressive creationism is the religious belief that God created new forms of life gradually over a period of hundreds of millions of years, it accepts geological and cosmological estimate for the age of Earth. In this vision creation occurred in rapid bursts in which all "kinds" of plants and animals appear in stages lasting millions of years. The bursts are followed by periods of stasis or balance to accommodate new arrivals. These bursts represent instances of God creating new types of organisms by divine intervention. As viewed from the archaeological record, progressive creationism holds that "species do not gradually appear by the steady transformation of its ancestors but appear all at once and "fully formed. This view against descending from a last universal common ancestor, so it is a macroevolution, (all of creatures appeared in one time at the beginning) claiming it is biologically untenable and not supported by the fossil record, as well as rejects the concept of universal descent. So progressive creation is different than evolution (one specie gave a variety of organisms), and is a wonderful view of creation as it shows the progression of creation and how God was at the heart of creation. He is not distant from creation, but he was the one working through natural laws to create new species. Progressive creationism or as sometimes called as process creation simply means that God has created the heaven and earth over unknown period of years (epoch) not the six 24-hours day which is the basis of traditional creationism view portrait in Genesis 1. In my view, the wrong understanding of progressive creationism rests on the premises that the biblical account of creation in Genesis 1–2 is not mean to be understood literally. The “days” in Genesis 1 are not literal, 24-hour days but actually long periods of time, amounting to millions or even billions of years. Progressive creationists accept the evolutionary viewpoint (but not theistic creation) of the age of the earth that God has 2
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created first kind of all species and gave them the power of adaptation to cope with the surrounding environment to diversify and survive. The concept is that God’s creation occurred in a “number of steps over an unknown period of time is inalienable in which God established and perfected each level of the environment before addition of a next level(s) successively that consistently intertwines with the preceding level(s)” (Moreland, Reynolds, 106). We understand that God had engineered the environment before giving the ability of a species to adapt and develop. Based on this view, creation was a progression process rather than an incident taken place in one time, hence the name progressive creationism is plausible.
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