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Science and the Bible, A series Intro

I teach a Sunday School class called REACT which is for young adults. Recently we have been doing a series on 'great questions about the Bible' and have looked at things like evolution, the 'lost' books of the Bible, and are currently talking about Pre-Adam theory.

I believe strongly that science and the Bible are not enemies. In fact, many things that have been proven THROUGH science were talked about in the scriptures BEFORE we even knew about them as a people. Before science was science, God was God and He established the laws of the universe, and the laws of science, long before mankind ever figured any of them out.

In my studies to prepare about the Pre-Adam theory lessons, I have come across a fascinating article, which is rather lengthy. I have going to break it into several parts and post it here for you to read.

I AM NOT POSTING THIS AS A DOCTRINAL POSITION OR UNDER THE BANNER OF ABSOLUTE TRUTH!!! I simply believe that it is well written and provides many good points for consideration. I will not even go so far as to say that I am in complete, 100% agreement with everything in it...however, if I only read or listened to those with who I agreed 100%, I wouldn't even read my Bible, for often I find my thinking contrary to His and in need of adjustment.

I believe this is an INTERESTING study and, while it doesn't have any effect on salvation or our eternal destiny, if we better understand the arguments people make against God and the Bible and know more about the evidence in support of it, then we are better equipped.

So again, this is not 'my position' or the position of Cross Points Church, it is simply an article that articulates an argument that I think merits some investigation and thought. Don't let it affect your faith in God or belief in His Word as the final authority, just read it with a grain of salt and be willing to ask questions. That's what the Bereans did when Paul taught, and its how we should live, too.

I hope you enjoy this article and series!

DK

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