Creation Theory and the Evolution Theory are Interdependent
Neither can subsist without the other
Plus the Answer
to: Where did Cain get that wife of his?
The purpose of this document, a follow up of three earlier and related
ones: Biblical Literalism - Part I (1) and Part
II (2) and
Creation vs. Evolution - Part I (3), is to
further disarm: (a) the enemies of God who may use what is known as the
"Theory of Evolution" to finally reduce the Holy Scriptures to the
category of "old wives tales"; and (b) the enemies of science who may
use what is known as the "Theory of Creationism" to discredit objective
We will do this in broad brush strokes - not trying to explain every
apparent inconsistency in the Holy Scriptures and in scientific
research results, nor
attempting to clarify every mystery within the Holy Scriptures.
That would be presumptuous and would defeat a secondary purpose of this
In our Creation vs Evolution
document (3) we stated:
- Evolutionists proceed to "create" living
things from chemical elements that came from nowhere (as scientifically
proven). This is a problem that man cannot begin to even fathom -
"nowhere" is a term defined by a Created environment, an environment
which did not exist before creation. Thus, this "nowhere" cannot even
be grasped by the very feeble human mind.
With their Biblical basis
- Creationists proceed to "create"
living things from the literal interpretation of Genesis. The problem
is that their version starts falling apart at the seams before even
getting to Chapter Three of the Book of Genesis. We read in Genesis two
different stories about the Creation of man: (a) the simultaneous
creation of Adam and Eve [Genesis
, and (b) the Adam first and Eve from Adam's
rib [Genesis 2: 7-24]
[Note, we are not questioning that if God, for example, said "There it
be light," light came into being. We are just highlighting two
different Biblical versions of a single reality which cannot be sustained by literalism
Now, this difference could possibly be smoothed over by a fast talking
fundamentalist preacher. The real problem comes when we read:
"And the Lord said unto him (Cain), Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon
Cain, lest any finding him
should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and
dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and
she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the
name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch." [Genesis 4: 15-17]
By whom is Cain afraid of being killed? According to our literal
population census there are only three individuals in the world so far:
Adam, Eve and Cain. As if this situation were not enough, we must ask: Where did Cain get that wife? etc.
Now, this real problem can
only be resolved with additional Divine illumination, and, it is the
Will of God that we now share with the world some of the Lights given
to us about this apparently impenetrable mystery.
The clues to the answer to this apparent riddle are found precisely in the Book of
Genesis, to be later confirmed in the New Testament, as well as in the
Anthropological findings of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Imagine the Word of God going forth to command Creation. From that
single point (which even the Big Bang theorists admit was so small that
its size could not even be mathematically established) - i.e. from
"nothing" - Creation starts to "unfurl" (4) in a
pre planned and protracted manner under the guidance of the
Perfect Wisdom of God.
What we now know as "Man" evolves under such guidance through a number
of species transitions and transformations until the stage where God
Wills to make the "Man" of that stage into His (Spiritual) Image:
he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have
dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the
beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth
upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of
God he created him: male and female he created them. [Genesis 1: 26-27]
...and He really did.
But if we scroll down to the second Chapter of Genesis we see another
version of Creation - or is it? In this version we read:
the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he
rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. 3 And he
blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested
from all his work which God created and made. 4 These are the
generations of the heaven and the earth, when they were created, in the
day that the Lord God made the heaven and the earth: 5 And every plant
of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the
ground before it grew: for the Lord God had not rained upon the earth;
and there was not a man to till the earth.
6 But a spring rose out of the earth,
watering all the surface of the earth. 7 And the Lord God formed man of
the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life,
and man became a living soul. [Genesis 2: 1-7]
Now, let us superimpose
both Biblical versions of Creation and see what we have. Could we
perhaps find out who could possibly be a threat to Cain's life as well
as who Cain married?
We certainly can, thus, let us proceed.
Let us first define three key terms:
Eve: The name given by
researchers to the woman species, who is the matrilineal most recent common ancestor for
all living humans, from whom all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in
living humans is descended. Mitochondrial Eve is the female counterpart
of the Y-chromosomal Adam, the patrilinear most recent common ancestor.
She is believed by some to have lived about 150,000 years ago in what
is now Ethiopia, Kenya or Tanzania. However, this age estimate of
150,000 years can change if tomorrow, an earlier-dated female's remains
(with the same genetic coding) is found.
Naming Mitochondrial Eve after the Eve of Genesis has led to some
misunderstandings among the general public. A common misconception is
that Mitochondrial Eve was the only living female of her time — she was
not (had she been the single mother of mankind, humanity would have
become extinct due to the law of probabilities). Many women alive at
the same time as Mitochondrial Eve have descendants alive today.
However, only Mitochondrial
Eve group produced an unbroken line of mitochondria that
Adam: The name given by
researchers to the patrilinear human man species most recent common ancestor,
from whom all Y chromosomes in living humans are descended.
Y-chromosomal Adam is thus the male counterpart of Mitochondrial Eve.
They are named after the "Adam" and "Eve" in Genesis as a metaphor only.
The remains of the earliestY-chromosomal Adam for living humans that
have been found probably lived between 60,000 and 90,000 years ago,
judging from molecular clock and genetic marker studies. Of course, as
in the case of "Eve", this is always subject to another find with an
According to the single-origin concept, every species of the genus Homo but one, Homo sapiens, eventually became
extinct. The Homo sapiens evolved
in Eastern Africa between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago and, in a relatively recent exodus,
began colonizing the rest of the world. According to the single-origin
model, these more recent migrants did not interbreed with the
scattered descendants of earlier exoduses. In support of it, advocates
have drawn from both fossil and DNA evidence, in particular from
mitochondrial and Y-chromosome DNA sequences.
Man seems to have evolved essentially as all other species as we have
briefly explained above. When God deemed that "man" had reached "the
right point" in its evolution, He breathed His Spirit into a select group of them. Up
until now, this group of "men" had been an animal species, like other
animals. Now, they became totally different creatures. They were now
the Image of God, "...male and
female He created them."
Now God relocated this select group of "Adams and Eves" to a special
place we know as Paradise or the Garden of Eden. The rest of "mankind,"
whom God had not selected to receive His Spirit, remained outside said
Once Adam and Eve broke their covenant with God by falling into satan's
trap, they were thrown out from Paradise to live among those from whom they
had been selected. Nonetheless, they were truly and uniquely
different - they had been given the Spirit of God and had become
living souls. As we read in Genesis Chapter 3:
And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife, garments of skins, and
clothed them. 22 And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us,
knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his
hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. 23
And the Lord God sent him
out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken. 24 And he cast out Adam; and
placed before the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming sword,
turning every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
God continued to look after His remnant, since they carried His Spirit.
(Even after their fall, they bore His Image within themselves). Then,
the colonization of the rest of the world commenced through migratory
waves from the general area the Garden of Eden was located.
Over time, those created in His Image proved to God, beyond the shadow
of a doubt, that they simply could not understand how God wanted them
to live so that they would
work their way back to a paradise-like state.
Perhaps living amongst (but not genetically mixing with) the
non-selected "mankind" was hampering His people (the descendants of the
exiles from Eden) from fulfilling His Will.
Perhaps the interbreeding of the sons of God with the daughters of men (6)
was disrupting the Divine Plan.
Obviously it was time to purge the world of the non select ones, as
well as the descendants of the mixed breed [of sons of God and
daughters of men]. Noah, and what his story truly symbolizes, enters in
Regarding the Great Flood on an archeological/cultural context.... (5)
The story of a Great Flood sent by God
[or the local deities depending on the local faiths] to destroy
civilization as an act of divine retribution is a widespread theme in
myths. The stories of Noah and his ark in Genesis, Matsya in the
Puranas scriptures of Hinduism, and Utnapishtim in the Epic of
Gilgamesh are among the most familiar versions of these myths. A large
percentage of the world's cultures past and present have stories of a
"great flood" that devastated an earlier civilization.
No, we are not denying
that the Noah we read about in the Holy Scriptures ever existed. What
we are proposing is that perhaps there were a "number of Noahs" all
over the world where the select had migrated and lived amongst the non
select. Those other Noah equivalents had the same God-given function of
the Noah we know: To protect His elect while He was purging the world
of the undesirables, identified above, through a Great Flood.
With the Flood, via their local Noah equivalent, God had rid the planet
of those He deemed undesirables. All surviving mankind everywhere now
were descendants of those into whom God had breathed the Spirit of Life
Eventually, God made a covenant with Abraham. In essence, God now
carved out a group from the original elect, and made Abraham's children
His Chosen ones; i.e. the group which became known as God's Chosen
Unfortunately, the Chosen People continued to rebel against God.
Therefore, he started sending them Prophet after Prophet in an effort
to call his Chosen People to order. However, no matter how many
Prophets God sent, the Chosen Ones remained mostly blind and deaf.
At the beginning of the End of These Times, as a last ditch effort, God
sent His Word Made Flesh - Jesus Christ - to explain to His Chosen Ones
"the road map to Paradise" with words and examples.
As The Word was rejected by the Religious Leaders of the original
Chosen People, others, from the non chosen group, but certainly
possessing the Spirit of God, (represented by the Samaritans, Roman
Centurions, prostitutes, tax collectors, etc. - all of those who would accept Him (7)
) were included in the now expanded ranks of the "Chosen People".
This all-inclusive Divine Decision posed a symbolism challenge. All of
those from the previously Chosen group were part of the covenant with
Abraham; a group which was marked by the circumcision - something
Regarding circumcision in a non-Abrahamic context.... (5)
The practice of circumcision predates recorded human history,
with depiction found in stone-age cave drawings and Egyptian tombs. The origins of the practice are
lost in antiquity. Theories include that circumcision is a form
of ritual sacrifice or offering, a sign of submission to a deity, a
rite of passage to adulthood, a mark of defeat or slavery, or an
attempt to alter esthetics or sexuality. Circumcision continues to be
performed as a religious
requirement on members of the Muslim and Jewish faiths, and also
the majority of Americans, South Koreans and Filipinos.
The new Covenant sign became the Baptism which was and is, in essence,
a public sign of repentance for one's sins; an act which, when
undertaken with a sincere and contrite heart, opens the doors of the soul
to the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God - a condition which is not
physically visible. This Baptism - sign of the New and Universal
Covenant - is so important that it was announced through the prophet
Isaiah [Matthew 12:17-18]
and even Jesus insisted that He be Baptized as a matter of example to
all [Matthew 3:16].
[This does not mean in any way that those who have not been baptized
will go to eternal damnation. God has provided for such eventuality but
that revelation is beyond the scope of this document.]
Now, as you review our previous and directly related documents [(1),
(2), (3) and (6)]
, with the additional Light given in this document, all will become
clearer and your Faith and trust in His
Word should increase further. The more that Faith grows, the
more He will reveals as we continue to drink from the Living Waters of
the Word of God manifested
in the Sacred Scriptures.
Obviously there is more, much more, light that would explain the many apparent discrepancies and
inconsistencies in the Word of God manifested
in the Sacred Scriptures.
However, what we have published so far should be more than enough to
encourage readers to take the Sacred
Scriptures very seriously - with great trust and poise, and devoid of any fanaticism.
It is interesting to note that if we view the First Coming of Jesus
Christ as the entering into a New Creation - call it a period of
re-Creation of mankind - the Baptism symbol (the Holy Spirit of God
descending upon an individual) appears to be an equivalent to when the
Creator "breathed into his face the
breath of life".
May those who Eyes, See and Ears, Hear!
(1) Biblical Literalism
- Part I
Literalism - Part II
(3) Creation vs
Evolution - Part I
(4) "Unfurl" as the opposite of
"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together...."
(5) From Wikipedia On-Line
Book of Enoch
(7) A history of the
four Gospels - Written: by whom, when, where and under what
En Español: La Teoría de la Creación y la
Teoría de la Evolución son interdependientes - Parte 2
Published on August 15th, 2006
- The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Reviewed and Confirmed on July 15, 2009
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