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article imageOp-Ed: Pope Francis's remarks on evolution go against the Bible

By Zachary Stallings     Oct 31, 2014 in World
This week Pope Francis said 'God is not a magician with a wand' saying the theories of evolution are true. But does what the Pope said go against the word of the Bible?
"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician with a wand able to do everything. But that is not so," Pope Franchise said this week at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Saying that God is unable to do everything goes against the Bible, which is the word of God. Pope Francis is the leader of the world's largest religion, and a person that millions of people look to for guidance. Him saying that God cannot do everything may lead to people questioning the words of the bible, the word of God.
Pope Francis's words may cause people to question verses like this: (Genesis 1:1 ESV) "In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Saying that God could not just make the earth out of nothing puts limits on what God can truly do.
Pope Francis also added that: "He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfilment." And with this statement people may come to question this verse: (Genesis 1:27 ESV) "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
In the aforementioned statement Pope Francis said God created human beings, but didn't completely because he "let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfilment." So once again Pope Francis is putting God in a box. In the very first chapter of the Bible God creates everything; the earth, the sun, the moon, animals, people, everything. And it is repeated time-and-time again, that after God is finished creating something he looks down and is pleased, and see's that what he made was good. So why would God, the creator of heaven and earth make something half way and then just let it develop by itself over time, how is that pleasing or good.
Saying that the theories of evolution are true, and saying that God could not create the world on his own is going against the word of God and putting his words to the test. And in Matthew 4:7 Jesus said "it is written you shall not put the Lord your God to the test."
Pope Francis is just another man with an opinion. To truly understand God and his words, to truly see that he is not a magician, but something far greater than anyone can comprehend is, you need to read the bible.
God has no limits, saying God could not create the world and everything else on his own puts limit on him, and goes against what the Bible says. Pope Francis's word do hold merit with a lot of people throughout the world, but they should not hold more merit than God's words, the words of the Bible.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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