Man: created by Spirit— not evolved from matter

We can look beyond the debate between creationism and evolutionism to a spiritual view of creation, which heals.

It seems that every month or so another letter to the editor appears in our local newspaper regarding the origin of mankind, keeping alive the evolutionism-versus-creationism debate. I've never felt motivated to write a letter to the newspaper on the subject, and, quite frankly, until recently I had never given the subject much deep thought.

As a student of Christian Science, I was familiar with the Biblical accounts of creation in Genesis, but I did not consider myself a "creationist," one who believes that mortal man and all things material are created by God. And I had never thoroughly examined the differences between the Bible and evolutionism. But when I was confronted with an uncomfortable physical condition, I saw the importance of watching my thoughts and actions to be sure that they are consistent with what the Bible, particularly the first chapter of Genesis, teaches about creation.

January 10, 1994

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