Originally posted by vivify
Or at the very least, has anyone here changed their mind on the evolution/creation issue? Or was there a particular piece of theology that you felt sure about, but came to look at differently?
No, my position on Christianity is the same, I really haven't seen anything from the 'fringe', or even from the "anti-God" crowd, that makes me want to question my faith. My faith is still strong. I have seen application in my own life, and my life is actually more abundant
now than ever before.
I've always held that evolution was just another item of creation in God's toolbox. I accept the progress science has made in allowing us to understand our reality as never before. I see no problem in accepting the universe as we see it. The only thing nagging me about scientific progress is the new advances in biotechnology (genetically-modified foods, computer chip implants). It is what it is, but just because we discover something new doesn't mean we need to start fundamentally changing our bodies or our genes before we know the long-term (generational) effects.
I've experienced one change from reading this forum for years, and that is my position on what some call the "Rapture". Previously, I thought that this was more of a "wishful thinking" type thing. I previously thought that the only "rapture" we'd see was a "post-Tribulation" rapture as Jesus returns to Earth, but my thinking has been altered significantly and now I am starting to accept a "pre-Tribulation rapture event". More study is obviously required.