As me replying to the @Jimmy_Sellers version of Ryan
Thank you very much for the thoughtful response. This certainly offers me more clarity to find common understanding. Part of my faith I’d like to share with you is that I believe your needle of opinion on any matter will never be moved by any effort or argument from me but rather it is a deeply personal and internal “heart” decision that will only happen between the spirit inside you that is given to you by God and the Holy Spirit who is whispering truth to you. I am convinced by my faith in God that to the extent you are willing to listen to the still small voice that is speaking, you already know what the truth about God is as it says in:
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.”
I am just here on faith to help awaken that knowledge already inside you.
The point I was making regarding the questions (about sleep, the big bang and the true essence of life) no human outside of a faith description has ever fully answered is to indicate that there is clearly knowledge that exists beyond humanity’s capacity to understand it. It reminds me of a passage from Job 38:2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?” This is God essentially stating he is the one that has a plan and knowledge beyond any man’s understanding.
The point I was making about evolution is that it is a theory in flux; changing with new information that comes out regularly. The comparison I will draw between the current state of our scientific and rational understanding and the Word of God in scripture is scripture’s unchanging nature and proof through prophecy along with the person of Jesus Christ vs. the constantly changing face of science and human understanding. We as a human species are clearly continually straining to achieve a level of further knowledge and understanding than we currently have. The interesting thing to me is that Scripture has already described why we as humans are trying to do this apart from God - it’s the story of the fall of man choosing to go his own way with “knowlege” apart from God above “relationship” with God. Jesus Christ as God incarnate came down to restore that relationship broken by the rejection of God’s relationship by Adam and Eve many years ago; he needs to be addressed by any philosophy as either what he claimed to be or not.
I’m very curious to hear from your perspective. Who do you think Jesus Christ is?