Christians and origins of the Universe
- Genesis account of creation states God made world in 6 days in a particular order.
- Fundamentalist Christians take the story literally and believe he made it in six, twenty four hour days.
- Believe everything was made with one word by God.
- Believe Adam and Eve were real people made with one word from God.
- Progressive Christians believe that the order of the story is correct and God made it.
- However, they say each day was a longer period of time e.g. a million years.
- These Christians may believe in guided evolution.
- Liberal Christians believe that the Bible story tells us why the world was made and that science tells us why.
- They believe God used science to create the world.
- They believe that Adam and Eve were a story used to tell people that God loved them and wanted a personal
relationship with them.
Scientists and origins of the Universe
- Believe the Universe was once smaller than the size of a single atom.