Re: Question for Christians... No flaming
Christians reject abiogenesis and evolution when it comes to millions of years because it would completely contradict the bible. The reason is that if abiogenesis and evolution are true on that scale of millions to billions of years, then death existed BEFORE Adam and Eve ate the apple, which caused death to enter the world and sin as well. However, I doubt any educated christian would have a problem with evolution happening AFTER the events of the garden of eden, because only an intelligent God would create life with diversity, as without diversity life wouldn't last long. Just wanted to clarify it for you because I, as a christian, have no problem with evolution after creation.
Originally Posted by AmaniPaz
Anyway, to answer the OP, evolution explains the change in skin color and every other change we observe. It's quite obvious microevolution occurs, we've observed it, tested it, and repeated it in and outside the lab. Therefore, logically it stands to reason that God created life with diversity. If you know about genetic recombination in meiosis, you can see how the diversity occurs. Because of genes shuffling in chromosomes we have diversity and are able to adapt to our environment. Therefore, evolution is the answer to how Adam and Eve have had descendants of all kinds of skin colors, faces, etc.
I would like to point out, again, that evolution taking its natural course AFTER creation is not what educated christians should have a problem with, but rather the evolution that needs billions of years before humans arrived since that would contradict the genesis account. Other than that, I have no problem with evolution.