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Universal truth

'Science and religion look at the same reality from different angles'

Life on Earth began millions of years ago, claim the best minds of science, with simple organisms that slowly evolved, through mutation and adaptation, into today's abundance of plants and animals.

Not according to Genesis.

The Scripture tells how God made the heavens, the earth and all things in less than a week. And there was nothing gradual about the creation of humans: God simply sculpted Adam--big brain and all--from scratch.

Most Lutherans know that science and the Bible are not mutually exclusive.


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