Is it possible to believe in God as the creator and accept evolution?
The theory of evolution contradicts what’s written in the bible in genesis e.g. evolution says the universe took billions of years to evolve the bible said it was made is 6 days. Evolution says man is just an advanced animal but the bible says man was made in the image of God (key principle to Christians) unique from animals. Evolution challenges all special things Christians believe in such as the belief in having a soul because God breathed the breathe of life into us and not animals. A fundamentalist view believe the creation story should be taken literally as it’s the word of God so therefore we should trust it to be the full truth rather than the word of science so therefore the theory of evolution should be rejected as incompatible with the word of God.
Science has replaced religion as the main way to explain the world as science has evidence to prove evolution whereas religion has no proof but the bible which can’t be scientifically tested how can you trust something with no evidence? Evolution doesn’t need a God to explain anything.
Although it’s not necessary to take the creation account literally it could be symbolic as it called creation story it could also be a summary of how God created the world. The days could be symbolic of years allowing evolution to be able to occur in that matter of time. God steered evolution to us so God and evolution worked together.
“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” God put that great truth in the very first verse of the Bible. He wanted us to know, right from verse 1 of the Bible that He had created. So God could have still created heaven and earth and made evolution still happen. Ken miller said evolution is the only way that God could have created us in a world of moral and spiritual choices. So it’s up to us choose if we can believe in both or be biased and believe in one