The cultural Mormon is persecuting and fighting against Zion, because of the "precepts of men" described in 2 Nephi 28, regarding the apostasy of the Church. This program analyzes the mindset and assumptions which causes these to be led "carefully down to hell" (see 2 Nephi 28). The three main assumptions of Theistic Evolution are:
T1:God used evolution as a means of creating.
T2:The Bible contains no usable or relevant ideas which can be applied in present-day science.
T3: Evolutionistic pronouncements have priority over biblical statements.
The Bible must be reinterpreted when and wherever it contradicts the present evolutionary world view.
The theistic approach to understanding the Bible:
The existence of God is assumed, but He is not at all the author of the Scriptures. Rather, the Bible is regarded as the product of historical influences; the writers reflected their own circumstances and the contemporary world view. A. Läpple uses this view when he describes the Bible as being conceived by human endeavors [L1, p. 42]:
They regarded the earth as a round, flat disk. It is the center of the universe, floating on the primeval ocean—the waters below the earth. . . . The solid firmament above spans the terrestrial disk, with the sun, moon, and stars fixed to it.
The Bible is regarded as a collection of documents which partially contains God’s Word, among others. According to this viewpoint, various creation myths and different traditions are recognized. The Bible thus contains no authoritative, binding truths, but must be freshly interpreted and corrected for every era and in every situation.
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