By F. Peter Brown –
Pope Francis recently told the Pontifical Academy of Sciences that evolution and the Big Bang are theories that Christians should believe, and that these theories are essential to understand God.
Controversially, Francis stated that “God is not a divine being.” Here’s the exact quote:
“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life. Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
Another area of controversy lies in Pope Francis’ claim that God is not a magician “able to do everything- but that is not so.”
Instead of being “able to do everything,” God “created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.”
The pope claimed that the creation was done from the principle of love, and that earth’s origins were not chaotic.
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