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108: Russell McConkie: Genesis Evolution

Genesis Evolution

RussellMcConkieToday Guest Host Jon Young sits down with LDS author Russell McConkie and discuss his book “Genesis Evolution.  Do science and religion really have to be at odds with each other? Are they compatible? Does there really need to be a debate about evolution vs. God?   What if Moses actually understood the science behind the earth’s history, and the language of God in the Bible actually tells the same story as any geology textbook?
Genesis Evolution makes that case. The geological history of the earth is told in a way that any scientist would agree, and is placed side-by-side with the first chapter of Genesis. Told in a manner that you don’t have to be a scientist to understand, you’ll be able to see how the pieces of science and religion fit nicely together.

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3 thoughts on “108: Russell McConkie: Genesis Evolution”

  1. Interesting episode. I personally reject young earth creationism because I don’t believe that God would put so much evidence pointing toward an old earth to try to trick us. There are so many other tests of faith in this life, why create abundant geological, DNA, and other things that he knew we would find that would seemingly contradict the biblical/pogp/temple narrative? To me, the only reasonable explanation is that we are to take the story of the creation from the scriptures and the temple figuratively.

  2. Bill Reel,
    Thanks for your insight and podcast. Ive listened to much of your work. Im where you were not that long ago and the struggle is real. My wife is very much all in the lds religion. Im a returned missionary and over time have developed a faith crisis. Ive had many work experiences with ranking church leaders that have caused me to question the inspiration the church claims. I served a mission under Joseph Feilding Mc Conkie. He was very well read and knowledgeable in gospel studies, as well as very un humble;-)! Question, I understand the problems with the BM. And understand where parts of it may have come from. What i still struggle with is how in the world a young JS. Could have brought forth so much text included in the book and have it mesh as well as it seems to? Any insight on that? The one question that still holds me in a small way that maybe he did have a real connection to God. My rational thinking and study leaves me without explanation as to how JS could have pulled it off without the devine. Thanks for what your doing. Im a Northern neighbor in Panguitch and ive been to family pawn many times. Purchased a gun or two in the past. Id appreciate any insight that ive not already head on your podcasts.

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