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Evolutionary theory

The New Apostolic Church does not consider the theory of evolution to be a suitable explanation for the creation, because this theory does not take account of God as the Creator. However it does not consider scientific insights on evolution to be in contradiction to the statements of the Bible.

The Church is careful to distinguish between evolutionary theory and evolution itself. While the theory as a science does describe the laws according to which evolution takes place, it does not give any explanation as to the origin of the creation. By contrast, evolution—that is the continuing development within the living and the inanimate world—occurs according to the divinely prescribed laws of nature. It does not contradict the statements of the Holy Scripture.