Joined: Sep. 2009
FL. here is my belief. I think your YEC literalist beliefs limit God to what I call a "poof moment": God got bored and made the universe.
I believe that 12 + billion years ago God made the universe and all the processes in it. When the earth cooled and was conducive to life, life appeared in microbes and then continued to expand and change. God created this marvelous process so that no matter the conditions, life has survived all the changes in the planet. Whether snowball earth in the pre cambrian, the swamps of the carboniferous or the red deserts of the permian and triassic, there was always life. Despite meteorites, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods (not THE flood you believe in)there is always life. We have ecosystems that don't even depend on oxygen and sunlight to survive.
Why God decided to bless our species with a soul, I don't know. Maybe it's the opposable thumbs that mean we can write. Maybe its our ability to communicate with each other. I believe he sent his son to us and that Jesus died for us. that belief has nothing to do with how our bodies came to be.
I'm not a theologian and no debater. I can't quote scripture by the page. I just believe in God . . . and evolution.