I was just wondering if Mormons have an official position on the creation story of Genesis. Is theistic evolution (God guided evolution) an acceptable belief in the LDS church? Do Mormons believe that God literally created the universe in 6 24 hour days and rested on the 7th 24 hour day? Is there an official position on the creation story in the LDS church?
LDS are encouraged to read the scriptures - including Genesis and the creation. I am a scientist and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe that evolution is a means of creation. I believe every human concieved begins as a zygote and evolves into a human and that all humans are created by that same process - including Adam. I believe the universe is between 12 and 15 billion years old.
I express my opinion as my opinion among fellow members and I have never been told that I cannot express my opinion or that it is in conflict with offical doctrine. But I have also never thought that my opinion was the offical doctrine or can be expressed as official doctrine. It is my understanding that it is the offical doctrine of the LDS that many details of the creation are not included in the Genessis story of creation - when G-d provides the details then such details will become offical doctrine.
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Ah okay thanks.