As Christians we believe that all knowledge is under God,
and, while the Bible is not a scientific textbook, it will not contradict,
mislead or be inaccurate in areas of science, astronomy, history and archeology
etc. God is not the Author of confusion - neither is He is a confused Author.
If God did not mean what He said, why did He not say what He meant?
There are those, who, with the best of intentions, say that
the Creation stories of Genesis are just symbolic or picture language. This is
very dangerous ground, and poor Bible exegesis. Jesus believed the Creation
stories, basing His teaching about marriage and the character of Satan from
So do also the writers of the New Testament when teaching
about husband and wife relationships and the nature of temptation. New
Testament theology compares Jesus the second man, to Adam. Christian
believe that Jesus was the Creator, as part of the Trinity.
I would advise those who have been affected by evolutionary
teaching or intimidated by the barrage of evolutionary presumptions (even in TV
commercials) that as you think about origins - look at Jesus. He could just
speak the word and it happened. Like the Roman centurion, we need a revelation
of what can happen when God speaks. When God
completed Creation on the sixth day He could say again that it was good, and it
did not need modification due to unforseen circumstances!
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