Beginning With Genesis

The choice isn’t really between young earth creationism and scientific secularism, however. Or at least it need not be. There is an alternative. The alternative is thoroughly Christian and begins with scripture; it begins with Genesis. The young earth “natural” reading is not the only way to read Genesis, and is not even the most faithful to the original intent and focus of the text. It makes the text of Genesis into something it was never intended to be. Evidence that calls into question the young earth narrative does not really call into question the authority of scripture. It will, however, call us to return to the text and read it more carefully.”  RJS, “It Begins With Genesis,” on the blog Jesus Creed.

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  • Sam

    Nowhere in the Bible did it say the world is 6,000 years old. Historical, one Bishop used the genealogies of Jesus to compute the age. However, there are TWO genealogies of Jesus and they are DIFFERENT! There is no way one can derive anything meaningful from two different genealogies.