I personally believe in the Young-Earth Creation at the same time not holding fast the first day mentioned in Genesis, including Genesis 1:1-2. There may have been a time difference from Genesis 1:1-2 through Genesis 1:3; however, there is no evidence that states the same. This should not be, however, discordant issues for Christian believers since those who hold the first verse is a different time period, are still being faithful to the scriptures. This allows for what Driscoll and Breshears misname “Historical Creationism.” It is the Young-Earth creationism that is connected to a long line of scholarly interpretations that span centuries’ and have dominated the field. It rather seems unfair for Driscoll to label his view as ‘historic’
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One cannot claim Christ as the redeemer and hold on to the other four views (Literary framework, Gap-theory, Day-Age view & theistic Evolution). It would be a false pretense to believe that there was a pre-adamic race that fell, then why is Adam’s fall a big deal and the need for a savior? If Genesis 1 and 2 are poetry or metaphors, they why even believe the God created this world or believe even the rest of the Bible? If the ‘days’ are geological ages, then the days are out of order as described in God’s word, a mistake. If millions of years of evolution occurred, then death occurred before the fall. The understanding would be something like this: death, bloodshed, suffering, sickness & disease for millions of years leading to a modern man. If death is normal part of life, they why do you need a savior? The result of each of these views in the article is that they put views of a scientist before faith and the Word of God.
2. After reading Genesis 1 – 3, what details in these chapters influence you the most in trying to decide how literally you should read these chapters? Explain why your approach is either more literal or more figurative. The details that are important to understand the creation and the fall events of Genesis 1-3 are:
1. The triune God created everything.
2. He (God) formed and filled the earth.
3. He (God) is orderly.
4. Humanity is the result of God’s creation.
5. God rested after creation.
6. Genesis 2 needs to be