Is Genesis literal?
This is a question that keeps popping up year after year in circle after circle. People say that we cannot harmonize Genesis with modern-day “science” and therefore Genesis should be taken figuratively and not literally. But where is the truth in that? If the opening chapters of Genesis cannot be taken literally when do we begin to take it literally? Is any of the Bible literal?
The problem of rejecting Genesis is that you must then reject the rest of Scripture as well. You cannot have redemption without a fall. And you can’t have a fall without a creation.
But people insist on saying that Genesis cannot be literal. So they try and explain it away. A day must not actually mean a literal day. It must mean long epochs of time. But is that plausible? The sequence of Genesis 1 does not allow for this. After all, there was evening and morning to fulfill each of the six days of creation.
And here is the thing, true science does not reject the truth of Genesis. True science actually affirms the Genesis account. There are great organizations like the Institute for Creation Research that exist for the purpose of showing how science and the Bible agree. But there will always be those that deny the truth.
To deny Genesis is to deny Scripture. And to deny Scripture is to deny God Himself We either believe the Bible or we do not. You cannot have it both ways.
David continues his series through the Gospel of John. This week, we come to the first of the sign miracles in John’s Gospel, turning the water into wine.
This miracle shows Jesus’ power over all of creation. In an instant, Jesus creates something out of nothing just as God created the whole universe out of nothing.
In this act, Jesus beings to reveal himself to the common man for who he is. Join David Taylor as he expounds John 2:1-12, the water into wine showing the power of the creator.
One of the things we have heard time and time again is that the Genesis account does not agree with science. But what you may not know is that there are groups that state evolution is completely compatible with the Genesis account. Both of these positions are false.
First, the idea that the Genesis account does not agree with science suggests that science actually disagrees with Genesis. Nothing has proved the theories of Darwinian Evolution. Evolution is illogical and there is no evidence to support it despite what you hear in classrooms and in the media. Most of the support for evolution is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
Second, the idea that evolution is somehow compatible with Genesis is equally absurd. The two positions are complete polar opposites. You cannot have different organisms developing over the course of millions of years when Genesis says that it was made in one week. It does not and cannot mesh.
Rather than trying to synthesize man’s theories (not science) with the Bible, we should go back to the drawing board and see how science, true science, actually aligns with Scripture. You either believe Scripture, or you do not. There is no in between.