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Now, we turn to the issue of science and interpretations. As a result of this reading, in this section I will expound upon implications on this reading of the text, particularly as it relates to relationship between theological approaches and scientific theories on creation.
First, I do not believe that Genesis 1 outright supports either a literal six-day creation or Theistic Evolution. The biblical author certainly did not have scientific categories nor did he intend to convey the length of the creation process. As stated above, the point of Gen 1 is to communicate a theology about the LORD, namely, that He alone is the creator of the heavens and earth and all that fills them.
As a result, though Gen 1 is not meant to be read in a literal fashion, it may be that God created the universe in six days.
God very well could have done so, but the writer does not elaborate on this subject. On the other hand, it also may be that God created and ordered the cosmos over many years. For this reason, I do not think that evangelical Christians need to hold to their specific view e.
Christians can and should have their opinion, but this does not mean that one who holds a different position is out of orthodoxy or out of evangelicalism. Second, Christians do not need to have a defensive posture nor stand in outright opposition to scientific theories.
More specifically, Christians can legitimately consider claims made by science on the theory of evolution. Unfortunately, most evangelicals do stand in conflict with scientific claims. For some reason people think that science and faith inherently occupy opposing positions on the issue of evolution.
George Marsden, a notable historian, says of this posture: Again, I am not suggesting that Christians should blindly accept any scientific theories. As I have tried to argue, Gen 1 does not make any scientific claims on the process of creation.
Thus, there are no scientific claims jockeying for position. Sadly, many Christians, especially college students, have their faith shaken when they study the various scientific fields and encounter a plausible view of evolution.
This does not necessarily need to be the case. But since such Christians are forced to choose between either the claims of science they are learning or a view of creation that has been exalted to orthodoxy, they are left wounded, confused, or in the worst case they abandon their faith.
Furthermore, this either-or approach also has a negative impact on informed unbelievers and seculars. They are told that their opinions on science and evolution are fundamentally opposed to the Bible.
It should be no surprise, then, that many dismiss Christianity because of its perceived outright opposition to modern science.
I argue that these scenarios are unnecessary and can be avoided. We, evangelicals, may be doing a great disservice to younger Christians and to our relationship to the greater public.
I believe, therefore, that the above reading of Gen 1 can give Christians strength and courage, as well as remove any unnecessary obstacles for non-Christians. I have yet to hear a plausible explanation for the major differences that exist between the two chapters.
I believe that for the ancient reader there would be no problems between the two chapters because the ancient reader would not have read chapter one as a literal presentation of history.Relationship between the Bible and Science.
evangelical scholars allow that virtually certain scientific evidence from outside the Bible shows that the earth is round, and this must take precedence over a literalistic interpretation of the phrase “four corners of the earth” (Rev.
). interpretation of the creation of life and of. Relationship between religion and science with creation science ministries branching worldwide. 'Reflect on what is happening in the heavens and the earth.'" (Al Younus) Jainism.
Jainism does not support belief in a creator deity. According to Jain doctrine, the universe and. Seen in this way, the first three days remedy the situation of formlessness described in Genesis The days deal with the state of ‘void’ or ‘emptiness’ of verse 2.
There also seems to be a correlation between days 1 and 4, 2 and 5, 3 and 6. Covenant Creation views the original "heavens and earth" which God made "in the beginning" (Gen. ) as directly related to God's creation of the "new heaven and new earth" (Rev.
). Jun 05, · The Relationship Between Heaven and Earth Posted on June 5, by benjiarcus One of the key things that we have tended to misunderstand in the church is . Those propositions were (1) the genealogies in the Bible are basically complete, (2) the six days of creation in Genesis are consecutive 24 hour days, and (3) no time passes between the creation of the earth and the universe (as described in Genesis ), and the subsequent six days of creation.