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If The Foundations Are Destroyed, What Can The Righteous Do?

Posted in Creation, Scripture with tags , , , , on September 13, 2010 by James Polk

The first 11 chapters of Genesis are foundational to the history of redemption and God’s plan of salvation. Unfortunately, there is a growing number of believers who are very concerned that Christians not look foolish in the eyes of unbelievers, especially those in the scientific community. They suggest that the beginning chapters of Genesis are parabolic or even mythological. The creation account is not to be taken literally, but is rather a figurative framework. Pivotal figures like Adam are probably representative or typical, not historical. We’re assured that they are meant to convey a useful lesson or message and need not be literal or historical. Continue reading

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