In my last blog postÂ we saw that the main message of Genesis 1 is that God is the creator of all. Not only is this a central theme of Genesis 1, but it is also a central theme of the Bible which is reiterated over and over again throughout the Old and New Testaments. In contrast the question of the timing and mechanism of creation events are secondary issues. Nevertheless because of the controversy surrounding these questions we will be talking about them in more detail in the next few blogs. But before we do that there’s one other question we need to address.
When we read Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 we are tempted to view and try to interpret the text using modern, 21st century eyes. But Genesis was written to an ancient, prescientific people, the Hebrews. Before we can understand what Genesis 1 is teaching us today, we must understand what it meant to its original audience. In this context, we must ask the question: Is Genesis 1 meant to convey modern scientific account of creation? [Read more…] about Does Genesis 1 Teach Modern Science?