Why Genesis Matters

I saw Ken Ham lecture this morning. It was excellent.

At one point in his presentation, he pointed out that when Jesus was talking to Nicodemus, He said, “If you don’t believe me when I speak of earthly things, how can you hear me when I speak of heavenly things?”

It’s an excellent point.

While you can be saved if you believe in evolution, an allegorical approach to Genesis 1-11 is essentially disbelief in what the Bible claims historically happened at the beginning. If we can’t trust the Bible where it concerns history, how can we trust what it says about theology? If we can’t trust it when it talks about the reality of the First Adam’s sin and our need for the Last Adam’s sacrifice because it’s all just an allegory, how can we trust anything the Bible says about the Gospel?

The same book that teaches a literal 6-day Creation, the Fall of Man, a global Flood and a division of languages and cultures at Babel, also teaches us that Jesus was God become man, who lived a sinless life, died for our sin and rose again bodily that we might have eternal life. How can we trust the literal resurrection if we can’t trust a literal creation and fall? The Bible notes that if there is no resurrection, our faith is in vain and we’re still in our sins.

I think it’s time we stopped picking and choosing what we will believe. If it’s God’s Word, we should believe ALL of it. I think it’s time we stopped judging the Bible by man’s opinions, even if those opinions go around dressed up in the trappings of science [falsely so called]. Instead, we ought to tap into the Truth of God’s Word and view the world He created [including man] through that.

–Sirius Knott

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Neil says:

    Excellent point about Jesus and Nicodemus! I had never looked at it that way. I do know that we should strive to view the world the way Jesus does.

  2. Yes, we should believe all of Scripture. It is just that what Scripture says and how finite men interpret it is sometimes light years apart.

    1. which is why the intended context to the original audience is important

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