Remnants of Genesis: Part 1

Art for the new Noah movie starring Russel Crow
Art for the new Noah movie starring Russel Crow

One hundred and fifty years ago, Charles Darwin published “The Origin of the Species.” It was this book that introduced to the world the Theory of Evolution, and is now accepted as fact in almost all scientific circles. But in more recent decades, whether evolutionists like to admit it or not, “science has undergone what can almost be described as a revolution.” [1]  Like any revolution, it has been hard fought, and wrought with fervor from both sides.

Although the creation account in the Book of Genesis is simple enough to be understood by children, we should not undervalue this text. Ancient Hebrews forbade anyone younger than thirty years old to expound the first chapter to others. It is today perhaps the most debated book in the entire Bible and therefore conceivably the most debated text in the entire world–just recently the creation debate between Ken Hamm and Bill Nye made headline news; and people can’t seem to stop talking about the controversy over the “Noah” movie now in theaters.

Genesis begins with “In the beginning God…” There is no explanation of how God created, or where God came from—only that God was in the beginning and that God created. James Montgomery Boice states that the reason why we only know “In the beginning God” is twofold: “first, that as He is in Himself He is unknowable, and second that He is answerable to no one.”[2]

Robert Faid argues that Adam and the Hebrew people did not need to know more than “In the beginning God.” Adam dwelt with God in the cool of the day. God could simply explain where Adam and all that surrounded him came from. Adam and the Hebrew people did not need to know every intricate detail of creation.[3]

But in the 21st Century, mankind is not so easily persuaded by “In the beginning God.” This is considered a brash, archaic and ignorant statement. Or is it? Let us examine the days of creation as written in Genesis; as well as how this relates to the Flood of Noah, and take a closer look over the next few weeks as to how scientific discovery does indeed vindicate these events in Genesis. Do remnants of creation still exist today?

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[1] James Montgomery Boice, Genesis Vol. 1: 1:1-11:32 (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan), 13.

[2] Ibid. 26.

[3] Robert W. Faid, A Scientific Approach to Biblical Mysteries (Green Forest, Az: New Leaf Press), 15

3 thoughts on “Remnants of Genesis: Part 1

  1. My question is, does it have to be taken literally? Can’t one view the creation story whether it actually happened or is an analogy and find the meaning and wisdom behind the story, that is the point after all isn’t it?


  2. Pingback: Remnants of Genesis: Part 3 | A Closer Look

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