We’ve Missed the Point of the Creation Story

Another think on Creation

 

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BY JEFFERY POOR

So many Christians choose to die on the hill of defending a literal 7 day creation. And maybe that’s true, I don’t know, I wasn’t there. Maybe it was a literal 7 days or maybe the 7 symbolizes perfection and completion (as common in Jewish writing). But I don’t think that’s the point of the story. 

I know that even talking about this is causing some of your blood pressure to rise. The Bible is true! And I agree the Bible is true, but that doesn’t mean it’s literal. Before you close the tab, hear me out.

I’m not trying to convince you that Genesis isn’t to be read literal. Frankly I don’t care if you believe in a literal 7 day creation or not. That’s not the point. In fact I’m not even going to go into the majority of the reasons why I believe the creation story isn’t literal. Rather I want to focus on the bigger picture of what is happening in this story. A picture we often miss in pursuit of literal or not. 

In the pursuit to defend a literal 7 day creation the church has lost sight…[  ]

https://rethinknow.org/2018/03/26/weve-missed-the-point-of-the-creation-story/