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August 12, 2006 

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Q: How could the human race descend from a metaphor?

A: During an interview for a Roman Catholic newspaper in Ireland, the reporter told Ken Ham that a person of faith can believe in millions of years. The reporter started explaining that Genesis is a metaphor. So Ken asked him, “Does that make you a relative of a metaphor?” He pointed out to the reporter that the Bible lists the genealogy of Jesus Christ all the way back to Adam.

Then Ken asked, “When did the real people stop and the metaphors begin?” The reporter responded, “Well, the late pope said you could believe in evolution as long as man and woman were created with souls.”

Ken went on to tell him about how Eve was made from Adam, and they were one flesh. This formed the basis of marriage, just as Jesus taught. If Adam and Eve came from animals, as evolution would have us believe, the whole doctrine of marriage is destroyed.

But not only marriage; all biblical doctrines, including the gospel, are based in Genesis. If Genesis is a metaphor, then our doctrines and the gospel would be meaningless.


Are there gaps in the Bible’s recorded genealogies? See our answer to this question at Biblical chronogenealogies.


Antibiblical quote of the week

“The Garden of Eden is a ‘myth’, i.e. a historical tale embodying spiritual truth. From the viewpoint of anthropology it is exceedingly unlikely that there was a First Man and Woman. Yet the ‘myth’ contains great truths (e.g. trying to pass the blame to others, wanting to do just what we are told not to do). It shows the universality of sin and sets it within human history.”

– Hugh Montefiore, Confirmation Notebook, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, p. 20, 2002.

Recommended resources:

The Annals of the World (Hardcover)
The Annals of the World (Hardcover)
Chronology of the Old Testament (Hardcover)
Chronology of the Old Testament (Hardcover)
Unformed and Unfilled (Softcover)
Unformed and Unfilled (Softcover)
Messianic Christology (Softcover)
Messianic Christology (Softcover)

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This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org

August 5: News to Note 1.2
August 7: Learning from “The Great Debate”
August 8: Statement of (un)belief
August 9: Contra Rb-Sr dating
August 10: What happened in Kansas?
August 10: Creation: Facts of Life, part 15: Mutation-selection in biblical perspective
August 11: Feedback: Lunar recession: does it support a young universe?

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