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Most theologians don’t take the book of Genesis as literal history. Why?
‘Since Darwin’s death, all has not been rosy in the evolutionary garden. The theories of the Great Bearded One have been hijacked by cranks, politicians, social reformers—and scientists—to support racist and bigoted views. A direct line runs from Darwin, through the founder of the eugenics movement—Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton—to the extermination camps of Nazi Europe.’
– Martin Brookes, ‘Ripe old age,’ New Scientist 161 (2171):41, 1999.
A: There are interesting trends in many books on Genesis from well-known theologians that show us why there’s so much compromise today in the church.
These theologians will admit that if you take Genesis at face value, reading the language in a straightforward way, it teaches Creation in six literal days—only thousands of years ago.
But most of these theologians don’t believe this! They say that even though the Bible says six days, it must mean millions or billions of years—because scientists have shown the earth to be billions of years old.
In other words, the reason they don’t take Genesis literally is because of what the scientists say. These Christian leaders don’t get their ideas of billions of years from the Bible but outside the Bible.
This is really one of the biggest problems with the church today. Congregations across the world have been taught by their leaders to interpret the Bible on the basis of man’s fallible theories! But the Word of God beginning in Genesis is infallible.
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