Saturday, 1 October 2011

Creation Is More Than Just a Story

Jesus regarded Genesis as history. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Many Christians refer to the descriptions in Genesis 1 and 2 as the creation story.

The noun "story" is somewhat problematic, however. While it can mean “a true narrative, or one presumed to be true, relating to important events and famous people in the past” (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, s. v. “story"), it has a variety of meanings and connotations.

Evolutionists, for instance, often use just so stories that are merely assumptions. It might thus be better to use the term creation account instead of calling it a story.

Jesus regarded the Old Testament text as authoritative and reliable. For Him, the characters mentioned in Genesis, for instance Adam and Eve and Noah, were real people. He regarded the description of the origin of the world in Genesis as real history.