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Old 10-23-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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You are quite correct. Genesis is the main reason that the bible falls apart....Literally.
You are right in the fact that the reason most young people today have rejected Christianity is because they are taught to doubt Genesis from K-12 and to a greater extent in college, and therefore they lose faith in the entire Word of God.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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If a day to God counts as a thousand years, that gives us six thousand additional years. That doesn't account for billions of years of evolutionary history. People get way too hung up on this debate though, as whether it's six literal days or not doesn't matter to ones salvation.
No it does not but in an indirect way it does because in the long run we will pick and choose out of Genesis to the point that it becomes irrelevant altogether and once that happens the bible becomes a paper weight which will hurt the gospel ultimately affecting one's salvation.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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No it isn't. It either is or it isn't. It literally happened, what is the opposite?
Opposite of literal is figurative. Figurative does NOT denote the absence of fact.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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No it does not but in an indirect way it does because in the long run we will pick and choose out of Genesis to the point that it becomes irrelevant altogether and once that happens the bible becomes a paper weight which will hurt the gospel ultimately affecting one's salvation.
I agree, it's pretty much a slippery slope.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Opposite of literal is figurative. Figurative does NOT denote the absence of fact.
If I say, it is raining cats and dogs then that means the rain is coming down hard. What is figurative in Genesis? When God said, He created man from the dust of the ground, what did He mean then?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2 Pet 3:8

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Old 10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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If a day to God counts as a thousand years, that gives us six thousand additional years. That doesn't account for billions of years of evolutionary history. People get way too hung up on this debate though, as whether it's six literal days or not doesn't matter to ones salvation.

And another truth!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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I believe it's literal, but I also believe it's not worth debating. I believe a more important question is what are you do believe about Jesus.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Context, context, context. You just can't take a verse and connect it with the creation?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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I believe it's literal, but I also believe it's not worth debating. I believe a more important question is what are you do believe about Jesus.
It is worth debating because if people don't take it literal then eventually people will not believe at all and if Genesis falls then the rest of the bible (God's word) can't stand. So on what basis can you or anyone else believe in Jesus?
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