Indeed. But if any kind of truth can be conveyed such poetry which makes use
of cosmological models which are now obsolete, then why not God's truth?
> I keep finding it fascinating that the Bible says 'In the Beginning God
> created the heavens and the earth" and that is the only part of Genesis
> 1-11 we believe. But if all the rest of Genesis 1-11 is
> wrong/allegory/whatever, why should I believe that Genesis 1:1 is telling
> me of a real creation by a real God?
Who are the "we" who only believe the first verse of Genesis?
The first verse of the Bible is of course _not_ a statement which can be
verified by scientific or historical study. I'm not sure that in any reasonable way
you can claim that it conforms to your criteria for truth. Gen.1:1 is a theological
statement about God's relationship with the universe in space & time. In different
ways, so is the rest of Gen.1-11.
> Adam, Apes and Anthropology
> Foundation, Fall and Flood
> & lots of creation/evolution information
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