Re: The forgotten verses

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 22:52:03 EDT

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    George is too careful a student of both scripture and science to adopt a
    concordist stance. Despite its popularity among OEC, it is about a messed
    up as YEC. Genesis 1 is in no way a schedule or engineer's log of
    creation events. Please be more careful of views you ascribe to others.

    On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 23:31:53 +0100 "Vernon Jenkins"
    <> writes:
    Let me now, for the sake of argument, accept your suggested parallel
    between the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Genesis 1 account of
    the Creation, viz that neither need be literally true to achieve its
    respective purpose in the divinely-inspired text. But if you believe the
    Creation narrative to be an accurate but _figurative_ account of what in
    reality is a theistic evolutionary process extending over aeons of time
    then, I suggest, there will be certain inevitable expectations, viz (1) a
    clear mapping of the written details onto significant events in this
    assumed process, and (2) a clear harmonisation of the orders in which
    those events occurred.

    Accordingly, how do you respond to the point that, according to Genesis
    1, birds are created _before_ land animals (Gn.1: 20, 24)? Evolutionary
    theory, of course, requires that this order be reversed. Again, what is
    the evolutionary parallel to the 'division of the waters' (Gn.1:6,7)?

    Another problem arises in connection with the 6 days of creative activity
    followed by 1 day of rest. Clearly, these are important features in the
    Creation narrative. What would you say are the parallels in the
    evolutionary account?


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