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One of the major news items yesterday had the headline: “God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope.” The Yahoo news item stated the following:
God's mind was behind complex scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident, Pope Benedict said on Thursday... He said scientific theories on the origin and development of the universe and humans, while not in conflict with faith, left many questions unanswered.Now here is the problem with so many church leaders—they accept the fallible ideas of man (e.g., Big Bang) and claim there is no “conflict with faith,” but there is an irreconcilable conflict with God’s Word! The Big Bang has the sun and stars before the earth, but God said He made the earth before the sun and stars. Furthermore, the Big Bang has the earth beginning as a hot molten blob, but the Bible has the earth at the beginning covered with water.
The article continues:
The Catholic Church no longer teaches creationism -- the belief that God created the world in six days as described in the Bible -- and says that the account in the book of Genesis is an allegory for the way God created the world.Now, if the book of Genesis is an allegory, then sin is an allegory, the Fall is an allegory, the need for a Savior is an allegory, and Adam is an allegory—but if we are all descendants of an allegory, where does that leave us? It destroys the foundation of all Christian doctrine—it destroys the foundation of the gospel.
If Genesis is an allegory then the first marriage is just an allegory, so marriage can be anything one wants to define it as! Jesus in Matthew 19 quotes from Genesis as real history to build the basis of marriage being one man and one woman.
There are many articles on the AiG website teaching very clearly that Genesis is history—not allegory—and the history in Genesis is foundational to the rest of the Bible!
Bottom line: if the Pope believes in the Big Bang and the Pope believes Genesis is an allegory, he is teaching something that contradicts and undermines the Word of God.
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