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The Bible is a treasure box. To open the fullness of the treasure within, Christians must use a certain key—hermeneutics, or the rules of interpretation. The correct interpretation of Scripture is almost as important as the doctrine of verbal inspiration itself.
God is capable of accurately relaying His Word to us in a way that we can understand. It is crucial that we interpret properly to determine the intended meaning rather than forcing ideas into the text.
If Adam was not a literal, historical person who literally rebelled against God by eating a literal fruit, thus bringing in the Curse upon this world, then why did Jesus (a descendant of the literal Adam) come to die on the Cross. It is important to take God at His Word in all areas, particularly in Genesis, which is foundational to the gospel message itself.
To interpret Genesis 1–11 in the same way Jesus did, you must treat the passage as historical narrative and follow the standard principles of interpretation. When you do this, it is clear that God created everything in six normal-length days approximately six thousand years ago.
We all need, and hopefully desire, to get the clearest possible understanding of what the Word of God means.
When we read Genesis 1 in its context, it should be understood as a historical account which teaches that God created everything in six 24-hour days.
Sometimes we can destroy the meaning of a text by an incomplete study of the context or by imposing our own ideas on it.
The love of humans doesn’t last forever. It wavers and sometimes fails. Ultimately it can’t help us avoid the consequences of death. But the love of God can.
Truth is a huge theme in the Bible—He is the “God of truth” (Psalm 31:5), who says, “be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy” (Leviticus 19:2).
It seems that truth has become a somewhat dirty word, or at least a corrupted one. In its place we are left with a whole lot of uncertainty.
Scripture is so hard to understand. How can anyone be sure they understand it correctly?
Creationist studies are replete with discussions of Genesis 1:1–2:3 and 5:28–9:29, but Genesis 2:4–3:24, has remained largely untouched.PDF Download
The entire Bible bears witness that we are dealing with a source of truth authored by God.
This article will provide a survey of the nature of Hebrew poetry and provide examples of the various forms of parallelism exhibited in the six poetic books of the Bible.PDF Download
Nobody should minimize the danger of errors, especially when we teach error to others.
Tim Chaffey, AiG–US, explains why Genesis should be interpreted as historical narrative.
God is capable of accurately relaying His Word to us in a way that we can understand.
Christians must use a certain key—hermeneutics, or the rules of interpretation.
From the beginning of history, mankind has been tempted to question God’s Word.
A deadly virus is sweeping through church members worldwide. I consider this virus to be one of the most dangerous in the world today.
Because this is an article in an Answers in Genesis publication, some readers might answer by saying that Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species is the most dangerous book.
Examines the direct conflict between evolution and the Bible in all these relevant areas. Only one system can be correct.
Is there any explicit teaching within the Bible itself that suggests its details are not to be pressed in matters of the physical creation? When reference is made to the original creation, the creation narrative is treated as fact without any reservation.