Thursday, January 14, 2010
Faith Tidbit #18
The Old Testament portion of the Bible begins with the book of Genesis. Genesis means origins or beginnings. The first two chapters of Genesis contain two different accounts of creation: Genesis 1:1-2:3 and Genesis 2:4-2:25. Should this shatter our faith? Of course not. The Bible, while it encourages human intellectual pursuits, is not a book of science. Each of the two accounts convey important truths to us about God, love, life, and humanity. Each are true, even though they differ substantially.