Contrary to popular belief, understanding and believing that the Creation story in Genesis is literal is very important for Christians. The Creation story not only explains how God created our world, but it also tells us why mankind needs redemption, what the world used to be like before sin corrupted it, as well as what the world will look like in the future when this world is recreated into its original form. For a Christian, leaving the Creation account an open debate or an unresolved mystery could lead to a domino effect of other unbiblical beliefs that could cause them to misunderstand their place in the universe and the very character of the Lord.
To make things brief, I firmly believe without a doubt that the Bible supports a young earth that was created in six literal days and that the seventh was made as a holy day of rest. Without this fundamental doctrine established and respected in the Christian mind and heart, it is very likely that the Christian that believes otherwise may end up being unable to understand and respect many of the other doctrines and prophecies in Scripture that burrow their roots in the foundations of this account in Genesis.
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22 Mar 2013 19:57 CET