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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

When you say that Someone made the claim that God's revelation is progressive, I’m assuming that you are referring to our conversation. Allow me to offer some thoughts on your statement of: That may ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

tl/dr: The purpose of Genesis 1-9 is quite clear: to teach us where we came from, why our world is a mess, and why we need a savior. If you missed that part I suggest you go back and read it again :) ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

why include elements that are factually wrong but appear to make no difference I wanted to provide a less controversial example of when Jesus does exactly this. Matthew 13:31-32, NIV translation: He ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Well I got a few different answers to your general question. I will note that your assumption about history is right. I myself am an old Earth Creationist and read a wonderful article from a Old ...
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Why did God allow for the original Bible to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

"the modern Bibles are bounded (sic) to have contradictions because of copyist errors and translation errors." The premise of the question is insubstantial. I am assuming the question ...
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What evidence does the LDS Church offer regarding claims of degradation of Biblical texts?

The Latter Day Saints Article of Faith No. 1:8 states that, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.” ...
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How can the gospels use omniscient narration?

The "omniscient narrator" style is not unique to the Gospels/Acts; it is abundant in ancient Roman, Greek, and Jewish writing (e.g. Tacitus, Dio Cassius, Thucydides, Josephus, all over the ...
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Were New Testament writers infallible when they wrote Scripture?

Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Let's be careful about the usual meaning of those 3 technical terms as they are generally used in Christianity, with different shades of meaning according to the ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Let me give another answer which doesn't directly address the "What does it mean?" question does answer the related "Why would God write a metaphorical creation story?" The reason ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Let's start by jumping ahead to the New Testament. In Galatians 4:22-24, Paul writes (NIV): 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23 ...
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Why did God allow for the original Bible to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

It is unarguable that no autographs of either the Hebrew, or the Greek scriptures have been discovered. Those, however, contain only written words, but this question invokes Matthew 24:35, which ...
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Why did God allow for the original Bible to be lost to history? And how to reconcile that with Matthew 24:35

There are a number of practical reasons why the original texts - the very first copies that were written down by the original bible writers - would not have survived, as well as some scriptural ...
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How can the gospels use omniscient narration?

I think there are two lines of defense. First, the authors weren't writing in a vacuum. It's entirely possible that they spoke with people that would have had first-hand knowledge. While this doesn't, ...
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Were New Testament writers infallible when they wrote Scripture?

Yes. According to the Chicago statement, which is widely regarded as the definitive text on the subject of Biblical inerrency: Holy Scripture, being God's own Word, written by men prepared and ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

I became a trinitarian Christian in my mid-20s. Prior to that, I was convinced the Trinity doctrine was a satanic lie. I did believe in God, Jesus, and the Bible, and understood that a great deal of ...
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