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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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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

YEC is theologically harmful if people reject Christ just because they don't believe certain tenets of YEC such as the six 24-hour day of creation and the historicity of Adam. A corollary is when ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

There are no theological problems with someone being a believer in Young Earth Creation. If someone chooses to believe that the Genesis account is literal, then they are not sinning. Many people ...
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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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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

Although the pastoral concern would be paramount for me, since you want a theological problem with YEC, I would offer the following. We are commanded throughout the Scriptures to seek after wisdom. ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

A belief in YEC, requires believing that physical observation and scientific discovery of the universe are lies that contradict the Biblical truth. Most logical and reasonable people will accept the ...
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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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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

I would like to challenge the basis of the question rather than outright answer it. Specifically, the claim that if such arguments can be sustained, they would be a powerful argument in favor of YEC. ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

Young Earth Creationism (YEC) is not immediately theologically heretical. On the other hand, in the 21st Century, the YEC movement is indirectly theologically heretical because it grounds truth in ...
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Is there precedent for a carnivorous interpretation of Genesis 1:30?

If you don't mind me referencing Rashi, a French Medieval rabbi, his understanding of Genesis 1:30 makes note that both humans and animals were on the same footing with regard to food. Nothing is ...
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How do Christians holding some role of evolution defend against YEC that the many deaths required is adding blemish to God's character?

Augustine answers this question in The Literal Interpretation of Genesis book III chapter 25: Someone is going to say: 'Then why do beasts injure one another, though they neither have any sins, so ...
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Why do some seek 'two beginnings' in scripture?

Apples and oranges, my friend. Apples and oranges. John 1:1 and following concern the eternality of the Son of God, the Logos, who existed in eternity, but who became flesh in obedience to the Father ...
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Why do some seek 'two beginnings' in scripture?

Gap theory (Ruin Reconstruction Theory) is an attempt to reconcile those who wish to take the Bible literally with a scientific view of a very old Earth. The universe—heaven and Earth—was originally (...
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What arguments are there that, by him who is Logos, life was not - immediately and purposefully - created on earth?

Your main question prompts me to respond quite simply – “There are lots of arguments that life on earth was NOT created deliberately by one called the Logos” (who, the Bible informs us, later became ...
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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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When interpreting the Genesis Creation LITERALLY, does there EXIST a better cosmological explanation then a geocentric earth?

The real answers to the question will look more like a sidestep, akin to Jesus' response to Nicodemus' question in the garden. I'll get to those, but will start with scientific texts from the Bible ...
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Prior to the scientific consensus regarding the age of mankind, were there any theologians who argued that the date of Adam's creation was unknowable?

Between AD 389-417 Augustine wrote three commentaries on Genesis and discussed the early chapters of Genesis in The City of God. Augustine believed the genealogies given in Genesis to be literal ...
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Is Pre-Adamism considered heretical by any mainstream denominations?

I guess that, for any denomination, the answer depends on whether those Pre-Adamite beings are posited to be human in a metaphysical and theological sense, i.e. with an infused spiritual soul, or only ...
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What is the Biblical evidence against the day-age theory?

Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology (295ff.) lays out several arguments against the day age view, the most significant of which are: the "evening" and "morning" language of ...
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What response do 'old earth creationists' have to the discovery of mature galaxies at the limits of observation?

Depending on definition of terms I may or may not be within the target audience for this question, but I will offer some thoughts. Scientific inquiry When scientific inquiry challenges a prior theory, ...
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Question about humans and monkeys both being unable to produce Vitamin C (due to the same genetic mutation) and creationism

This Question is based on two unsound (and unsubstantiated) assumptions. First, it assumes that humans and primates were Created with the ability to produce Vitamin C. Given that both species seem to ...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

To put it simply, because none of those scientific evidences are remotely compelling. All ten of these examples are, at best, things which surprise scientists. They are by no means sufficient to ...
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Why do Old-Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionists reject (purported) scientific evidences for a young Earth?

I find the following model instructive. God reveals truth through (at least) 3 means: The prophetic channel of revelation. Inspiration given through an authorized spokesperson intended for a larger ...
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When interpreting the Genesis Creation LITERALLY, does there EXIST a better cosmological explanation then a geocentric earth?

In a spiritual sense, Earth is definitely the centre of the Universe. It is where God is carrying out his plan, and it is located to provide man with the best view of the rest of the Universe. ("...
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When interpreting the Genesis Creation LITERALLY, does there EXIST a better cosmological explanation then a geocentric earth?

Earth is the center of the universe, at least in terms of God's attention. It might also be at (something approximating) the center of the actual universe. Consider: We find distant galaxies about ...
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If the account of creation in Genesis 1 can be shown to strongly correlate with science, would that prove the divine inspiration of the Bible?

Unfortunately the answer is "no." Even if the author of Gen. 1 received a revelation from God that conforms with the scientific view of creation, this does not prove the divine inspiration ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

I'd like to present an answer which makes no reference to modern science nor to how it appears to skeptics, but only on how we read the Bible. My thinking here is based primarily on St. Augustine's ...
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