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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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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Paul is indeed making a teleological argument here, but it functions somewhat differently from modern watch-maker arguments. Paul is writing at a time when nearly everyone believed in some ...
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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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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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Does the Roman Catholic Church embrace theistic evolution?

The position of the Catholic Church is necessarily consistent with the position espoused by the pope, which position can also be described as having evolved since the middle of the twentieth century ...
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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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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Genesis 1 is a much more serious challenge to evolution, so why worry about this? But really, this passage is all about idolatry, not evolution. This is far more evident in a modern English paraphrase,...
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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?

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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How do Theistic Evolutionists who are Christians reconcile these Scriptures with the adoption of evolutionary theory?

The Scriptural teaching that sin was the cause of death for humans is wholly compatible with evolution, because the reason why humans were not going to die, get sick, be attacked by predators, etc. if ...
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What is the basis for saying that B. B. Warfield believed in theistic evolution?

Most who claim Warfield as a theistic evolutionist owe their position to the analysis of Mark Noll and David Livingstone, who together published a selection of Warfield's writings on the subject in a ...
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What are the Biblical and theological problems with theistic evolution?

Introduction This answer will examine the theological implications of theistic evolution within a Reformed theological framework. This will not include matters of hermeneutics, that is, ...
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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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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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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

If we zoom in: Romans 1:18-24 aims to emphasize the invisible attributes of God as the creator. But if we also zoom out and consider the context of the chapter, it is about how human perspectives on ...
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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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What is the basis for saying that B. B. Warfield believed in theistic evolution?

Mr. Bultitude's answer is superb and helpfully organized by topic. Thus I present the following as a supplemental answer, organizing quotations by time period, to help us see how Warfield's view ...
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What is Adam, if he isn't literally the first human?

If Adam was not literally created by God, and if the Genesis account of creation is allegorical, then everything written in the Bible about sin, death and the need for Christ Jesus to come to earth to ...
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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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According to Christian evolutionists, how can the suffering of evolution be reconciled with a loving God?

Overview There are two ways the term "Christian evolutionist" may be understood. One is to see change in the animal kingdom through the lens of the Bible. The other is to see change through ...
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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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How do theistic evolutionists explain moral reasoning?

AnswersInGenesis.com did a review of theistic evolutionists positions. One unedited excerpt pertinent to this question is below. The paragraphs in italics of book quotations give succinct answers. ...
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How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin?

How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin? Before getting into the crux of this question, it should simply be noted that not all Christian denominations believe in Original ...
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Does Romans 1:18-25 pose a challenge to Christians who believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Q: Is Romans 1:20 a challenge to the Theory of Evolution? First off, what is meant by "evolution"? Organisms change over time; the evidence for this is, by any sane and rational definition, ...
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Did God consult anyone in the assessment of Creation?

Did God consult anyone in the assessment of Creation? The short answer is no. God did not consult anyone at all, for God is omnipotent and all knowing and he created the universe and all it contains ...
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How can we reconcile the similarities between humans and animals?

Exactly what "God's image" means is disputed. That said, there are significant factors that clearly delineate humans from beasts. To wit, humans are the only creatures that are definitely ...
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How do Christians who believe in evolution understand Original Sin?

The only compelling theological reason to postulate a literal Adam was in order to account for the universality of sin — because, in a static universe, there is no other way to account for it. The ...
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How do Christian Evolutionists explain the timeline of Genesis chapter one?

Firstly, many thinking Christians accept the science of evolution - that animals adapt over time - but don't see it as an explanation of how all life came to be here, so do not assume that all '...
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