understanding the bible
Regular featured articles from Grace Communion International archives about the nature of God and understanding his word - commencing with Genesis.
The following article comprises pages 39-49 of The Complementary Nature of Science and Christianity, published by the author, booklet number 8 in the series Exploring Faith Today. Dick Tripp is an Anglican clergyman with experience in the parish ministry in the Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand. He has an MA in Theology from Cambridge University. Copyright 1997 by Dick Tripp, R.D. 1, Lyttleton, New Zealand.
Copyright 1997 by Dick Tripp, R.D. 1, Lyttleton, New Zealand.
What Does Genesis 1 Really Teach? by Dick Tripp
The debate between Christianity and Science concerns not just the scientific facts, but how they fit in with the teaching of the Bible, particularly with Genesis 1. So let’s explore that.
I am aware of seven different ways in which Genesis is interpreted. They are not all mutually exclusive, though most are. There are variations on some of these interpretations which I won’t go into. However, as this is so crucial to the debate I think it is important to mention them all. The first four of these interpretations all take the "day" of this chapter to refer to a day of 24 hours. Read more>>
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