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A Biblical Worldview Begins in Genesis

A spell back, I emailed a pastor to enquire his stance on creation and Genesis. His reply was disheartening. I disremember what he said exactly, but he said he never really thought about it, and he thought maybe the Framework Hypothesis was his view of creation. He wrote it like someone choosing a hat for the day.

Very foolish. A pastor who is so casual about the first book of the Bible should raise a red flag to any knowledgeable Christian. The Framework Hypothesis is an absurd attempt to compromise long ages with the Bible.

Genesis, RGBStock / Billy Frank Alexander
People like this do not think things through, not realizing how their worldview affects their understanding of Scripture.

One big question keeps cropping up in these situations: Why are so many Christians, especially pastors, determined to insert millions of years into Scripture? Another question is like it: Why do they give materialistic philosophies authority of the Bible that they claim to believe? The same enemies of God who insist on deep time as science also say that dead men cannot be resurrected. Study on those things a spell.

Also ask when the Bible stops being allegory or mythology and becomes actual history again. Then point out Exodus 20:11, which was partially repeated in Exodus 31:17.

If the Bible does not mean what it says from the get-go, it is difficult to know what parts of it to trust. Indeed, all major Christian doctrines are ultimately traced back to Genesis.
Trying to harmonize Genesis 1–11 with secular claims about evolution and/or millions of years simply cannot be done without undermining the truth, clarity, and authority of Scripture. Such attempted harmonizations (gap theory, day-age theory, framework hypothesis, cosmic temple view, local flood view, etc.) weaken Christians’ understanding of and commitment to the biblical worldview.

I'd be much obliged if you would read the entire article at "Genesis 1–11: Essential for a Biblical Worldview."