Genesis 1-2: The Scientific Comparison

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Genesis 1-2 Genesis 1 and 2 present the account of the creation of the universe. God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. This account is constantly debated. The scientific community has a more probable and evidence based explanation of the universe’s creation. When Biblical scholars debate this they lose the true meaning of the text. They become more focused on proving it to be factual rather than looking at the scripture for what it is. The scientific theory is backed by better evidence and is more likely to be true, there is too much evidence to ignore it, and therefore it should be accepted for the most part. Then Genesis can be used as a metaphorical story that allows us to understand more fully who God really is. Genesis 1-2 can show us that God is all-powerful and all-loving. As far as Genesis 1-2 goes, it is more important to understand the scripture, rather than prove it to be factual. “Although popular images of controversy continue to exemplify the supposed hostility of Christianity to new scientific theories, studies have shown that Christianity has often nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavor, while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization” (Ferngren, 2). Genesis 1-2 is the cause of much unnecessary tension between the religious and scientific communities. The writers of Genesis 1-2 wrote it in a way that presents the Earth’s creation as a factual account of God creating the heavens and the Earth. This account directly conflicts with the prevailing scientific creation theory, the Big Bang Theory. It explains that the universe was once in an extremely hot and dense state, which approximately 13.7 billion years ago expanded rapidly. This rapid expansion allowed the universe to cool over time, resulting in its present continuously expanding state. When these two creation
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