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Is the creation account, a story or true science


The Creation account in the Book of Genesis chapter one is God's revelation to us about the beginning of the universe and our Earth. But to unbelievers it is just a story. Definitions for the word "story" from Webster's New World Compact School and Office Dictionary, MacMillan, 1994, is the 1. telling of an event or events, account; narrative, 2. a joke, 3. a fictitious narrative shorter than a novel, 4. the plot of a novel, play, etc., 5. a falsehood, 6. a news report. The reason I inserted the above dictionary definitions for the word "story" is because of the different nuances of the word, especially in the present context.

In many cases the word "story" is automatically assumed to mean a falsehood, a joke, or something just made up. Jesus summed up that unbelievers who believe that the Creation account is a fictitious narrative, a story, written by Moses, will not believe the rest of the Word of God or even the words that He spoke while He was on Earth. "For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words" (John 5:46-47).

The word "science" from the Webster's New World Compact School and Office Dictionary, MacMillan, 1994, says, 1. systemized knowledge derived from observations, study, etc., 2. a branch of knowledge, especially one that systemizes facts, principles and methods, 3. skill or technique.

"Science means "knowledge" not speculative philosophy or naturalism. the essence of the scientific method is measurement, observation, repeatability. The great philosopher of science Karl Popper, stresses that falsifiability is the necessary criterion of genuine science. That is, a hypothesis must at least in principle, be testable and capable of being refuted, if it is truly scientific" (Henry Morris, Gary E. Parker, "What is Creation Science", Master Books, 1987, p. 9).

"The biblical creationist position is that Genesis chapter one is plainly a historical narrative, foundational to the Christian faith and is not allegory, poetry or myth. Numerous studies by theological experts have verified that the Genesis account is indeed a historical narrative. For example, the RATE (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth) group did scholarly statistical analysis research of the original Hebrew language that determined that Genesis 1:1-2:3 is narrative and not poetry" (Don DeYoung "Thousands ... not Billions", Master Books, 2005, pp. 158-170).

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).