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Mark Driscoll, the Pastor at Mars Hill, discusses six different views in his article, “What are the Various Views on Creation?” They are Historic and Young-Earth Creationism, the Gap Theory, the Literary Framework View, the Day-Age View and the Theistic Evolution. In each of these views, Driscoll discusses the age of the earth and the amount of time it took God to create the earth. I believe the Historic Creationism is more scriptural. Genesis 1:1 is self-explanatory when it states, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. There was no time frame listed.
Personal View of Creation
The Historic Creationism deals with the “beginning” in Genesis 1:1. This verse does not speak of God using a blueprint to start creation. Genesis 1 does let us know that God created the heaven and earth in six days. This should be the foundation fact of the Bible. During this time frame, each day is described with having a morning and evening. To be able to fully understand and believe the creation in a Historic Creation, one will have to reflect to Hebrew 11:3, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made of what was visible”.
Literal or Figurative reading of Genesis 1-3
Genesis chapter 1-3 shows just how awesome God was in his creation. These chapters sum up the seven days of creation as well as sin and evil. No one but God can speak and everything on earth comes into existence (universe, heaven, seas, water, dry land, the sun, the moon and creatures). The Bible should be read on a literal perspective than on a figurative perspective. When we do this, no one will have to debate on whether or not what we read is true or fictional. After all, accord...

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...heory helps them contribute to their denial of biblical teachings and their big bang theory where they think a powerful explosion occurred to form the world. But, they fail to realize that 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.
Mark Driscoll brings out different viewpoints relating to creation. As Christians, Genesis 1:1 can be our foundation in our belief, “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This helps us realize the miraculous act of God by which He brought the universe into existence. We should not have to rely on individuals using Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory to help explain the origin of life apart from God. God creation set us apart. After all, God stated His creation was made “very good”.
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