Part of the Explore the Film series.
“When you rid the book of Genesis of its historical moorings, you have suddenly decapitated the whole structure of the Bible.” – George Grant, Pastor at Bountiful Blessings Farm, Tennessee
The events recorded in Genesis continue to have an impact on our world today.
At the beginning, God established our daily and weekly cycles of work and rest. He created a real man and woman to be married only to each other, setting the standard for marital and sexual relationships. A real Fall brought death into the world and the need for a real Redeemer. God judged the world with a real global flood but saved Noah and his family.
All of the people and events of Genesis were considered history by Jesus, Paul, Peter, and the apostles. In spite of this, there is a movement among modern theologians and scientists to de-historicize sections of Genesis. This reverses the roles of science and history, and inevitably leads to relativism.
After all, science is consistently changing; it can never be an ultimate authority. Historical events, on the other hand, do not change. The role of history is to tell us what happened in the past; the role of science is to try to understand how those things happened.
Learn more about Genesis and our culture from:
- ‘Is Genesis History? Bible Study Set’
- ‘Beyond Is Genesis History? Vol 3: Bible & Stars’ (avail Summer 2019)
- Dr. George Grant’s videos and articles