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Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 1

Dr. Dennis Gordon

Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 1

Dennis Gordon, an ordained minister and marine biologist, explores the biblical account of creation in a three-part series. In part 1, Dr. Gordon talks about how to understand the first three chapters of the book of Genesis in light of their purpose in declaring who God is.

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Creation and Evolution: How Did God Bring About the Rich Variety of Species on Earth?

No Contest: Why the Argument Over Genesis?

J. Michael Feazell: Well, Dennis, it’s a pleasure to have you here with us. It’s been a long journey to get here from New Zealand through Orlando, through Germany, but we’re glad you’re here today. Would you mind beginning by telling us your story of how you became a Christian?

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Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 2

Dr. Dennis Gordon

Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 2

Dennis Gordon, an ordained minister and marine biologist, explores the biblical account of creation in a three-part series.  In part 2, Dr. Gordon examines the biblical exegesis behind the first three chapters of Genesis.

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Be sure to watch parts 1 and 3 of this series with Dr. Gordon.

See also articles by Dennis Gordon in Christian Odyssey magazine:

Creation and Evolution: How Did God Bring About the Rich Variety of Species on Earth?

No Contest: Why the Argument Over Genesis?

For a PDF of the interviews and articles, click here.

J. Michael Feazell: We’re back for part two. Thanks for being here. We were talking about Genesis 1, and the structure and the presentation of who God is, if we could pick up there.

Dennis Gordon: The context is that the main issue in Genesis 1 is who is God? Well, he’s the Creator of everything that the pagans worship. The God of Israel is the great Creator. The issue is, therefore, monotheism versus polytheism, one God versus many gods.

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Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 3

Dr. Dennis Gordon

Dennis Gordon: Exploring Biblical Creation - Part 3

Dennis Gordon, an ordained minister and marine biologist, explores the biblical account of creation in a three-part series. In part 3, Dr. Gordon discusses current perspectives on creationism.

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Be sure to watch parts 1 and 2 of this series with Dr. Gordon.

See also articles by Dennis Gordon in Christian Odyssey magazine:

Creation and Evolution: How Did God Bring About the Rich Variety of Species on Earth?

No Contest: Why the Argument Over Genesis?

For a PDF of the interviews and articles, click here.

J. Michael Feazell: Thanks for coming back. We’re continuing with what we were talking about before. Let’s talk about the idea of young-earth creation, what some of the basic tenets of that are, and where it goes wrong.

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No Contest - Why the Argument Over Genesis?

One doesn’t have to be religious to know that a great controversy surrounds the first chapter in the Bible. The way it is written seems to suggest that the whole universe, including the Earth and all life, was made by God in just six days. Some Protestant Christians insist on taking this literally. Genealogies in succeeding chapters are then supposed to lead us to the conclusion that all this happened 10,000 years ago, more or less.

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Dennis P. Gordon2007
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The Battle Over Genesis 1

How are Bible-believing Christians in the late 20th century supposed to understand the crucial first chapter of Scripture?

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Not only are these words inspired and inspiring, they are also a focus of much controversy. Evidence advanced in school textbooks and classes about the millions of years proposed for human prehistory can seem so overwhelming, so potentially destructive of faith in God’s Word.

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Neil Earle
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Genesis 1: Are the Six Days of Creation Literal or Figurative?

timeThe first chapter of the Bible says that God made heaven and earth and every living thing in six days. Are those six "days" to be understood literally, as six 24-hour days, or are they symbolic — figures of speech? Bible-believing Christians disagree on this topic, often with great emotion, sometimes condemning all who do not understand Genesis 1 in the same way as they do.

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What Does Genesis 1 Really Teach?

The debate between Christianity and science concerns not just the scientific facts, but how they fit in with the teaching of the Bible, particularly with Genesis 1. So let’s explore that.

I am aware of seven different ways in which Genesis is interpreted. They are not all mutually exclusive, though most are. There are variations on some of these interpretations which I won’t go into. However, as this is so crucial to the debate I think it is important to mention them all. The first four of these interpretations all take the "day" of this chapter to refer to a day of 24 hours.

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Awe-Inspiring

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Awe-Inspiring

On Christmas Eve, 1988, Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell said, "The vast loneliness [of space] is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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On Christmas Eve, 1988, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders were broadcast live on American television. As they displayed pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from Apollo 8, Command module pilot Jim Lovell said, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."

They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the first 10 verses of the book of Genesis.

Lunar module pilot William Anders said:

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