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Fact Or Fiction. Genesis 1 - 11. Creation. Cain & Abel. Adam & Eve. Sin. Genealogy List. Genesis 1 - 11. The Flood. Babel. Fact Or Fiction. Fact - a thing done, an actual occurrence Fiction - an invented story, something invented by the imagination.

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Fact or fiction

Fact

Or

Fiction

Genesis 1 - 11


Fact or fiction

Creation

Cain & Abel

Adam & Eve

Sin

Genealogy List

Genesis 1 - 11

The Flood

Babel


Fact or fiction

Fact

Or

Fiction

Fact - a thing done, an actual occurrence

Fiction - an invented story, something invented by the imagination


Fact or fiction

Problem is caused by Evolution

Darwin’s book “The Origin of Species” 1859

Bible account of creation was rejected

Compromise = Theistic Evolution

Evolutionary Creation

First eleven Chapters of Genesis are questioned

Call them “myth’s”


Fact or fiction

Proof

Genesis 1-11 is History

  • New Testament

  • 60 allusions to Genesis 1-11

  • 100 allusions to book of Genesis

  • Treated Genesis as literal history

  • Every New Testament author refers to Genesis

  • Considered the events to have actually occurred


Fact or fiction

Jesus

Believed in Genesis

Marriage

Quotes Gen. 1:27 and 2:24

Matthew 19:4-5 “have you not read”

Abel

Matthew 23:35 “blood of righteous Abel”

Satan

“murderer from the beginning” Jn. 8:44

“liar” Gen. 3:4


Fact or fiction

Jesus

Believed in Genesis

Moses’ writings

46. "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.

47 "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:46-47

Noah and the flood

Matt. 24:35-39 “as the days of Noah”


Fact or fiction

Jesus

Believed in Genesis

Compared Capernaum to Sodom

Matt. 11:23-24

23.for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

24 "But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you."


Fact or fiction

Proof

Genesis 1-11 is History

Genealogical Lists

Matt. 1:1-17

Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Judah

Tamar

Luke 3:23-38

Adam

Seth

Enoch

Noah


Fact or fiction

Paul

Believed in Genesis

  • Quoted Gen. 1:3 in 2 Cor. 4:6 “light to shine”

  • Adam was first human on earth - 1 Cor. 15:45

  • Adam was made from Dust – 1 Cor.15:47 Gen.2:7

  • Woman is from man - 1 Cor. 11:8, 12

  • Man and woman become one flesh – 1 Cor.6:16


Fact or fiction

Paul

Believed in Genesis

Identified Adam and Eve by Name

1 Tim. 2:13 “For Adam was formed first, Then Eve.”

2 Cor. 11:3 “as the serpent deceived Eve”

God’s attributes evident “since the creation of the world” Romans 1:20

Jesus fulfilled promises “to the fathers” Rom. 15:8


Fact or fiction

Peter

Believed in Genesis

Water at Creation

2 Peter 3:5 “…and the earth standing out of water and in the water”

From Gen. 1:6-9

Flood was actual event

Mentioned Noah’s name

Number of survivors = 8

Flood was global

1 Pet. 3:20

2 Pet. 2:5


Fact or fiction

Peter

Believed in Genesis

Lot was a real person

“the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into Ashes”

“an example to those who afterward would live ungodly”

“God knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation”

2 Peter 2:6-9

Sarah and Abraham

1 Peter 3:6


Fact or fiction

Hebrew

writer

Believed in Genesis

Heb. 1:10 is a quote from Psalms 102

“And: "You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.”

Heb. 4:3-4 and v. 10 God finished creation

Heb. 5:1-10 Compared Christ to Melchizedek


Fact or fiction

Hebrew

writer

Believed in Genesis

Heb. 6:13-14 Promise to Abraham - Gen. 22:17

God created universe by his word

Heb. 11:3 “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”


Fact or fiction

Hebrew

writer

Believed in Genesis

Hebrews 11 “List of who’s Who” in history:

Cain and Abel

Enoch

Noah

Abraham

Sarah

Isaac

Jacob

Joseph

Esau sold birthright

Abel’s Shed blood


Fact or fiction

Other N.T.

writers

Believed in Genesis

James 2:21 refers to Abrahams sacrifice of Isaac

Jude 7, 11, 14 – mentions Cain, Enoch, Sodom and Gomorrah

1 Jn. 3:12 – Cain murdered his brother

REVELATION

5:5 - Lion of the tribe of Judah

10:6 – “who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and things that are in it,”


Fact or fiction

Other Bible Passages

If events in Genesis 1-11 were not meant to be understood as historical, then the rest of the Bible would indicate that.

Genesis 1 - God spoke everything into existence

Exodus 20:8-11 Sabbath day “for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth,”

Ps. 33:6-9 “by the word of the Lord the heavens were made”


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Other Bible Passages

Psalms 148:1-4 “praise Him, all His hosts, praise him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of the night.”

Figurative language

About created things

v. 5 “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created.”


Fact or fiction

Bible is unlike any other book

God conveys his message to mankind in history.


Fact or fiction

Creation

Cain & Abel

Adam & Eve

Sin

Genealogy List

Genesis 1 - 11

The Flood

Babel


Fact or fiction

Many doctrines are rooted in this book

Clothing

7 day week

God’s scheme of redemption

Genesis 1 - 11

If Genesis is not reliable then

the whole Bible is not reliable


Fact or fiction

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

17. that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Genesis 1 - 11

If Genesis is not reliable then

the whole Bible is not reliable


Fact or fiction

Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

[email protected]

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Evening November 18, 2012


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