Biblical Genre and Relational Truths

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Theologian Chris Tilling, “The author of Genesis was not asking the questions that we are often asking in a biological sense.”

In this video, video, theologian Chris Tilling, New Testament Tutor for St. Mellitus College and St Paul's Theological Centre in London, discusses biblical genre and the relational truth of Scripture. Tilling notes that when we read the biblical text, we bring our own presuppositions and assumptions to the text (what theologians call “eisegesis”).

Billy Graham, author and evangelist

The Bible is not a book of science. The Bible is a book of Redemption, and of course I accept the Creation story. I believe that God did create the universe. I believe that God created man, and whether it came by an evolutionary process and at a certain point He took this person or being and made him a living soul or not, does not change the fact that God did create man. ... whichever way God did it makes no difference as to what man is and man's relationship to God.

- Billy Graham, author and evangelist
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