I have exciting news for those who answer this question regardless of the position you take. Streaming live on the web from the Creation Museum is the great debate between Bill Nye, aka the science guy, and defender of the Creation, Ken Ham. It takes place at 7pm for my area NE Pa). Please consult the website for time in your locality. If you have ever questioned where we come from and why we exist, this is something you don't want to miss!
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And creation is also factual, but the story in the Bible is shrouded in metaphor. Those who take it literally will never see.
Bravo! There is still much more to learn in the Bible. We just have to use the Holy Spirit to find it. And we now know who Noah's Flood targeted, because we now have a timeline compatible with those of mainstream science
LoisRyan13903, That's one of the problems many people have with the bible. Some things are said to be literal and others are not! When Jesus fasted for 40 days was it a 24 hour day? When it rained for 40 days was it a 24 hour day? No continuity.
I believe those were literal days but how long was a literal day back then? When was the 24 hour day invented?
In the end faith is simply believing. It becomes a slippery slope when one attempts to either explain, defend, or justify their beliefs. One should be able to say; "In my heart I just believe it." and leave it at that. Faith often defies logic.
Biblical literalists miss the spirit of scripture. The letter (literal) leads only to death.
Jesus taught with difficult parables. The Bible has hidden wisdom. Why? For the humility and hard work. God never admired laziness and arrogance.