By Clifford Goldstein
Source: Adventist Review
Letâ€™s get hypothetical and pretend that the Genesis Creation account was never meant to be taken literally. Although God was communicating with us about the work of creation, suppose the texts themselves were to be understood metaphorically, symbolically, nothing more.
Given that premise, what, then, was the Creator seeking to reveal about our origins?
Two points, even in a broad and liberal reading of Genesis 1, come through.
First, look at these verses: â€œAnd God said, Let there be light: and there was light. . . . And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. . . . And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. . . . And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. . . . So God created man in his own imageâ€ (Gen. 1:3, 9, 11, 26, 27, KJV). (Full Article)