Two final Scriptures must be considered. In 2 Cor.11:3, Paul writes, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” Paul was quite obviously referring to Gen.3:1-6; and he was confirming that Eve was a true historical figure, who was beguiled by the serpent to sin against the Lord. It was not allegorical, it was very literal! And 1 Tim.2:14 says, “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” Again, Paul confirms the absolute literal truth of Gen.3:1-6.
Evolutionists and theological liberals (who are nothing less else but deniers of the Word of God, and the Gospel of Christ, and no Christians) deny the literal truth of the first three chapters of Genesis. But it has been demonstrated, from Scripture alone, that those chapters are true; that in fact, they have to be true, if the Bible is not to contradict itself. It is the Word of the living God, and is in perfect harmony with itself.
A correct understanding of Gen.1-3 is absolutely essential to a correct understanding of all the other texts examined above, and thus of various doctrines of the faith, contained in them: namely, the doctrines of the truthfulness (and thus the very character) of God; the truthfulness (and thus the very character) of Christ; the divine inspiration and absolute trustworthiness of the Scriptures; the very existence of God; the creation of man in God’s image; the fall of Adam, and of all mankind in him; the total depravity of all men; the need for the Saviour; the human nature of Christ; faith in Christ; the mystical union of Christ and his Church; Christ’s being the head and representative of his people; the woman’s subjection to the man; marriage, divorce, and sexual purity; the woman’s place in the local church; and even the head covering in public worship.
The book of Genesis is absolutely foundational! It cannot be tampered with, without tampering with various other divinely-revealed and vital truths.
Now, in addition to all this Scriptural proof of the truthfulness of Gen.1-3, there is, as we would expect, much scientific proof as well, and of the total bankruptcy of the theory of evolution. How kind of our Lord, that he has given us, in the physical world, evidence that confirms the Scriptural record, and that refutes this devilish lie of evolution. May the faith of the Christian be strengthened as he contemplates the truths given above; and may the Lord be pleased to open the eyes of many blinded ones to the reliability of God’s holy Word, and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the prayer of the author.
Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher. He runs Bible Based Ministries. This pamphlet was first published in 1994, and slightly revised in 2018. For other pamphlets (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, articles, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, please send your details.
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