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How is "light" used in the Bible, particularly in the creation story?

In my previous post, I mentioned that the creation of light in the first day of Genesis 1 is a strong hint that this passage should be interpreted metaphorically. Light is simply too powerful as a symbol to discount this interpretation. In order to back up my claim, I have examined every verse that mentions "light" […]

Interpreting Genesis 1 by looking through John 1

Genesis chapter 1 needs no introduction. I am currently attempting to construct an interpretation of this immensely important passage, which has ever been a difficult and controversial endeavor. A standard practice when we run into such difficulty is to look to other parts of the Bible which could clarify our passage: we apply adages such […]

Interpreting the Genesis creation story: an introduction

First, we need to lay down some foundations. I've written several posts on how we should interpret the Bible. I have said that: The Bible, like scientific data, is sacred and infallible. We approach it accordingly.   This leads us to certain well-established principles of Bible interpretation.  Furthermore, the Bible should be interpreted using science […]

The Gospel: the central message of Christianity (part 3)

This post and its subsequent parts have been merged into a single post. You should read that instead. The previous post of this series ended with John 3:16, which states that whoever believes in Christ will not perish, but have eternal life. That finally brings us to "Christ", the first and the most important word […]

The Gospel: the central message of Christianity (part 2)

This post and its subsequent parts have been merged into a single post. You should read that instead. The previous post of this series ended with: "Who shall save me from this wretched body of death?" We thus reach the second word in the three-word summary of the Gospel ("Christ saves sinners"). What can we […]

The Gospel: the central message of Christianity (part 1)

This post and its subsequent parts have been merged into a single post. You should read that instead. There is only one story in the universe. Occasionally I'll find a badly told story, which still attempts to convey the message of Christianity. Of such works I've said "you can't blame it for not being the […]
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