Creation, Creatures, and Mythology

What are the basics of creation according to the Bible? Did God create the universe in seven literal days? Why is believing so important?

Day One: The Enuma Elish
The Enuma Elish, or the "Seven Tablets of Creation," is a Babylonian creation myth that has a number of literary and cultural connections to the creation account in Genesis 1...
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Day Two: The pre-Adamic Race
The concept of a pre-Adamic race is the idea that God created a race of humans who lived on the Earth before He created Adam, the first man...
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Day Three: Adam and Eve's Neighbors
There is no indication anywhere in the Bible that God created any humans other than Adam and Eve...
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Day Four: Lilith — Adam's first wife?
There are legends that Adam had a wife before Eve who was named Lilith, but this is not found in the Bible. The legends vary significantly, but they all essentially agree that Lilith left Adam because she did not want to submit to him...
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Day Five: The Serpent Seed
The serpent seed doctrine is a belief based on poor biblical interpretation and superstition. It is a primary doctrinal resource for those who want to use Scriptures to justify racial prejudice..."
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Day Six: Dinosaurs in the Bible
The topic of dinosaurs in the Bible is part of a larger ongoing debate within the Christian community over the age of the earth, the proper interpretation of Genesis, and how to interpret the physical evidences we find all around us...
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Day Seven: The Extinction of the Dinosaurs
The extinction of the dinosaurs is an enigma that has captivated scientists for well over a century...
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Day Eight: Cavemen and Creation
The Bible does not use the term "caveman" or "Neanderthals," and according to the Bible there is no such thing as "prehistoric" man...
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Day Eleven: Lucifer's Flood
There have been attempts by some Christians to reinvent the Genesis account of the creation in order to make it compatible with the theories of modern geology and evolution...
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Image Credit: Kevin Dooley; "Dinosaur"; Creative Commons

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Published 10-21-15