Reconciling Creation and Science
There are many ways in which Christians interpret the creation
story in Genesis and reconcile it with modern science.
General questions and information
In our opinion, each of the interpretations presented above (with the exception
of secular evolution) is theoretically possible and at least somewhat plausible. While we favor old-earth creationism as presented by the team at Reason To Believe, we will present all options; readers can then
evaluate each and come to their own conclusion. (For those looking for arguments and
counter-arguments, most of the websites listed in each category argue against
one or more of the other views.) As long as a view doesn't go off the
theological deep end (e.g. hindering people's salvation or spiritual growth) or
the logical deep end, it deserves to be considered seriously and without its
proponents and opponents accusing each other of spiritual or intellectual
blindness. However, we would caution people against an overly figurative
interpretation of Genesis or the Bible, particularly those espoused by the more
liberal forms of theistic evolution. As with any theological matter, Christians
ought to approach this subject with prayer.
Does Old-Earth Creationism Contradict Genesis 1?