Creation Through the Eyes of Christ: A Philosopher's Look at Genesis 1

Creation Through the Eyes of Christ: A Philosopher's Look at Genesis 1

by Kevin Goodner
Creation Through the Eyes of Christ: A Philosopher's Look at Genesis 1

Creation Through the Eyes of Christ: A Philosopher's Look at Genesis 1

by Kevin Goodner

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Overview

For those tired and unsatisfied with the current theories of Genesis 1, Creation Through the Eyes of Christ: A Philosopher's Look at Genesis 1 offers a new and unique interpretation of the Bible's first chapter. The book's views are conservative and Reformed. Since the Enlightenment, theologians have wrongly presumed Genesis 1 to be a statement of "cosmology," explaining a scientific order of things. However, the primary purpose of creation is to reveal God's invisible and eternal attributes (Ro 1:20). Genesis Chapter 1 is thus the first "systematics" of God's attributes- a sermon by Christ of His Father's glory (Jn 1:14, 17-18). Creation was Christ's doing (Jn 1:2-3). 300 pages.

The book rejects all the prominent Genesis 1 theories, such as Creation Science, Gap Theory, Day-Age, and Framework Hypothesis. The book interprets Genesis 1 from the Scriptures and by the Scriptures.

"Now we should be able to see one glaring error among almost all previous theories of Genesis 1. These theories wrongly viewed the creation narrative as an account of cosmology and phenomenology, explaining the order and motion of things. Quite the opposite, Moses was writing a statement of cosmogony and ontology, explaining the existence of things. Nowhere in Chapter 1 did Moses imply that time, space, chance, natural laws, energy, force, or matter did anything. Rather, God's spoken word alone did everything."

"Genesis 1 is essentially a sermon by Jesus Christ revealing His Father. The narrative is the first systematic theological statement of God's attributes."

"The stark reality is that Moses was a theological and philosophical genius compared to the writer of Enuma Elish and all other ancient cosmological authors. As a result of his unique theological formulation, we can no longer write off our Hebrew author as merely a primitive, uneducated bedouin who lacked a modern scientific understanding of the universe. This man broke free from the ancient world's pantheism, a feat modern science has yet to achieve."


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798223640578
Publisher: Kevin Goodner
Publication date: 10/01/2023
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 174,772
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Kevin Goodner (Ph.D. Philosophy and Apologetics, Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary) - Kevin enjoys the liberty of conscience and rest found in Jesus Christ alone. When his heart is not so stubborn, he finds life is much easier when the Holy Spirit is leading. He lives with his wife in Daphne, AL, with nearby children, grandchildren, and church family.

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