The most important thing that we need to affirm about the creation account is that it is true. It’s not a fable. It’s not a story. It’s not a myth. It’s not a saga. It is a recording of a real event. God really created the world. He didn’t metaphorically create the world. He didn’t analogically create the world. He really created the world. That affirmation is hugely true.The most important thing that we need to affirm about creation is that it is true. It is a recording of a real event.
The second most important affirmation that we can make about the creation is that God made this world good. You can hardly find three chapters in the bible with more important, foundational, and theological assertions than Genesis 1-3. The assertion that God really created, and that creation is good are two of the most important foundational assertions that you will find in that chapter. Many people zero right in on the issue of the creation days. “What is your position on the creation days? Are the days an analogy? Are the day simply a literary framework?” When it comes down to it, there are really only two opinions on the days: God either created in six days or we don’t know. All the other theories out there cannot answer the question, “What are the creation days?” other than a simple affirmation that the creation days are what Moses says they are in the in the Ten Commandments. He says that the creation days are the reason why we work six days and rest on the Sabbath day.
Don’t miss a third, very, very important affirmation in the creation account. It is simply this: God specially created Adam and Eve body and soul, and they are the fountainhead of the human race. That affirmation is theologically very important. The Adam-Christ parallel, which is reflected through the covenant of works, the covenant of grace, Jesus as the second Adam, Romans 5, and 1 Corinthians 15 — all of those theological assertions hang on the reality that God actually created Adam and Eve. God created them body and soul, and appointed Adam as the federal head of the human race. That’s very important for the doctrine of salvation. As one man has put it, “No Adam, no gospel.” All of those assertions are very important for the doctrine of creation.