Is understanding Genesis as history important? This is a super important question and the ramifications are astounding at how anyone answers this question. I realize that what a person believes specifically about the historicity of Genesis 1-11 does not determine specifically determine if has someone has salvation. Jesus didn’t go around preaching that to be saved one must believe in the normal plain reading of Genesis 1-11 and six 24-hour days of creation. However, it doesn’t mean that its not important. If Jesus is the 2nd Adam and was Jesus was/is “real”, then why would we not affirm that the 1st Adam was “real”?
Many New Testament authors write of the historical person of Adam (Luke 3:38; Rom. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:22, 45; 1 Tim. 2:13-14; Jude 1:14) and not a single time are they implying that Adam was “figurative”.
Last night on Netflix I watched the well done movie put out in February 2017 showing the evidence for Genesis as history. There is now another movie premiering on November 13. TCC has reserved some tickets to this very important movie. If you are interested, please let me know.
Watch the trailer here: