Early Genesis: Some have relegated it to myth, while others have adopted the traditional Jewish view of the material, with perhaps bits of Christian perspective cobbled on here and there. Both of these approaches are incorrect. While not contradicting the foundation of any essential Christian doctrine, these errors have had serious consequences. Most people who believe the material is true don't really understand what it is that they believe, and people who dismiss the material do not really understand what it is that they dismiss. For example, from these misunderstandings "The LORD" (Yahweh) is considered by the popular culture to be an unsympathetic figure. A proper understanding of the text shows this opinion to be the polar opposite of the truth. The post-modern world is flailing away at a straw man with His name on it, while the church lacks the full knowledge of the character of Yahweh necessary to demonstrate the fraud of this absurdity. Miraculously, Christ is the key to understanding the events of early Genesis. What may seem like "primitive myths" when considered outside of the light of the gospel become both history and prophecy when viewed through the lens of the gospel- a powerful testimony to their truth.
Mark Moore is internationally recognized for his books on Localism as a philosophy of government. He brings a wealth of experience into his works from his time as an officer in the United States Navy, over a decade spent as a science teacher, and many years in private industry, most recently negotiating oil and gas pipeline agreements with government entities. Mark lives with his wife and three children, shuttling between homes in various U.S. States.