The Christadelphian Origins Discussion website contains an article headed “Literalist creationists become non-literal when it suits them”. Their article commences: “The South Australian issued ‘IEAC Reaffirmation Statement’ claimed that the supporting ecclesias took the Genesis creation record as ‘literal in all its details’. This is simply incorrect as demonstrated by Gen 2:19-20 where Adam names every animal and bird. The record five times tells us Adam named all/every animal and bird. This all happened in less than one day. Do the literalists think so? No. They don’t. They adopt an inconsistent pick and mix approach to Genesis 1-3.”
We want to consider the points raised in this COD article and compare it against the record of Genesis 2:19-20.
A brief quibble over terminology
We begin by noting that the IEAC Statement dated 4 November 2015 states under the heading “Background” that “We accept the creation r…
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