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“In Genesis 1-11, some things in these chapters are paradigmatic (meaning the content serves us as timeless models or patterns of certain realities – the tactics of Satan, the outcomes of sin, etc.), some are aetiological (meaning they are intended to clue us about the source or origins of peoples, practices or behaviors or cultures, etc.), and some are foundational (intended to establish the historical basis or authority for an institution, e.g., marriage).”
“Definition of SCIENCE: Study of God’s created order.
Definition of scientism: Worship of man’s understanding of a godless Universe”
“ex nihilo (Latin, meaning ‘out of nothing’).”