In recent years the Lutheran denomination which has a reputation for being the most Biblically conservative, named for one of the Southern states in the US, has had quite a big flap in regard to the Mosaic account of creation in the first chapters of Genesis1. Basically it seems that some of the Seminary Professors do not believe the words of Moses to be factually and historically true.
The Harmony of Scripture
Bible-believing Christians throughout time have followed a principle called “The Analogy of Faith”. Henry Eyster Jacobs in his Summary of the Christian Faith defines it as “the self-consistency or harmony of Scripture, an inevitable deduction from its inerrancy and inspiration”. Essential doctrines are “somewhere in Holy Scripture (stated) in clear and express terms, and that such clear and express statements become the rule and standard according to which those which are less clear are to be decided.”
The first eleven chapters of Genesis are the clear and express statements of how human beings came to be on the earth, how the fall happened, how the earth was destroyed by flood and repopulated according to the plan and will of God by Noah and his family. All this is factually and historically true, and, necessary for the Gospel to make any kind of sense.
What Does Jesus Say?
In the preserved words of the Bible, God has provided us with Jesus’ words to the religious leaders of the First Century who did not believe the words of Moses. Jesus said:
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? John 5:39, 46-47
God’s revelation to man comes as a complete package of 66 books. Every Word is sacred. Don’t let the unbelief of certain teachers cause you to question your faith. Read the Word according to the analogy of faith. Trust God through the Holy Spirit to teach you. And be blessed with the quietness and certainty of faith in this world and in the world to come where you will hear, “Come beloved, all is prepared.”