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Priest Says Genesis A Myth

I heard a catholic priest say on TV that the early parts of the book of Genesis is a myth. That it was the Jewish people's attempts to explain how life began. Any thoughts on this?

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Beyond human feelings and opinions is the fact that Jesus and the apostles quoted from, or alluded to the first 11 chapers of Genesis 107 times, as fact.

In talking about marriage(Mark 10:5-8) Jesus combined Genesis 1:27 & 2:24, as fact, to make his point. He,the living God, and Creator said man was made at the beginning of creation. That should be our absloute guide, causing any Christian to think again, reject the deceivers, and trust Genesis as absloute historical truth.
---Warwick on 4/15/08

He said this because he does not understand it.
---Dr.Rich on 4/14/08

In what way did he mean that those early parts of Genesis are a myth? Does this priest believe that the Bible is really the Holy Written Word of GOD at all?? The accounts given in the Book of Genesis are 100% True. GOD doesn't make it THAT complicated to know His Word. Just, simply, some people want to "make" His Word to say what it really doesn't mean. And they will be Judged, if they don't repent, for misleading people.
---Gordon on 4/14/08

I urged you that you may not to teach false doctrines any longer nor to devote yourselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
---Steveng on 4/13/08

Avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful, he is self-condemned.
---Steveng on 4/13/08

ALL::There is only ONE DOOR one Church One God in 3 Persons.The Gospel of JN10:1-10 clearly outlines this truth.Matt16:17-19 demarcates this precise Church,The truth is THERE To follow thieves and Bandits would cause you the loss of your eternal soul.The bias created by Satan is something that has to be determined by each one of us.Myths are created by the deciever.His word IS THE TRUTH.
---Emcee on 4/13/08

"Hardly suprising as a majority of clergy, at least in Europe, do not believe in the divinity of Christ"
Dan, where on earth do you get that from?
I have never come across pastor or cleric who does not believe in the divinity of Christ
---alan_of_UK on 4/13/08

When Jesus was here, He quoted Moses and the Prophets as being authoritative--the final word. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21. Satan has always worked to cause men to doubt that word--whether the serpent in Eden contradicting God's statement or false teachers denying the Lord. 2 Peter 2:1. When God speaks, those who love Him say Amen.
---Wayne87 on 4/12/08

The book of Genisis is not a myth. It is the living word of god. He breathed it in to man for them to write. From then on they formed scrolls into a bible. We have different versions, they may have different words but they are all the same. Hope this helped.
---ellie7766 on 4/11/08

give those priests a few more hundred years (if God has that many left for us) and they'll work their way through rest of Gods Holy Bible trashing whatever else suits their fancy ...antichrist teachings deceive MANY in world not a few ...established church, its pagan practices, more rituals then the pharisees, continuing to practice complete seperation from "all things Jewish" DENYING God was able to keep His Holy Word "correct" through physical Israel known today as Jewish peoples
---Rhonda on 4/11/08

The Priest in this instance is partially correct. The early Genesis stories are various Oral traditions that have edited and compiled into a single text. They are designed to transmit certain religious precepts from generation. The one day account of Creation at Gen. 2:4b is much older then the 6 day with rest on the seventh. Both stories are trying to teach different thing and came from different tribal sources. The Hebrew vocabulary and writing stiles are significantly different.
---notlaw99pppwalton on 4/11/08

I have heard many "of the cloth" ("preacher") say things that are so far from true. They will be held accountable for every soul they lead astray. We need to stay on course, preach/witness/teach Jesus & what he has done & is doing for us.
Lets not give them praise/credit or voice by spreading their foolishness.
---Chip on 4/11/08

"HEAR" the "sword of the spirit" (Ephesians 6:17) and read "the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 1:13, John 14:6).

Genesis is TRUE. That pastor simply wants to be POPULAR and get more members in the congregation (for money, he is a "hireling", John 10:13).
---greg on 4/11/08

There have always been many "hirelings" (John 10:13) that cared more about money/membership and attracting a large audience to preach to instead of teaching us to "enter by the door" (John 10:1). It is up to each one of us to learn "the DEPTHS of God" (1 Corinthians 2:10) and the "BETTER things that belong TO salvation" (Hebrews 6:9) and not be misled. "WALK BY THE SPIRIT" (Galatians 5:16 and 25). Read the introductory doctrine of Jesus (Hebrews 6:1).
---greg on 4/11/08

Hardly suprising as a majority of clergy, at least in Europe, do not believe in the divinity of Christ. What do you think the natural consequence is? Nothing is absolut to this mind. All is questioned, no faith.
---dan on 4/11/08

Yea, I have some thoughts on this: And here it is: False preachers, teachers, and priests, everywhere, too many. And they need to take a hike. In other words get OUT of the PULPITS. >>>Genesis is NO MYTH.
---catherine on 4/11/08

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My dictionary defines Myth as "a traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the worldview of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon." That is a pretty accurate description of the Genesis story, don't you think?
---amicusdei on 4/10/08

Mima::There are many slipsliding away, to and fro its called 'Choice" you make it appear that you were the sole cause for his being Saved ?From what Himself or what.In the word of God its called "Apostacising"
Your shield of Humility needs Polishing.
---Emcee on 4/9/08

Certainly, the Vatican has officially stated that Evolution is the way they teach nowadays. I cut this out of a newspaper. On the internet I read that the Pope had sacked a priest for saying evolution was right. But this double standard is typical. They want us to believe in evolution, but do not want to be blamed so they shove the blame on others and say it is now 'accepted science'.
---frances008 on 4/9/08

Must be some truth after all in Genesis for it to be resurrected after nearly 3 Years or is it an implement for Cannon Fodder?.Melissa started the ball rolling But without Proof wanna to substantiatiate your comments with Facts?.
---Emcee on 4/9/08

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This person you heard is obviously wrong. This is also why Catholosism is wrong. When any person takes what is written in the Holy Bible and twists it around, or says anything against it, they are just asking for God's wrath on them!
---Melissa on 4/9/08

A leader in a religion that makes a godess out of a container( mary ) is really not to be believed by anybody. A priest once ask me to come see him. I went and I witnessed to him. I ask him , do you want to say a sinners pray with me NO he said. Two months later he got saved and left his church and today he teaches school.---mima 11/8/2005
---mima on 8/10/07

I have no idea what Catholics teach about Genesis. I do know there are two creation stories in Genesis and that it is inspired. As to EXACTLY where literalism and metaphor begins, I cannot say.
---MikeM on 11/25/06

Joe TV is entertainment not Gospel--ok!
---Emcee on 11/23/06

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There are two versions of Creation in Genisis. They - themselves conflict with how the world was created and the order of creation. This is because the Jewish people wanted to show different facets of God. Obviously they can't both be literally true.
---grace3869 on 11/22/06

Many lost souls disbelieve the truth of the Holy Scriptures, for out of the mouth the heart will speak.
---Eloy on 11/22/06

technicly it is a myth, according to the definition of myth (stories/writings that support or protray a cultural world view.) I don't want you to take me wrong, I believe the bible is true. but to be true to the way of placing the bible in a literature genre it would be labled as myth and most likely the priest that you were listening to was using a literary iterpertation view which is a interperatiation view that is and was prominate in the 1990's to the present.
---Jared on 11/20/06

Another old blog resurrected from the sleepy bunch of blogs..... I wonder why!!!
---A_Catholic on 5/22/06

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I wonder where the Priest got his inside information. There are no records to confirm what he said so with no way to prove it, he was just blowing hot air. Catholics in relation to Jews are "Johnny come lately" so anything he might think he knows isn't based on fact, but just conjecture,plain 'ole guesswork.
---Darlene_1 on 5/22/06

Anyone who is not saved of course will not believe that the whole of God's Word is truth. And I will not listen to them either.
---Helen_5378 on 5/22/06


I'm always surprised at Christians who seem to enjoy giving "tough love" to others. Inevitably, such correction is justified by pointing to Jesus.

Well, I've read of Jesus and I can pretty much guarantee you ain't no Jesus. Try having such passion for the stuff in I Corinthians 13 first, for that is how the law is summed up. But then again, practicing I Corinthians 13 isn't nearly as much fun as correcting someone with "Tough Love".
---rick on 5/22/06

Most religions teach parts of Gen.(6:2) to be a myth.. Have you been taught about the Nephlym? I hope so for as it was in the days of Noah..They are returning..The catholics love to add and takeaway (rev22:18
---Lynn on 1/8/06

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I hear a few clanging cymbols here. I'd like to see more Christian love on this blog...please. Jesus was hard on religious self-righteous hypocrites (me sometimes) but gently corrected sinners and the disciples. Jesus is both just and merciful. He only sends plagues to obstinate sinners after repeated warnings or to discipline (teach, not punish) his children, and he spoke Aramaic, not 17th century English. Thank God; I need lots of mercy and a little discipline. Dont you?
---David on 12/14/05

The AKJBible is the Word of God..Any one who adds or subtracts to this in great danger, for the plagues will get them. Thus saith the Lord (Rev.22:18)
---Lynn_Bedford77 on 12/14/05

Emcee, Recall how Jesus made a whip and went into the temple of God and beat the people and overturned the tables and chairs and drove the people out of the temple. Yes, it is righteousness. Holy God forever says, "Get right, or get out!"
---Eloy on 12/4/05

Eloy::Why do you have to emphasise your words with anger & force Was that Jesus's way or by love?we are all brothers & called to love one another.we all offer our thoughts as we see them in relation to Gods teachings,yes interpretations vary!!!
---Emcee on 11/14/05

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Bob, There is right and there is wrong, and i will forever and always expound the truth whether one is right or whether one is wrong, this is righteous judgment commanded from God, and my righteousness is of the Lord. When God commands me to tell someone that they are wrong and that they must repent, then i will obey him, and not any man.
---Eloy on 11/14/05

Paul ::My Friend. Hope I am not taking a liberty: but I hear the pain.-Jesus as God rubbed shoulders with all & sundryYou are doing yourself an injustice from staying away from the only occassion you have to worship your lord & master.dont stay away HE will surely miss you & you will never know it,much the sorrow for Him.
---Emcee on 11/13/05

I love the Lord very much and I read God's Word everyday, pay my tithes and offerings, serve the Lord and I do associate with some close fellow believers, but I do not go to church anymore because of people just like Eloy! This is the truth, so help me God! Now I don't think I'll ever go back.
---Paul on 11/13/05

Eloy, Is it that you just don't get it or are you making excuses? This is not what I'm talking about. YOU ARE JUDGING THEM! You have a lot to learn.
---Bob on 11/13/05

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Alan::Story to my mind is a happening True Or embellished-recorded.Every thing that pertains to God is True & binding, no doubt there.My point was that there being no immediate recording thoughts & happenings in History were handed down by word of mouth & something COULD have been lost in the translation not pertinent facts but small insignificant details.
---Emcee on 11/13/05

Bob, Each christian is obligated and commanded from God to tell the truth. If you are silent when you see someone in sin, then they will perish in their sin, but God will require their blood from your hand. You made no attempt to save them from their sin. If you see someone carelessly stepping off a street curb about to be hit by a coming car, it is wrong to let them go believing it's only God's job to save them. He's given you the command to go and give them the salvation just as he has given it to you.
---Eloy on 11/13/05

Eloy ::I am sorry you are up set ,In our endeavour to make clear a point we Sometimes transgress.This is Not my intention You have quoted a passage Of serving 2 masters god & another& then you break into a tirade accusing Jesus mother angels saints Pope --this does not even apply herein this case.the other is mammom wealth.We all here Know & acknowledge Jesus is God but we must also respect those who he appointed & had a close connection with in his life time,while he was on this earth as GOD & man.
---Emcee on 11/13/05

john, It's not for us to say. We as people have a tendency to know what should be done and we have our own oppinions. There lies the problem. I believe that God has them there for His purpose.
---John on 11/13/05

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Sarah and Jane are right according to the word of God. Eloy I really hate to say this and I'm not being mean, but read the Bible and find out for yourself. IT IS NOT OUR JOB TO JUDGE NON BELIEVERS. Our job is to tell them about Jesus and warn them but not to judge them. God is their judge.
---Bob on 11/13/05

Emcee ... I think you need to define what you mean by "Story"
You have had responses here from some who think you mean they are fiction. Is that what you meant?
Are they just man's ideas, or God's words spoken (or interpreted?) by men.
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/13/05

Emcee, Jesus said that we cannot serve two Masters, Him and another, but we can only serve him completely. Mary did not die for anyones sins, and no saint, pope, or angel can take Jesus' position as the only Mediator between God and man. Even when i pray and worship i must do so through Jesus Christ, and every living creature must do likewise, for there is no other name under heaven given to us whereby we must be saved, and no one can come to the Father but by Jesus.
---Eloy on 11/13/05

Sarah and Jane, the silent christian is no christian, and their judgment will be equal to the unsaved.
---Eloy on 11/13/05

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Many Catholics believe this.But I know many who don't and are Christians. The RCC does judge and ridicule those who are not Catholic.The oath of the Priest is to put to death all heretics. A guy in our church was sprinkled as a Catholic and later accepted Jesus and was baptized and they told him he was a heretic and on his way to hell.I wish that all Christian Catholics would get out of that organization and get freedom from the things that go on there.
---john on 11/13/05

Eloy::You sure get worked up & do some of your own fabricating,you know well that Our blessed Lady the mother of Jesus is special but not a god or godess so why do you insist that is idolatory if you love your wife or mother is that idolatory.There are different levels of love & that is what we are called to do LOVE your neighbour as yourself ---unless of course if you hate yourself.
---Emcee on 11/12/05

Eloy&taylor::When were eventsin Geneses recorded.How-by word of mouth-Do you think something is lost in the transalation.Incidents were told in story Or History fashion---I believe all that is written in the OT.Especially that which is written In connection with God & his prophets.The fact is Jesus gave us a new covenant recent & recorded 2000years may call me non christian But My God knows the extent of my fidelity.
---Emcee on 11/12/05

Eloy, who are you to judge sinners? You are NOT judging them according to scripture! Stop making up the rules. Be careful here. It's better to be silent than to spew out untruths which could lead to sin.
---Jane on 11/12/05

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The Word of God says that we are not to judge sinners but to judge each other in love. God will judge them. There are a lot of Christians with this self rightous attitude. Will they be surprised when they meet the Lord!
---Sarah on 11/12/05

Emcee, please prove that the OT is made up of mere stories. You can't just believe in certain portions and dismiss the rest. That's what satan would love! You either accept all of God's word or reject the entire Bible. There's no picking and choosing!
---taylor on 11/12/05

Emcee, The truth is, catholics are still nonChristians. i can love a catholic, but when catholics reject the scriptures as fabricated stories rather than recorded facts, and they replace the only sinless Lord of heaven with Mary or others, which is idolatry and desecration, then i rightly judge them, which is not my own judgment, but is God's judgment according to the scriptures. Mary is not the Savior, Jesus is, and God has no mother.
---Eloy on 11/12/05

The OT is a book of stories & some historical facts meant for those people in those times. The NT is what Jesus said,I give you a new covenant which involves the salvation of mankind based on the commandments given by his Father.It is easy to knock the RCC.but do you hear Rcc's knocking Christian Beliefs & their emphatic way to live by the Good Book.Is this what we are called to do "Love one another as I have loved YOU" ONE FLOCK ONE SHEPHERD.
---Emcee on 11/11/05

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catholics are nonChristians, so it's easy for them to denounce the entire Holy Scriptures.
---Eloy on 11/11/05

It is not surprising that a RC priest would advocate evolution, inasmuch as several years ago the Pope advocated study of the theory. This only points up the fact that the Pope is not infallable, as the theory of evolution is perhaps the greatest single hoax ever perpetrated on mankind. It is totally devoid of any scientific evidence supporting it. It rather relies on academic ridicule instead of scientific debate for its support.
---jerry6593 on 11/11/05

The OT was good enough for Jesus... therefore it's good enough for us.
Amazing the RCC can try to push aside Bible truth even though that is what Jesus based His teachings on.
I still think it's a RCC attempt to discredit the Bible in an effort to get people to think the RCC can provide a better truth.
---casey on 11/10/05

The burden of proof lies with the Priest. What a lot of folks don't understand is that in the creation they try to compare, "apples and oranges". The Bible states, "Who" did the creating, but not the "how" other than God "Spoke" many things into exsistance. The quickest way to dismiss the whole subject, is simply to say the whole thing is a myth.
---WIVV on 11/9/05

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2Timothy 3:16 ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
I don't believe people when they say scripture is wrong. It is what Christians base their faith on.
---Ulrika on 11/9/05

Mima, a similar thing happened to me not long after I first got saved. The Lord put it on my heart strongly to witness to my exPastor catholic priest. He called me a heretic, I shook the dust off my feet thinking he was lost. About 6 months later he left the catholic church and became a missionary.
---John on 11/9/05

# 2 But speaking personally, as Elder and others will know, I accept the first part of Genesis as being a broad brush description of Creation, rather that a literally accurate record of each and every step of the process. It would have been too great for it all to be recorded in exact detail.
I don't think these differing detail beliefs are salvation issues
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/9/05

# 1 I read an article in the paper which said this was an almost official Roman Catholic comment. And there were other bits on which it was not necessary to rely. Sorry I cannot remember which parts
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/9/05

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The catholic priest is towing the new RCC party line that they "no longer swear by the truth of the Bible". Search it, I'm not lying.
They aren't just knocking Genesis either. My take on their view is this... The only truth we have is the Bible, but if the RCC takes that away, we are forced to trust... who?!? The pope. The irony here is that last week the pope told his sheeple to start reading the Bible more. Go figure.
---casey on 11/9/05

The priest is wrong. It is a geniune account of the creation of the world and all life on it. Don't be watching that program again. The teaching is not Bible-based.
---Ann5758 on 11/9/05

If you believe this priest and those like him you cannot believe the geneaology of Jesus Christ, which is traced back to Adam.If you cant believe that then the fabric of the Holy Bible loses its integrity.
---David on 11/9/05

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