Vol. 29 No. 2 April 2016 George L. Faull, Editor
IS GENESIS A MYTH?
If one read the book of Genesis without pre-conceived
ideas and as if he lived in 1400 BC, before so called
modern science and dozens of unbelievers’ hypothesis,
what would he conclude?
That God created the heavens and the earth in six
literal 24-hour days that had evenings and mornings
and rested on the seventh day.
That the Garden of Eden was unique from the rest of
the world and had everything that was needed by man
for contentment and peace with God.
That Eve, the first woman, was deceived by a sinister
personality and that her husband joined her in her sin.
That in Noah’s day there was a flood that covered the
entire world due to the wickedness of man’s evil
imagination. Only eight persons were saved and life
started all over again for mankind.
That from these three sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, and
Japheth, came the origins of nations and a chronology
of the ages of the earlier patriarchs who lived on this
That since the fall, the flood, the frustration at Babel,
the famine, and the forefathers are mentioned that
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Judah, were the
generators of the Savior who was promised in
Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between thee and
the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it
shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
To mythicize any of these is to nullify this promise.
That the history of the men who are specifically
highlighted in the book, stand or fall together as the
narratives links them into one historical unit. If we
remove any of these events or persons, you do not
have a complete Mosaic. (Pardon the pun.)
In light of the fact that Adam, Cain, Abel, Enoch,
Noah, Abraham, Lot, Isaac, Melchizedek, Ishmael, Jacob
and the twelve sons of Jacob and some of their wives and
children are mentioned and are specifically mentioned in
the rest of the Bible, it is groundless to say that any part of
the book is not historical, but mythological.
The fall, Cain’s murdering of Abel, the destruction of the
world by a flood, the sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham leaving
Ur, His paying tithes to Melchizedek, the destruction of
Sodom, and other such events, removes any doubt if they
were historical events to the thinking man.
Jesus and the apostles referred to all of these events. If
one leaves out these historical accounts, you have a book
with no plot and only a book using lies as illustration in the
other books of the Bible. It’s like putting Jack and the
beanstalk or Paul Bunyan in an American history or
Genesis shows that man sinned and needed a Savior.
Then it displays God’s sovereignty in electing certain men
as the vehicles to bring grace to fallen man. It sets the
stage for God’s work in the rest of the Bible by promising
the race and nation from which He would come, the land
in which it would occur, and the seed through whom all
the peoples of the world would be blessed. Genesis 12:1-
Frankly, no serious student of the Word of God can miss
the underlying plot for the rest of the scenarios of the
redemption of man. To remove these is to spoil the very
basic theme of the Gospel. Paradise was lost and God’s
plan for man to regain it requires that a man believe the
entire book of Genesis.
Without Genesis there can be no true foundation or
theology, there can be no types, there can be no
allegories or successive world history. To reject Genesis
1-50 is to put your soul in peril, because if it is true only in
part, then one cannot trust the whole, nor Him who said,
“Scripture cannot be broken!” (John 10:35)
To reject it is to deny inspiration and revelation from Him
who said, “All Scripture is God-breathed.” Acts 1:16 To
begin a book that claims to be “THE TRUTH” with lies,
myths, and deceptions, is ludicrous. For one to pick and
choose what he will believe due to alleged new evidence
rather than what is obviously meant to be revealed by the
author of the book, does not appear to be an honest
reading of the Holy Scriptures.
It does not allow the Creator to tell His story as it
happened. One may believe there is a God and deny the
Genesis account but he cannot believe that the Lord is
the God of the Bible, or that Jesus is the Incarnate Son of
God. Jesus fully accepted the Genesis account. If one
does not believe Jesus is the Son of God, he is
John 3:16-18, “16 For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For
God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that
believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not
believed in the name of the only begotten Son of
Better re-think your modernistic or humanistic position on
It is not called the “seed plot” of the Bible for no reason.
First the seed, then the tree, then the bloom and then the
The seed better not be imitation or there is not fruit to be