by Brian Godawa
"The non-concordist view of science and Scripture argues that Biblical
texts about creation were never intended to concord with modern
scientific theories. Thus, Genesis 1 is not cryptically describing the
Big Bang or instant fiat, a young earth or old earth, special creation
or evolutionary creation. It is not 'literal' language describing the physics of
the universe; it is 'literary' genre describing God’s sovereignty over
creation and most likely his covenantal relationship with his people...
In short, the language of cosmic catastrophe often interpreted literally
as referring to the end of the space-time universe is actually used by
Biblical authors to figuratively express the cosmic significance of the
covenantal relationship between God and humanity..."