A dense doctrine of creation establishes the goodness of the created material world and speaks of how God reveals God to the human creature. Creation was through the direct action of the Creator, as opposed to some naturalistic process. The creation took place at the beginning and was finished and complete. Creation did not extend over an important part of the supposedly vast evolutionary history of the universe.
Creation was by the word of the Creator. Our current culture is confused about the meaning of the word GOD. In today's culture, God could mean a set of moral standards, or an idea, or the universe itself, for an individual like Shirley MacLaine, or even for each individual himself. The biblical story, therefore, begins with the human world created by God.
Genesis 1 defines the way in which the story is told and the way of listening to and reading it. In addition, the principle provides the cosmological backdrop against which the rest of the story, the book of Genesis, the Torah and the Bible, takes place. Because the beginning of history is the creation of humanity by God within the human context, the story is, in some way, about the relationship between God and humanity as they exist within his creation. Every time the Bible alludes to the story of Creation in Genesis, the Scriptures describe Creation as a reliable representation of the origins of life.
But what if someone doesn't accept the biblical record and instead adopts a point of view such as progressive creation? Because all alternative views on origins hold that God used the process of natural selection for a long time to arrive at more advanced forms of life, these other views raise serious questions about God's character. On the contrary, none of the alternative creation stories believe in the existence of a good and perfect world at first. There are only a few schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and constitutes a basis for science, the Bible and Christian education. Based on this type of evidence, scholars deduce that two originally separate traditions about the creation of the world were placed side by side at the beginning of Genesis.
Therefore, Saturday is not a monument to Creation, but simply a Jewish institution that some unknown but ingenious individual wanted to link to Creation. Chapter one describes the creation of man on the sixth day, after vegetation had been created on the third and animals before the sixth; however, according to chapter two, man preceded these other creations. They believe that I am misinterpreting Genesis by taking it literally and have therefore adopted a science biased toward literal creationism.