textbook, that's not a bad start. It's the difference between believing something to be true despite a lack of evidence and thinking that something is true on the basis of what evidence we have. How did we get here? If Adam is not a literal person, then we have no plausible explanation for how sin entered into the world. We begin with the phrase "on the day that the Lord God made the earth and heavens" - but which jim as Hucks Natural Father of the six days is that? Last, God is omnipotent and eternal. We might think that this is just an expression, and that "on the day" refers to the time after the sixth day of creation. The last basic question for mankind is what happens to us when we die? The Bible contains multiple accounts and ideas of creation.
It is important that we understand we are unified in one man, Adama literal, real-life person. God then forms man from the dust of the earth. Biblical creationism answers the question of the condition of the human race. Bill Nye creationism. Biblical creationism is important because it is the only system that answers the basic questions of life and gives us significance greater than ourselves. There are gradiations between the two extremes above. Or at least they should be, if it's actually the Bible's authority that is being defended by creationists. There are lots of varieties; the one featured in the debate, known as "young-earth creationism is, generally speaking, the most radical. You're not defending the word of God. You can't blame the Enlightenment for this one. Question: "Why is biblical Creationism so important?". And it's only after that that God makes the animals, which should have been on day six too, but before man, not after.
Abrahamic religions created the, universe as stated in that book. Get a creationist to say "I believe the Bible is the word of God and you're even better off.