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Roy Clouser reminds us that the Bible is not a textbook for science or any other subject, but about God’s redemptive work in human history. 

It is necessary to keep in mind that the purpose of the biblical writings was to record the activities of God’s establishing his covenant with humans.  When the Bible writers speak of natural events, historical events, political events, etc., they always do so in order to proclaim, interpret, or illustrate something about God’s covenant.  The biblical writings are always-first and foremost-a book of religion.  It is simply a colossal error to suppose that because an event is religiously important, such as the importance of the flood to the covenant with Noah, that it must therefore also be of key importance to geology or any other science.  (Clouser, The Myth of Religious Neutrality, 98)

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