THE END AT THE BEGINNNG
Assuming belief in the bible if the creation accounts of Genesis in the bible are all that is used to view some of the claims of science then these claims would be rejected outright. These are the claims of such great stretches of time for the events in the world and universe, the relationship of human beings to apes and monkeys and evolution. However if Genesis is revisited in the revealed light of other scriptures these claims of science are not so out-rightly rejected. It is not that Genesis is wrong, it is not; it is that some things in Genesis are hard to understand. Aside from the purpose of Genesis at its time of composition, some of which has been touched upon, there are deeper layers of meaning. By using the rest of the scriptures as a concordance to Genesis the themes from God in Genesis emerge. The difficulty is whittled away by other scripture; drawing Genesis up from the murky deep, slowly becoming visible, taking on form and filling in more detail in the void.
The book Genesis is as much about the end as the beginning, God tells the end from the beginning. Genesis chapter one is about that which is to become than what came to be earlier in time; and is more about what God intends to have accomplished than what God did earlier in Planck's time. In Isaiah 46:10 God informs us that he tells what the end is from the start; "declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.'" And Is.41:4 states, "Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and the last; I am he." The Lord God from eternity has announced an eternal people and things to come, see Is.44:7. When God has established his eternal people then creation has been brought to completion.
The meaning of the word "genesis" is beginning. The title Genesis is derived from the first verse of the book, it comes from the Greek title translated from the Hebrew word "bereshit." If the title, "Genesis", was translated into English then the book would be called, "Beginning". For example the book of Revelation is also called the Apocalypse because this is the title in the original Greek derived from its opening verse; apocalypse is the Greek word for revelation.
God declares the end from the beginning, God tells what is to be in Genesis and what the end is. God's purpose is in Genesis and it will be so. In Genesis God has spoken and will bring it to pass, has purposed and will do it, see Is.46: 11. If God did not announce from of old what is to come then when it does arrive people would not attribute this to God. God declares the end from the beginning so that we might know and before time so we can say he is right, (Is.4l:26). The Lord gives his glory to no other or praise to idols, (Is.42:8), God is believable and no-one can deliver from his hand, only with God is salvation. God wants all the earth to know he is the only one.
The mystical meanings of Genesis were for that which is to become, not that which was already done, (except that which is to become is done in the eternal sense). A lot of the earth is without form and void, there is still darkness on the deep. The Bible-bashers do not know how God laid his commands in the earth, or on what were its bases sunk; they may claim to be wise and know but they do not, for all the ranting and raving they are blind to the light of Genesis, it is hidden from them. Matthew 13:35 refers to the use of parables by Jesus, "This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet; 'I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.'" So the purposes and meanings of the book Genesis have been hidden before being now revealed.