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The Bible is God’s Word, not man’s word. All 66 books of the Bible are inerrant. In Genesis 1-11 , God reveals true historical accounts. God created the universe in six days of 24 hours each. God judged humanity with a planet wide flood, while saving 8 people (along with breeding pairs of land animals) on a large ship called an ark. God later dispersed people groups at the time of the Tower of Babel. In addition, from Scripture we know that the earth and the entire universe are thousands of years old, not millions or billions.
Adam and Eve were the first man and woman. They are the ancestors of every human being. Genesis 3:20
God answered our rebellion (our sin) with love. Jesus Christ lived a perfect sinless life for you (as a substitute for you and all people). Jesus also died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins and for the sins of all people.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
For more about Jesus our Savior see, What does the Bible teach about Jesus?