We shall assume Genesis 1 deals with real time-space events and seek to interpret the Genesis 1 account of origins in the most general way possible. The goal is to first define the latitude of permissible interpretation of the biblical account of origins. Then God’s revelation of his world as perceived through the eyes of science will be used to identify the best possible interpretation of origins within the previously prescribed boundary. This methodology allows the authoritative position of Scripture to be maintained while taking advantage of insights from scientific studies to supplement our understanding where the Genesis 1 account is ambiguous.
— Walter Bradley, quoted in The Trustworthiness of Scripture in Areas Relating to Natural Science