Are Genesis 1-3 a “secondary issue”? Does it matter whether they are literal history or just allegorical? This article addresses the growing trend of the latter. As it details, if the opening chapters of Genesis are not literal and historical, several key doctrines of the Faith quite literally vanish. We say without apology: Genesis 1–3 are absolutely foundational to theology itself. We pray you will read and join with us in our concern.