Well, when you see a contradiction:
"And the Lord spake to Moses face to face, as a man speaketh to his friend." (EXO 33:11)
"No man hath seen God at any time." (JOH 1:18)
Are you one to admit that one verse is wrong or make up an excuse?
I don't really see a true contradiction here. I believe John was more than well aware of Moses and the Pentateuch (as were all Jews), and even references the law of Moses in the verse prior. Given what we know about John, I think it can be concluded that John was likely speaking in general to the audience reading his account, in full knowledge that no one in existence at that point had ever seen God, and we know that because we know from other accounts that no one can see God and live, except by the grace of God himself.
It is also entirely possible that Moses never actually saw God's "face" as by his own account, God kept His back to Him. Even though they spoke in proximity to one another as a man would "speak to a friend" who is indeed present
And by the creation story, I'm refering to the six day creation in Genesis, about 6000 years ago.
Or have you found some middle ground (Old earth creationism), and if so, do you accept evolution? (I would assume if you did, you would believe in theistic evolution.)
Well, this question is much to large for this introductory thread, but I will give you my positions:
Literal 6 day creation: possible (as all things are, however unlikely), but it is also entirely possible that this is an allegorical account. I tend to agree more with #2.
Evolution: Do I believe that things "change", yes.
Also, what do you think of these verses?
Numbers 31. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
I think being unclean in the eyes of Moses/Israel would not be an enviable position after what happened at peor.