One of the top rules for interpretation of scripture : Take the LITERAL meaning first then the allegorical!
If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
How can you obtain any knowledge of scriptures if you ignore the plain earthly sense ? This is reflected in the most ancient exegetical methods of the Church passed on by the Hebrews who also used them. Now Genesis 1 says God created the Heavens and the Earth and all the creeping things, fowls,etc. and Man who he breathed his life into. They were not self-created, and God created our Souls (our Souls are not evolved apes, apes cannot breathe the breath of life into humans) and Cosmic evolution goes blatantly against Genesis 1 (by saying the universe is self-generated, supposing this to be true which I am not sure). Just to start... Look at the secularist apologetics floating about all due to evolution.
"Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.
"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.
"But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
Now the first implicit mention of Christ is in Genesis 1 (The Woman shall crush the head of the serpent, via the Messiah of course) so if you don't believe in the literal account of Genesis 1...can you proclaim yourself a follower of the Christ?