The literary form of the first chapters of Genesis seems to be poetic, so obviously it is not intended to be read as a scientific treatise. Additionally, the story was written in a pre-Hebraic language and some of the proper or exact meaning of some words or terms may have been lost in translation.
Were the days of creation 24 hour days or was the word translated as "day" (yom) also used as we use the word "day" today to mean some time period (As in the English phrase, "the olden days" or "back in the day")?
Is the description of how Adam was formed exact or is it a poetic way of describing that God created the human being using matter already in existence? Is the description of how God created Eve from Adam's rib a literal description or is it a poetic way of showing that the human female was made of the same genetic material as the human male?
Is the serpent an animal that once had limbs and is now cursed to exist without them or is it a spiritual being whose name or title was "Serpent" or something very similar? Is it intended to be a play on words that is lost in translation?
Given all of that, yes, I believe the account in Genesis to be true, but not necessarily an exact description of the events.
Edited by IamsSon, 06 December 2012 - 08:54 PM.