Skip to comments.6-day creation inane rambling
Posted on 03/02/2012 8:47:11 AM PST by Ancient Drive
I found myself wrestling with the 6-day creation history this morning. The leaps and bounds of science make it the 800 pound gorilla in the room so to speak. I'm a firm believer of the 6-day creation theory. So with this in mind I started speculating. What if it was a history told from God to humanity as if told to a child? With my mind all over the map, I began thinking. He is the creator of all things, visible and invisible, creator of the universe and all it's dimensions. Would it be a difficult task to create us and all that surrounds us in such a short time? A being with limitless knowledge, power. A being for which there is no beginning and no end? He thinks it, it is done. We create diamonds in labs these days in the blink of an eye when compared to the natural processes. To me nothing screams out louder there is a God than the human body. All those atoms in perfect symphony bringing forth molecules, cells, tissues and organs, giving rise to consciousness and the soul. My mind does have difficulty at times wrapping itself around the 6-day history. I take the account of 6 days creation on faith. All he asks of us is to have faith. And that's it for my inane ramblings of the day.
Just call a day as a “galactic day” Who says it has to be 6 earth days anyway ?
or maybe a day as in a billion yrs. day?
The real argument is not between those who believe in the literal “Six Days of Creation” and those who believe in the “Big Bang”.
The real argument is between those who believe “The Universe was created by God at some point in the past” and those who believe “The Universe willed itself into existence”.
"....once man consciously enters the sensorium of time and space, he is implicitly aware of both Absolute and Infinite, and therefore Love, Truth, Justice, Beauty, Virtue, and Eternity. These are the things that define man, not his genome. ....."
It’s one of God’s days. And I hear he wakes up every morning at 100,000,000,000,000 O’Clock.
“But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.” - 2 Peter 3:8
Exactly. It’s amazing how many people can’t grasp that a “day” for God might be very different than what we think of as a “day.”
Maybe One who could speak the universe into existence, could do the simple part, any way He chose to.
Here’s my humble understanding and interpretation:
1. Who is God & Moses speaking to in Genesis? Mostly illiterate folk with a strong use of oral tradition. A people who had heard all of the other contemporary Creation mythologies told by the cultures and peoples that surrounded them. A people that had no concept of great periods of time - they mostly lived “seasonally.”
2. So perhaps God says to Himself, “How do I get the point across that I am self and eternally existant and that I have created everything?” He tells them in a story and timeline makes the true point and that they can wrap their minds around.
3. And the true point of Genesis is after all, that God has created everything.
I’ve always wondered how life can form in a sterile environment? Computers don’t build themselves, and neither do houses. Even if there are protein molecules and chemical reactions, that doesn’t prove further reactions.
“Behold, He who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.” Ps 121:4
As for the science of the earth, some scientists or students will laugh at the idea of the world being created and coming from nothing, but will turn around and state that the world and universe came from nothing.
These are the little things that people use to try and prove that God doesn't exist, but they fail to realize that my faith isn't centered around the length of time it took for earth to be formed. Just my 2 cents worth. Thanks for allowing me to quit working for a few minutes. :)
yeah. I threw that pic in there as a sort of random but not jab. lol
Gilligans Walk (Creation Days)
Why Darwinists Reject Evolution
Nature vs. History: The Truth of Evolution and the Evolution of Truth
The Fractured Fairy Tale of Darwinian Evolution
Degrees and Chimes of Freedom Fleshing
The “big bang” in concept supports creation theory in that it shows the universe had a beginning. Anything that begins to exist has to have had a creator. This refuted the athiest position at the time that the universe was eternal and thus needed no creator (the “steady state” universe theory). The fact the universe had a beginning is an overwhelming rational argument for the existance of God.
Doubtless our minds have difficulty wrapping themselves around creation ex nihilo but not progressive evolutionism because evolutionism speaks of one thing happening after another thing and this process describes how our minds work.
We think as we speak. First one word, then another and another, each word following after the one before it and never more than one word at a time. Thus our need for faith for what our minds cannot grasp.
First, the Bible in many places uses the word “day” for periods other than one solar Earth day, even employing such specific phrases as “a day for a year, a day for a year” (in a guide to interpreting a prophecy) and “to the Lord a thousand years are as one day”.
Second, God, as presented by the Bible, is omnipotent. If the Bible account is correct, he can circumvent what we view as immutable laws of nature (or maybe there’s a backdoor there available even to us if only we were smart enough to find it). If He wanted to do all that creating in six literal Earth days, the God of the Bible could do so. Therefore the plausibility of the creation account rests on the authenticity of the Bible in general.
The creation story was told, by God, to Moses. If you look at the words carefully, you realize that there is not enough information in the account to nail down how long it really took. It’s really one of those useless arguments since God was intentionally vague on the things on which he wanted to be intentionally vague. He discusses creation and science (and the future) in His word in such a way as to not give anything away. It is why he tells John, in revelation, not to write down what the seven thunders say.
OTOH, regarding all of creation, if you could go back in time and meet Adam 15 minutes after God created him, how old would you guess him to be? ;-)
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