Not the universe, we are not told how old the universe is, what we are told is "HOW" long a day with the Lord is compared to a day with man.
That makes that future "LORD"S DAY a thousand years.
So science tells us this earth is far older than 12,000 + years old. What science has not and can not say is "WHEN" man in the "FLESH" was created. There were 8 days of creation, and we do not know exactly when that date began.
"Man" in the flesh is at least 6,000 and I have no difficulty accepting it might be up to around 12,000. This number does not change the "WHY" of "man in the flesh".
The "TIME" does not change the "WHY", and it is what science has proven that makes what many Christans believe look "ignorant".
To: Just mythoughts
I don't have a Bible in front of me but I think it begins, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and then the earth became void." Thus after He first created earth, earth became void. How many years did it take for the earth to become void and what/who caused it to become void? It's late and I'm tired but it seems to me that the 7 days did not start until after the earth became void.
posted on 11/16/2003 12:23:03 AM PST
To: Just mythoughts
"So science tells us this earth is far older than 12,000 + years old. What science has not and can not say is "WHEN" man in the "FLESH" was created.
True: Which is why I'm impressed with the fact that Genesis DOES claim that Man was created only AFTER domestic animals were created, after mammals (in general) were created, after birds (dinosaurs) and creeping and crawling things were created, which were only created AFTER sea creatures were created, and all coming after plants were created.
Exactly the sequence evolution now claims - 3500 some odd years after God revealed it the first time to the Jews.
posted on 11/16/2003 1:24:26 PM PST
by Robert A. Cook, PE
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