Skip to comments.Everything that is was created 6,010 years ago TODAY!
Posted on 10/23/2007 3:07:36 PM PDT by balch3
How old is the world?
Most people would say: "Nobody knows."
But the author of the book frequently described as the greatest history book ever written, said the world was created Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. making it exactly 6,010 today.
In the 1650s, an Anglican bishop named James Ussher published his "Annals of the World," subtitled, "The Origin of Time, and Continued to the Beginning of the Emperor Vespasian's Reign and the Total Destruction and Abolition of the Temple and Commonwealth of the Jews." First published in Latin, it consisted of more than 1,600 pages.
The book, now published in English for the first time, is a favorite of homeschoolers and those who take ancient history seriously. It's the history of the world from the Garden of Eden to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.
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Of course, there will be those who disagree with Ussher's calculations of time especially evolutionists who need billions of years to explain their theory of
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Can you name a sect of Judaism that believes the world is 6,000 years old?
it is the mainstream Orthodox view (not necessarily modern orthodox)
***The point is he was also an alchemist, so I’m going to err on the side of caution and not take his word on philosophical matters as fact. Anybody that believed that bunk had to have more than one screw loose.***
Why not just lump Newton with Pascal and Galileo and declare them all to be know nothings.
and most scientists are liberals and believe in Glorebal (sic) warming so you have to err on the side of caution when it comes to accepting their words as fact.
Oh, and also, you’ll notice that for the last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation, no rain falls on the earth. So that water is being evaporated to reform the firmament. God will be rebuilding the earth. Earth will be sharply rotated, jolted, so that the mountains will be broght low and the valleys raised up (from the rotational forces, the earth will be flattened to prepare it for world-wide agriculture). The earth is going to be made into a giant garden. In order to do that, everything has to change. With the vapor canopy, the firmament reinstated, radiation from the sun will be partially blocked so that people’s life spans will be muchg greater than they are now. The Bible says that a sinner will die at the age of 100 and be called a child. One of the reasons we die so young, is because we have a very thin atmosphere, and pukey ozone layer. Our shields are almost down. Like I said, the “curses” of the tribulation are just God’s way of turning the earth back into a garden. The seas will vanish, as John said there were no more seas. A LOT of landmass is going to be freed up. We will no longer need the seas, which are salt water (antiseptic) to filter our air and water, the earth will be in perfect balance and that will no longer be needed.
A little knowledge can make one sound very stupid.
No problemo, I figured you would eventually.
Usher did a simple counting of ages of patriarchs who begat patriarchs, assuming that they formed an unbroken line to the beginning of the human race. The genealogy is not so straightforward because it’s clearly evident that a grandfather or more distant ancestor can be considered to have begotten his descendant. Some of the genealogical lists in the Bible have been abbreviated for stylistic or other reasons, thus demonstrating the flaw with Usher’s approach to dating the origin of the human race.
Do you think Revelation should be read literally?
Please read Genesis. The sun was created on the fourth day. Saying that the previous days were 24 hour earth rotation days in relation to the sun is pure speculation.
14 ¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
“Since when has one day, not been one day?”
Well, since God invented TIME ITSELF, I believe it mean’t whatever He wanted it to at the “time.”
Genesis was written for humans, not God. The creation account is written in a frame of reference as if a human were atnding on the earth at that time. The creation account of Genesis si exactly what a man would have seen at that time, with human eyes. As God stretched out the heavens (space) He added energy to space (let there be light), and space absorbed that energy and expanded, like a sponge, and reflected excess energy. I suspect this is the “background radiation’s” source. The light at that time may have been so bright, that the light from the sun and stars may have been blocked for a few days, until the light faded and they could be made out.
Wow, amazing to think about things like that. There is simply so much we don’t know
Maybe you should reread the post I responded to.
Evening and morning, the first day. Saying creatures lived millions of years in the day only, or the evening only is the real speculation. The Bible says day, it is a day.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morningthe first day.
the late 1880s, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch wrote that while he doubted common descent....
“Even if this notion were ever to gain complete acceptance by the scientific world, Judaism in that case would call upon its adherents to give even greater reverence than ever before to the one, sole God Who, in His boundless creative wisdom and eternal omnipotence, needed to bring into existence no more than one single, amorphous nucleus and one single law of “adaptation and heredity” in order to bring forth, from what seemed chaos but was in fact a very definite order, the infinite variety of species we know today, each with its unique characteristics that sets it apart from all other creatures.” (Collected Writings, vol. 7 pp. 263-264).
Sorry, I did react a little fast, without thinking about the sun and the first day, I have to wath myself at times. That being said my previous post to you stands.
Genesis says that a being of infinite MIGHT and MAGESTY took his time and put in the equivalent of a man’s work week to create the universe. He ‘divided light from darkness’ creating the laws of the universe, he brought forth life, and he made humanity and gave them souls after his own image so that they could dwell with him forever in Heaven. Then he rested on the seventh day.