>Does it hurt you if I believe that God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them in 6 days?
>Do you believe in miracles?
I DO believe in miracles; and no I believe that God could create the universe in 6 seconds, six minutes, sis years, or sixty trillion years. In other words, this account could be taken as literally six 24-hr days... or it could be metaphor.
In the creation story, Adam is created first then, after naming all the animals and failing to find a helpmeet, God creates a woman for him. Later on in the bible, Jesus says “Do you not know that in the beginning God created man and woman, male and female, He created them.”
Is Jesus misinformed, or lying then? Or is the point not that there was some time elapsed between the creation of the male and female of the human species, BUT instead that GOD created them, together in the sense of meaning to complete each other?
Also, remember that God created woman for man BEFORE the fall — that even though man was at the time sinless and had an only imaginable [now] personal-face-to-face relationship with God — and He said “It is not good that man should be alone.”
And then there’s the actual problem of implementation. If time is NOT constant (as relativity indicates) then time could speed-up/slow-down. Now this is not a problem [linguistically] if everything is uniform, like the TV screen when you play a DVD at 1/2 speed, 1x, 2x, 64x... etc. However, how would you describe it if it was NOT uniform? If portions of the screen ran at 1/4 speed, while others zoomed at 64x, and others played at 2x and some at normal speed? In the Hebrew, a portion God’s work of creation is worded as “stretching out” the heavens so it is not unreasonable to think that as these edges stretched out they followed a different “speed” of time... just like under the theory of relativity says should happen when comparing time from a stationary point and a moving point.
I’m not saying that God didn’t or couldn’t create the earth in 6 literal days... but what I am saying is that maybe the WHOLE truth of the creation works of an infinite and omnipotent God would be too difficult for us understand.
God did not rush his creation.
He took his time.
He took SIX DAYS.