I personally believe that God created the Universe and all life therin. The concept that the earth is only 6000 years old , I just can't buy. Further
more the bible never actually gives an exact timeline to the age of the earth. The age of 6000 years is the work of James Ussher, who during the early
part of the 1600's claimed to have nailed the exact day of creation pinned down. October 23, 4004 B.C.
Why believers still hold to there guns on this date I just can't understand. In return they probably can't believe that people such as myself don't
I do believe in the bible, and what is written therin. I've read that most historians belive there is some truth to even the most mythical stories
that have come out of antiquity.
Look at the bibles first lines.
Genesis 1 verses 1 &2
1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Ok most of us have probably heard that one , right? Ok
2: And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
These two passages of scripture seem very bleak at first, but take a minute and think upon the wording.
My father is very well educated man . He holds a Phd in theology, as well as a masters in Divinity. I can remeber many nights professors and
intelctualls would come over at night and I would eaves drop on some of the most fascinating discussions I have ever witnessed. One of my fathers
friends who happened to be Rabbi as well as a professor had come to this conclusion on these segments of scripture. "In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth". If God is an omnipotent being, not capable of failure, perfect in every percievable thing then why would He have had to create
the earth twice? yep twice! If God had already created the heven and the earth why was it without form or void. Why was their darkness over the face
of the deep, as stated in verse two. And latter in verse 8 it states and God called the firmament heaven, in describing the creation of the heaven.
However we already knew that from verse 1. This professor theorized that something drastically had to have happened to the first earth for it to be
put in a plunder such as "without form and void", after God had already created it "In the beginning". He speculated that the first earth was
plundered by the fallen angels ,Nephilim,sons of God. As hinted upon in Genesis chapter 6 prior to the great deluge(flood of Noah).
Jude:1; verse 6
And the angels which kept not there first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the
judgement of the great day.
These angels which is believed to be a third of the angels in heaven (who knows what that number is?) are thought to be the ones that threw the earth
into a downward spiral the first time around. Due to this the earth had to be created again, hence the rest of the first chapter in Genesis chapter 1
verses 3-31. If this were indeed true it could accout for millions maybe billions of un accounted years.
Also another point could be there is no written chronology from the "time" Adam and Eve were created till the moment they ate of the tree of
"knowlege". If they were created in the image and likeness of Godthere bodys would have not been the physical form with limitations that we know
anyway how long do you think it would take to name all of those animals lol.
I have no proof for any of this ,just alot of ideas and theories. I am not saying this indeed what happened. But sure could explain for billions of
un accounted years.