reply to post by palehorse23
The Bible didn't specifically say that the Earth is 6,000years old, only the genealogies of the people in the Bible is about 6,000years old.
Adam was created only on the 6th day. On that 6th day of creation, we count the genealogies to be about 6,000 years old.
The concept of time was only on the 4th day of creation. It tells us to mark seasons, and days, and years. This is where the Sun, the Stars, the
planets, the constellations, the moon were created so we are able to mark or tell seasons, years, months and days by their movements.
On the first day of creation, it was mentioned "Let there be light". The Sun, Stars and etc. was not even mentioned. The "light" that was
mentioned here is the Photons. The creation of photons was on the first day. God called the Photons "day" and the absence of Photons "night."
Nothing was mentioned to mark this as day, months, and years. Or, as time indicators.
The evening and morning that was mentioned on every day of creation, was only used as a separator to indicate the stages of creation. 1 day cannot
equal to evening and morning as it is only about 12hours. It should be from morning to morning or from evening to evening, which is about 24hours or 1
day. This is indicative that the "day" mentioned is not at all relative to our 24hour time.
The time indicated here is not relative to our time, it is relative to God who is eternal. 1 day with God is like a thousand years and a thousand
years as one day. 1 day relative to us is 1 Earth rotation. 1 year relative to us is 1 rotation around the Sun.
On the 3rd day of creation, God created the vegetations, plants, and trees. Of course, the seeds were to be created first in order to produce them. It
takes time for it to grow. 1 day is not sufficient if we were to take a literal 1 day of creation as 24hours relative to our time.
On the 4th day, God created the Sun. The sun was needed for photosynthesis by the plants. This in turn produce life giving oxygen as a byproduct.
Oxygen is crucial for animals to survive. It takes time for oxygen to fill the Earth. When the right level is achieved, God can now create the
On the 5th day of creation, God created the animals - in the sea and on land. God told them to be fruitful and increase in number. Again, it takes
time for the animals to mate to produce offspring in order to increase in number. This is indicative again that the "day" mentioned is not "24hrs
day" at all as it is impossible and chaotic for the animals to produce offspring in such a short time of 24hrs day relative to us. Time is needed for
the fertilized egg to mature and give offspring. It takes time as well for the offspring to reach adulthood to mate.
The animals breathes in the oxygen produced by the plants and trees, and the animals exhales carbon dioxide which is needed by the plants. The plants
then synthesize the carbon dioxide to produce carbohydrates. The carbohydrates produce by the plants gives food and energy to the animals eating it.
The waste products of animals from eating the food gives nutrients to the soil and in turn give nourishment and health to the plants. We can see a
perfect harmony of living things.
So, we can all see and understand that it takes a considerable amount of time for things to grow and multiply. Having only a day for each creation is
When reading Genesis, we should always take into serious consideration that the time indicated is not the time relative to our time. The "day"
indicated is only a indicator to separate each creation to categorize it accordingly to the balance of nature which God created.
You can study Genesis and see how well designed the stages of creation is. If there is no design at all, the animals could have been created on the
first day. Where's the plant? They cannot survive, so they die. Where's the water? The plant cannot survive and they die. Where's the Sun? If these
were created at a blind random process, everything would be so chaotic and nothing can, if at all, exists.
If these were created in 24hours, everything would overlap and everything would be in its primary stages of development. The balance of nature would
not exist at all and everything would die. Everything takes time and patience. You cannot rush creation.
Things needed to be put into order, design, and time in order for creation to work.
So the debate about a 6,000 year old Earth should be rethought and put into a proper perspective.
Science is not an enemy to your faith. Lack of understanding is more an enemy. Science by itself is self correcting. It does not chose sides. It is
only a tool to understand nature. It is not a belief system. Men just came into the picture and mistranslated it, both opposition and proposition.
Each one has its own errors.
One should not be too cocksure in everything.