Originally posted by Donny 4 million
"This it my main topic, I hope I can help."
"I have studied the fossil record, migrations of people and most present and previous life forms back as far as I can."
"Just follow the fossil record to yourself. From the left. You and I and everyone alive are on the right."
But "Something" is missing. There must be a Link. Some "Missing Link"
I am not disputing your effort or message, but I must wonder what it is that is missing.
It does not help either, when discussing questions like this, when one side, namely Creationists, have no clue what the Bible / Books of Moses even
suggest took place.
Simple Word Study of the second verse of Genesis 1 shows just how translation of Original Text to another language can be misleading.
Genesis 1:2 and the earth was
void and without form.
"Was" is Italicized, since it was not in the Original text. So, removing this presumptive use of an alien word in the translation of the Original
Text, we find another purer picture is present.
Genesis 1:2 and the earth became a waste and a desolation.
Now far be it for me to assert I have presented 100% proof of a miss-translation, But I can assure anyone and everyone, I have not "Placed"
anything in this picture, that was not present for the Translators in the year 1611. Not only that, but I did not even need to makeup words, such as
the Original Translators had.
You can ask, What's this got to do with anything and my answer is this.
Some period of time in the Distant Past, "God Created the Heavens and the Earth."
Sometime after this, a tramatic event occured, "and the earth became a waste and a desolation."
What period of time occurs between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2?
1 Day? 1000 Years? 1 Million Years? 4.6 Billion Years? (Some Day, we all will know)
And back to this Missing Link, why is it missing?
Could it be simply, the Re-Creationist Stories outline in the balance of Genesis 1.
To be clear, I am a Christian. I believe Dinosaurs walked the earth. I have no faith in Darwin. I believe the earth is some number of years old, and
much more ancient than the 6000 to 14000 years certain sects ascribe to. I believe all Science ultimately PROVES God's word to be true.
So, I hope this may offer something to consider. Like I noted above, someday we will all know the answer to this, but until then, we must rely on
discussions and debate.