God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
Age of earth 4.54 billion years.
Star found in our galaxy 13.2 billion years.
Also, "Let there be light" came after the earth was created.
Science is self-correcting. And those digits are not factual, they are theoretical. Nobody has lived for 4.54 billion years to actually measure that
date right? It is all in theory. Theory = speculative.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
The first few pages of the Genesis (creation) is a summary. The best thing that I can describe it is a "in a nutshell" story. Perhaps the early
church who has compiled the Genesis felt that its readers may have a hard time reading it in full.
Since God created Adam, he also created Eve from Adam's rib. Hence, God created Eve.
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
Unfortunately, this is the case. God favors men rather than women.
God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according
to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Unfortunately, you are missing the point. When the Bible say Serpent. It doesn't mean that it's those reptiles we can see on Earth. The serpent is
not of this earth. It is in Eden which is on the 3rd heaven in which Adam lives as a pet of God before Adam and Eve were banished to Earth and became
of Earth (physical).
So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl
on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
Kindly refer to the above. The serpent is not the snake that you know of. It is a spirit that presides in the heaven. These serpents as of now are
unknown and maybe the one's who are influencing humanity. This is speculation however.
And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"
I can't comment on this part yet since I have not read enough to answer it. I'll get back to it. However, I do know that God isn't everywhere and
He also cannot see everything. In the knowing everything part, I still cannot answer it.
To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your
husband, and he will rule over you."
Unfortunately for the feminism movement in the 90s this is the case. It isn't exclusive to the Genesis though, it is all over the Bible.
There is no double standard in Christianity. I think the closest we can get to double standards will be in pagan religions. If Christianity is your
chosen religion then this is the consequence that you simply have to face.
As for me, I'm not a theist nor an atheist nor an agnostic. I'm still researching exhaustively the scriptures related to them. I just hope that I
finish it before I die.
I'm planning on starting a thread regarding my thoughts on Christianity in general but I don't want to hi-jack this thread.
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