reply to post by novastrike81
There are many people that believe that the heavens and earth were created in six literal twenty four hour days. Then there are also many
creationists who believe that it was not literally six twenty four hour days. Also there are some creationists who believe that there were many
creations which were created and destroyed by the Creator. All of this is theology. We have no proof of any of this outside of the fact that we
exist and we do not know how we got here. That is the best we can do at this time.
The Hebrew bibles and Greek bibles are nothing but copies of copies. We have no original manuscripts whatsoever to prove anything of value. Most all
of any history was at one time tradition before it was written and when it was written there was much embellishment which is natural in any tradition.
So when we quote the bible we should bear in mind that even the copies of copies have had word changes in our modern days to suite the doctrines of
the many denominations that exist.
An example of this is as follows –
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created,
the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, -- This verse was from the 1611
KJV of the Hebrew Bible –
Notice that the author states that the heavens and earth were created in generations and yet
calls these generations a day. Was this a figure of Speech? The author is not referring to a
generation of a human because there were no humans during the first five days of generating.
Could the author be telling the reader that a day is actually an eon or as some theologians
believe, from one light to another?
There are some theologians who believe that the world rotated much faster during its beginning and has now slowed down such as a toy top would do.
This would explain the reason that Adam lived such a long period in comparison to this living generation. Now a generation of generating could be
many of our years and they could vary in length of time. This is only theology and nothing more because we have no proof of any of this any more than
so called science can prove any thing of this nature.
Now let us see another version of this very same verse. This was taken from the “Hebrew Names Version” bible.
Gen 2:4 These are the records of the heavens and the earth, concerning their creation at the time that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
Notice the word change from “generations” in the KJV bible to the word “records” in this “Hebrew Names Version” -- Also notice that the
word “day” has also been changed to the word “time” -- With our English understanding today it changes the entire concept of what the
author could mean. The point here is that transliteration has changed this meaning and influences other scriptures as well.
If a student from both seminaries believed what they are being taught, then you have a division of thought and this is what leads to the theological
differences that we have today. The master teaches the pupil and the pupil becomes a master and so it goes on and on.