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Originally posted by Foundryman
Sometimes I take a different tack on that line of questioning. One of my favorite things to do is ask why it took so long...
Couldn't God create it all in one step? He is all-powerful right?
Originally posted by munkey66
I thought it was made in 6 days and God rested on the 7th?
I didn't read in the bible stating that it was 7, 24hour days, it used terms like "on the first day" it is mans own interpretation exactly how long he believed a day to be.
our days are 24 hours long on earth, Jupiter has a 9 hour day, 17.4 hours on uranus.
the centre of the universe could be 1 million earth years equal 1 earth day.
Originally posted by aimlessly
My dad is a believer in the literal 7 day creation theory ( 6 days, and 1 day of rest).
I, on the other hand, am exploring my spirituality because the bible literally makes no sense to me...lol.
I have asked elders about dinosaurs, how old the earth is, questions on the universe expanding, etc. I am always met with the, "We can not know the mind of god", or "Some things you will have to wait until you are in heaven to ask".
I was never too happy with those answers. I have since moved on.
Good luck in your pursuit, but I feel that they don't even know, so how are they going to explain it to you?
Originally posted by MamaJ
Hi op! :-)
Sounds like your journey of truth has begun....
In layman's terms, if there is no sun until day four, then how can you say days 1-3 were a "literal" day?
Originally posted by CodyBlevins88
I have considered this myself I have wondered that even though the bible has the relationship of 1000 years = 1 day (however that may be measured) that ratio had to be derived by a human. What I mean by this is that as humans we have came to form a word for the revolution of day and night and that word is "DAY". We , humans, have also compiled a system to measure what we call a "DAY" to the best of our abilities. So the time it took God to create our world and universe could actually be an unknown amount of time. In this unknown amount of time he could have still made MAN in HIS image but done this over an extended amount of time to allow for evolution to take place.
By allowing evolution to take place he has in turn done two things. He has allowed us to have free will to worship him ( Because if it were forced what would be the point right?) and has laid things in place to give us a reason to doubt. (Without a reason to doubt than we would know for sure and there would be no free-will) These things that have been laid in place would be the fossil record genes and all the weapons science has against religion.
By creating this world and the rules by which we have determined exist in it, Faith by the very definition has been put to the test.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by Poveglia
Your Father sounds an awful lot like mine. I was raised as a creationist but unlike my Father never bought into the literal 7 day interpretation or young earth version of creation. The answer my Father would give is probably along the lines of, "I don't know, I wasn't there, ask God"... that sort of dodge was supposed to work.
I would get into lengthy debates with him, destroy and dissemble his logic and his morals with ease but in the end he would claim to have won. Why? Because that's the blind arrogance of someone who thinks they're in direct communication with the creator of the entire Universe.