posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 01:57 PM
First off, my father is a Fundamentalist Christian. If you tell him Christianity is a religion, he will firmly deny that it is a religion, because
religions are man-made, his beliefs come from God. Anyways, he believe (like many others) in the 7 literal 24 hour days of creation, as told verbatim
in the Bible, so he says.
My question is simple. A 24 hour day is measured by the earth rotating in relation to the sun. My question is, if the earth was created in 7 literal
days, then what was the unit of measurement used to measure a day, if God didnt create the sun, moon, and stars until the 4th day of creation?
In layman's terms, if there is no sun until day four, then how can you say days 1-3 were a "literal" day?
I also brought up the verse (in Hebrews I believe) which points out that 1000 years is as a day to God, and a day is like 1000 years. Now, they
really didn't use modern day mathematics back then (at least commoners didn't), so I'm assuming that the 1000 years is not a literal "1000 yrs+ 1
day to God". I'm assuming it meant that God has no perception of time since he is eternal, and a 1000 yrs is simply used because it represents a
"big" number for those times.
So, if my assumptions are correct, then why can this not lead Christians to also subscribe to evolution and it's "millions of years" processes?
After all, God left a blank spot in the creation theory. A blank spot that could potentially mean several billion (if he chose to) years of evolution
between days 3 and 4 of creation.
Even if that were the case, we'd still have the problem of "life" with no sun evolving, but this is mainly used as food for thought since I am not
a believer in creation.
I'm just asking this question because I've asked this to Pastors who have Doctorates in Theology, and they were unable to answer me. They gave me
the "faith" cop-out............