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Originally posted by edmc^2
Warning to Evolutionists:
The Video that you're about to see might cause you to change your way of thinking. So if you're not up to it may I suggest to move on and be close minded.
But of course I would rather want you to watch the program and decide for yourself if indeed Life was Created or in your case evolved.
Enjoy - and let me know what you think and if you're able to answer the Qs asked in the Vid (as a mature and knowledgeable homosapian).
To Creation beleivers - enjoy and be in awe of the wonders of Creation!
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."-- Rom 1:20 (NASB)
Originally posted by sensibleSenseless
Sorry if I am repeating others' views. Haven't had time to view the entire thread. You might count me as another vote for what I am about to say.
I believe that the reason for the books of creation is to explain the concept of "God" to people of the time, and that it is a story that purposely circumvented the theory of evolution so as to demonstrate the concept in terms that people of the time could understand. It was not, IMHO, a book written to expose the chronological order of events of the time.
I'm not sure how many people believe that the bible disproves the theory of evolution. Creationist theories may be popular, but I don't count the fact that it is popular as meaning that it is right.
Take a comparison of the first two chapters of the bible:
(BTW: the word "day" is translated from the original word "Yom", which means time period - so I am going to use the word time period in running my comparison).
God made the first vegetation on the planet on the second day/time period.
God made sea creatures and birds on the fourth day/time period.
On the fifth day/time period, God made the animals and human beings.
The second chapter:
This time period - according to the second chapter - occurred as God was creating the earth.
God made man prior to making wild bushes and wild plants. (Just the wild ones).
God made man and then created the wild animals and all the birds of heaven - to give man a companion.
Clearly, according to the second chapter all the birds were made to give man a companion. Yet, the first chapter puts the event of bird making prior to the arrival of man.
The first chapter says God created heaven and earth in the beginning. Then it goes on to say there was a divine wind blowing over the waters.
Now, the actual act of creating heaven occurred on the second day and the earth was a formless void (until it was created on the third day). So, the previous paragraph wasn't necessarily meant to be a chronologically ordered description.
The earth was created on the third day. So, an earth day is not necessarily implied in the days described earlier.
On the fourth day (according to the first chapter) - is when God set the two lights in the sky - one to govern the day and the other to govern the night and to indicate the passing of days, and to divide light from darkness.
Yet, the same idea appears on the first day - he created light and separated it from darkness, calling the light "day" and the darkness "night". (in chapter 1).
Additionally, we now know the earth is round and this is how "our" days and nights are caused. So, it would likely be that the human day and night would have been created after the earth had been created.
Yet, the first chapter describes evening and morning for every single day... evenings and mornings occur because the earth is spinning on its axis... and that too only if you were located at one point on earth would you have a 24 hour day - the northern most point on the north pole only sees a 6 month day and a 6 month night. (Same thing in Finland).
What does this all mean? Can't say.
It does say in the second chapter that God fashioned man from the soil of the ground - but it would be true if you summarize evolution as well.
So, I can't say that it disproves evolution, neither can I say it proves it.