Hey folks and fellow Christians, I thought I would put this down on paper to see if it sounds as silly as some theologians have suggested to me.
You see I have no problem in believing in a literal bible and that the world is far older than the 6 to 8 thousand years most scholars would have you
believe the bible teaches.. In fact it is pretty clear to me.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit
of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given
every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.Thus the heavens and
the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon
the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Sorry about the long quote, but it is necessary for me to illustrate what “I see” written here..
In “25” It clearly states that God made man on the 6th day. Okay we are all good with that. Then God rested, figure he deserved it..
Now is where I differ from almost everyone else.
AFTER God rested, it tells of a mist coming from the ground that watered all things and then, ONLY THEN does it tell of God forming man from the dust
and breathing lfe into his nostrils..
Now we all know the bible has been translated many times and there are some that would have you believe that the translations are faulty. Not gonna
debate that here as I believe the translations are guided by the hand of God. I also have no problem seeing what I see and understanding what I
God created humans on the 6th day and then after resting some time could have elapsed, say many thousands of years, THEN and only THEN did God create
a man from dust and breathed life, think SOUL, into him. Why else would the creation be mentioned and described twice?
Now this is what I believe and belief is a funny thing, or I should say what I have faith in. I will certainly talk about it or I would not have
posted it on ATS, but I have no intention of arguing my faith. I hope you all understand. I also hope I made what I believe clear as I am NOT a
theologian by trade or education. I did take a semester or two on the bible in college but that was an easy 4.0..