posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by 200Plus
Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in the young earth concept or "creationism" as it is commonly described.
They believe that the earth is billions of years old.
Was all physical creation accomplished in just six days sometime within the past 6,000 to 10,000 years?
The facts disagree with such a conclusion: (1) Light from the Andromeda nebula can be seen on a clear night in the northern hemisphere. It takes about
2,000,000 years for that light to reach the earth, indicating that the universe must be at least millions of years old. (2) End products of
radioactive decay in rocks in the earth testify that some rock formations have been undisturbed for billions of years.
rs p. 84-p. 88
This is from their publication; "Reasoning on the Scriptures".
Also from their own publications:
The Creative Days—24 Hours Each?
Some fundamentalists claim that creationism rather than evolution explains pre-human history. They assert that all physical creation was produced in
just six days of 24 hours each sometime between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. But in doing so, they promote an unscriptural teaching that has caused
many to ridicule the Bible.
Is a day in the Bible always literally 24 hours in length? Genesis 2:4 speaks of “the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.” This one day
encompasses all six of the creative days of Genesis chapter 1. According to Bible usage, a day is a measured period of time and can be a thousand
years or many thousands of years. The Bible’s creative days allow for thousands of years of time each. Further, the earth was already in existence
before the creative days began. (Genesis 1:1) On this point, therefore, the Bible account is compatible with true science.—2 Peter 3:8.
Commenting on claims that the creative days were only 24 literal hours in length, molecular biologist Francis Collins remarks: “Creationism has
done more harm to serious notions of belief than anything in modern history.”
Awake g02 6/8 pp. 8-11
Please do not lump JW's in with Creationists that claim the earth and the universe were created in a mere 6000 years. Nothing could be further from
edit on 10/15/2013 by Sparky63 because: (no reason given)