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This is not a mere matter of statement or of opinion. It is a fact as incontestably certain as is the motion of the earth, and one that theology itself can no longer refuse to admit, although this admission furnishes another example of the errors into which we are led by attributing literal truth to language which is often of a figurative nature.
Take this time scale and apply expansion and you have a curve of time ending in a singularity.
reply to post by Shadow Herder
The Bible states the earth was re-created in 6 days approximately 6000 years ago, after being transformed into a state void of life and full of chaos as a result of the angelic rebellion of Satan, which occurred prior to those days.
The original Earth was created countless billions of years ago, and had numerous forms of life on it, through many ages of transformation; under the reign of the faithful Lucifer on Earth as God's high cherub; then Lucifer rebelled, and all physical life was destroyed as a result (ELE).
Then after "the Earth was made void and full of chaos" (result of angelic rebellion) God said let there be light and began re-creating the Earth so it would be suitable for mankind to live upon it in 6 days.
"God creates no thing void and full of chaos" - Isaiah
You see God took 6 days to restore/renew/re-create the Earth from the destroyed state it was in to a living state suitable for mankind to be created upon it.
edit on 25-10-2013 by ElohimJD because: (no reason given)
Similarly, the genesis account of creation, isn't exactly a scientific paper detailing the exact events of creation.
The Biblical Account of the Creation
The question of the personality of Adam, regarded as the first man, and sole progenitor of the human race, is not the only one in regard to which the religious convictions of the world have necessarily undergone modification. The hypothesis of the rotation of the earth round the sun appeared, at one time, to be in such utter opposition to the letter of the Bible, that every species of persecution was directed against it, and against those who advocated it. Yet the earth continued to move on in its orbit in defiance of anathemas; and no one, at the present day, could contest the fact of its movement without doing violence to his own powers of reasoning.
The Bible also tells us that the world was created in six days, and fixes the epoch of this creation at about 4000 years before the Christian era. Previously to that period the earth did not exist. At that period it was produced out of nothing. Such is the formal declaration of the sacred text, yet science, positive, inexorable steps in with proof to the contrary.
The history of the formation of the globe is written in indestructible characters in the worlds of fossils, proving beyond the possibility of denial that the six days of the creation are successive periods, each of which may have been of millions of ages.
Are we therefore to conclude that the Bible is a mere tissue of errors? No; but we must admit that men have erred in their method of interpreting it.
Eve is our Universe. There is more you must not know. You are not ready.