Hello, friends! We’re still taking a good long look into why I am a Young Earth Creationist, and we’ve reached the point where we’re looking into the text of Genesis to see what the Bible says. This is an unpopular technique these days. Most people would prefer to talk about the Bible without actually seeing what it says, but I’m a bit of a traditionalist that way. Call me old fashioned, just don’t call me late for dinner! [rim-shot]
We’re looking at objections to a literal six day interpretation of the six days of Genesis chapter one, and today’s objection comes from Genesis chapter two. Continue reading
The next objections to taking Genesis chapter one at its word come from events which are supposed to take much longer than a single day, and thus, it is argued, those days cannot be literal days: The third day, and the sixth day. Like the previous objection to day one, there are some unspoken assumptions about limitations God seem to have in the Old Earth Creation (OEC) model. Continue reading
Most recently I explained the various reasons why the days of Creation in Genesis 1 MUST be interpreted as normal, 24 hour, calendar days. But there are a couple of objections brought up by The Old Earth Creationist (OEC) model which are worth noting, mainly because they are so inadvertently funny.
Like Chickens! They don’t MEAN to be funny, but I don’t care who you are, chickens are FUNNY!
The final argument from scripture which is usually associated with this attempt to lengthen the six creation days comes from the seventh day. First, many will try and argue that Hebrews 4 tells us that the Seventh day is STILL GOING ON, and thus, those Creation says CAN’T be normal days. Once again, why these people feel they can define a Hebrew word in the Old Testament with a Greek passage in the New Testament is beyond me. Not only that, but Hebrews 4 does not say that the Seventh day of Creation is still going on. Go read it. Anyone can see that Genesis 1 and Exodus 20 call the Creation week, six days. But then people will choose to ignore that fact and try to read into Hebrews 4 that the Seventh day is still going on, and thus the Creation days were not normal days?
This is my argument kids. Just say NO to drugs. Continue reading
In previous confessions I have attempted to explain why I feel the Creation days were actual, 24 hour days. I have shown that the Bible makes clear that Jesus in the New Testament and God the father in the Old Testament both agree with the Genesis 1 narrative- that Creation was a week long around 6,000 years ago. But if you have read anything about this debate from the people who consider me a dirty, unwashed, uneducated, unscientific backwoods hick, you know that they will try and argue that Genesis 1 uses a word for ‘day’ (Yom in the Hebrew) which, just like the English word ‘day’ can mean more than merely a single 24 hour calendar day. And they are correct. It can mean more than that.
This is where the Old Earth Creationist cries “BWAHAHA! (Literally: “Fo’Shizzle!”)
Then you admit that the word translated as DAY in Genesis 1 can mean something OTHER than a normal, 24 hour calendar day!”
And I say, “Yup.” (Literally, “FoSho.’”)
And then they say “Then you admit that the days of Genesis 1 could be LONGER than a single day!”
And I say, “Mmmmm..Nope.”
I don’t know what they say to this, because no one ever seems to carry on past this point. They just wander off and get distracted by other things I suppose. Continue reading
Last time, I took a quick look at what God had to say about Creation week, and He seems to say it’s a six day work week with a day off. I say that because he says “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.“ (Exodus 20:11) The fact that the Bible clearly says Creation took a week seems fairly open and shut once you read the Bible. A lot of controversies about the Bible get cleared up fairly quick when you actually READ the Bible. I wonder why more people don’t think to do that?
This is the point where someone will ask, “But doesn’t the Bible say “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years“?” Oh, these poor kids. I used to be one of these guys, and frankly, we say this kind of stuff without really thinking because someone said it to us and we just went, “Huh. That’s in the Bible. OK then.” But let’s consider it together. Continue reading
Let’s remeber that when you look into the Bible to see what God has said about the Genesis account of Creation week, he has this to say:
“And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God…”
“For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
Some people will try to claim that there is not intended to be a day by day comparison here, which to me strains credulity. I mean, He actually MAKES the day to day comparison. Six days and one day to six days and one day. He didn’t bless a seventh undefined very long period of time. He blessed the seventh DAY. To me this is pretty hard to mess up. Continue reading