For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, a nd rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:11)
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. (Exodus 31:17)
IF WE ARE GOING TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT the creation of the earth, we will have to settle for faith in the Word of God or faith in the word of some human being that claims to know how it was done. It is beyond the ability of scientific inquiry to prove the history of the beginning of the earth; whether the earth is old or young. Carbon-14 dating? It has its supporters and its critics. Its shortcomings have been creeping out from under the rocks for many years. (Pun intended.)
AFTER THE ERUPTION OF MT. ST. HELEN in the state of Washington in 1980, some of the two-year old strata from the mud tested over 350 million years old. (Video: Is Genesis History) His critics charged that he didn’t do it right.
https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4146 But skeptoid indicated that both sides had some valid points. One of the valid points against it is that Carbon 14 dating is a very shaky way of determining age and the slightest human flaw can render the test useless. So, we must not only test the age of the rock but the agility of the human tester.
WHERE DID THE FIRST SPOONFUL OF DIRT COME FROM? If we were going to make a spoonful of dirt from nothing, how long would it take us? How long would it take God to make a spoonful of dirt from nothing? If God can make the earth, why would it take Him a billion years to do it? Is God omnipotent (all-powerful) and omniscient (all-knowing)?
ONE SCIENTIST, WHO IS A CHRISTIAN, pointed out that God could have made the whole thing in a minute and that he wonders why God took six days to do it? Then he answered his own question and said, “Probably to teach us the importance of a six-day work week and one day to worship God and think on Him.”
THE WIDESPREAD BELIEF THAT THE EARTH IS BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD did not come from the Bible. The belief came from outside the Bible. Darwin’s version of an old earth was dragged into the Bible since 1859 to make the Bible agree with him. Dr. Henry Morris says: “Darwin was not the first to embrace evolution by any stretch of the imagination. He was preceded by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Lyell and by the growing popularity of “naturalism” among the social elite of Europe.
“PRIOR TO THOSE RELATIVELY RECENT THINKERS, there were literally millennia (thousands) of pantheistic and polytheistic philosophers and religionists espousing mythology of every stripe and description. Atheistic evolution in one form or another has been recorded in history from ancient Babylonian days.”
(DR. HENRY MORRIS - formerly chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. This dealt with bodies and streams of water.) (I met Dr. Morris in his home at Blacksburg, VA about 1961 and bought a copy of his first book: “The Genesis Flood.” Written by Morris and John C. Whitcomb.) Ken Ham a high school science teacher in Australia, read that book. He came to America as a missionary to America and ended up building a 100-million-dollar Ark in Kentucky.)
JEWISH TRADITION AND LATER, CHRISTIAN TRADITION, has held for thousands of years that the creation days were 24-hour days. They believed that God spoke to them in plain, ordinary, normal language to tell them about creation. Were they wrong to believe that?
WHAT DID JOSEPHUS, THE RENOWNED JEWISH HISTORIAN believe about it? https://creation.com/josephus-says-genesis-means-what-it-says After Alexander the Great established Greece as the dominate world power, the Jews ended up translating their Old Testament Bible into Greek. It was known as the Septuagint version. Not only so, the Greeks were producing many books and used them to spread Greek culture.
I carried Greek vocabulary cards around all the time for several months because….the New Testament was written in koine Greek. Many church buildings, university buildings and government buildings are made of brick and enhanced by tall white columns. Greek columns!
THE RUINS OF ROMAN BUILDINGS ARE MARKED BY SKELETAL WHITE COLUMNS. The buildings are gone but the columns are still there. Greek columns. The Greeks excelled in the development of philosophy. When I studied philosophy, it was the study of Greek philosophy. This overwhelming, overriding presence of Greek “everything” was a painful thorn in the side of Jewish historian, Josephus. (See the link above). He didn’t want others messing up the Jewish scriptures. Greek books, Greek architecture, Greek philosophy. The elite Jews became soaked in Greek stuff. They were called Hellenistic Jews.
AN ONLINE DEFINITIONT OF HELLENISTIC IS: “The relating to Greek history, language, and culture from the death of Alexander the Great to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian in 31 BC.” During this period Greek culture flourished, spreading through the Mediterranean and into the Jewish life values of the Jewish scriptures, Josephus was upset about it.
PAUL HAD AN OPINION ABOUT THE INVASION OF THE CHURCH: O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: (1 Timothy 6:20) The same problem is with us today. Dragging “science, falsely so-called” into the Bible is a problem.
A GROWING NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS ARE SEEING THE PROBLEM and are acknowledging that the Grand Canyon was not cut into the earth slowly by the river that runs through it. A better explanation is that the Grand Canyon was formed by the flood God sent upon the earth in Noah’s day. He sent the flood because the people of that day were so wicked that God killed them, every one, and started over with Noah and his family.
ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO, MY SON, DAVID, GAVE ME A COPY OF THE BOOK, “In Six Days.” It contains the written testimony of fifty scientists with earned degrees who embrace a Six Day Bible Creation. I recommend that you find a used copy on Amazon and read it many times. Let your young people read it. There are now several thousand scientists who believe that God created the heaven and the earth in six days as we know them today and that Adam and Eve were real people, that Genesis is history and not allegory.
Read Through the Bible in a Year
JULY 24, 2019 - WEDNESDAY A.M. Psalm 41-43 P.M. Acts 24
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Good Verses to Memorize:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2)
Song for Today:
lessed Assurance (4:54)