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Featured Did God create quickly, or slowly?

Discussion in 'Creation & Theistic Evolution' started by SkyWriting, Apr 3, 2020.

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  2. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    The universe is 13.7 billions years old. Modern day humans are less than 100k years old - I can't imagine what God was up to for all those years, but I feel humbled and privileged that He thought to create me.

    That's about as deep as I dare go on CF. I fear that my assassination is imminent as it is. Lol
     
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  3. IceJad

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    I can't tell but if we take it word for word the passages close with sequence of the day.

    "And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day... second day" and so on.

    To me it's about metaphor how the sequence of creation shows God plan. Bring into existence Creation for His magnum opus - Humans created in His Image
     
  4. IceJad

    IceJad Regular Member

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    Oh come on! We're all brothers in faith here. One body of Christ. Nothing will happen to.... arghhhhh!!!!!
     
  5. Light_Conquers

    Light_Conquers New Member

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    As scripture says God created everything in six days.
     
  6. klutedavid

    klutedavid Well-Known Member

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    Was Genesis written for ancient people. Written in a format they could understand?
     
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  7. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    How can a day exist before the sun did? Time as WE know it is only so because we orbit a star. God's time must surely be gauged differently.

    It's not you, it's the Bible verse I'm questioning.
     
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    I'm reminded of Psalm 90:1-4
     
  9. IceJad

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    Not an astronomer but isn't a nebula the birth place of stars a ball of super heated gas? Heated gas glow and create light. So the first day when God created light the light could be nebula's. So there was light and darkness which God called evening and morning in the fist day.

    On the forth day God gathered the gases of light to form a star He called Sun. The lesser light to governed the night are the other stars further away from earth. These light sources mark the seasons.

    Well just my interpretation .
     
  10. Anthony2019

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    "Should the architect explain his plans to every bricklayer on the job? As long as he knows his own intent, isn't that enough? The clay sitting on the potter's wheel cannot even imagine into what pattern it will be formed, but if the potter knows his art, does the ignorance of the clay really matter?"
    - Charles Spurgeon


    A company director does not share every detail about his business plans with his employees. His relationship with them may be a very friendly one, but even they know that there is a boundary that should never be crossed. He is the director, he is in charge, and he has the absolute right not to tell everyone everything that he is doing, only the things that they need to do their work.

    For centuries, theologians have been trying to work out how God created the world, but trying to fathom out the mind of the One who made and sustains the entire universe is a massive undertaking and, in my opinion, rather futile.

    Some things are best left to God alone - He knows what He is doing. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are his ways higher than ours.

    "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know. Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?"
    - Job 38:4-7
     
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  11. WolfGate

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    God created.

    That is what I need to know.
     
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  12. IceJad

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    My opinion is that while the knowledge of all creation is beyond human comprehension, we should not waste the talents God has bestowed upon us. We seek knowledge for in it we have further understanding of the greatness of God.

    And with knowledge be it in any field we multiply its usefulness. Take for example the knowledge we gain in medical pursuit, we have multiply the talents God gave us to save many many of God's children.

    To scrutinized the Bible is not to disrespect God but to gain better understanding of what He has truly gift to us. In all pursuit we have to let God guide us. Again just my humble opinion.
     
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  13. Light_Conquers

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    Holy scripture was written down for human brains to understand. We don't have enough knowledge to discuss about this topic imho. For instance, We dont know whats time and how it works, how god created all this visible universe etc and etc. Maybe one day after death all our answers could be answered by Holy God.
     
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  14. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    Just try looking at the "create" words and ignore sermons.
     
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    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    The lesser light is the moon.
     
  16. grasping the after wind

    grasping the after wind That's grasping after the wind

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    Every modern human I am aware of is a whole heck of a lot less than 100k years old.
     
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  17. SkyWriting

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    We have what was written. It seems slow.

    "yasad" - laid the foundations of the earth

    appointed (2), established (4), firmly placed (1), found (1), foundation (6), foundation will be laid (1), foundations i will lay (1), foundations which laid (1), founded (11), given orders (1), laid (5), laid its foundations (1), laid the foundation (3), laid the foundations (1), lay its foundation (1), lay the foundation (1), laying (1), lays the foundation (1), make (1), rebuilding (1), set (1), take counsel (1), took counsel (1).
     
  18. SkyWriting

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    And in the original language, it seems slow:

    Genesis 1:7
    HEB: וַיַּ֣עַשׂ אֱלֹהִים֮ אֶת־
    NAS: God made the expanse, and separated
    KJV: And God made the firmament,
    INT: made God the expanse

    A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows) -- accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ((a feast)), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be (warr-)ior, work(-man), yield, use.
     
  19. ReesePiece23

    ReesePiece23 The Peanut Buttery Member.

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    Yeah, well I'm 89k at the moment. I'm a little while off myself yet.
     
  20. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    Absolutely! And this seems to be a slow process.

    Genesis 1:27
    HEB: בְּצֶ֥לֶם אֱלֹהִ֖ים בָּרָ֣א אֹת֑וֹ זָכָ֥ר
    NAS: of God He created him; male
    KJV: of God created he him; male
    INT: the image of God created male and female

    Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
    choose, create creator, cut down, dispatch, do, make fat
    A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) -- choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).
     
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