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Author Topic:   Does the Bible say the Earth was created in 6 days, 6000 years ago?
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11-28-2008 2:46 PM

I have come to realise that a major argument against the idea of an intelligent creation, is the fact that there is evidence that the world is very much older than 6000 years.
It has been explained to me however that there are common misconceptions to what the first chapter of Genesis actually means, when you look at the hebrew translations of the words, and what they really mean, the first two verses actually read that "In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth" then vs2 "The Earth became without form or void". The key aspect of this is the word "became", this actually show that there was a period of time, maybe millions of years, between vs 1 and 2, where the Earth became desolate. And therefore the "creation" described was actually a recreation or a renewal of the face of the Earth.
Id just like to know what you think of this argument, that seems to explain the age of the Earth, and the idea that there were dinosaurs etc.

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11-28-2008 2:55 PM

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