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Author Topic:   Does the Bible say the Earth was created in 6 days, 6000 years ago?
bluescat48
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Message 7 of 319 (489634)
11-28-2008 7:23 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Integral
11-28-2008 6:33 PM


Re: Post Hoc Rationalisation
This is all pretty farfetched stuff, but is all backed up by scripture. Not something i could imagine a middle eastern man 4000 years ago could make up...
Why not, there is a lot of "far-fetched stuff" written 3000+ years ago and told over 4000-5000 years ago.

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

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Message 38 of 319 (490045)
12-01-2008 9:18 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by earlejones
12-01-2008 8:42 PM


Re: The 6,000 year old earth
Great it shows that the Bishop could add.

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

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Message 59 of 319 (491772)
12-20-2008 11:39 PM


6 days = 6days
I am making a general comment since this reply is to the entire topic.
One problem, that I see, is that people are looking at Genesis through 21st Century eyes, not through the eyes of the writers or the audience he was writing for. If the writer writes "evening & morning were the first day, he meant day and his readers would have understood day, whether it meant 24 hour day or 24,000,000,000 year day. Trying to adapt Genesis to modern times is absurd. Reading it as it was written and understanding what humans would have believed 3000, 4000 or 5000 years ago, one should be able to understand what the writers were saying in terms of the writer's period rather than ours.

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

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Message 231 of 319 (494661)
01-17-2009 3:05 PM
Reply to: Message 230 by ICANT
01-17-2009 12:26 PM


Re: Re What come First
Genesis 2:4 is the beginning of the history of Genesis 1:1.
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
so the person who compiled the Genesis account got the order mixed up? The bible first verse should be Gen 2:4?

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

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