Re: YEC Article

From: Jonathan Clarke (
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 17:53:26 EDT

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    I thinking pointing out the difference between the accounts of Genesis 1
    and helpful, for two reasons. Genesis 1 has the sequence of primal
    chaos - light and day/night - sky - land and sea - land plants - lights
    in sky - sea and air creatures - land animals -humanity. Genesis 2 has
    the sequences heavens & earth - plants (implied) - man - plants
    (garden) - animals (land) - woman. Genesis 1 creation takes 7 days, in
    Genesis 2:4 (KJV) it takes 1 day. There is no mention of time in any of
    the other "creation accounts" in Job 38, Psalm 104, Proverbs 8, for
    example. It may also be helpful to point out the differences between
    these different accounts: Job 38: 8 speaks of the sea breaking forth
    from womb of the earth, while in others the sea covers the earth and
    then receeds revealing the land or the land rises out of the water.

    Hopes this helps


    Dick Fischer wrote:

    > I want to thank those of you who have been kind enough to give me
    > some feedback on the proposed articles I will submit for publication
    > in PSCF.
    > If any of you know Scripture verses (preferably KJV) that weigh
    > against the YEC method of apology, would you please email them to me?
    > For example, YEC's believe in 24-hour days of creation in Genesis 1.
    > Yet a psalm of Moses states: : “For a thousand years in Thy sight are
    > like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night (Psalm
    > 90:4).” And Peter echoes that sentiment in II Peter 3:8, showing that
    > God's time and man's time are dissimilar.
    > YEC's believe the earth can be dated from 6,000 to 10,000 years old.
    > But in Habakkuk 3:6. The mountains are described as “everlasting,”
    > the hills are “perpetual.” The Hebrew words ‘ad and ‘owlam mean “long
    > duration,” “ancient,” “forever,” and “continuous existence.”
    > I know some of the scriptural retorts to the YEC view, maybe I know
    > most, but I doubt I have them all.
    > My intention is to make the case as strong as possible to show that
    > there is no scriptural support for YEC - just the opposite in fact.
    > If the articles are published, I can email them to conservative
    > Christian organizations that have been thus far pro-YEC. I think If
    > science alone would dissuade these folks, it would have done so by
    > now. They may not know geology or biology, but most Christians read
    > the Good Book from time to time. It might be possible to chip away at
    > the support ICR and other YEC instigators have enjoyed by default from
    > those who may be well-intentioned, but are poorly informed.
    > At least that is my hope.
    > Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution -
    > "The answer we should have known about 150 years ago."

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