Re: YEC Article

From: Dick Fischer (
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 12:36:28 EDT

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    Bill Payne wrote:

    ><> writes:
    > > Okay, give a Scripture reference that you think supports YEC.
    >Matthew 19:4 - " 'Haven't you read', he replied, 'that at the beginning
    >the Creator made them male and female...?' "
    >Just how long do you think "the beginning" was anyway? :-)

    Remember, this reply was to the question of divorce. The object was to get
    Jesus to take a stand that would give them the opportunity to say, Moses
    said this, but Jesus says that. They were looking for an answer they could
    use to discredit our Lord - to put distance between the teachings of Christ
    and the laws of Moses.

    The "beginning" was the institution of marriage between the first married
    couple in Jewish history, Adam and Eve. Christ was responding to Jewish
    Pharisees after all. And the beginning would have been about 7,000 years ago.

    >Ex 20:9, 11 - "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the
    >seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God....For in six days the Lord
    >made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he
    >rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day
    >and made it holy."

    If we look back at Genesis, the sun, moon and stars were commissioned as
    timekeepers on the fourth day of creation, which leaves open the time
    period for the first three days. And God's seventh day of rest
    continues. Psa. 95:10-11: "Forty years long was I grieved with this
    generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they
    have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not
    enter into my rest."

    The parallel is drawn from an analogy that as God worked for six of His
    days, resting on the seventh, so should the children of Israel work on six
    days and rest on the sabbath. As we all know, what the Bible says in one
    passage, perhaps leaving us in a quandry, it usually will clarify in
    another passage. Which is my point. The Scriptures are replete with
    clarifications that YEC's ignore.

    Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution -
    "The answer we should have known about 150 years ago."

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