Re: YEC Article

From: Dick Fischer (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 00:07:07 EDT

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    Bill Payne wrote:

    >So you're saying there were 5 of the days of creation which spanned
    >15,000,000,000 years, and then there was "the beginning" on day 6, only
    >7,000 years ago?

    Whether your "days" are 24 hours long, or billions of years in duration, Adam
    didn't come at "the beginning." So the "beginning" for Adam must have some
    other frame of reference. I suggest that if the subject is "divorce," you
    can't have
    divorce prior to marriage, and Adam had the first recorded marriage

    >Jesus didn't specify the beginning of man and woman,
    >just the beginnning. Your interpretation goes beyond the simplest,
    >straightforward reading to restrict the meaning to fit with your paradigm.

    I do use a method of apology that fits with everything I know
    historically, everything I know scientifically, and everything I know
    So, of course I fit everything within it, why wouldn't I?

    > > If we look back at Genesis, the sun, moon and stars were commissioned
    > > timekeepers on the fourth day of creation, which leaves open the time
    > > period for the first three days.
    >I think God could keep time without the cosmos being up to speed.

    Depends on where God lives. If God lives at either the north or south pole,
    He enjoys 8,760 hours between sunsets and sunrises.

    > > 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.
    >And since we know that the days of our week are 24 hours each, then, by
    >analogy, we know the first six days of creation were also 24 hours each.
    >So we agree?

    Sorry, Bill, I live at the north pole where my days are six months long. I
    relate to your 24-hour days. Seems pretty short to me.

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

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