Re: My Daughter is a YEC

From: gordon brown (
Date: Mon May 27 2002 - 12:16:22 EDT

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    God's perspective on time is very different from ours. (See Psalm 90:4 and
    II Peter 3:8.) Your question seems to reflect a human perspective.

    Gordon Brown
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0395

    On Sun, 26 May 2002, Walter Hicks wrote:

    > If we take the viewpoint that Jesus, is the Word and He created this
    > universe as
    > implied by the Gospel of John, then we can well ask why billions of
    > years elapsed
    > to achieve this? Certainly the Bible never implied that, and it
    >only the recent
    > interpretation of (Christian) scientists who say that:"If the
    > universe appears to
    > be 15 billion years old, then God must have created it 15 billion
    > years ago." So
    > why must this be so? If it is only the last several thousand years that are
    > important to God, why need He need to use up 15 billion years of
    > space time to do
    > it ---- when a few thousand years are adequate? We don't know much
    > about how God
    > might do things but it is not difficult to believe that thousands of years of
    > space time are far more economical to create than billions of years
    > worth. (That
    > makes for an awful lot of rather useless time and space just to keep some
    > scientific purists happy.).

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