God's Word (was Re: Reasons to reject concordism in Genesis 1)

From: Jim Eisele (jeisele@starpower.net)
Date: Wed May 29 2002 - 05:06:40 EDT

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    Mike writes

    >I have not had the time to follow much of this discussion. So, if what I am
    >about to ask has already been asked and discussed, please forgive me.

    Actually, your timing is quite good. I believe that it is important to
    eliminate YEC. The most effective way to do this is to promote a day-age
    understanding of Genesis One. Thank you for your valuable contribution.

    >But isn't it possible that God deliberately chose to use the
    >words which appear in Gen.1 for a dual purpose?

    Of course.

    >Isn't it possible that He deliberately chose to use Hebrew words with
    >broad enough meanings to permit Gen. 1 to be understood in a "poetic" way
    >by the ancient Hebrews, and then later on be understood in a scientifically
    >accurate way by modern people possessing a knowledge of earth's history?

    Opposing arguments, IMNSHO, are absurd. They question the Lord's character.

    >For instance, God could have deliberately chosen to use the Hebrew word
    >to describe the creative time periods

    Yes. It is absolutely critical to ask the question, "What was God's
    "reasoning" for allowing certain wording.

    Thanks for your post.


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