From: Peter Brunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 31 2003 - 05:35:07 EST
I cannot accept the age of the water in the wine jars as 4.5 billion
years old. What about the water and carbon cycles?
Much water is produced from the metabolism of all life on earth and
while it was come from water initially via photosynthesis
some of that time it has been carbohydrate, lipid or protein or some
other metabolite like hydrocarbon. Some hydrocarbons
and other metabolites are "locked up" for many millions of years. Hence
the "water" is locked up.
However, yes to the substance part and the rest of your paragraph.
Are we really able to explain a miracle? Do we really need to anyway?
Seems to me that miracle explanation is a devise to
rationalise an unexplainable event. Who knows if our surmising is
correct and what does it matter any way?!!!
Bill Payne wrote:
When Jesus created good (aged) wine from water, and when He multiplied
fish and loaves, He did so in a short period of time, yet the products
had the "appearance of age."
The water was aged for 4.5 billion years. Jesus changed the nature of
the substance not its age. And he multiplied the fish and loaves. You
can't possibly equate that with artificially dating every radioactive
substance on earth by mixing in just the right amounts of daughter
elements to provide consistent but contrived dates, which is only one of
the clever manipulations He would have to do to fit your theory.
Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
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