Remember that in delivering Genesis by means of fallible humans, God had to thread the account through thousands of years of well-meaning scribes who would be tempted to excise nonsense about the earth orbiting around the sun. Also recall that it took great effort to produce a Bible until Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1454. In Genesis God had some very important things to communicate to us, and there was no good reason to include pages of details about the physical layout of the cosmos that He knew we would figure out soon enough anyway.
As a scientific account that describes the present state of our universe, Genesis is not a very good description. One could easily get the impression that planet Earth is at the center of the solar system. Morning and evening happen for three days without benefit of the sun. The firmament sounds like a big blue dome above the atmosphere, or at least a firm demarcation between man's zone and God's realm. In several places rain seems to come from windows in the sky that are opened to let pour out the water that is held up there. You would think that the words "sphere" or "round" would appear somewhere. We are already interpreting Scripture in the light of science.
Not the sun or the summer alone, but every hour and seasonyields its tribute of delight; for every hour and change corresponds toand authorizes a different state of the mind, from breathless noon to grimmestmidnight.
There is a body of Christian thought that agrees with me, and it is sometimes termed "Old Earth, Local Flood." One can find this thinking on the World Wide Web. There are many committed Christians who believe that creation took longer than 6 24-hour days, or that the whole-world flood reported was the entire known world at that time (Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean or the Black Sea basins).
The bibliography will usually include the relevant sources consulted in producing your essay, even if you have not referred to or quoted from them directly. The order is alphabetical and determined by the authors' names. Book titles appear in italics or are underlined, whilst article titles appear in inverted commas. When referring to books you should include the author's name, place of publication, the publisher, and the date when the book was published. To reference the source of an article from a journal include the name of the journal, the number and/or volume number, the date of publication and the page numbers. There are several styles for laying out a bibliography, but the same elements appear in each, and you must be consistent. Consult the handbooks to be found in the libraries for further details.
In Genesis 2: 4 seems to refer to the entire creation week: "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day () that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens." It's also puzzling to imagine Day 1 as an ordinary day. God said "Let there be light!" and there was light. There was not yet any sun or moon to mark the days. He divided the light from the darkness and began to create order out of chaos. The first day of the universe was anything but an ordinary day. According to Job 38:7, all the angels shouted for joy. It was such a glorious time! Certainly God Almighty can do all that in 24 hours, but what reason is there to limit this wonderful act of creation to 24 hours? What purpose does it serve to insist that it must be exactly 24 modern hours long?
Young-earth creationists commonly explain where Cain got his wife by asserting that she was a daughter of Seth, even going to great lengths in pointing out that there was plenty of time for this scenario to happen. This explanation presumes a two-generation gap between Genesis 4:16 and verse 17 (one for Seth to be born and grow up, plus one for Seth's daughter to be born and grow up and marry uncle Cain). People who object to jumpy narratives with big gaps between verses should not propose them. These claims damage their insistence that the first chapters in Genesis are strictly sequential. Furthermore, no matter how you think Cain got his wife, the narrative in Genesis 4 clearly jumps back many years to Adam between verses 24 and 25. A "jumpy narrative" is not a valid scriptural objection to the Days of Proclamation theory.
Through key research I will explain what the Earth Charter is and why it was founded, describe one of its four parts along with the goals and overarching philosophy, and share the impact it has on my life now and in the future....
Exodus 20:8-11 is often used to contend that the days of creation week must be 24-hour days, because they are compared with our standard work week. Verse 11 reads "For in six days the Lord made the heaven, earth, and sea, and everything in them, and rested the seventh day; so He blessed the Sabbath day and set it aside for rest." However, there are other scriptures that contradict the view that the Sabbath 6-and-1 pattern always refers to 24-hour days. Exodus 23:10-12 extends the pattern to years. Verses 10-11a read "Sow and reap your crops for six years, but let the land rest and lie fallow during the seventh year". Leviticus 25:1-7 also repeats the 6-and-1 Sabbath pattern for years. Verse 2b reads "When you enter the land that I am giving you, the land is to keep a sabbath's rest for Yahweh." The Sabbath pattern is not limited only to days.
Until the sixteenth century when Capernicus figured out that the Earth was another planet, which revolved around the sun, Greek astronomers thought the Earth was the center of the solar system.
There is a claim floating around within young-earth creationism, of an alleged linguistic rule in ancient Hebrew: that the Hebrew word "" preceded by an ordinal number must always refer to a 24-hour day. The New Testament book of Hebrews refutes this claim in chapter 4, verses 1-13:
4 For he [God] has somewhere [Genesis 2:2-3] spoken of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all His works."God's rest - the seventh day - continues to the present time. We can enter that rest through faith and obedience.
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9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from His. 11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. (ESV)
The successionof native plants in the pastures and roadsides, which makes the silentclock by which time tells the summer hours, will make even the divisionsof the day sensible to a keen observer.