Tuesday August 9, 2022
Today we are wrapping up our "days of creation" discussion. I began talking about it last Wednesday-so, if you have not read the previous few days, I would encourage you to do so.
31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. (NASB)
If you have been following along, you will notice something different about the way day 6 is worded, compared to days 1-5. The previous 5 days did not have the definite article "the" in front of the particular day mentioned. For some reason, day 6 is worded differently (in the NASB). Why do you think that is? Why would the original Hebrew text go from using "a" to "the?" Yesterday I talked about the difference between the two words. Could it be that once humanity was created, time (as we know it) officially began? Honestly, I'm not sure. As I said at the very beginning of this blog series, my goal is not to convince you that the earth is young or old-my goal is to inspire learning-so that you can do your own research and come to your own conclusions-not based upon what you were taught or what you "think," but based upon the preponderance of evidence. Another goal is to point out that the scientific age of the earth is not as simple as we might like to believe. Never allow non-salvation issues get in the way of connecting with an unbeliever. Perhaps you know someone that gets hung up on the creation story and the details provided in Genesis. This would be a great conversation to have with that person. Paul says that he is all things, to all people, so that he might win some to Christ. Let us follow that example whenever possible. It should go without saying that I'm not talking about compromising on the fundamentals of our faith...but I thought I would say it anyway, just incase. God Bless.
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