Laura and I (and our dog) have had a wonderful time visiting our son and his new wife (married in June). They were blessed to get into married housing at Evangel University. We have been running (not literally) all over the place-making sure to make the most of our time together. I miss the time Sam and I spent together-not just as father and son, but best buddies. I pray that he has the same experience with his own kids one day.
The next few day, I want to focus on something I've been learning in school. I will say at the outset, I am not an expert in the areas I am going to bring up-but I've found the research I've done compelling enough to want to learn more (on my own time). The reason I want to talk about his today is because of the (seeming) massive divide between the Biblical account of creation and the scientific account of creation. We will not dive into too much detail here-I plan on doing a Wednesday evening series at Ottawa when our mid-week services start back up. I also want to point out that these are not salvation issues-no matter what you believe about how the world was created-it's faith in Christ that brings Salvation-not our creation theory. Because this is a blog, and not a novel, today I will simply introduce my idea, then expound on it little by little over the next few entries. God Bless.
Genesis 1: King James Version.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Most of us know, and have read the creation account many times. I chose to use the KJV here, because I want to show you the difference between the latter part of vs. 5. In the KJV, it says "And the evening and the morning were the first day." Yet, the NASB reads: And there was evening and there was morning, one day. To be honest, I never noticed the difference-until I had to write a paper on the creation account found in Genesis. One of the articles I came across was by a man named Harry Lee Poe. I researched him, and found that I agreed with some of his stuff and disagreed on others. I found an article he wrote on the days of creation-and it fascinated me. So, for the next few days, I want to share with you some things I've learned-and are still learning. For so long, faith and science have been at odds when it comes to how old the earth is. Of course, we believe God created the heavens and earth-and everything in it (including us). This article does not question that at all-it only sheds some light on how these verses were written, and why the KJV and NASB are worded differently. I am including the article, so you can read it.I look forward to (trying) to explain what I've learned. The article is lengthy, but worth the read.