willieH: Hi Shawn...
I suppose it's kinda like when people watch illusionists. When the illusion happens...people are in awe...can't believe it. When they learn how it's done...its like oh.I was trying to say, I think many people are pushed away by the claims of church that don't align with science. Earth is 6000 years old, is one of the most known.
Well creationists have done a great deal of harm to Christian credibility. How could anyone believe the earth is 6000 years old after looking at the evidence?
--- The biggest problem with science is that they OFTEN state THEORY and HYPOTHESIS as if it were FACT... Just tune into the Nat Geo, History or Discovery Channels on any given day, and you will witness this.SECOND
--- There has to be an explanation that aligns
which "seems" representative of a massive amount of TIME, with the Biblical account of time being, 6000 years
... For the WORD
of God is the TRUTH
(above ANY scientific THEORY or CONJECTURE)... and the TRUTH
notes that (approx) 6000yrs has taken place in time, since Adam's creation on the 6th "day"...THIRD
--- Science bases its conjectures (theories, hypotheses), upon proximity to ITSELF, which in the end, IS the problem concerning their determinations of the Earth and its "AGE".
IOW, because there appears discrepancies such as strata layers in the earth, dinosaurs, etc... that they use to determine that the stated time frames noted in the HOLY WORD
of GOD, are not possibly correct... and therein lies the fault in their FINITE determination of the INFINITE source of the Earth and Universe which they observe. There IS an explanation which brings these (science's view of Millions of years VS 6000 years), but they will not consider it.
Also, the WORD
notes that DEATH entered
(into the CREATION) by Adam's indescretion -- Rom 5:12
-- so prior to Adam's sin... death had no portion within the Creation, having NOT ENTERED.
This includes the "evidences" such as Dinosaurs which had LIVED, and DIED
... and which "evidences" are YET present IN
the CREATION, as we speak.
reFORMer notes a "re-creation" of the Earth, ...however this subtle assertion, is as much a CONJECTURE ...as make the scientists of the "BIG BANG"...
does not note that there was a "re-creation"... it simply notes that the "earth" (and heaven) was WITHOUT FORM (yet to be shaped), and VOID (empty) until GOD decided to FILL the emptiness, and DRESS (shape) it with LIFE that it NOT be "VOID"... DISPATCHING
in doing so -- Isaiah 55:11 -- Gen 1:3--2:1
GOD has no beginning... and neither does anything
within Him (Acts 17:28
The "Creation" is the "beginning" of the REVELATION of the WORD
which was (is, will be) within Him... All that proceeds from Him, has ALWAYS been part of Him, as He does NOT CHANGE!
The word "created" noted in Gen 1:1
can and DOES mean DISPATCHED
The "Earth" was (is, will be) ETERNALLY present in the Heart of YHVH
... but its PHYSICAL
presence was yet to be manifest by the Revelation of the WORD
, which is the maker
things -- John 1:3 -- Col 1:16
-- and therefore, nothing PHYSICAL (including "dinosaurs" which were once living PHYSICAL entities), had yet to "BE".
The book of the REVEALING of the WORD
(Revelation of JESUS CHRIST
), upon IT's
"REVEALING" ...notes in concluding that "revelation" that DEATH passes away... and shall no longer be an existent thing...
does NOT CHANGE -- Heb 13:8 -- James 1:17
-- neither does YHVH
-- Mal 3:6
... so WHY would DEATH
--- of the "DINOSAURS" and other things in a "prior creation" which had to have been produced by the WORD
as well (for the WORD
is the maker of ALL THINGS that are "made"), ...have existed prior to THIS EARTH, and evidence of their DEATH
, survived to be EXISTENT in "this creation" as well?
Is God revisiting DEATH
which preceeded in a prior creation? If so, WHY? What REASON exists that He did not "do away" with it in THAT "creation"? Why let another (this) Creation effort fall to DEATH
If the WORD
of GOD is LIFE (which it IS) -- John 14:6
-- which also PUTS AWAY DEATH in IT's
"revelation" and conclusion -- Rev 21:4
-- Why was it [death] allowed to survive a previous "creation" and extend into this one?
REASON dictates that LIFE conquered DEATH in and ON, this
Earth... If the WORD
declares that DEATH shall PASS AWAY permanently... why was it "re-allowed" to CONTINUE to exist from a "prior" creation?
That makes absolutely NO SENSE to me. God is REVEALING His WORD
in and on THIS Earth... and CHRIST
died ONCE (not twice) for ALL. -- Heb 9:26 -- 10:10
is that the WORD
of God makes no such statement (of the existence of a "prior creation")... it is nothing but an "imagination", just as is ...the "Big Bang".
I align my thoughts with intelligent design based on the evidence. I have faith in more based on personal experience. Christianity, the Bible certainly align with science.
How can it be possible, that Science which was CREATED by GOD, ...NOT be in ALIGNMENT with His WORD
There IS an explanation... but most (hardly any
), either holding the opposing Spiritual or Scientific positions ...will not listen to it, for it takes a combining of the PHYSICAL with the SPIRITUAL to gain it, ...and the SPIRITUAL (faith/infinite/which needs no "substance" of the Physical) actively refuses the PHYSICAL (science/finite/which requires "proof") ...And in kind, the PHYSICAL (science) promptly refuses the SPIRITUAL (faith) as well...
BOTH failing to realize that BOTH
find their source in YHVH
No matter who argues the point (from either spiritual or scientific viewpoints)... the FACT remains that GOD's WORD
(which notes a 6000 year time frame... is the TRUTH
... and somehow, the "ANCIENT evidence" fits within that time frame.