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1The Facts About Creation The six days of Creation
2The six days of creation “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Gen 1:1
3The six days of creation The earth was without form and void (waste & empty, JND); and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”Gen 1:2
4The six days of creation “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.The earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”Genesis 1:1-2Time interval???Rebellion & judgment of Satan
5The six days of creation See the following Scriptures:Isaiah 14:12-17Isaiah 45:18Ezek 28:11-19
6The six days of creation Thoughts about the recreation of the earth:“Only the earth, not the universe is said to have been ”without form and void”.The word translated was in verse 2 could also be translated “became.”Scofield (2002)
7The six days of creation “the Hebrew expression for without form and void is used to describe a condition produced by divine judgment in the only other two texts where the two words appear in conjunction (Isa 34:11; Jer 4:23).”Scofield (2002)
8The six days of creation Some Christians have used this unspecified interval to try to harmonize the ideas of scientists with Scripture since science MUST be correct!!!!This is called the Gap Theory
9The six days of creation Evolutionary timetableUniverse began with a big bang billion years agoSolar system arose 5 billion years agoSingle celled organisms 3-4 billion years agoMan , 1-3 million years agoModern civilization 5-10 K years agoMorris (2007)
10The six days of creation Evolutionist base their timetable upon radioisotope dating techniques which are NOT trustworthy since they make several assumptions.Closed system (no contamination of sample)Known amounts of daughter material at the start. (assume none present at start)Constant decay rate *Morris (2007)See “The Young Earth” by John Morris
11The six days of creation In contrast, many reputable creation scientist today using Scripture as their guide contend that the earth is much younger.“Even if one inserts every possible time gap in genealogies and elsewhere (which is clearly not warranted), the time of the creation of Adam would be no longer than say, 12,000 years(most likely, closer to 6,000 years).” Morris, 2007.
13The six days of creation The earth was without form and void (waste & empty, JND); and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”Gen 1:2
14The six days of creation Event1Light created (some say appeared)Day and Night cycles initiatedStarting with evening and morning2Division of the waters from the watersWater vapor aboveWaters beneathExpanse was called Heavens
15The six days of creation Event3Dry land appears and is called EarthWaters collected to form seasGrass, herb, fruit trees madeNOTE, God’s commentary4Sun, moon, & stars createdTo divide the day and nightFor signs ,seasons, days, years, for light
16The six days of creation Event5Fish and other creatures that live in the watersBirds6Living creatures, cattle, creeping thingsMan created in the image of God to have dominion over the creation.Man was a vegetarianGod commented that everything was very good
17The six days of creation Were these 6, 24 hour periods?“..the Hebrew word yom, translated day, has a variety of possible meanings and sometimes can mean an indefinite period of time. The word occurs over 2000 times in the Old Testament…this word almost always certainly means a solar day..” (John Morris, 2007)
18The six days of creation Reasons for the solar day in Gen 1:“when the Hebrew word YOM is modified such as six days or the third day (as it is some 359 times in the Old Testament outside of Genesis 1) it always means literal day.” (Morris, 2007)Use of evening and morningThere are other Hebrew words for day that would imply an indefinite period of time but YOM is the only one that can mean a solar day.
19The six days of creation Read Exodus 20:8-11Here God establishes a weekly pattern for His people that refers back to His creation of the world in 6 literal (solar) days with a 7th day of rest.
21Definitions Biblical creationism: “Supernatural creation of all things in six literal days by the God of the Bible.”Evolution“the idea that all of life has come from a common ancestor through a process of modification over time. Thus, man and apes are thought to have descended from an ape-like common ancestor. All vertebrates came from fish, which in turn came from an invertebrate. All life descended from a single-celled organism that arose spontaneously from non-living chemicals. Changes occurred through natural processes, including mutation, natural selection and genetic recombination.”Morris (2007)
22The six days of creation Theistic Evolution:“..God may have either started the evolution process, and then left it to natural processes, or may have guided the evolution process.”Morris (2007)
23The six days of creation Progressive creation:“Sometimes called the day-age theory. The days of Genesis were long periods of time, roughly equivalent to the supposed geologic ages. Each basic category of life was created by supernatural intervention at various times throughout the age.”Morris (2007)
24The six days of creation Framework Hypothesis:The idea that the Bible, when it speaks of things historic or scientific, is to be understood in the theological sense only, assuming that God was involved but not as actually recorded. Genesis is not to be taken as factual history.”Morris (2007)