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1 The Facts About Creation The six days of Creation

2 The six days of creation “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Gen 1:1 “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Gen 1:1

3 The 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.” 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

4 The six days of creation “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. “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.” 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 1:1-2 Rebellion & judgment of Satan Time interval???

5 The six days of creation See the following Scriptures: See the following Scriptures: Isaiah 14:12-17 Isaiah 14:12-17 Isaiah 45:18 Isaiah 45:18 Ezek 28:11-19 Ezek 28:11-19

6 The six days of creation Thoughts about the recreation of the earth: 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)

7 The 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).” “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)

8 The 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!!!! 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 This is called the Gap Theory

9 The six days of creation Evolutionary timetable Evolutionary timetable –Universe began with a big bang billion years ago –Solar system arose 5 billion years ago –Single celled organisms 3-4 billion years ago –Man, 1-3 million years ago –Modern civilization 5-10 K years ago Morris (2007)

10 The six days of creation Evolutionist base their timetable upon radioisotope dating techniques which are NOT trustworthy since they make several assumptions. 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

11 The six days of creation In contrast, many reputable creation scientist today using Scripture as their guide contend that the earth is much younger. 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.

12 The events on the 6 days of creation

13 The 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.” 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

14 The six days of creation DayEvent 1 –Light created (some say appeared) –Day and Night cycles initiated –Starting with evening and morning 2 Division of the waters from the waters Division of the waters from the waters –Water vapor above –Waters beneath –Expanse was called Heavens

15 The six days of creation DayEvent 3 –Dry land appears and is called Earth –Waters collected to form seas –Grass, herb, fruit trees made –NOTE, God’s commentary 4 –Sun, moon, & stars created To divide the day and night To divide the day and night For signs,seasons, days, years, for light For signs,seasons, days, years, for light

16 The six days of creation DayEvent 5 Fish and other creatures that live in the waters Fish and other creatures that live in the waters Birds Birds 6 Living creatures, cattle, creeping things Living creatures, cattle, creeping things Man created in the image of God to have dominion over the creation. Man created in the image of God to have dominion over the creation. Man was a vegetarian Man was a vegetarian God commented that everything was very good God commented that everything was very good

17 The six days of creation Were these 6, 24 hour periods? 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)

18 The six days of creation Reasons for the solar day in Gen 1: 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 morning –There 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.

19 The six days of creation Read Exodus 20:8-11 Read Exodus 20:8-11 –Here God establishes a weekly pattern for His people that refers back to His creation of the world in 6 literal (solar) days with a 7 th day of rest.

20 Some definitions

21 Definitions Biblical creationism: Biblical creationism: –“Supernatural creation of all things in six literal days by the God of the Bible.” Evolution 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)

22 The six days of creation Theistic Evolution: 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)

23 The six days of creation Progressive 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)

24 The six days of creation Framework Hypothesis: 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)


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