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Re: The Days of Genesis 1–Literal or Figurative?
Reply #10 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 5:37am
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MJ wrote on Jan 10th, 2018 at 12:54am:
So, to jump back down the rabbit hole, what was used to differentiate the light and darkness in this verse?

As Demos showed, in his Elizabethan English translation, the sun didn't come around until the fourth "day," so what are you assuming as your defining marker of light/darkness or evening/morning?

God created light and day and then the author establishes that constitutes a day despite no stars, sun or moon.  He uses the same description for each day.  To me he is emphasizing a point.  My questions is where does the Bible state that life evolved from what God created?  Atheist use this argument in their effort to prove that there is no God, so why would we adapt the Bible to align somewhat with what atheist declare?  To me, it appears we are trying to rationalize HOW God created life in our own mind, something that is nearly impossible for us to conceive.  It should be because he is infinite.  We have no concept of infinite.  Remember, this is the creation of Time, Space and Matter, before this there was no time.
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Re: The Days of Genesis 1–Literal or Figurative?
Reply #11 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 6:11am
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Do not expect me to have every answer in the Bible.  I can no more explain God then anyone else can outside of scripture.  I can not answer every question one has of the Bible.  I take much of it on faith, but to me the evidence is clear, there is a Creator.  We are only assuming that he may have created life over a very, very long time.  That assumption goes contrary to the author who seems to want to emphasize what a day is, and he does so six times or 6 days.
  


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Re: The Days of Genesis 1–Literal or Figurative?
Reply #12 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 11:29am
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Seawolf wrote on Jan 10th, 2018 at 5:37am:
God created light and day and then the author establishes that constitutes a day despite no stars, sun or moon.  He uses the same description for each day.  To me he is emphasizing a point. 


Here's where I was leading: without any solar guide to identify what a day was, we're left with the assumption that a day means something else in the passage. For a moment, forget the 24 hour nonsense and think of it this way:

The days are periods of creation. God did not stop creating because the day was over. Instead, the day was over because God paused on creating.
  

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Re: The Days of Genesis 1–Literal or Figurative?
Reply #13 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 2:00pm
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MJ wrote on Jan 10th, 2018 at 11:29am:
Here's where I was leading: without any solar guide to identify what a day was, we're left with the assumption that a day means something else in the passage. For a moment, forget the 24 hour nonsense and think of it this way:

The days are periods of creation. God did not stop creating because the day was over. Instead, the day was over because God paused on creating.

All we have is the word inspired by God, not much more we can do but take it for what is said.  Seems the author was very emphatic about what a day is.
  


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