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When tend to think of God as merely a very powerful human who nevertheless operates within the rules of the universe we understand. He doesn't. God is outside the universe. He created it, every feature of it. He created time, he created causality and thus set the laws of logic. To ask, what was god doing when he created time is to ask, "What time was it ...


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Most of the ancient creation myths have a record of primordial waters. This is seen in the Enûma Eliš (Apsû) and in several Egyptian creation myths. In the Egyptian myths, this water is deified as Nu. Of course Genesis shares this same idea and imagery as you have already picked up on. This may tend to indicate that the water did not come from anything, but ...


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I can only offer in form of an interpretation: Genesis 1:1—2:3 is a picture of God's purpose [which is to express Himself through man and to exercise His dominion with man (Gen 1:26)], and 2:4-25 is a portrait of the way to fulfill God's purpose. This is why we have the second record of creation in Genesis 2. Genesis 1 reveals God's purpose in creating ...


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Yes, there are 2 creation accounts. According to commentator and foremost authority on Genesis Gordon J. Wenham in Story as Torah, this is because Genesis 1 is a response to the Enûma Eliš while Genesis 2 is a response to the Egyptian creation accounts. Wenham believes that the first account was added after the second account. Furthermore, it became common ...


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According to the YEC perspective, races were created (or at least furthered; see AffableGeek's excellent answer) at the Tower of Babel. In Genesis 11:6 it states "The Lord said, 'Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language...'" Then in verse 7 and 8, it states "'Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not ...


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In the words of Nat King Cole, "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." According to John 1 John 4:8 and 16, God is love. As an expression of his love, God created. You see, the funny thing about love is it is difficult to be love without having someone to love. But love is a fickle thing. It requires we take risk and ...


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One way is through the Framework view of Genesis. This is in contrast to the Gap and Day-Age theories of Genesis. This view puts forth a literal reading of Genesis, while maintaining that the account of Genesis is not what actually occurred. This view is more concerned with Genesis from a theological and spiritual viewpoint than a journalistic one. The ...


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In Chapter 2 of A.W. Tozer's "Knowledge of the Holy" he puts it this way: "When the Scripture states that man was made in the image of God, we dare not add to that statement an idea from our own head and make it mean "in the exact image." To do so is to make man a replica of God, and that is to lose the unicity of God and end with no God at all. It is to ...


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The possibility of a plurality of words was a hotly debated question during the Middle Ages. The bishop, philosopher, theologian, economist, and physicist Nicole Oresme (1320-1382) wrote what is considered the best exposition of the possibility of a plurality of worlds, translated in: Grant, Edward, ed. A Source Book in Medieval Science. Harvard ...


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God did mention multiple or plural worlds as created through Jesus Christ. "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;" Hebrews 1:2 NKJV


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My understanding, is the "Day" refers to a certain period of time and not necessary 24 hrs or 1000 years. It could be 1,000,000 years, or it could be 1 hour, we'll never know. For God, time is irrelevant and time doesn't apply to Him the same way as it does to us here on earth. In fact, if you read the Bible carefully, each day (time period) of creation ...



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