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In response to "In His Name We Pray, Ramen": Factual Genesis is Being Overlooked
It would be much better if those that believe in a Creator, would make a call to learn the correct view of Genesis, rather than clinging to their current false beliefs of Genesis.
Theistic evolution calls God a liar, when He specifically told Israel in Exodus 20:11, "For in six days, the Lord made heaven and Earth, the sea, and all there in them is...". He told them this after defining the work week, in Exodus 20:9. When God told Joshua to march around Jericho for seven days, did God mean something other than 168 hours? If so, Joshua (from the tribe of Ephraim) should be STILL marching around those walls.
The doctrine of Creation Science, is also false, along with "ruin & restoration", progressive creation, Day/Age, gap theories, and theistic evolution. All are unsuccessfully trying to explain the first chapter of Genesis, which they do not understand.
Creation Science begins with hypocrisy, declaring total belief in "literal interpretation" of the scriptures. That sounds nice, until you "put the Word" on their teachings. Where did the water come from on the first day? Did God create the birds on the fifth day before mankind, or after mankind on the sixth day? Did God create the land animals before mankind on the sixth day, or after Adam on the sixth day? On each of the previous questions, "young Earth" believers can't give an honest answer. They begin to "redefine" the scriptures in an attempt to make them fit their false beliefs. When cornered, their escape path is to say "God will explain it when we get to Heaven". That's living in a delusion. Agnostics, atheists, and evolutionists need it explained to them NOW, so that they can be part of the church BEFORE Jesus returns.
The problem with young Earth believers is that they are brainwashed into thinking that accepting scientific reality of an "old earth" means denying the seven 24-hr days of the 168 hour Creation Week. Remember the "lack of knowledge" in Hosea 4:6?
Misunderstanding of the Genesis text leads to foolishness when advocating that the mammoths, giant mammals, dinosaurs, and dimetrodons all died in Noah's flood, which was in 2611 BC. The foundations of a young Christian's faith is shaken when they are confronted with the reality of ancient geologic ages of Earth's history, and the 650+ million year fossil record (of death). Genesis does not teach, nor agrees with any "young Earth" doctrine. Biblical Reality conveys the correct view of Genesis, using "correct" literal interpretation, explaining what God was revealing to Moses (Observations of Moses).
We can remain in denial, which is not getting us anywhere, or we can learn the truth of Genesis, to enable us to expose the false conclusions of secular science. Which is it going to be?
In response to "Hero Worship" from The Escapist Forum: How fitting that just before I read this article, I was researching on Albert Camus's "The Myth of Sisyphus," an essay that focuses on humanity's encounter with the absurd. A lot of things just seemed to match.