To the editor:
When people talk about creationism, they don't know what Biblical creation is. They speak in ignorance, mostly saying that they don't think that creationism should be taught in science classes. However, there is no one, anywhere, in any school system, that is qualified to teach Biblical creation. Those that think that they are teaching creationism are teaching foolishness, false doctrine, and not the truth of Genesis.
"Young Earth" creationism teaches that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old. That is in direct conflict with scientific reality and the true reading of Genesis. It's embarrassing to see them try to add up the years from Adam, on down to Jesus (who was born in 7 BC). They deny the existence of humanity before Adam and Eve, who God made earlier. So where do they put Cro-Magnon and the Neanderthals?
Adam was formed in about 7200 BC. The modern animals were made in about 7100 BC, and Eve in about 7000 BC. The animals lived in and out of the garden, and Adam probably took Eve out on sight-seeing trips to lands surrounding the garden. They did this for 2,733 years, until they ate of the evil tree in 4267 BC. It is then that Adam's age begins to be counted, because that is when he "began to die."
The reason the events in Genesis chapter one don't match with those in Genesis chapter two is because Moses was writing about two different time periods. Genesis declares the existence of prehistoric man, which lived more than 60 million years ago, in chapter one. When people hear that, they want to laugh and crack jokes. Genesis is a book of advanced math and science, and it takes specific training to learn what it is revealing.
"Old Earth" creationism commits infidelity by calling God a liar, when God told Israel in Exodus 20:11, "For in six days, the Lord made heaven and Earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day."
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When God told Joshua to march around Jericho for seven days, did God mean something other than 168 hours? Genesis is not allegorical. God knows that "the first day," starting in Genesis 1:2, was not the First Day of Creation Week. So is God the dummy, or is it those who have refused to do their homework and discover what God was revealing to mankind?