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Today's Creation Moment

Apr
24
After Their Kinds
Genesis 1:12
“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was...
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This would also mean that Adam died before God rested or finished His work. Many who believe in the Day Age viewpoint (each creation day being a vast age of unknown measure) believe that the earth is billions of years old, and each day was at least a million years long, some longer.

If day 6 was a million years long, then each hour was a little more than 40.5 thousand years. If Adam lived 930 years, then he would have only lasted about couple of minutes on day six. If you look at the genealogy of Adam, you will see that while he lived 930 years, he had many sons who had to also be born on day six (since Adam never got out of day six alive). When you build you story on a lie, it will have a domino effect which ends in confusion.

The Hebrews' day started in the evening, each day in the creation week ends with the expression: “And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.” Etc. If God who knows how to express Himself (He invented and equipped Adam with a language) meant a longer period of time, He could have used the Hebrew word “olam” which means an immense about of time. Or, He could have expressed long ages the way He told Abram about his descendants.

“I will surely bless you and make your
descendants as numerous as the stars in
the sky and as the sand on the seashore.”
Genesis" 22:17

He could have said: If you can count the sands of the sea, that is how long it took me to complete the creation. No, He said "day" and even told us what a day is: "evening and morning".

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