This is a reply to the allegation no. 4 posted on: http://www.godismaginary.com
Again, these haughty blatant liars are misleading people in assuming that God created the universe in six days, 6000 years ago, allegedly, according to the Bible. They call it anti-scientific nonsense! Their ignorance of the scriptures and its language is obviously displayed in their presumption that the earth was created 6000 years ago. There are enough scientific evidences that will readily prove to an understanding mind that the earth has existed billions of years ago. The presence of diamond on earth and other precious stones and metals like gold and silver proves the antiquity of the earth.
Most diamonds that we see today were formed millions (if not billions) of years ago. Powerful magma eruptions brought the diamonds to the surface, creating kimberlite pipes. (http://science.howstuffworks.com/diamond.htm)
Carbon Chemistry & Diamond Crystal Structure
The word ‘diamond’ derives from Greek adamao, meaning ‘I tame’ or ‘I subdue’ or the related word adamas, which means ‘hardest steel’ or ‘hardest substance’. Everyone knows diamonds are hard and beautiful, but did you know a diamond could be the oldest material you might own? While the rock in which diamonds are found may be 50 to 1,600 million years old, the diamonds themselves are approximately 3.3 billion years old. This discrepancy is because the volcanic magma that solidifies into rock where diamonds are found did not create them, but only transported the diamonds from the Earth’s mantle to the surface. Diamonds also may be formed under the high pressures and temperatures at the site of meteorite impacts. The diamonds formed during an impact may be relatively ‘young’, but some meteorites contain star dust, debris from the death of a star, which may include diamond crystals. One such meteorite is known to contain tiny diamonds over 5 billion years old. These diamonds are older than our solar system!
I understand and can comprehend words in at least four major languages and four native dialects of my country of origin. Of course, I want to learn more, but when I have read the Bible, when I was 17 years of age, I have loved it and have learned its language. I have nothing to boast for, for I am nothing; but my God, whom these people say IMAGINARY, is greater than I can describe.
THE LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE
God was frank enough to say that His thinking is far more superior to our thinking.
(Isaiah 55:8-9) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
As it is very hard for an ordinary person to learn and comprehend the language of a lawyer in the courtroom, it will be very hard also for an ordinary mind as lowly as the earth to comprehend the language of the HIGHEST. A wise reader of the Bible must read it with caution and carefulness, especially, the words which God uttered from His very mouth. There are words in the Bible that were said by humans (believing and non-believing i.e. Psalms 53:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good”), by angels, by demons, and the devil. Sorting all these requires patience and understanding, otherwise, you will be counted as one of those whom the apostle Peter said: perverting or wrestling the word of God.
(2 Peter 3:16-17) “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.”
This is surely what is being done by these imaginary people!
Nowhere in the Scriptures can you find a verse that the universe or the earth was created only 6000 years ago. I challenge these liars. Come out with a verse that proves your point, and I guarantee you there is none! Maybe these people were mislead by the belief of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Jehovah’s Witnesses that creation took place only 6000 years ago. After all, they do not believe in God, so their presumption that the universe and the earth was created only 6000 years ago must have been picked up by them from the ‘trash’ doctrines of these sects.
Witnesses believe that Adam was created in 4026 B.C. and that human beings have been allotted 6000 years of existence until Armageddon and the beginning of the millennium. This figure is based on a “creative week” in which each of six days is equal to 1,000 years, with the Sabbath or seventh day being the beginning of the millennium. Simple arithmetic gives 1975 as the year Armageddon would arrive. Franz explained that Armageddon would actually come 6000 years after Eve’s creation. But when 1975 came and went, the Witnesses had to “adjust” their chronology to cover up a failed prediction. They accomplished this by maintaining that no one knew exactly how long after Adam’s creation Eve came on the scene. Franz said that it was months-even years. Hence he was able to “stretch” the 1975 date…
Here is a vast span of time — according to Scripture chronology, about 6,000 years since creation — and the people still have not been returned to the garden of Eden…( ref. SEVENT DAY ADVENTIST BELIEVE pp 76-77)
If they will deny that they have picked this up from the garbage can, they must have used their own miscalculations to presume that the world or the universe was created only 6000 years ago.
One must notice in the account of creation in Genesis, the mention of the word ‘day’ (yome in Hebrew: From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially): – age, + always, + chronicles, continually (-ance), daily, ([birth-], each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever (-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (. . . live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year (-ly), + younger.)
The word ‘yome’ in Hebrew may mean a literal day as we know it on earth, or an age.
(Genesis 1:3-5) “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
The first day being mentioned here is not an earth day which is literally a 24 hour day! Why? Because earth days came only on the fourth day of creation!
(Genesis 1:14-19) “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”
We must notice in the preceding verses the mention of ‘two great lights’: one, to rule the day; and the other to rule the night. The verse speaks of the sun and the moon. They are two great lights relative to the earth, because if we are to look beyond our solar system, the light of our sun, our star, is not so great compared to LBV 1806-20, which could be 40 million times brighter than our sun; and is 45,000 light-years away. (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=13334)
An intelligent reader of the Bible, a real Christian, is aware that the account of creation in Genesis does not tell us only of the creation of the earth, but the entire universe. Definitely, the first day mentioned in verse 3 is not an earth day. An elementary student of astronomy knows that even in our solar system, there are different days. A day in Venus is made up of 243 earth days! (http://www.promotega.org/ksu00021/planet.htm) And there are more galaxies and, maybe, solar systems in the entire universe much much more than we can imagine. For this reason, it is foolish to conclude that the entire creation took only six earth days and that it happened only 6000 years ago. As mentioned earlier, the term ‘day’ used in Hebrew may mean an age or a vast span of time. In fact, the six days of creation were summed up to a ‘day’.
(Genesis 2:4) “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens…” (Emphasis mine)
God is infinite. A day is like a thousand years to Him; and a thousand years, a day. There is not much difference between a thousand years and a day for Him.
(2 Peter 3:8) “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
The Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Seventh Day Adventists are wrong in interpreting that one day with the Lord is a thousand years for man. It is not in the verse! What the verse says is: that a thousand years and a day are just the same with the Lord. So, it is wrong to conclude that the entire process of creation happened within 6 earth days, or 6000 years only 6000 years ago.
Who told these imaginary people that the Bible contains anti-scientific nonsense? It is not the Bible that speaks of nonsense, but YOU! The Bible is full of scientific informations even before they were discovered by man. 2,700 years ago, when the book of prophet Isaiah was written, we know that the earth was spherical in shape — or round.
(Isaiah 40:22) “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in…”
That it is hanging on nothing….
(Job 26:7) “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”
That it has exact measurement!
(Job 38:4-5) “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
And many more scientific informations.
TO BE CONTINUED…