Originally posted by whodey
It's simple really. It all comes down to belief. Basically, you get a preacher up there saying that evolution is all evil and the world was made in six literal days and you get people believing him. The added emphasis is that if you don't believe that then you don't believe the Bible and you are not then "saved". I used to fall into this category.
At t ...[text shortened]... be taken literally, rather, it is that perhaps it was not taken literally enough.
I am a YEC, but I never said Earth was only 6000 years old. It has to
be older than that. The problem is how much older. Certainly, I do not
believe the earth is more than a billion years old. I don't know exactly
what you mean by OEC because you give no age. By YEC, I mean an
approximate age of about 7,000 to 10,000 years.
You apparently have departed from the Christian faith. You write,
The literal word for "evening" and "morning" is "chaos" and "order".
Where you read this, I have no clue, but it is wrong, wrong, wrong. The
Jewish interpretation has always favored the literal day interpretation
for the "evening and morning" days.
It is true that confusion has resulted from mistranslation of certain parts
of the Holy Bible, but this evening and morning part is not one of them.
Maybe you should study and learn the Hebrew language yourself and
then you would know this.
I am sure God could tell time as soon as light was created to divide the
day from night regardless of the time He created the Sun and the moon.
Stating the time it took for the creation was for our benefit anyway so we
would be able to know the truth. If you had read Genesis, you should
have known the Earth with water and light was created on the first day.