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Creation Revealed By Vision
The six days of Genesis 1 have been debated hotly throughout the history of Jewish and Christian interpretation of the passage. It is typically agreed that the six days refer to the amount of time taken by God to carry out all the creative acts described in Genesis 1. However, there is a very wide range of interpretation concerning exactly what those acts were, what was created by them, how long the days themselves are, and whether the creative acts of the six days encompass the entire universe, and whether they involve actually creating the universe or simply restoring an existing planet.
Limestone Caves: A Result of Noah’s Flood?
Late one summer’s afternoon in 1901, a cowboy named Jim White was riding through the arid foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains in south-east New Mexico. Suddenly he was startled by a huge black cloud rising from the ground in front of him. He reined his horse to a stop. This cloud was not like any he had seen before, so he decided to see what made it different.
Those beautiful stone ‘icicles’ you see hanging from the ceiling of limestone caves are called stalactites (they ‘stay tight’ on the ceiling). The forms you see growing up from the cave floor are called stalagmites. When they meet, the joined pair becomes a column. Sheet-like layered deposits on cave walls or floors are called flowstone.
Commentary: Genesis 1:2
“The earth was without form, and void.” (Genesis 1:2)
Commentary: Genesis 1:5
“The evening and the morning were the first day.” (Genesis 1:5)
Your Land Shall Be Desolate
“The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills: a land of wheat, and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates: a land of oil olive and honey: a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it.”¹
jē̇-og ́ra-fi. See PALESTINE; TABLE OF NATIONS; WORLD.
rok ((1) סלע, ṣela‛; (2) צוּר, cūr (3) חלּמישׁ, ḥallāmīsh, “flint”; compare Arabic khalanbûs, “flint”; (4) כּפים, kēphīm (Job 30:6;” Jeremiah 4:29); compare Κηφᾶς, Kēphás, “Cephas” = Πέτρος, Pétros, “Peter” (John 1:42 the King James Version and the Revised Version margin); (5) πέτρα, pétra):
Creation science or scientific creationism is a branch of creationism that claims to provide scientific support for the Genesis creation narrative in the Book of Genesis and disprove or reexplain the scientific facts, theories and scientific paradigms about geology, cosmology, biological evolution, archeology, history, and linguistics.
Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated “from specific acts of divine creation,” as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes. The first use of the term “creationist” to describe a proponent of creationism is found in an 1856 letter of Charles Darwin describing those who objected on religious grounds to the emerging science of evolution.
Young Earth creationism
Young Earth creationism (YEC) is the religious belief that the Universe, Earth and all life on Earth were created by direct acts of God less than 10,000 years ago. Its primary adherents are Christians who subscribe to a literal interpretation of the creation narrative in the Bible’s Book of Genesis and believe that God created the Earth in six 24-hour days. In contrast to YEC, old Earth creationism is the belief in a metaphorical interpretation of the Book of Genesis and the scientifically-determined estimated ages of the Earth and Universe.