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Six Days To Create The World

Why did God needed exactly six days to create the world?

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fundies do whatever it takes to keep the book inerrent as it must be for them to be comfortable. Geology is all a hoax now as well as biology. People need this assurance so badly they are willing to appear silly to everyone. So sad.
---alexia on 9/30/07

So that we would remember that HE is the only Creator God!

Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
---jerry6593 on 9/30/07

I don't think He needed any time. It took Him only a split second to do it. It was created by the Word He spoke and it was so. It wasn't just the world He created but the entire universe. The world itself is just a tiny speck of His creation. The whole thing is quite overwhelming isn't it?
---john on 9/5/07

I must tell you that your question completely baffled me. I have no idea why it took exactly 6 days. But I believe that's what happened. Now how long ago did it happen? Again I have no answer. Perhaps the world existed for millions of years before God made Adam and Eve. What do you think?
---mima on 3/9/07

Literalism also demands that we believe the earth has four corners like a square. And if we believe in the Old Testament, we need to stone those to death that are disobedient to some of its commands.

Every SDA breaks the Sabbath if he cooks his food, or heats his house on the Sabbath as these things are forbidden in Exodus 35:3.

So the SDA can only justify his sabbath keeping only on the basis of tradition.
---lee on 5/12/06

Does Jerry believe the sun and stars revolve around the earth? Literalism demands it. 'Suffer not a witch top live.' Should a disobedient boy need to be stoned to death?
---MikeM on 5/7/06

Yes, organized religions have in the past found conflict with the scientific community. In fact, both Copernicus and Galileo were excommunicated by the Roman Catholic church for their views that the earth revolved around the sun.

Even one "prophetess" even had a vision that there were only 4 moons around Jupiter instead of the observed 16. Jerry can tell us more about that one!
---lee on 5/7/06

There are 2 seperate creation stories, commonly known as the Y and the E. For someone to say that the earth is only 6,000 years old is not faith, but a denial of objective reality. It goes along with flat earth and ths notion that the sun and planets go around the earth, which I have heard on these blogs, by a few. Most Christians, enlightened Christians have moved beyond medieval Christianity.
---MikeM on 5/7/06

Makes sense to me, Lee. Why not trust God for exactly what He said, and see where that leads you.
---jerry6593 on 5/7/06

Good point, Lee.

This, along with similar words in Psalm 90 (89 in LXX) should be very enlightening about a literal millennium, too!

God simply doesn't measure time the way we do. Period.

He lives in eternal NOW.
---Jack on 5/7/06

The problem with the literal 24 hour "day" in the creation scenario is that the sun was not created until the 4th "day". So evenings and mornings really makes no sense; at least for the first 3 "days".

Note that in Genesis 1:5 God called the light "Day", and the darkness he called Night. So perhaps the "Day" has nothing to do with the sun or even a period of time.
---lee on 5/6/06

Yes, they were six literal days. The actual Hebrew word for days here means literally evenings and mornings. It's pretty hard to get vast eons of time out of that.
---jerry6593 on 5/6/06

There is a question as to whether the "days" in Genesis were of an actually 24 hours in length. I believe they were not.

2 Peter 3:8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Sun was not created until the 4th "day" and our time is measured in revolutions around the sun.

There is little or no reason to believe in a 24 hour day.
---lee on 5/5/06

Donna: Science does know the truth, but it is professional suicide in academic and scientific circles to express doubts about the holy cannons of atheistic origins.
---jerry6593 on 4/8/06

2. We have already been told in Gen.1 that the period of time was 6 days and the actual order of creation day by day. Gen 2. is a reminder of these events but the order is not important here. If you read the 2 chapters at one reading it will make more sense. Which verses are you thinking of in Psalms and Job? I would like to look them up.
---f.f. on 3/30/06

notlaw99 - The verse you quote is not a different 1 day creation story, it is a summing up of what God did, as described in detail in Gen. 1. The 'day' as used here "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" refers to 'the period of time' in which He did these things.
---f.f. on 3/30/06

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Six days creating and one day of rest was His plan, and He stuck to it. He did it as an example for us that we should work six days and rest with Him on the seventh-day Sabbath. (see EXO 20:8-11)
---jerry6593 on 3/30/06

The theory *used* to be, when I was a kid, that planets broke off of "suns" and the universe developed over trillions of years. The Big Bang would have been thought to be impossible. Christians always knew that God could create things instantly. Wouldn't it be nice if someday science determines that the rest of creation also took a lot less time than they thought?
---Donna2277 on 3/30/06

notlaw99. The account of creation not history but a parable? I feel so sorry for you that you can't just get excited reading Genesis. Seeing you think it is a parable you can't really know that God created anything including you and what your purpose is. May I ask you then, how everything really did get here if that was just a parable and story?
---john on 3/29/06

notlaw, the story of creation told in Gen.2 isn't a different's just a recap of what we were already told- you know, the Reader's Digest Condensed Version. It's not a different telling of the same event.
---Ann5758 on 3/29/06

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The 6 day account is just one of several creation stories in the Bible, the older 1 day creation story starts at Genesis 2;4B. There are other creation accounts in Psalms and Job. None of them should be taken as history their purpose is only to teach religious precepts. The 6 day account is a parable to teach us to take rest on the Sabbath and why Yahweh is greater then all other gods as he can "Bawraw" create with out raw material. The Priestly Editors put the more poetic acccount first.
---notlaw99 on 3/29/06

I don't think that God did NEED 6 days. He could have done it in a fraction of a second but, for reasons we shouldn't even worry about, he did it in 6 days and then rested for another 1 day. The only reason that people get worked up about this subject is that there are so many out there trying to destroy our faith by planting doubt wherever they can.
---f.f. on 3/29/06

There was an article in the newspaper a few days back, telling how scientists have determined that the universe and all that is in it came into existance in the space of one-trillionth of a second...something that happened just by chance? I don't think so. According to Genesis, the earth was there before God started His work of creation- "the earth was without form, and void"- dark, shapeless & empty- all done in that one-trillionth of a God. Then God created.
---Ann5758 on 3/29/06

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