"Day" Gen 2:4, meant to be singular.
G'day jce, you wrote,
I believe your reading out of context, 2:4 starts a new paragraph and backtracks to a time during the creation on the 3rd day when he created the Man Adam. He is talking about a specific day. Therefore we need to read it, and read it again from a different perspective. It's easy to miss the message in context, especially when your looking for a different answer.
"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"
This is a "rare" example, but still begs the question... "Why was not a plural "yom" inserted here?".
This is called biased. Not scientific at all. Don't worry the best of us here make this mistake daily. Reading the KJ alone can do that to you, as much as I dislike the NIV I still use it for extra clarification to help me understand the text. The beauty is this site is full of pretty sharp people, who will not only sharpen your own act but enable you to fire on all cylinders!
I'm a Young Creation believer, why(?), cause around 1890AD the amplifying electron valve was created by a bloody monkey. This enabled stupider yet craftier monkeys to manipulate time in a box.
(This was Relatively verified by a Using SOB monkey smoking his big fat cigar round the 1920's with his wife's theory of which he was responsible for about 30% yet took 100% of everything, dropped her like like a hot spud for a younger version and was never known to write anything of the like again.)
Getting back to the story by the mid to late 1920's they managed to succeed in both slowing down and speeding up time within an enclosed environment. This means that anyone today, if they knew what they were doing could say for about a $200USD place a seedling in a shoe box with enough water and a light globe and battery, increase the container time rate by say X50,000 for 2 minutes then open your box and pick a fresh ripe tomato! Serious.
Now if a bunch of monkeys can do that after 2,000 years of Christ taught civilization in a Demonic driven environment,
What makes you think for one second God can't do any better?!!
I'll tell you the reason. You still really don't believe in God, Period!
It's the problem with our generation, "We can't see the forest for the tree's." We allow some idiots theory to get in the way of our better judgment. These same people are only interested in one thing, "Total control over you." (Martha Davis sang it well.)
Now the only way anyone should approach the bible is without blinkers. This means that as you may already know, the bible is an historic book as well as an instructional book and believed to be the inspired word of God written by men. This instruction is in two parts, the moral laws and the prophecies of future accounts (according to the time the author wrote them).
Now the problem is that the history, law and prophecy overlay one another, now I don't just mean mixed in together but literally the very same text can refer to all three parts at once, yet it doesn't end there. Every prophesy occurs in history more than once, the language used is both literal and figurative, the letters follow infinitely layered numerical codes where both the linguistic and numerical meanings are intertwined; they also identify biological and universal laws both directly and indirectly. There is no other book in the history of mankind that comes within a sniff of the bible.
Anyone who claims that the bible is anything less that what I've just mentioned are both ignorant and foolish.
Anyone who claims that they fully understand a single sentence in the bible are a liar, a fool and an even greater threat to you and humanity than the sceptic.
People willfully follow a good speaker, just look at Jim Jones. The problem is when you've been brought up to think partially, your ability to think laterally has gone straight out the door, along with the truth.
Here's the litmus test, ready?
When you sow a seed you should get some fruit, right?
When John the Baptist asked whether Jesus was the one, Jesus' reply was Matt. 11:5 "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the good news is being preached to the poor."
The question is, "Is THIS happening in YOUR life?" If miracles are not happening for the people your praying for, then you need to get out into the wilderness and have an Elijah moment, just the three of you. God, you and your Bible.
Now I'm not saying every prayer gets answered, but at least half of them should. If you pray for one person for 5 minutes a week what do you expect. You have to EXERCISE your prayer time. The more you do it the more you will believe and most importantly succeed.
Now look at verse 6 this is most important Jesus says, "Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
Wow, what a soul exposing statement that was! Who here can say they've never turned someone away?
When PRIDE enters in and you start to bum chum with people here regarding your particular belief, you create a sub culture of division amongst the community.
Now I picked up on it straight away, I'll explain.
1. You advocate a long Earth history which tells me that you are more inclined to believe Darwin.
2. This therefore opens the door for you to pick and choose which scripture suits you.
These 2 things which the average person would not give two hoots about, tells a person like me a great deal.
You see I had a natural talent for astrology while still very young. I've picked up repetitive characteristics regarding peoples responses regarding certain biblical beliefs. Basically the more people you talk to the better you get at psychoanalysis. What makes a person exceptional at this is their ability to recall this information.
Now I used to be real good until I hooked up with dope, never the less I didn't over do it and I don't smoke any more, so at the age of 45 the old forte is coming back, so to speak.
Now without even knowing you, I know the scripture and Jesus taught me there are specific Demons that affect people in different ways ie. Charles Darwin (Agnostic) lived his life according to what he believed which was natural selection. He ended up marrying his cousin and reared mentally disabled children. This denial of God in the slightest, opens the door for hereditary sickness. It opens the door to homosexuality expressed clearly in the Torah. But most dangerously a person who does not adhere to the Bible as much, fears less of the consequences and is a Prime target for witchcraft!
Rebellion is Witchcraft! Believe it or not. The US formed under rebellion and has been a slave to witchcraft ever since. Haiti, same problem.
So lets get back to you, your neither where you want to be in your life nor do you see miracles happening around you, because you believe but don't follow whole heartedly and the Demons are having a field day with you, and I know for a fact you are being robbed ridiculously. As much as you would love to be in control you most definitely have not got this Bull by the horns!
The spirit behind Darwin leeds to racism, low tolerance towards other beliefs, customs, appearances, states, territories any boundary whatsoever, jobs, social status, position, role, anything. Elitism, nationalism, it legitimized Nazism and the Holocaust in Germany and Europe, Russia, Asia, North and South America, Australia, even more so in Africa and the Middle East time and time again repeatedly. It's "Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes," have you seen the program? If your not looking down, your looking straight back up with attitude!
I know it, I was dragged up in that crap!
But I tell you now, you know when you've met a person who's hot for God. There's always hope and OPTIMISM in their speech, the Number One Key!
Pessimism is important, it keeps us level headed, but no more than 33.3% the other 66.6% belongs to Optimism. Think of it like this Satan took 1/3rd of the angels with him. 2/3rd's stayed in heaven.
Yes this universe is Asymmetric as our unconventional brother Raphael most passionately expressed. If it wasn't so nothing would exist, it is also the drive mechanism for the universe, without over unity everything would decay instantly, the entire universe at once!
I've said enough for now I saw the beginnings of another Steamrolling Mechanism for the sake of mindless conversion. It's not fair to the rest of the community that you should be so PROUD and brazen like a prostitute thinking you know better than people you don't even know.
There is a section in the Central Hub > Eschatology for the converters!
I suggested Richard provide a place at the bottom of the forum where people can spread as much mindless propaganda as they like, it would also double as a dumping ground for threads that turn into slanging matches.
Now since this place does not exist I've left an open invitation, go to my Avatar and read my message to Joel. But please the connotation you made to conversion ABSOLUTELY INFURIATED ME! We come here to learn and share, NOT PREACH AND CONVERT.
Non believers don't come here fool, the majority are already converted. What your doing is SCALPING!
Now I know where you come from is the same as in Australia, scalpers are considered the scum of the Earth.
Now you let that slip and I forgive you. But you let the cat out of the bag, so if your serious about what you believe since you classify yourself as a so called CONVERTER, I invite you to go to my messages as I instructed,
or be still,
and you just might learn something.
God Bless you Brother
May all your future decisions be wise and well thought out. May you succeed for the Church of God in the name of Christ Jesus his son, Amen.
So were you worth it?
Seriously think about it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . were you worth dying on the cross for?