Time or Eternity? ™


In Creation on April 18, 2012 at 8:30 am

Since the dawn of the new millennium, more and more people are criticizing the validity of the Bible.  The tendency of Human Philosophy is to malign the  creation of the world and the origin of Man as recorded in Genesis.

It is argued from science “falsely so-called” (I Tim. 6:20) that the world was evolved through long, indefinite, ages.  This is simply not so.  “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.   For He spake, and it was; He commanded, and it stood fast.” (Ps. 33 : 6, 9)  And Paul writes, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Heb. 11:3)

How illusive and often contradictory are the deductions of science, when its’ sages promulgate theories regarding creation.

The days of Creation were Literal. Each day’s duration is marked off positively, and each day’s work is definite.  At the close of the first day we read, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” And so the record tallies off the remaining days of that first week of time.  “The evening and the morning.” Each day was divided into two parts,— the light portion, or day, which was ruled by the sun; and the dark portion, or the night, which was relieved from utter darkness by the moon and the stars.  In God’s plan the setting of the sun marks the closed of the day.

“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.” Gen. i: 14-18.

It is plain to be seen, therefore, that each day of the creation week was a twenty-four-hour day, beginning and ending with the setting of the sun. And why should this be considered impossible? A Being who could create a world like ours, could certainly perform the work in six literal days as easily as in six long periods of time. With God no work is difficult.  Men are so determined to deny the miraculous in the great creation of God that they degrade man, and defraud him of the dignity of his origin.

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