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February 15, 2008

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Jeff

Those who trust scientists' conclusions due to dating can't stand that I even question it. I don't think dating is even possible....we just haven't been observing elements for long enough.

I mean, let's say that we have been actively observing elemental degradation for 100 years (I think that's close...am I too far off?). That means, in a hypothetical situation, that if the Earth was created 10,000 years ago, we have only been observing elements during one percent of the Earth's "lifespan." If the Earth had been created one billion years ago, we have only been observing material .0000001 percent of the Earth's "lifespan." And the percentage, of course, goes down the more time you think the Earth has been around. Correct me if I'm wrong (looking squarely at Doug :)), but generally those doing research do not make conclusions based on such a small percentage of observable data, do they? Yet it seems to be completely acceptable when talking about Earth's age.

That just seems to be too big a leap of faith for me (pause for irony....end pause).

Charlie

Jim,
Isn't saying God's day like our 24 hour day trying to make Him conform to our understanding of time?
I've always liked Job 38:4 Where wast thou...
When the morning stars sang together,And all the sons of God shouted for joy? Sounds like a great "Big Bang" event to me.

This is great stuff and I really enjoy it.

Thanks much!

Jim Fleming

Charlie,
Glad you're enjoying the "great stuff" at L-W. There is no doubt that God is quite comfortable outside of time. But the question is not one of God's ability, whether God is able to make everything in a split-second or in great ages. The question is one of interpretation. When God says He did something in a day, what does He mean? Check out the "all in a days work" posts for a study of this question. I don't know if Job 38:4 is describing a "big bang" event, but it definitely sounds like an amazing cosmic celebration.

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