Calendar Day Interpretation

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Driscoll Essay Anthony M Cook OBST 515 – Orientation to Old Testament I Gary E. Schnittjer, Ph.D. Liberty University August 23, 2013 Young Earth creationists regard the Bible as a historically accurate record of natural history. They accept its authority as the central organizing text for human life – the sole indisputable source of knowledge on every topic with which it deals. As Henry Morris, a leading young Earth creationist, explained it, "Christians who flirt with less-than-literal readings of biblical texts are also flirting with theological disaster." According to Morris, Christians must "either ... believe God's Word all the way, or not at all (Morris, HM 2000). Therefore, young Earth creationists consider the account of creation…show more content…
The "Calendar-Day" interpretation is interpreted to mean that God literally created the heavens and the earth in six 24 hour "days" (a total of 144 hours), resting on the 7th day; and the "Day-Age" interpretation, which interprets Genesis 1 to mean that God literally created the heavens and the earth in six "day" ages of time, now resting on the seventh day. I for one favor the Calendar Day interpretation, as I believe that God literally created everything in six literal twenty-four hour days, as we know them…show more content…
Scientific discoveries of the past several hundred years provide hard evidence that the universe is approximately 13.7 billion years old, and the earth 4.5 billions years of age. This scientific evidence for an ancient earth and universe is overwhelming, and includes: Mathematical proofs such as the well-established general theory of relativity; geological evidence as seen in the earth's physical appearance; planetary science evidence; astrophysical evidence; evidence from various dating methodologies; and the theory of evolution, just to name a few. My main argument or response to science and the possibility that God created the universe through an evolutionary process, biblically, would be that we cannot argue with Scripture. The Bible, the Scripture, was divinely inspired by God, and as Paul says, “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT). References Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (2005). The Gift of Scripture. Catholic Truth Society. Jonathan Sarfati. "But Genesis is not a science textbook". Creation 26 (4): 6. Morris, HM (2000). The Long War Against God: The History and Impact of the Creation/Evolution
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