Scriptural References in Relation to The Age of the Earth, Animal Death and Noah's Flood
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The earth is young?
"Of OLD hast thou laid the foundations of the earth" Ps. 102:25
Note: Hills are given greater antiquity than mountains -- a geologically correct description.
The Word translated "day" in Genesis 1 necessarily means a 24hr day?
"IN the DAY that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens" Gen.
2 Pet. 3:3
Note: The same or essentially the same original word as in Gen. 1 is translated "day" in every quote.
The expression, "evening and morning" applied to the day of Gen 1 confirms they were 24hr days as we experience them?
"To offer burnt offering...continually MORNING and EVENING" 1 Chron.
Note: The expression, "evening and morning", refers to periods of work opportunity. The morning sarifice was offered at roughly 9 am and the evening sacrifice at 3 pm. But the Genesis account itself shows the days of creation were not limited to our evenings and mornings: the seventh had neither! (Gen. 2:1-3)
Animal death is wrong, and did not occur until Adam sinned?
"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord make coats of skins and
clothed them" Gen. 3:21
Note: The Scriptures make abundantly clear that animals have no eternal significance.
The Noahic flood produced the bulk of the rock strata?
"A river went out of Eden...it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first IS Pison [currently unidentified]: that is it which COMPASSETH the whole land of Havilah, where there IS gold...the name of the second...IS Gihon [also currently unidentified]...the name of the third river IS Hiddekel [Tigris]: that is it which GOETH [at the time of writing, after the flood] towards the east of Assyria. And the fourth river IS Euphrates." Gen. 2:10-14
Note: Man's sojourn in Eden pre-dated the great flood, probably by approximately fifteen hundred years. Genesis by general consensus was committed to writing by Moses, no earlier than 1500 B.C. Adam and the writing of Genesis were therefore separated in time by thousands of years, and by Noah's flood. If this event shaped the features of the earth's surface, the author of Genesis could not refer his readers to major topographic features of his world, identifying them as also being features of the pre-flood world.
Mist, not rain, watered the earth prior to the great
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