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Genesis 1:1-19

The purpose of this seminar is to help parents of school-age children provide scriptural guidance to balance the non-Biblical approach of some science teachers and textbook publishers.

We Believe --

-- God created everything, both organic and inorganic. We may not know how or when He did it but we believe He did do it.

-- God exists in the eternal present. For God, there is no future and no past, only the eternal present. There was never a time when God was not and there will never be a time when He will not be.

We know --

-- Our time is measured by the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis with the sun as the reference point. One complete revolution is one day.

-- God did not create our sun until the fourth day of creation. Gen. 1:14-18.

-- The study of archeology and geology indicates there may have been some sort of cataclysmic catastrophe in the history of the earth.

Within The Biblical Account Of Creation, We Can Theorize That--
-- The "days" of the creation sequence were not 24-hour days as we know them now. Since time only exists for man and not for God, He would not have been bound by a sequence of six 24-hour days. Some of God's "days" could have been trillions of years long. This is especially true of the first 3 creation days, before the earth's timekeepers were created. Frank R. Klassen believes the human race is no more than 6,000 years old. (Chronology of the Bible, Regal Publishers, Nashville, 1975.) However, an unlimited amount of time could have expired before the creation of man, during the first 5 creation days. This might be called the "long day" theory.

-- Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." However, the next verse says, "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep." It doesn't seem logical that God would have created something empty, shapeless, and dark. Therefore, we can imagine a gap or indefinite period of time between Verse 1 and Verse 2. A "cataclysmic catastrophe" might have occurred during this gap. One theory indicates the war of the angels (Rev. 12) took place during this period. This gap could also explain fossils of prehistoric animals and the time it takes to form coal, oil, and precious stones.

Above everything else we must believe that God created everything in His own good time. He has the power to have done it in 144 hours or 144 trillion years. Nothing happened by accident or without His creative force to guide the process. We may never know how, when, or why. We only need to know one word. God.

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